Tax Time

As April 15, the deadline for filing taxes approaches, we’d like to remind you that the library can provide some assistance.  We have several of the most popular federal and Illinois forms and their instruction booklets on hand.  There is no charge to pick these up and take them with you.  You can also access the federal and state websites here plus print needed forms or file online at the library.  We have 5 computers available to the public or bring your own laptop and make use of our free wi-fi.

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Honoring Our Deceased Trustees

The library recently installed a plaque in memory of our board of trustees members who have passed away.  We deeply appreciate all who serve the library and community and wanted to be sure they are not forgotten.

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Fabulous Features of the Cloud Library

If you enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks, chances are you probably already make use of the library’s 3M Cloud Library collection.  But did you know you can suggest items for our library to buy?  Just use Cloud Library Filters.  Want to keep track of books you’d like to read in the future, but don’t want to put them on hold yet?  Tap on the flag icon in the item’s information to add it to your Books of Interest tab on the My Books page.

We’ve got lots of hints and tips like this for eBook readers.  If you’re new to eBooks or would like more information, just stop in or call us at 523-4820.  We’ll be glad to get you started.  You simply need to install the 3M Cloud app that’s appropriate for your device(s) – you can install it on up to 5 devices!,  then find eBooks or eAudios by using the app or by browsing the library catalog on this page.   Stop paying for eBooks and make those hard earned tax dollars work for you.


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Closed for Presidents Day

The library will be closed Monday, February 20 in celebration of Presidents Day.

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New Floor Pillows

Thanks to the generosity of the Germantown Kernel Nut Club, we have colorful new floor pillows for the children’s area.  Our old, much loved ladybug, turtle and alligator were over 20 years old and showing wear.  A Nut Club member noticed and offered to request funds from the group to buy new ones.  The request was approved, new pillows were ordered and we all love them!

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New Board Members Urgently Needed

The April election is fast approaching and the library will have 3 open seats on its board of directors.  Would you or someone you know be interested in serving a 4 year term on this fun and friendly board?  We meet once a month at the library.  A candidate for trustee does not have to be a regular library user, but does need to live in the library district (same boundaries as the Germantown Elementary School District).  There is a simple form to be completed to show intent to run as a write-in candidate.  We have the form available here or you can just go to the county clerk’s office and complete it.  FORMS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 1!  Please consider running for a seat on the board.  For more information stop in or call the library at 523-4820 and ask to speak to Director Joan Young.  Thanks for considering.

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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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