Goshen Public Library
42B North Street
Goshen, CT 06756
Lynn Barker Steinmayer, Director
860-491-0100 (fax)

Pre-K Story Time
(ages 2-5)
Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
stories, songs, hand-rhymes and craft

Pre-K Story Time
(ages 2-5)
Thursdays, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
stories, songs, hand-rhymes and craft

Take Your Child to the Library Day Program
On Saturday, February 4th, the Goshen Public Library hosted
nationally syndicated cartoonist and book illustrator, Rick Stromoski,
as part of the international event, Take Your Child to the Library Day.

Rick Stromoski (below), a nationally syndicated cartoonist
 and book illustrator, held a workshop for children. ~ BZ photos

He taught them how to create a simple cartoon using basic shapes
on a large sketch pad and described the process for getting them published.
They took the finished cartoons home to share with their families.

A lego table was also available for younger visitors to the library.

Take Your Child to the Library Day was launched in 2011 as a grassroots literacy
 project in Connecticut. Created by Connecticut librarians Nadine Lipman
and Caitlin Augusta with Connecticut children's book illustrator/author
Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, it has become an international celebration
encouraging families everywhere to take their children to their local libraries.

This year almost 900 libraries participated in the sixth anniversary of the event,
with Connecticut libraries having the greatest participation nationally.

According to Mrs. Barker Steinmayer, "Take Your Child to the Library Day" is
a wonderful way for people in our community to learn about the early literacy
 programs, educational resources and fun events that our librarians provide
for free to the community every day of the year.  We offer so much to
residents of every age, we are honored to serve our community."

The Goshen Public Library is located at 42 North Street, Goshen.
For more information about Take Your Child to the Library Day
or upcoming library activities,
please contact the library at 860-491-3234
or check out our website: www.goshenpublib.org.

Take Your Child to the Library Day is a free, fun, family-friendly event
supported by the Connecticut Library Consortium and endorsed
by the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the
American Library Association), Reach Out and Read, and Read to Grow.
For more information, visit www.takeyourchildtothelibrary.org.

Lynda.com is available at the Goshen Public Library
Where can you learn computer programming, hone your
photography skills and get tips on writing a good cover letter?

Lynda.com is a website with more than 3,000 courses and more than 130,000
videos from web design, education and media production to business.
It typically costs at least $19.99 a month to subscribe to the site.
But beginning July 15, cardholders at the Goshen Public Library
can get all of Lynda.comís content for free.

Patrons can get to Lynda.com by logging in through the libraryís website
with their library card. After creating an account - which only requires a
name and e-mail address - users are set. They can watch any videos,
create playlists, download course files and bookmark pages.

Once signed up, library members can get access to Lynda.com
at the library, on their desktop computers or on their mobile devices.  

Look to our website for a calendar of classes that we will be offering
 to help our patrons use this wonderful new resource.  

The Goshen Public Library has been serving the residents
of Goshen and the surrounding communities since 1902.  
The Library can be found at 42 North Street in Goshen CT 06756.  
Follow us on Facebook to learn about our programs.  
Please call to register at 860-491-3234.

Goshen Public Library receives the
Libri Foundation "Books for Children" Grant
The Goshen Public Library is very excited to share the news that the grant from the
Libri Foundation of Eugene, Oregon has arrived.  The Libri Foundation is a nationwide
non-profit organization that donates new, quality children's books to small public libraries
through its "Books to Children" program.  The Libri Foundation has been serving public
libraries for 18 years and supports the concept that children who learn to enjoy
reading at an early age continue to read throughout their lives.
photos contributed
This grant is a matching grant that the Friends of the Library met so that the library
could receive more than 50 books, both fiction and non-fiction, worth more than $1,000.  
These books range from picture books and early readers to science, math and youth fiction.   
The gift was selected by our children's coordinator, Mrs. Doherty, to best serve the needs of our patrons.

The Goshen Public Library strives to meet the needs of the community
and we have an excellent collection; however, when we can receive grants to
purchase more in the children's collection it is always a time to celebrate.  
So please join us in checking out some of our new books.

The Goshen Public Library is found at 42 North Street, Goshen
and we are open 10AM to 6PM Monday to Friday (Tuesday until 8PM)
and Saturday we are open 9AM to 2PM.  860-491-3234

BookFLIX - Video Storybooks
Introducing BooFLIX, the new interactive literacy resource
that builds a love of reading and learning - online!
BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods
with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills
and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding.

BookFLIX fiction-nonfiction pairs are organized around nine categories
that are largely centered around content-area topics, though some are just for fun!
Each pair, made up of a Weston Woods animated storybook and a
nonfiction Scholastic eBook, is sure to delight and interest early readers.  

BookFLIX  is available at our library and you may access it by going to our website
at http://www.goshenpublib.org and going to the link on our Kid's Page.

Goshen Public Library has eBooks
and Downloadable Audio Books
The Goshen Public Library is proud to announce that we have joined the
Library Connection consortium and are now able to offer eBooks and
Downloadable Audio Books to our patrons through "OverDrive."  

This is a joint effort of the Library Board of Directors
and The Friends of the Goshen Public Library.

Any Goshen resident can go to the library website and use the link that connects
the resident to the OverDrive web site.  The patrons will then need to download and install
software for both Audio Books & Movies and eBooks: the software button in found at the bottom
of the Over-Drive landing page.  The patron will then need to follow the prompts of selecting
your library and entering your library card number.  You can then search either by title or browse
what is available.  Please keep in mind that as a consortium there are many people who are
looking for books, but Goshen does have a growing collection of books that we own which
are just for Goshen residents.  These books will have a golden A next to the book cover.  

Please remember that not all publishers sell to libraries or they charge much more for eBooks
 to libraries than they charge general consumers.  The Goshen Public Library will strive to meet
the needs of our patrons in this new format but sometimes we will have to only carry a book in
print because of financial restraints.  There is a help desk for Library Connection and they
are very helpful.  Some patrons who have had to call them have extremely positive things
to say about their assistance.  So do not hesitate to ask for help if you have difficulties.

The Goshen Public Library has been serving the residents of Goshen and the surrounding
communities since 1902.  The Library can be found at 42 North Street in Goshen CT 06756.  
You can connect to OverDrive (or any of our other services)
through our website: www.goshenpublib.org

The Goshen Public Library has been serving the residents of
Goshen and the surrounding communities since 1902.  
The Library can be found at 42 North Street in Goshen CT 06756.