Young families invited to weekly Tinker Lab at Goshen College’s library to engage, explore and create

GOSHEN, IND – Goshen College invites young families to join Tinker Lab every other Thursday during the winter from 6 to 7 p.m. The program is free, geared towards children ages three and older and will take place on campus in the children’s area of the Harold & Wilma Good Library. No registration is required and the next program is Dec. 14.

Children follow along with a book reading

The program is tailored to young minds confined indoors during the winter months, providing them with an hour of reading, learning and socializing. Tinker Lab promises an interactive experience, encouraging children and their families to bond over various activities including crafts, art projects and science experiments. Each month brings a new project for families to enjoy together.

“We use movement songs, fingerplays and work together on activities like building, science experiments, artwork, marshmallow poppers and more,” said Kelsey McLane, promotions and accessibility librarian at Goshen College and founder of the program. “Chaos is welcome. We wiggle, yell out answers and make messes! It’s a chance for kids, families and friends to create and experiment together, all while promoting literacy skills and a love of libraries.”

For more information, contact Kelsey McLane at

Goshen is a nationally-ranked college renowned for its distinctive hands-on, real-world educational opportunities that educate the head and heart, and prepare graduates to create positive change in the community and the world.