Have you seen our new book drop box? These young men are trying it out on the first day it arrived. Our old box just rusted through and could no longer be relied upon to keep the books safe and dry. Our new box is refurbished from its former life working at a movie rental store! It is brushed steel and guaranteed for life and will hold up to 150 items. Your tax dollars at work.
This weekend Germantown will celebrate the 49th Annual Spassfest. It’s a celebration of our German heritage and runs from 4pm Friday August 19th through noon on Sunday August 21st. There will be rides, games, music, food and drinks. Come out and visit us! The parade is scheduled for Sat. Aug. 20th at 5:30pm. The library’s entry will showcase German fairy tales. We will be open our regularly scheduled hours on Friday and Saturday.
If you enjoy crocheting or are interested in learning more about it, check out our newest periodical, Crochet! It is chock full of photos and projects, geared to anyone from beginner to expert. The autumn issue just came in and would be perfect for planning your fall and winter projects.
Due to the high usage on patron computers, we’ve instituted a 1 hour time limit per person per day. This will allow more people to access the computers. Note, this is only for recreational use. If you need a computer for work, job hunting or school projects, the time limit does not apply. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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!