Cookies and Canvas


Would you like to paint this picture? You can do it! No experience necessary.  The Goodland Public Library is having a Cookies and Canvas event on September 24th from 5-7:30 pm.  There is a $10.00 fee payable when you register.  Registration deadline is September 15th.  Must be age 16 and above. Class is limited to 12 participants so hurry in to reserve your spot.

How does your garden grow?

Green up your garden without spending a lot of green $.

You don’t have to spend a wad of dough to help your garden grow. With a little bit of creativity and a few Pinterest posts we’ll use some simple things normally tossed in the trash to make good things happen in your garden.

From the nutrients in the soil, to starting seeds, weeding, watering, and the pots to put your posies in, there are ways to help your garden grow and be Green. Come explore some of the options with Carol Stradling, Director of Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District on May 28th at 2:00 pm at the Goodland Public Library.   To reserve a seat call 219-297-4431.

Cozy Casserole Carrier

Do you often wish you had something that would make it easier to take a covered dish to a dinner or function? Well, come join us at the Goodland Public Library to learn how to make a Cozy Casserole Carrier. A class will be conducted on two consecutive Thursday evenings, March 19th and March 26th from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm.
Come in or call the Goodland Public Library at 219-297-4431to register.
Materials Needed:
*Insul-Bright (1 yard, make sure it is 44″ x 36″)
*medium or light weight cotton fabric (2 yards of fabric) or
one yard of two different fabrics
*2″ wide Velcro ( 24″ of 2″ wide Velcro) (optional)

Celebrate the Chinese New Year – February 19th

Come to the Goodland Public Library on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Learn to make a candy-filled firecracker, a paper lantern, a dragon mask and a goldfish kite for the New Year.

Bring your friends and join us for some fun creations.  For further information call the Goodland Public Library at 297-4431.

Sock Snowman Project

Attention Adult Crafters

The Goodland Public Library is having a make and take Sock Snowman class on February 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm. You will need to bring a white crew size sock.  All other supplies needed for the Snowman will be furnished by the library.

Come join us and have fun creating a cute sock Snowman. Please call 219-297-4431 or stop in to sign up. Registration is required. Looking forward to seeing you there.



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.

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.

Board of Trustees:

Kim Carter, President                                                     Joyce Crane, Director
Gerald Wetli, Vice President                                           Diane Lock, Clerk
Heidi Cobleigh,  Secretary                                              Marilyn Nevitt, Clerk
Ronald Royer, Treasurer
Janet Willhite
James Bernier
Brandan LaReau