Girl Scout Registration

Girl Scout registration will be held at the library on Thursday, August 28, from 6-8 pm.  Call April Kohnen, 795-4003, for more information.

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Great News for our eBook Readers

For those patrons who currently use the library’s 3M Cloud eBooks, you’ll be excited to hear about some changes.  You can now borrow up to 5 titles at a time and you may keep them for up to 21 days.  In addition, you may place up to 5 titles on hold at any one time.  Within the 3M Cloud Library app, you may now view titles that have not yet been purchased by the library system.  Just click on any titles you’re interested in to add them to the Wish List for future purchase.

If you haven’t yet tried our free 3M Cloud eBooks, we encourage you to do so.  You just need a computer or any internet capable device to search for and download items.  These eBooks are included in the regular online Germantown Library catalog where you already may be searching for print books, music and movies.  Through grant money from the state, new eBooks are being added weekly, so check back often and use the Wish List feature to tell us which eBooks you are interested in.

We have brochures that will walk you through the steps to download the app, then search for, place holds and check out eBooks.  We would also be happy to sit down and help you set up and use the 3M Cloud Library on your own device.  Just stop in and ask!


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It’s Spassfest Time!

2014 Spassfest

This coming weekend is the 47th Annual Spassfest here in Germantown.  Watch for us in the parade, Sat. Aug. 16, starting at 6pm.  We’ll be throwing out candy and other goodies.  The library will be open for our  regular hours Friday Aug. 15 from 1-6 pm and Saturday Aug. 16 from 9 am-noon.  Want a preview of some of the mugs and t-shirts which will be available at this year’s Spassfest?  Just stop in the library and see the display.

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Driver’s License Numbers Needed

Just a friendly reminder.  We’ll need driver’s license numbers and birth dates on all patron records by September 1.  If you haven’t already done so, just stop in and we can scan your license.  A parent’s license number can be used for children.  You will be unable to renew your books online at home or download eBooks beginning in September, if this information is not on your patron record.  Thanks to everyone who has already taken care of this.

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Summer Reading Wrap-Up

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As summer winds down, we wanted to post photos of our last summer reading event, Animal Orchestra.  The kids had a great time listening to animal tales told by Johanna Ballou, while she played an accompaniment on her keyboard.  They got their own instruments to play along while they pretended to be the various animals in the story.

Over 40 children participated in this summer’s reading program, “Paws to Read”.  Their enthusiasm and generosity were amazing.  While meeting their reading goals, they also donated a box full of toys and treats, plus over $40 in cash to the Clinton County Humane Society.  Way to go kids!

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Closed for Picnic

The library will be closed all day Tuesday, July 29 for the St. Boniface Church picnic.  Come out for an awesome fried chicken dinner and try your luck at quilt bingo or one of the many other games.  We’ll resume normal hours on Wednesday, July 30, when we open at 10am.

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Final Summer Reading Event

Be sure to join us this Sat., July 19 for “The Animal Orchestra”, our last event of the summer.  At 11am, Johanna Ballou will lead the kids in making animal sounds and using their own instruments as she plays music and reads several classic children’s stories.  We’ll then have snacks and all kids who attend will get an attendance prize.  Don’t worry if you haven’t finished your reading log.  You have until the end of July to complete all your goals and earn all 5 prizes.

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History Panels on Display

The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission has been gracious enough to place a rotating selection of large history panels on display at the library for the next year.  During the month of July and August, we’ll have 4 panels depicting Native Americans, with particular emphasis on the Black Hawks.  Stop in this summer and see this great display.

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Humane Society Visit

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On Saturday, June 28 volunteers from the Clinton County Humane Society were kind enough to bring some of the cats and dogs available for adoption to the library.  Patrons, young and old, were able to interact with the pets, feed them treats and give them lots of attention.  Our young patrons are learning about animals this summer through our reading program, “Paws to Read”.  Along with reading, one of their activities will be to donate money, a toy or treats to the Humane Society.  All during the month of July, we’ll have collection containers at the library.  Plus, any fines and fees collected this month will be donated to the Humane Society.

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Animal Tales

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Over 20 youngsters and their families enjoyed our first summer event entitled Animal Science.  Our friend John from Animal Tales in Mayfield, KY brought a tarantula, a python, a giant bullfrog, a capybara and a miniature toucan for everyone to see up close and even touch.  We learned how large they can grow, what they eat, how fast they are and why they may or may not be good pets.

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