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FRIENDS ITEM DONATION DROP-OFF
The Friends of the Germantown Community Library will be having another donation drop-off in the community room at the library on Saturday, October 24 from 12:30-2:30pm. Due to space restrictions, this will the last drop-off until the holidays. Please check back on our Facebook page and website in December for additional donation drop-off dates/times.
Please Do…
…drop off your gently used books/audiovisual materials in the library community room
…let us know if you need a donation sheet for tax purposes
Please Don’t…
…drop off moldy or smelly items (these can be recycled!)
…drop off cassette tapes, encyclopedias, magazines, records, software, textbooks or VHS tapes

HALLOWEEN BOOK WALK: October  19 – 31 at Schoen Laufen Park!
Take a walk through Schoen Laufen Park as you read books, Creepy Pair of Underwear and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat. Activity bags that go along with the walk will be available in the Library lobby on a first come, first serve basis.
Please let us know you attended the walk as this helps the library plan for future programming.  Link also available via QR code on location of walk. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VkBVyoqpU2eR3utmPUHiyssPgiK7q5eGyBgjArygcnE/edit

RB DIGITAL AUDIOBOOK TITLES WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH OVERDRIVE
RB Digital has been merged with Overdrive. Digital audio titles will now be part of Libby! Materials will be transitioned on Sept. 14th, so check back Sept. 15th to see added items to this collection. Stay tuned for news on transfering of digital magazine & streaming content.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience that they has caused. Please contact the library at (262) 253-7760 if you need any assistance accessing Overdrive/Libby.


NEW! FINE FREE ON ALL YOUTH & TEEN MATERIAL / DVD FINES LOWERED TO $0.10

Starting Monday, September 14, the Germantown Community Library will be lowering all overdue fines for adult material to $0.10 per item per day and eliminating all overdue fines on children’s and young adult material.  Click below to find additional information about this new policy and how it affects you.

September Fine Changes – Frequently Asked Questions


Why buy when you can borrow?  Get books, movies, magazines, digital audiobooks & more for free with your library card.  Sign up today at the Germantown Community Library or online at www.GetYourLibraryCard.org. #GetYourLibraryCard


ONLINE APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP SERVICE!

Here’s how it works:

1.) PLACE YOUR HOLDS – Place your items on holds through the Monarch Catalog, Monarch2Go app or by calling the library at (262) 253-7760. You will be notified via email, text or phone when your holds are ready for pickup.

2.) SCHEDULE BY PHONE OR ONLINE – When you are ready to pick up your items, call the library and our staff will schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.  You can also make an appointment online by visiting https://www.germantownlibrarywi.libcal.com/reserve/curbside

  • Select the date: The default is today’s date.  If you would like a different date, click on the ‘Go To Date’ button below.
  • Select the time: Click on a green box for the time you want.  If you do not see any green boxes, this indicated there are no appointment available for the combined date and time you have selected.
  • Confirm the date and time: The time you selected will turn yellow and the appointment  information will be displayed below the time chart.  Click on the “Submit Time’ button to continue.
  • The next screen will give you more information.  Click ‘Contine.”
  • Fill out the form with your information and click ‘Submit.’

3.) DRIVE – At your appointment time, drive into the circular drive by the library front door.  You can arrive anytime during your scheduled 30-minute appointment.

4.) PICKUP – Then exit your car and go to the front door. Your items will be placed at the table in the front entrance and will be labeled with the last four digits of your library card barcode and the first three initials of your last name. Take your bag and enjoy!

Please allow up to 24 hours for items to be pulled.
Questions? Visit our website or give us a call at (262) 253-7760.

PLEASE NOTE (EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2020):

Under Wisconsin Emergency Order #1, Wisconsin residents ages five and older are required to wear a face covering when inside the Germantown Community Library building.  Masks are available free of charge at the Welcome Table in the lobby for those that need a mask while visiting the library.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to follow CDC, local & state guidelines.


GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY OPEN ON THURSDAY, MAY 21

As of 10:00am, the Germantown Community Library physical building is currently open for the following essential service:

  • Browsing of material on shelves
  • Picking up material placed on hold
  • Checking out material
  • Printing, photocopying and faxing
  • Internet and computer access
  • Individual use of seating areas and study rooms

The building is currently limited to 25% or 43 people.  We recommend that patrons wear a mask, limit their stay to one hour per person per day, practice social distancing and stay home if exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.  We encourage patrons to continue to use our Curbside Pickup and Library Express Bag services to provide contactless options for obtaining library material.

Library hours are currently limited to the following:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 10am – 3pm

Place holds on Germantown items if you would like to receive your holds as quickly as possible.  Items from libraries in the Monarch Library System may take a lot longer than usual due to limited van delivery.  Items from WISCAT through Interlibrary Loan are currently unavailable and we are not able to accept any requests.

Thank you for you patience and understand as we work through this process and continue to serve our community to the best of our ability.


NOW AVAILABLE: LIBRARY EXPRESS BAGS

Don’t have a lot of time on your hands?  Not sure what to read next? Looking for something new and different? Fill out the forms below and library staff will select the requested number of items for you based on your age and preferences.

Due to high volume, items may take at up to 3 days to process. You will receive an automated message when items are ready to be picked up and you can then call the library at (262) 253-7760 to schedule a Curbside Pickup appointment or stop by during opening hours.


PLACING HOLDS ON GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY ITEMS

Our van delivery service is still very limited so selecting Germantown items will all you to receive your items as quickly as possible.

This video below will teach you how to find out if specific items are available at your preferred Monarch Library location for pickup. The example in the video is the Plymouth Public Library, but steps can be modified for the Germantown Community Library.


LIBRARY CLOSED: DIGITAL MATERIAL/RESOURCES & PHONE SUPPORT AVAILABLE

We encourage you to take this opportunity to access our digital material, databases & online courses.  If you do not have a library card, you can sign up for one through the Monarch Catalog.  A staff member will be in contact with you within 72 hours with a permanent barcode and pin number that will allow you to access all of our digital material and databases.

Questions? Contact the library at (262) 253-7760 or though email: circulationdesk@germantownlibrarywi.org



HELP THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AS YOU SHOP ONLINE

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Friends of the Germantown Community Library whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Simply select “Friends of the Duerrwaechter Memorial Library” when selecting your charitable organization.