Tonight people all over Illinois celebrate Family Reading Night, a time set aside to turn off electronic devices and curl up with a good book. Join us here at the library at 7pm as we’ll have stories around the campfire. You can make a craft, enjoy a snack and be sure to take home some good books to share. If you can’t come to the library, we hope you can spend a little time reading together with someone you love.
Next week, the library will be hosting 2 local authors reading from their newest works. First up, on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7pm, Mary Jansen Parrent will read from stories and interviews she compiled for her latest work, “Lest We Forget: War Stories and Memories of Germantown, Illinois Veterans”. The next day, Tuesday, Nov. 17, Fr. Jack Frerker will be here twice – at 2:15 pm and again at 6:30 pm to read from his latest, a children’s book called “Hi, God”. Both authors will be happy to answer questions, sign books and will have books available for sale. Hope to see you there.
The library will be closed Wed. November 11 for Veterans Day. Whenever you see a vet, please take the time to thank them for their service. If possible, we hope to see you at the Clinton County Veterans Parade in Bartelso at 2:30pm on Wed.
Stop in and see the great display of artifacts from Germantown veterans from World War I through present day. This great collection was put together by the Germantown Historical Society and will be in the library display case through December.
From all of us here at Germantown Library, have a very happy and safe Halloween. The library will be open Friday night til 6, so stop in for a treat, if you dare!
Thanks to some creative 4th graders at Germantown Elementary, we have a slew of new bookmarks for anyone who would like one. Mr. Glynn recently allowed his class to make bookmarks during art class to donate to us. We thank him and his class and encourage anyone who feels crafty to make bookmarks and donate them to the library. Even if you aren’t the creative type, please consider donating your used greeting cards or colored paper for our use in making bookmarks. Everyone seems to love handmade bookmarks!
Don’t forget, this Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7pm, local author Mary Jansen will lead a class here at the library to help answer your questions about how to get your written work published. This informal workshop is open to all ages and there is no charge.
Check out our display case during the month of October to see some of the many 4-H Club activities and projects members have been involved in. There are samples of photography, robotics, design, tractor science, woodworking and more.
The library will be closed Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day.
Do you like to write but are unsure how to get your work published? On Thursday, Oct. 22, local author, Mary Jansen, will hold a session here at the library to help answer your questions. This free, informal class begins at 7pm and is open to all ages. In it, Mary will outline the steps she’s taken when having books published and will share tips and hints you may also be able to use.