Clinton County Illinois ROCKS!

Have you noticed any painted rocks around town lately?  They’re probably part of a hobby that’s fun for all ages.  We found this little guy (plus a few others) outside the library.  Want to join in the fun?  Just paint a rock and hide it somewhere around Germantown.  If you find a painted rock, take a photo, post it to the Facebook page, Clinton County Illinois ROCKS, and then re-hide the rock for someone else to find. 

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Columbus Day

The library will be CLOSED on Monday October 9 for Columbus Day.

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Fall Health Fair

St. Joseph’s Hospital is in the midst of their fall health fairs and we have registration forms at the library.  Pre-registration is requested but not required.  There is a fee for some of the testing, but some tests are free.  The remaining fairs include September 27 at Carlyle KC Hall, October 11 at Trenton 1st UMC and October 25 at the Germantown American Legion.

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Our Beautiful New Bench

Thanks to the folks at “Get to Know M.E. – the Metro East” we have a beautiful new bench in front of the library.  

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Lego Club

It’s 4pm on Friday…LEGO CLUB time!

Join us any Friday from 4 to 5pm.  Nothing to pay or sign, just stop in and build with others who enjoy Legos.  All ages welcome.  Lego creations go on display in the library and you can add to yours each week if you like.

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We Saw You at the Spassfest Parade

50 Golden Years!

That was the theme of this year’s Spassfest.  The library joined in the fun with a Willy Wonka themed float.  Willy Wonka, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, an Oompa Loompa and Mike Teavee helped us    pass out golden eggs filled with candy and 5 of them contained Golden Tickets!  Were you one of the lucky winners??  THERE IS STILL ONE GOLDEN TICKET REMAINING!  If you have that 1 golden ticket, just bring it to the library to claim your prize.

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Solar Eclipse 2017

Good news!  We just received a new shipment of solar eclipse viewing glasses, so we should have plenty for everyone.  The library will be open Monday, August 21 from 10-4.  Come any time from 11:30 on to begin viewing the eclipse.  The library will provide drinks and snacks.  However, feel free to bring lunch if you like.  Also you may want to bring a lawn chair.

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Will you get the Golden Ticket???

Watch for the library’s Willy Wonka float in the Spassfest Parade, Sat., August 19 at 5:30pm.  We’ll be handing out golden eggs, candy and other goodies.  If your golden egg contains a GOLDEN TICKET like this one, you’re a lucky winner!  Take the GOLDEN TICKET to the Spassfest Country Store to pick up your special prize.  There will only be 5 GOLDEN TICKETS so good luck!

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Back to School Time

It’s almost that time again, the kids favorite time of year!  All classes from pre-K through 8th grade at Germantown Elementary take advantage of being right across the street from the library and use it often for school or leisure time reading.  We have many Accelerated Reader books, all marked with grade level and points.  If you’ve given up the reading habit this summer, time to get back to it.  Come in and choose a book now to get ahead of the crowds and make that first AR test a success.  If you’ve recently moved or changed phone numbers, please let us know so we can keep your record up to date.

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Library to be Closed Tuesday, July 25

The library will be closed Tue., July 25 for the annual St. Boniface Church picnic.  Please feel free to use our parking lot if you attend the picnic.  Come out for a great fried chicken and pork roast dinner beginning at 3:30.  The quilt bingo starts at 6:30pm.  There are carnival games and inflatables, soda, snacks and beer.  It’s the most fun you’ll have on a Tuesday!

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