Christmas Tree Sewing Class

The Goodland Public Library will be offering a Christmas Tree sewing class on Thursday evenings, starting November 13, 2014 and ending on November 20, 2014. The class will run from 6:15 to 7:30.

You will be required to bring your own materials and if you have a portable sewing machine, it would be appreciated if you would bring it along. Come join us and have a good time making a pretty holiday item that you will enjoy for years to come.

Finished project size 9 ½  x 11 ½ block

Materials:  Assorted green scraps, 1/3 yard Dark green, 1/3 yard Cream tonal, Thread, Star button, basic sewing tools & supplies

Please call the Goodland Public Library at 297-4431 to reserve your spot.


Tree Donations

Tis the season to think about planting trees and that is what the Goodland Public Library is doing.  We will be planting from six to nine trees shortly.

If you would like to make a donation to our tree fund, a donation of any size is welcome.

Our address is: P O Box 405, Goodland, IN  47948, or you may drop off your donation at the library.


A craft night for children will be from 4:30 – 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 16th at the Goodland Public Library.  Participants can try their hand at making a fall craft.  Preschoolers need to be accompanied by an adult.

A snack will be provided. Call 297-4431 for more information.

Sewing Class

The Goodland Public Library will be offering a sewing class on how to make an adorable apron made from two colorful napkins on Thursday evening, August 28th.
The class will run from 6:15 to 7:30 pm.
Materials needed are as follows:  two (2) 20 inch square cotton napkins, 2 1/2 to 3 yards of coordinating ribbon, and matching or contrasting thread.
You will need to bring your own sewing supplies and if you have a portable sewing machine, it would be appreciated if you would bring it along.
Please call the Goodland Public Library at 297-4431 to reserve your spot.

Composting Program – August 14th

Would you like to save money and help the environment at the same time?

Did you know that 20-40% of what we throw away (EPA) is food and yard waste which releases methane, a potent green house gas 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere.  This goes into our landfills and contributes to global warming.

You can improve the health and appearance of your yard, save money on fertilizers and mulch, while preserving natural resources and protecting the health of your family and pets.

Join us Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. at the Goodland Public Library.   Carol from the Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District will discuss composting methods and its benefits to the environment and your community.

For further information call the Goodland Public Library at 297-4431.

“Fizz, Boom, Read and Spark a Reaction”

Readers of all ages will explore scientific projects through the Summer Reading Program of “Fizz, Boom, Read” and “Spark a Reaction” at the Goodland Public Library.  Activities will include science experiments such as Elephant toothpaste and tornado in a bottle.

 There will be a magic show with a four-foot puppet named “Cheese” at the Goodland Community Center on Friday, June 20 at 10:00 am. 

 The Summer Reading Program will be on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm. at the Goodland Public Library on June 11th, 18th and 25th.  On June 20 the Magic Show will be at 10:00 am. at the Community Center, then back to the Library on July 2nd and  July 9th

The Magic Show on June 20 is open to the public.  You may call the Goodland Public Library for further information at 219-297-4431.


Book Reading & Signing May 8th

South Newton Choral Director Ellen Gerbracht has written a children’s book titled “The Suitcase”. It was illustrated by Mary Sell, a former Brook resident.

There will be a reading of the book at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8th, followed by a signing of this first edition.  Books will be available to be purchased.

Critter Craft Night

Critter Craft Night

 The Goodland Public Library will be offering a critter craft night for children ages of 5 to 11 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16th.   Preschoolers are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Come join us to create a craft or two.  We will be making Easter Chicks, Jelly Fish, spiral snakes and a few other critters.

Call 297-4431 for more information. 


Download Audio books, eBooks, anytime, anywhere

The Goodland Public Library has expanded its services to include audio books and ebooks, available to download from the library’s website.  Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting and clicking on the OverDrive® Digital Media link.
Users may browse the Indiana Digital Download Center website, check out with a valid library card and password, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices.  To get started, users will need to install free software.  For audio books you will need OverDrive® Media ConsoleTM.  To read eBooks, users will need Adobe® Digital Editions.  Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® ReaderTM, and many others.  Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go.  Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.  There are no late fees!
With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone.
This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free for patrons with their library card and is available today.