The library will be closed Tuesday, July 26 for the annual St. Boniface Church picnic here in Germantown. If you’ve never been, come out to Clinton County to see us, have a great fried chicken dinner, play bingo outside for a chance to win a handmade quilt, or enjoy your favorite cold beverage!
Sat. July 16 join us at 10am for a speed sport stacking demonstration and competition. There will be attendance prizes and refreshments, plus a visit by everyone’s favorite Big Red Dog, Clifford!
Whether you are insured or uninsured, you may be able to save money on prescriptions by using the FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card. These cards are free and there is no enrollment required. Simply show it at the pharmacy when you pick up a prescription. Get the lowest price possible – from FamilyWize, from the pharmacy or from your insurance. It’s that easy. Cards are available in our lobby. Pick one up and try it today. FamilyWize is a partner of the United Way.
The library will be closed Monday, July 4, so we can celebrate Independence Day. Have a safe and happy 4th of July everyone!
eBook readers will want to know that as of July 1, 2016, the Overdrive platform will no longer be available. All titles from that service will be folded into the Cloud Library lending service. This means there will be twice the number of items available, but we’ll be saving money we can use for other materials and services. If you’ve been using Overdrive and have holds or titles you’re still reading, you’ll need to place those requests in the Cloud Library. We have had the 3M Cloud Library available since 2013 and those who use it feel it is much easier. You’ll need to download a free app from http://yourcloudlibrary.com to get started. For more information, hover over the “Book Lover’s Links” above and choose eBooks and eAudiobooks. Or stop in any time we’re open for a helpful brochure or to get some one-on-one help. We think you’ll love the Cloud Library!
Sat. June 18 about a dozen children and their parents enjoyed a polka party with Uncle Mike on the accordian. A great time was had by all. It’s not too late to sign up for summer reading at the library. Stop in today and get in on the fun!
If you have an iPod or iPod Shuffle you no longer use, please bring it to the library. We are a drop-off point for Aviston Countryside Manor’s “Music & Memory” program. They enhance the lives of their residents by creating personalized playlists of musical favorites for each participant. They have seen vastly improved quality of life for troubled and memory impaired people, just by helping them reconnect to the world through music-triggered memories. For more information, call Fran Holtmann at 228-7615.
If you’ve signed up for summer reading, now’s the time to come in and pick up your bag of goodies. It’s not too late to sign up either. Kids and grandkids, ages 4 – 12, are welcome. Our first event is “Pint Size Polkas” this Saturday June 18 at 10am. Come on in and tap your toes to “The Chicken Dance”, “The Hokey Pokey” and other musical favorites. Snacks and attendance prizes too!
Now that school is out, we look forward to seeing the kids using the library throughout the long, lazy days of summer. Just a reminder, children under the age of 10 should not be left unattended at the library. Kids are not allowed to use computers alone unless they are at least 10 years of age. We welcome children to the library, but we are not babysitters! Please enjoy using the library as a family. When children reach the age of 10 and you allow them to come to the library on their own, we appreciate parents’ ensuring that the kids understand they must behave, be quiet and respect the library equipment, library staff and other patrons. Let’s all have a great summer, enjoying books, movies, fishing poles and all that our library has to offer!
Did you know there is a FREE government website you can use to report identity theft and build a personalized recovery plan? Go to http://IdentityTheft.gov and answer a few questions about what happened. The site will help you build your recovery plan, walk you through each step of the recovery process and pre-fill letters and forms to help you deal with businesses, debt collectors and even the IRS. Hopefully you’ll never need this service, but it’s good to know it’s there if you or a loved one has had their identity stolen.