We’re Hiring!

Germantown Library is now accepting applications for the position of part-time Library Clerk.  The position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule including some daytimes, evenings and Saturday mornings, for a total of 15-18 hours per week.  Applicants must be 18 and hold a high school diploma or the equivalent.  We’re looking for someone who is dependable, friendly, able to work independently and committed to high quality customer service.  Basic computer skills are a must; prior library experience is not necessary, but would be a plus.  Stop in soon to pick up an application or ask about the job.  You can also call us at 523-4820 for more information.  Applications must be returned by April 11.  

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Tax Time

Well, it’s that time of year – tax time!  If you are in need of tax forms, we have them.  No charge.  We also have booklets with tax tables and directions for filling out the forms.  If you are in need of Federal or State tax forms, just stop in and pick them up.

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Spring Health Fair

Once again St. Joseph’s Hospital is offering its Spring Health Fair at several convenient locations.  The first will be Wed. March 7 at the Breese KC hall.  There will also be Health Fair dates at the Carlyle KC, the Trenton 1st UMC and finally on April 18 at the Germantown American Legion.  If you’d like to pre-register, we have forms available here at the library.

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Volunteers Needed

Do you have an hour or two, once a week or once a month, to spare?  Would you like to help out your friendly, local library?  We are in need of more volunteers and would be happy to train you.  Please call 523-4820 or stop in and speak to Joan.

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Changes to Website for Book Lovers

Are you always on the lookout for new titles or authors to read?  Check out the “Book Lover’s Links” tab just below the picture on our website.  Just click on that tab and get some great URLs to find new reads.  We’ve recently added 2 that we really like – http://www.fantasticfiction.com and http://www.bookreporter.com.  Try them out.  If you see something you’re interested in, simply place a request in the Library Catalog or let us know and we’ll be glad to get it for you!

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Closed for Presidents’ Day

The library will be closed on Monday, February 19 in honor of Presidents’ Day.

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Peter Rabbit is Coming

Join us Friday, Feb. 9 at 7pm for a special Peter Rabbit event!

We’ll have a story, snacks, a video, and crafts and games for all to enjoy.  This event is free and open to all young patrons and their families.  We’ve heard there might even be an appearance by a very special rabbit, so you won’t want to miss this!!

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Nifty Knitters Begins Again

4-H Nifty Knitters Spin Club will again be meeting at the library

Beginning Feb. 1 you can come to the library to learn to knit.  The 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:45pm there will be 2 leaders available to help those age 8 and up learn how to knit.  You do not currently need to be a 4-H member to take this class.  The cost is $10 and you will need your own set of size 8 or 9 knitting needles, a pair of scissors and practice yarn.  To register, call the 4-H extension office at 526-4551 or sign up at the library.  The class will run through April.


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Original Spassfest Cookbook

We were fortunate recently to be given a copy of the original Spassfest Cookbook.  This volume was put together by the ladies of Germantown several years after the first Spassfest took place.  It was hand typed and put together in a 3 ring binder.  We have made a copy to be placed on our shelves and made available for checkout.  If you’ve never seen it or haven’t seen one in years, be sure to come in and have a look or check it out and try a few of the recipes.  It’s sure to bring back fond memories of moms, aunts and grandmas.

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Old Photographs

The Germantown Historical Society currently has several old photographs on display at the library.  The two pictured here are a First Communion class on the steps of the old school, whose members were born around 1907.  The other picture is of a firemen’s outing from the late 1930’s or early 1940’s.  The historical society is looking for more information about the exact dates the photos were taken and help in identifying some of the subjects.  If you or someone you know could help out, please come in and jot down the information you have or call Judy Poettker with it.  Of course, you can just stop by to enjoy seeing these and other photos of days gone by in Germantown’s past.  They may bring back fond memories.

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