Our Beautiful New Bench

Thanks to the folks at “Get to Know M.E. – the Metro East” we have a beautiful new bench in front of the library.  

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Lego Club

It’s 4pm on Friday…LEGO CLUB time!

Join us any Friday from 4 to 5pm.  Nothing to pay or sign, just stop in and build with others who enjoy Legos.  All ages welcome.  Lego creations go on display in the library and you can add to yours each week if you like.

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We Saw You at the Spassfest Parade

50 Golden Years!

That was the theme of this year’s Spassfest.  The library joined in the fun with a Willy Wonka themed float.  Willy Wonka, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, an Oompa Loompa and Mike Teavee helped us    pass out golden eggs filled with candy and 5 of them contained Golden Tickets!  Were you one of the lucky winners??  THERE IS STILL ONE GOLDEN TICKET REMAINING!  If you have that 1 golden ticket, just bring it to the library to claim your prize.

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Solar Eclipse 2017

Good news!  We just received a new shipment of solar eclipse viewing glasses, so we should have plenty for everyone.  The library will be open Monday, August 21 from 10-4.  Come any time from 11:30 on to begin viewing the eclipse.  The library will provide drinks and snacks.  However, feel free to bring lunch if you like.  Also you may want to bring a lawn chair.

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Will you get the Golden Ticket???

Watch for the library’s Willy Wonka float in the Spassfest Parade, Sat., August 19 at 5:30pm.  We’ll be handing out golden eggs, candy and other goodies.  If your golden egg contains a GOLDEN TICKET like this one, you’re a lucky winner!  Take the GOLDEN TICKET to the Spassfest Country Store to pick up your special prize.  There will only be 5 GOLDEN TICKETS so good luck!

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Back to School Time

It’s almost that time again, the kids favorite time of year!  All classes from pre-K through 8th grade at Germantown Elementary take advantage of being right across the street from the library and use it often for school or leisure time reading.  We have many Accelerated Reader books, all marked with grade level and points.  If you’ve given up the reading habit this summer, time to get back to it.  Come in and choose a book now to get ahead of the crowds and make that first AR test a success.  If you’ve recently moved or changed phone numbers, please let us know so we can keep your record up to date.

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Library to be Closed Tuesday, July 25

The library will be closed Tue., July 25 for the annual St. Boniface Church picnic.  Please feel free to use our parking lot if you attend the picnic.  Come out for a great fried chicken and pork roast dinner beginning at 3:30.  The quilt bingo starts at 6:30pm.  There are carnival games and inflatables, soda, snacks and beer.  It’s the most fun you’ll have on a Tuesday!

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Get Ready for the Eclipse

Are you ready for the Great American Eclipse?  The library will have eclipse viewing glasses available for the big day, August 21.  Watch for more details and plan to come to the library for safe viewing of this once in a lifetime event.

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Summer Reading Update

 

Lots of you have been reading and earning prizes, plus enjoying our weekly activity sheets and Saturday fun days.  Keep up the good work!  Just a reminder, if you’re making a “Pickin’ Chicken” ketchup bottle guitar for our contest, you need to have it here by Sat. July 1.  Judging will be that morning at 11am.  (If you don’t know who Pickin’ Chicken is and why he has a ketchup bottle guitar, come on in and check out one of his many books, written by local author Neal Proud Deer.  They’re guaranteed to make you laugh.)

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Get Ready for Summer Reading!

Are you ready for some way cool activities, games, puzzles and experiments?  Then this summer’s program, “Reading by Design” is for you.  All kids ages 4-12 can register and it’s free!  We’ll have a puppet show on June 10 and a wacky science show on July 8.  In between you can read and earn prizes, plus there will be weekly fun and games here at the library.  YOU MUST REGISTER BY JUNE 3!  Just call us at 523-4820 or email gma@gtownlibrary.org.

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