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Closing the 4th of July

The library will be closed Sat. July 4 to celebrate Independence Day.  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

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Next Summer Program

On July 11 John Feldmann will be here to show us lots of musical instruments, like guitars, a ukulele, harmonica and fiddle.  Plus you’ll be able to make your own instruments too!  If you haven’t signed up for summer reading yet, come on in and get readin’ and rockin’ to the rhythm!

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The Sock Rockerz” will be here Sat. June 27 at 11am.  Come with your dancing shoes (and your crazy socks) on!

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Legal Help Here

Did you know that the Germantown Library is a designated Clinton County Legal Self-Help Center?  This means you can get access here to information about Illinois law and forms you may need to represent yourself in a legal dispute.  Our librarians will help you go online and navigate through the self-help site.  There are videos and other materials focusing on things like simple divorce, child support, landlord/tenant matters and information on more than 25 different areas of the law.  You can print court forms for free.  We have brochures and links to other free legal resources as well.  The website is http://clinton.illinoislegalaid.org and may be accessed at any time and from any place the internet is available.

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Read to the Rhythm!

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Kids, it’s almost time for our summer reading program, Read to the Rhythm!  You can sign up starting Monday, June 22 or any time after that.  It’s fun and free, for anyone age 4 and up.  You can come in whenever you want to check out books, read and turn in your reading log to earn prizes.  We’ll also have weekly activities you can do any time you’re here, plus a couple of fun Saturday events, starting with the Sock Rockerz musical show on June 27 at 11am.  www.SockRockerz.com

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June is Dairy Month

Our local 4-H Clovers and Cloverettes have a display here at the library during the month of June for Dairy Month.  Our display case is filled with information and photographs of dairy farms, equipment and animals.  In addition, they brought lots of recipes, pens, magnets, stickers and bookmarks, all about dairy.  These are free, so come in and help yourself.

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Fishing Poles

Did you know that the library has fishing poles to lend?  You can check out a rod and reel combo for 1 week on your library card and it’s accompanied by a great “tackle pack” that you get to keep.  The pack contains fish identification guides, lures and how-to instructions for baiting your hook, restringing the line and removing your fish.  If you’re having company, would like to take the kids fishing, but don’t have enough poles, remember the library.  We’ve got you covered.

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Summer Reading Program

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This summer’s reading program for kids is called “Read to the Rhythm!” and will be filled with singing, dancing, fun and games.  Sign up begins June 22.  Watch for more details!

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Closed for Memorial Day

This year the library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

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