Goshert Farms Corn Maze

Kosciusko’s One and Only

Corn Maze

Opening Day September 23rd.

September Hours: Saturday 10-day

October Hours: Wednesday & Friday 4-dark

Saturday 10 A.M.-dark

Preschool, Daycare, Homeschools, Elementary Schools

Wednesday -Friday by appointment only.

Youth Groups Always Welcome

Admission $6.00

Children (3 and under) free with paying adult

New This Year: Kittie Barrel Train, Corn Hole, Straw Mountain, Corn Pit,

Petting Zoo, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Sling Shot, Pumpkins, Gourds, Corn Stalks,

       Snack Bar, Soy Candle Making.

7132 S. 1300 W

Mentone, IN


Coming Attractions/ Books coming in…

  1. Among the Dead by J.R. Backlund /
  2. Body On Baker Street by Vicki Delany /
  3. The Adjustment by Suzanne Young /
  4. Eliza And Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia /
  5. How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran /
  6. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson /
  7. The Summer That Made US by Robyn Carr /
  8.  The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant /
  9.  Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan /
  10.  The Vengence Of Mothers by Jim Fergus /
  11. Worlds in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley /
  12. Written In The Stars by Aisha Saeed 



Adult Movie for October 16th

October's Movie

We will be showing the movie, “Growing the BIG One”

A small town’s annual pumpkin growing contest means huge changes for big city radio host Emma Silver(Shannon Doherty) who sets out to pay off her late grandfather’s debts by winning this year’s $50,000 grand prize. In the process she strikes sparks with a handsome neighbor Seth( Kavan Smith) who could teach her a lot about farming and love.

This irresistible and romantic film, cultivates big laughs, warm memories, and unforgettable friendships.

Creative Corner

DIY-Pumpkin-Terracotta-Pots-6Please join us on Thursday, October 19th. from 5 p.m. to 7 p. m. for creative corner. We will be making these adorable Terra Cotta Pumpkins! Sign up sheets will be located at the main circulation desk. Cost for this class will be  $5.00 and there will be a limit of 20 participants. This craft is for adults only (ages 18 +).  Payment will be required prior to the start of the class. For questions or any additional info, please contact Billie  at babalos@bell.lib.in.us or Sharon at skindig@bell.lib.in.us or call the library at 574-353-7234.

History Of Halloween

Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival  of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory lll designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints Day, incorporated some traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallow’s Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child friendly activities such as trick or treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights grow colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes, and sweet treats.

A Night To Dismember

A Night To Dismember_2017 Party InviteYA and Children’s departments will be hosting a Halloween party on October 26th starting at 5 P.M You are encouraged to wear your favorite costumes. The YA department is having a zombie theme, and the Children’s dept will be come as your favorite character. The older kids(12 -18) in the YA group will be held in the bell x room, and the children’s (kindergarten to 11yrs) will be held in the large conference room. There will be refreshments provided. Sign up is required. We request parents to be here no later then 8P.M. to pick up their children of any age. Sign up sheets will be at the main circulation desk.

halloween gaming


  1. Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh/
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs /
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins /
  4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins /
  5. Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins /
  6. The Inquisition by Taran Matharu /
  7. Night School by Lee Child /
  8. Turbo Twenty Three by Janet Evanovich /
  9. Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton /
  10. Love Story by Karen

Meet Our New Children’s Coordinator!

sharonBell library would like to welcome our new Children’s Coordinator, Sharon Kindig. Many of you may already know her as one of the teachers at Jack & Jill Preschool. Sharon is looking forward to working with the  kids & parents here at Bell Library. Stop in and give her a warm welcome and check out the new times for our Children’s Programs on the Kid’s Web Page and in our September Newsletter !


New Internet Name For BMPL

Attempting to provide folks with an easy to remember website name was nearly impossible with our original website address (www.bell.lib.in.us), especially for us men folk who don’t do well with lotsa’ letters and dots! 🙂


We purchased a new web name to make it easier for you to get to us!  We are now also at:  www.bellmpl.info  Get it?  Bell Memorial Public Library, ergo the bellmpl.  We deal with information, so the dot (.) info works just fine for what we do.  You can still get to us at our original address above, just easier at www.bellmpl.info !