We Made It!!

The library is open once again following the winter weather.

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Weather Alert

The library will be closed today, February 3rd, due to inclement weather.

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Temporary & Partial Closure

January 3-8, 2022.  We are having the interior of the library painted and will offer curbside service for those who would like to check out items.  Our hours of operation will be 10:00 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday that week.  Saturday, January 8th 2022 will have the regular hours of 9:00 am- 11:00 am.  When you arrive at the library please call 618-523-4820 and library staff will be happy to assist you.  Items being returned can be placed in the outdoor book drop. 

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Third Thursdays at the library

Mark your calendars for Third Thursdays at the Library.  Each month we will have a story time and do an activity.  All ages welcome.  Here are the activities for December and January.  We hope to see you!!

December 16, 2021 – 6:00-7:00 We will read stories and make a reindeer craft.

January 20, 2022 – 6:00-7:00 We will read stories and make a snowman craft.

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Exciting New Library Option

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FAMILY READING NIGHT

Family Reading Night will be held on Thursday, November 18th from 7-8 pm.  We will read stories and have crafts available.  Since this is an “after hours” event we are going to have a pajama party.  Wear your comfy jammies and feel free to bring a favorite stuffed toy. 

In preparation for this event we are having a reading challenge to go with our theme Reading Colors Your World.  The challenge is to Read the Rainbow.  Come by the library to pick up your reading challenge sheet.  Once it is completed you can bring it back to the library to get a prize.  You have until the Family Reading Night event to complete the challenge.

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

The Germantown Public Library is participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  Some of you may have started this before everything shut down in 2020.  If you have completed reading the 1000 books with your child come by the library and they can collect their prize.  If you are interested in starting the program stop by to register and get started reading.  Everyone who completes the program will get a book and a special reading pillow. 

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SIUE Military and Veteran Services’ MAVRC Book Club

Military and Veteran Services at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville would like to invite you to our virtual MAVRC Book Club! The MAVRC Book Club is free and open to the public. For more information please click on the Book Lover’s Links just above this posting.

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3rd Annual Library Crawl

Are you ready for a Road Trip??  The Germantown Public Library is participating in the 3rd Annual Library Crawl which will be held September 27-October 17, 2021.  Get a Library Crawl Passport at the Germantown Public Library, visit 5 or more libraries and return to the Germantown Library to enter your name into a drawing for a travel themed gift bag.  Passports are due back at the Germantown Public Library by Saturday, October 23, 2021 at closing time 11:00 am.  Drawing will be held on Monday, October 25th at 2:00.  You do not need to be present to win.

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September is National Library Card Sign up Month

Anyone who owns property in the Germantown Public Library District pays an annual library tax and is entitled to a library card.  Please bring your property tax statement, a piece of mail, and your driver’s license as proof of residency and we can issue a library card to you.

Anyone who does not own property in the district but who would like a card may purchase one for $75 per household per year.

Our library cards may be used at any library in the state of Illinois.

Have you lost your library card?  A replacement card is $3.00.

The Germantown Public Library is part of the Illinois Heartland Library System.  We participate in inter-library loan and receive free delivery of materials through the library system 5 days per week.  If you cannot find an item you want at our library, the librarians can assist you in locating the item at another library in our system, the state of Illinois or anywhere in the USA.  Items requested through interlibrary loan usually arrive within a week and you may check them out as you do our own items, for 2 weeks.  There is no charge for this service.

We also belong to the Cloud Library service which allows patrons to check out items such as e-books and audiobooks.  If you like reading or listening to books on an electronic device, we have the items for you.

If you or someone in your household has a library card with us please stop by to see that the contact information is up to date and that it has not expired.  

Questions??  Our website is gtownlibrary.org , phone number 618-523-4820 and our email address is gma@gtownlibrary.org .  

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National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is an observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.  The Take Action Coalition of Clinton County has donated 10 books to our Library on substance use recovery topics.  There is also an information rack on many substances, and an educational display.  Please come on in and check this information out!

Jane Molitor and Deb Beckmann with National Recovery Month Display

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