We were fortunate recently to be given a copy of the original Spassfest Cookbook. This volume was put together by the ladies of Germantown several years after the first Spassfest took place. It was hand typed and put together in a 3 ring binder. We have made a copy to be placed on our shelves and made available for checkout. If you’ve never seen it or haven’t seen one in years, be sure to come in and have a look or check it out and try a few of the recipes. It’s sure to bring back fond memories of moms, aunts and grandmas.
The Germantown Historical Society currently has several old photographs on display at the library. The two pictured here are a First Communion class on the steps of the old school, whose members were born around 1907. The other picture is of a firemen’s outing from the late 1930’s or early 1940’s. The historical society is looking for more information about the exact dates the photos were taken and help in identifying some of the subjects. If you or someone you know could help out, please come in and jot down the information you have or call Judy Poettker with it. Of course, you can just stop by to enjoy seeing these and other photos of days gone by in Germantown’s past. They may bring back fond memories.
Tonight’s library board meeting has been postponed due to the threat of icy road conditions. This month’s meeting will instead be held this Saturday, Jan. 13 at 1pm at the Germantown Community Home’s meeting room. As always library board meetings are open to the public and all are invited and welcome to attend.
The library will be closed on Monday, January 15, in honor of Martin Luther King day.
The library will be closed on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017 and again on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018. We wish all our patrons a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful 2018!
The library will be closed this Thursday, Nov. 23 to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. We will be open regular hours the rest of the week. We hope all our patrons have a wonderful Thanksgiving and can spend time with loved ones. Be sure to thank the cook and help with the cleanup! Your host will be thankful for you.
Join us Thursday night, November 16 at 7pm for Family Reading Night. We’ll be entertained by Taleypo the Storyteller. Bring your favorite stuffed toy, wear your PJs and settle in for some good bedtime stories, snacks and enter to win a great attendance prize. No charge, and fun for the whole family!
The library will be closed Saturday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. We salute all veterans and thank you for your service!
Have you noticed any painted rocks around town lately? They’re probably part of a hobby that’s fun for all ages. We found this little guy (plus a few others) outside the library. Want to join in the fun? Just paint a rock and hide it somewhere around Germantown. If you find a painted rock, take a photo, post it to the Facebook page, Clinton County Illinois ROCKS, and then re-hide the rock for someone else to find.