Welcome to the Goshen County Library
Welcome to Goshen County Library. We have been serving the citizens of Goshen County for nearly 100 years. You will find a wide range of materials for children and adults. We carry books in print, audio books, e-books, several magazine subscriptions, and local and national newspapers. We have computers for public use, wi-fi is available within the building, and printing services from your phone, laptop or tablet.
Literary Happy Hour Reading SuggestionsLet’s Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson
Hilarious memoir of her growing up and early marriage in Texas. Her stories are those totally embarrassing, and yet very human, moments the rest of us would try to forget and never discuss. If you want a book that will make you laugh out loud, this is it!
Available in book form at the Goshen County Library, or as an ebook or audio-book through Libby or Cloud LIbrary.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Half the Sky talks about oppression of women around the world and argues that it is the biggest challenge we face. The content is tough – sex trafficking, forced prostitution, material health; and, the stories and statistics are very sobering. If you can handle the hard ugly truth about how women are treated in the world, with some solutions and hopefulness, this is a great choice.
Available in book form at the Goshen County Library, or as an ebook through Libby.
The Last Year of the War, Susan Meissner
This novel deals with the internment of Japanese and Germans during WWII. Elise and Mariko meet at a camp in Texas and then are separated when Elise’s family is sent back to Germany. The story is part of American history that is not often discussed or taught. This is not Meissner’s best book, but the subject matter makes it worth the read. If you like war stories, romance, long-lost friends, and a new look at a piece of history, The Last Year of the War is for you. (You might also like Meissner’s, A Fall of Marigolds.)
Available in book form at the Goshen County Library, ebook or audio-book through Libby or Cloud Library.Seven Sisters Series, Lucinda Riley This series is loosely based on the mythology of the Pleiades ('The Seven Sisters') constellation. Each sister was adopted from a different place around the world and their adoptive father leaves them the geographic coordinates to begin their search for their birth stories. Each book centers around one sister and uses the dual story lines of past and present and, at the same time, the interplay among the sisters is a through line in the series. If you are ready for a good, engrossing series, this is the series for you.
We recommend reading these in order!.
Available in book form at the Goshen County Library, ebook or audio-book through Libby or Cloud Library.