The library will not be open Friday Jan. 13 or Sat. Jan. 14 due to the icy road situation.  Please stay home if you can and be safe!

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Happy 2017!



Yes, we are open today with our regular hours, 10am to 4pm.  Come on in and find a new book to read on this gloomy, rainy day.

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Holiday Closings


The library will be closed December 24 and 26 so our employees may celebrate Christmas with their families.  We wish all patrons a very happy and healthy holiday season with your families and loved ones!

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Girl Scouts book drive


Thanks, Germantown Girl Scouts!  These hard working gals held a book drive and donated all the books, magazines and DVDs they collected to the library.  Then they spent Saturday morning helping us sort books, check for duplicates on the shelves and in the online catalog and generally learning what happens to a book from the time it comes into the library until it’s ready to go on the shelf.  We received many, many great adult, junior and children’s books.  The items we couldn’t use will be donated to St. Joseph’s hospital for their annual book sale.  But before sending them on to the hospital, the girls and their leaders had some fun building a Christmas tree for the library out of the books!  Stop in and see it when you can.  It looks very festive and after the holidays, all those books will be donated to the hospital.  We thank the girls, their leaders and all who donated books to help our library continue to grow.

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Closed for Thanksgiving



The library will close this Thursday, November 24 to celebrate Thanksgiving.  May you and yours enjoy  a wonderful day surrounded by all the people and things you are most thankful for.  We will have regular hours the rest of the weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Family Reading Night Fun

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We had a blast on Thursday celebrating Family Reading Night.  Rick Rayburn on the guitar led us all in some funny and LOUD songs and games.  The attendance prize basket was won by Sarah.  Snacks, books to take home and a good time was had by all.

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You Could Win This Basket at Family Reading Night


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Family Reading Night Fun!


Thursday, Nov. 17, the library will celebrate Family Reading Night with a kids concert.  Bring your favorite stuffed animal and be ready to play and sing along with  Rick Rayburn as he entertains with lots of goofy songs and games all about animals!  This event begins at 7pm, is fun, free and open to all ages.  We’ll have snacks too so please register by calling 523-4820 or email us at, so we’ll have plenty of goodies for all.

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Fall Health Fair

Don’t forget the health fairs taking place around the county this fall.  Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese, they provide screenings and tests at reduced (and sometimes free!) rates.  Dates in November include Nov. 2 in Carlyle, Nov. 16 in Trenton and Nov. 30 in Germantown.  Preregistration is strongly encouraged and forms are available here at the library.

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Knitting Club

As the fall days get cooler, our thoughts turn to cozy sweaters and scarves and you know what that means.  It’s time for knitting club to meet again.  This group is open to anyone 8 years and older.  Meetings are held at the library on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, beginning Nov. 3.  Each class runs from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm and all are welcome – from beginners who want to learn knitting, to those who already knit but may need help or advice with a project.  The cost is $10 for the entire year (November through May) and you should bring a pair of sharp scissors, a size 8 or 9 knitting needle and practice yarn.

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