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The library will be closed for the New Year holidays from Friday to Monday January 3. The library will reopen on Tuesday January 4.
Technical Tuesdays start on Tuesday January 4th. Bring your technical questions to the Adult Computer Space on the Library Floor every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Library staff will do their best to help find answers to customers’ questions.
The genealogy club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the community hall. New participants are welcome. Bring stories and ideas to share.
Afternoon Book Club
The afternoon book club will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 6.
This month’s book is “The Improbable Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. Copies of the book can be picked up at the upstairs checkout counter.
The Teens Hall (Herzer Hall) will have after school activities at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Storytime for baby
Baby Storytime will take place at 11 a.m. every Monday.
Storytime for toddlers
Storytime for toddlers will be at 1 p.m. every Thursday.
Let’s experiment with science, explore arts and crafts, have fun with food, and play cool activities.
Join the library every Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm No registration is required. All supplies are provided.
Early Learning Kits
These kits are free educational activities – four crafts in each kit.
The learning kits change every month. These can be picked up at the library while supplies last.
Tall Tales Book Kits
Need a variety of formats to keep your kids entertained? Take a kit of Tall Tales books. Each kit includes three books, a movie, a music CD, a coloring page / activity page. Choose a theme: dinosaurs, animals, bedtime, pirates, superheroes or cats.
Book kits are limited to one per customer.
Viewing Garrett’s History
A historic Garrett exhibit, “Tales as Old as Time: Garrett through the Ages,” is in the library until late summer in the South Hall display cases. The display features photos and articles from the Garrett community, some dating back to the 1800s.
Masks are recommended but not required for library staff and patrons. The library will continue to provide masks to visitors who need them.
Library fines, charges explained
Late payment fines will no longer accumulate on members’ accounts.
Administration fees for handling lost or damaged items will no longer be charged. Customers, however, are still responsible for lost or damaged items and replacement costs.
Video games available
The Garrett Public Library has a collection of video games which is now available for circulation to the public.
Games for PlayStation 4, XBox One and Nintendo Switch will be offered.
The collection includes games for all audiences, from ESRB rating E (for everyone) to M (for adults).
Customers can watch five games at a time for periods of one week.
Small free library
Thanks to a generous donation from Garrett’s Church, the Garrett Public Library has a small free library.
The small free library is located near the west entrance. No library card is required. Visitors can pick up any books that interest them.
Lightly used books can be donated if space permits.
Garrett Public Library staff will periodically update and restock the small free library.
Please note that this is not the drop box for returning library materials. The library deposit box is located further south in the parking lot and is silver.