Goshen County Library Board Announces the Resignation of Goshen County Library Director Joan Brinkley

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

In the regular monthly meeting, the Goshen County Library Board accepted the resignation of Joan Brinkley, Library Director, effective October 2, 2019.

Brinkley was hired as the Library Director in August 2015.

In further action, the Board named Mike Durfee as Interim Director.

According to Board President, Ellen Creagar, “we met immediately with the staff and reassured them that we will move forward in finding a new Library Director. In the meantime, Mike (Durfee) brings the skill set we need for the interim. He is a proven administrator, very organized and positive, and a man who approaches tasks with integrity. The Board is confident that Mike will provide a smooth transition period for the public and staff.”

The Board also discussed the upcoming Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. “The Friends have worked incredibly hard, putting in countless hours to sort and display all the books donated. We are very grateful for their efforts, for the donations from the community and also very excited for the public to be able to purchase current and classic titles in all genres,” says Creagar.

The Book Sale runs Saturday, October 5 through Saturday, October 19 (excluding Sundays) in the Foundation’s Activity Center at 2017 East A Street.


Questions about the Library should be directed to Mike Durfee at the Library. Questions about the Library Board or the Foundation Board should be directed to Ellen Creagar, by leaving a message at the Library.

Charcoal and Quill Guild Will Be Ending

Charcoal and Quill Guild will be ending November 21st, 2019

Until that time, all creative teens between ages 13-18 are welcome to attend. Sharing is not mandatory but it is welcome.

The Charcoal and Quill Guild meets every Thursday at 4pm.



Story times- Tuesday mornings 10:15-10:45

Each Tuesday morning a staff member will present a variety of stories and crafts for preschoolers. This story time is geared towards 3-5 year olds capable of participating independently of their adult caregivers. Caregivers are welcome to join in until the child is comfortable.

Charcoal and Quill Guild- Thursdays 4-5pm

Everyone 13-18 years of age who hasn't yet graduated high school is welcome to attend. Charcoal and Quill Guild is a collection of teens who are enthusiastic about art, writing, poetry, and other assorted media. Teens who are looking to better themselves through the support of their peers. We usually drink tea, have cookies, do a small art project as a group, and display works in the library. Sharing is not mandatory but encouraged.

See our previous works here


Favorite Author Quote for the Moment

Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.

Malala Yousafzai