Looking for New Board Members

Are you interested in helping run the library?  The next election for Library Board Members is in April 2015 and 4 members’ seats will be open.  Pick up a packet of necessary forms at the library or call us at 523-4820 if you have questions.  Anyone 18 and older who lives in the library district is welcome and encouraged to run.  Applications must be filed the week of December 15.

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4-H Display Case

This month our display case is filled with the colorful projects of our own local 4-H Clovers and Cloverettes.  There are photos, scrapbooks and posters depicting their electricity, fashion, photography, food and animal projects.  There is also lots of information about the club, the fun days they hold in the community and how you can become a member.

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Monster Pillow Workshop

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Once again, the 4H is presenting a Monster Pillow Workshop here at the library.  For only $5 you can choose fabric and trims to make your own unique pillow to take home.  The class will be held Saturday, November 1 from 10am til 12noon.  It’s open to any ages, and a 4H leader will do the machine stitching.  This class filled up fast last year, so if you’re interested, stop in as soon as possible or call the library at 523-4820 to sign up.

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New History Panels

Our rotating collection of history panels brings us two awesome 3-dimensional displays for September and October.  One panel pertains to the forts and blockhouses of Madison and Bond Counties and the other zeroes in on Hill’s Fort, which is in Clinton County.  Both panels contain very detailed models of forts, with miniature replicas of utensils, musical instruments and ammunition of the 1800’s.  A lot of time and research went into these displays and we know you will enjoy taking a closer look.

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Germantown Veterans Book

Nov. 30 Deadline for Germantown Veterans Project Book

The Germantown Historical Society will publish a book containing photos, information, memories and experiences from living and deceased military veterans from Germantown. Veterans from the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan wars are still needed.

The Deadline for veterans and their families to participate in this project is November 30, 2014.

“Many veterans from wars as well as peacetime have already shared their photos and memories with me for this book.  I am grateful for those and for the information that families of deceased veterans have given me,” says co-author of the book Mary Jansen Parrent.  “We also welcome veterans who have chosen to live here.”  Mary is the co-writer of the book in association with the Germantown Historical Society.

“Any individual or family wanting to participate in the project can contact me by calling 409-1079, sending me their photos and information at marybethjansen@aol.com or simply by dropping these items off at the Germantown Public Library desk.”

“Please help us honor our veterans and preserve this part of Germantown’s and our country’s history.”

 

 

 

 

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Feeling Crafty?

Try our new magazine, CardMaker.  You can learn how to make all kinds of cards, from thank-you notes to gift tags.  There are also articles on stamping, quilling and lots more to personalize your own hand-crafted cards.

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National Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month.  If you’re reading this, you probably already have one.  But what about your children, parents, neighbors, friends?  Remind everyone about the smartest card in your wallet.  Get it.  Use it.  @ Your Library!

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Labor Day Closing

The library will be closed on Monday September 1 for Labor Day.

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Girl Scout Registration

Girl Scout registration will be held at the library on Thursday, August 28, from 6-8 pm.  Call April Kohnen, 795-4003, for more information.

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Great News for our eBook Readers

For those patrons who currently use the library’s 3M Cloud eBooks, you’ll be excited to hear about some changes.  You can now borrow up to 5 titles at a time and you may keep them for up to 21 days.  In addition, you may place up to 5 titles on hold at any one time.  Within the 3M Cloud Library app, you may now view titles that have not yet been purchased by the library system.  Just click on any titles you’re interested in to add them to the Wish List for future purchase.

If you haven’t yet tried our free 3M Cloud eBooks, we encourage you to do so.  You just need a computer or any internet capable device to search for and download items.  These eBooks are included in the regular online Germantown Library catalog where you already may be searching for print books, music and movies.  Through grant money from the state, new eBooks are being added weekly, so check back often and use the Wish List feature to tell us which eBooks you are interested in.

We have brochures that will walk you through the steps to download the app, then search for, place holds and check out eBooks.  We would also be happy to sit down and help you set up and use the 3M Cloud Library on your own device.  Just stop in and ask!

 

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