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2021 FALL PROGRAMMING INFORMATION:


WE’RE HIRING!

Click here for more information.  We are currently still accepting applications.


WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Your feedback will help us improve our library services & programs and better understand the needs of our community!

We will be picking one lucky participant at the end of each month to win a $10 gift certificate to a local business!


NEW MONARCH2GO APP IS HERE!

Monarch’s new app is here! Current users of our old app using iOS will have an update for the new version; Android users will need to delete the old and download the new app. New users for each platform can find the app on the App Store or Google Play! Please contact the library at (262) 253-7760 with questions.


2020 GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY ANNUAL REPORT

Our 2020 Annual Report is complete!  The report highlights library material checked out, services and programs from the previous year.  It also included information on new services such as Curbside Pickup, Library Express Bags and Virtual Programming.  View our website for more information and to see our complete summary.


NEW STREAMING SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR GERMANTOWN LIBRARY CARD HOLDERS

Hoopla is a media streaming platform for digital audiobooks, comics, e-books, movies, music, and television shows.  All items can be checked out for free with your Germantown Community Library Card.  Hoopla items are available with no holds or wait time. Patrons are limited to 5 items per month per library card.


DIGITAL MAGAZINES AVAILABLE THROUGH OVERDRIVE

A collection of 3,000+ digital magazine titles are now available in Overdrive/Libby.   Titles include The Economist, Food Network Magazine, HGTV,  National Geographic, The New Yorker,  Women’s Day & more! Magazines can be checked out for free with a Germantown Community Library Card.  There are no holds or limits on this collection.


GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY COVID-19 GUIDELINES (updated 5/1/2021)

The building is open for regular library hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
  • Friday : 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 4pm

The Germantown Community Library physical building is currently open for the following service:

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

The building is currently limited to 50% or 86 people.  We recommend that patrons that have not been vaccinated continue to practice social distancing.   Patrons should stay home if exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to an individual that has tested positive for 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 for those that wish to do so.  Items from libraries in the Monarch Library System and WISCAT (Interlibrary Loan) may take longer than usual due to limited van delivery.

UPDATED 5/31/2021: Per the Village of Germantown Board: As of Monday, May 31, masks are not required in the Germantown Community Library building.  The CDC recommends wearing a face covering in a public building for individuals over the age of 5 that are not fully vaccinated.

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 local guidelines 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.



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.