Germantown Community Library
February 2019 Newsletter

Download a .pdf version here .

Print copies will also be available at the Germantown Community Library and village offices in Germantown, Jackson, and Richfield.
February Special Programs
Call the library at (262) 253-7760 or stop by to sign up!

This program is part of the
Visit our   website  for details & a list of 2019 Adult Special Winter & Spring Programs.
Characters will be present in costumes for storytime plus Meet & Greet opportunities. Elephant & Piggie Day is part of the

Visit our   website  for details & a list of 2019 Youth Special Summer Programs.
Adult Book Groups
The library offers a variety of monthly book groups for adults.  FREE coffee, tea, and hot chocolate is provide by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library for all groups meeting at the library. Copies of all books are available to check out at the Circulation Desk with your library card. Titles and meeting dates are subject to change. Visit the  website  for additional details.

Do you enjoy books? How about a night out? Join us for our new Books on the Town Book Group . Our next meeting will be Wednesday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Ally's Bistro in Menomonee Falls. We will be reading The Last Town On Earth by Thomas Mullen. Registration is required for this group.
Winter & Spring Storytime
Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, movement and music geared for 3-5 year-olds followed by a craft or activity.
  • January 15 - April 23

Wednesdays @ 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, movement and music geared for babies to 2 year-olds follow by playtime.
  • January 16 - April 24
Winter & Spring Monthly Programs for Kids
Our Creative Play Date theme this month is Pout-Pout Fish. Puppets and props of characters from the children's book by Deborah Diesen will be available!!
Visit our   website  for details on our Weekly/Monthly Youth Programs.
Movies @ the Library
The movie First Man (2018) will be shown on:
  • Thursday, February 21 @ 3:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 22 @ 10:30 a.m.

Join us for a free movie & popcorn!
Craft Circle
Thursdays @ 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

February 7 - New-sew Heart Pillows
March 7 - DIY Magnets
April 4 - Spring Suncatchers

Feel free to drop in anytime during the event. All ages are welcome – we will have a variety of projects available for all skill levels. All supplies provided.
Programs for Teens
Visit our   website  for details on our Teen Programs.
Online Resource Feature
This month's featured resource is  Libby - a fresh and easy way to borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive. Libby is a free app - all you need to access 1000s of titles is your library card!

Did you know that there are tons of ebooks and audiobooks available for children? Check out the Kid's Page on Overdrive or limit audience type to Juvenile when searching. There are tons of great lists such as:

Visit our  website  to find more information about Libby and to access a user guide put together by the Monarch Library System.
Join us this Spring in celebrating the ways Washington County libraries ( Germantown , Hartford, Kewaskum, Slinger & West Bend) are transforming our communities! Attend any 3 of the select programs on our brochure between January 2 - April 13 to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate . Pick up a brochure at your local library or visit view our brochure online .

The four featured programs held at the Germantown Community Library
are listed below:
Mark Your Calendar: 2019 Friends Book Sale in March
The Friends of the Germantown Community Library host their annual Used Book Sale in March. We generally have over 10,000 gently used books in dozens of categories for sale. Audio-visual materials as well as unique donations from the community such as comic books, stamps, and records are also available.

Last year, the Book Sale raised a record amount of $8,400 !! 100% of the money goes to support programs, technology, and other items not covered in the annual budget at the Germantown Community Library.

Learn more about the Friends Book Sale here .
Germantown Community Library

N112 W16957 Mequon Rd
Germantown, WI 53022
(262) 253-7760

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