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Now entering its fourth year, Get Outdoors (GO) Ephrata! continues to encourage Ephrata area children and families to read and be physically active during the summer months. This summer WellSpan Health and the Ephrata Public Library are excited to partner in encouraging you to GO and Make Music! According to some scientists, humans are uniquely designed for music and its benefits are amazing. Music strengthens brain function, affects our mood, has been shown to help in the physical healing process, improves productivity, and unites us despite communication and language barriers. So, whether you listen to music, play an instrument, sing, or just make a “joyful noise,” you too can discover the many benefits of music.

This summer, GO Ephrata! teaches you about instruments – some that you may know and others that may be a bit different. Fifteen “instruments” – wooden marker posts with a unique etching attached – have been hidden in various local and state parks. Take this book, as your musical score, along with the rubbing sheet you received at the Ephrata Public library and GO & Make Music!

When you find the instrument post, use a crayon or pencil to rub the unique etching onto your rubbing sheet. It proves you found it and is your key to winning some great prizes! See the Rewards and Prizes page in this book for details. Also, don’t forget to check out the GO Ephrata! website at for additional information including recommended library books, instrument facts, outdoor safety tips, and more.

In addition to “identifying instruments,” you can Make Music! by visiting the Ephrata Public Library, checking out a few books about each instrument, and reading. Reading this summer will grow your reading and learning abilities! Come visit the Ephrata Public Library to get your summer reading club materials, and start earning points toward great prizes! More information can be found at

So get outdoors, have fun, and make music!

Proudly sponsored by:

Ephrata Public LibraryWellSpan Health logo

The GO Ephrata! Task Force would like to thank the following municipalities and organizations for allowing GO and Make Music! instrument posts to be located at their respective sites:

Akron Borough

Clay Township

Ephrata Borough

Ephrata Township

The Historic Ephrata Cloister

Pennsylvania Game Commission

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Wenger Farm/Ephrata Recycling

Lastly, thanks for joining us for another summer of exploring parks and trails throughout the greater Ephrata area. We hope that you and your family found new locations to visit throughout the year and learned about different musical instruments. In a world often filled with noise, we encourage you to GO and Make Music!


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