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!
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.
Wednesday, September 25 at 11am we’ll hold our first pre-k storytime of the fall season. If you have children ages 1-5, bring them to the library that day for stories, games and crafts involving the alphabet!
This year’s Spassfest Parade begins at 5:30pm on Saturday, August 17th. Watch for the library’s entry. We’ll have German music, plus our staff and board members will be tossing out goodies all along the parade route!
As always, the library will be closed Tuesday, July 30, for the annual St. Boniface church picnic. Feel free to use our parking lot when attending the picnic. Delicious fried chicken dinners are served from 3pm – 8pm, with homemade dressing, fresh tomatoes, green beans and homemade pie. Their famous quilt bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Lots of cold drinks, rides and games. Come to Germantown for the best time you’ll ever have on a Tuesday evening!
Join us Saturday, July 20 at 10:00am for our summer reading wrap party. Magician Rich Landry will entertain us. All kids who attend will receive an attendance prize, possibly St. Louis Cardinals’ tickets! There will be cold drinks and fun for all. You can still continue reading and earning prizes throughout the month of July. Plus our little “theater”, costumes and accessories will stay in the library for playtime fun the rest of the summer. Check out our facebook page for some of this year’s stars!
Our first summer reading event, “Makin’ Music” was a big hit. The kids made maracas, banjos and flutes. Next up, we’ll go fishing at the lake park here in Germantown. Meet at the lake Tuesday, June 25 at 11am. A representative from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be there providing equipment, safety tips and showing us how to cast. Kids don’t need a license and will be able to try there luck fishing. You may bring your own gear, if you have it. The library will provide snacks. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT!!