Closed for Presidents’ Day

The library will be closed Monday February 17 for Presidents’ Day.

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Job Opening – Part-time Library Director

The Germantown Library is currently accepting resumes and seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the library operation to efficiently and effectively serve the needs of the public. The successful candidate must be well organized, a self starter, committed to public service and have excellent interpersonal skills. The Library Director will supervise the library staff and volunteers and be a general advisor to the Board of Trustees on issues of policy, grant information and financial needs. A Bachelor’s degree and/or library experience is preferred, but not required. This position is part-time, 20-22 hours per week, but candidates must be available for daytime, evening and some weekend shifts. The position will be open in July 2020 due to the retirement of the current Library Director. Applicants should submit a resume to Germantown Public Library, 403 Munster St., PO Box 244, Germantown, IL 62245 or via email at gma@gtownlibrary.org.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-off Event

Stop in any time from 9 to noon on Sat. Feb. 22 to learn more about this fun free program we are bringing in to the Germantown Library. Sign up children from birth through entering kindergarten. Get all the materials you need to track what you read and earn incentives along the way to reading 1000 books before kindergarten. Snacks provided too.

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Story Time Wed. January 29

Join us for a “Snow Fun” story time on Wednesday, January 29 at 11am. Stories, games and a craft. This is a free event open to all children ages 1-5.

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Closed January 20, 2020

The library will be closed Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Quilt Raffle Tickets are Here

25th anniversary quilt

Come in to purchase a raffle ticket to support the library and possibly win this beautiful 25th anniversary quilt. You really have to see it with your own eyes to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5

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Happy 25th Anniversary to Us!

25th anniversary quilt

Join us Thursday, January 16, any time from 1-8pm for an openhouse celebration to celebrate the library’s 25th anniversary. Refreshments will be served!

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2020 Library Crawl

Looking for something new and different to do this month? Try the 2020 Illinois Heartland Library System Library Crawl!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Stop by our library for a passport or download it here anytime after January 6. 
  2. Visit at least 5 other participating libraries in our library system between January 10 and January 27 and have them stamp your passport. 
  3. Bring your passport back to the library by January 31 to be entered in a drawing 

Go alone or take the family!

You can use this Google Map to navigate to the different libraries. 

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Christmas Holidays

Christmas Nativity Scene

The library will be closed for the Christmas holidays this year on December 24, December 25, December 31 and January 1. We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a peace-filled and Happy New Year. Stay tuned for all the happenings in 2020 as we celebrate our 25th anniversary!

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Family Reading Night

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7pm for Family Reading Night. It’ll be a Teddy Bear party, with bear themed stories, games and snacks. Fun and free for all ages, but please call us at 523-4820 to register, so we have plenty of everything. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite teddy or other stuffed animal to join in the fun.

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