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Teen Room

The Teens Hall (Herzer Hall) will have after school activities at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Story time

Story time will be at 11 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Activities include singing, reading a story, making crafts and having a snack. No registration is required.

Storytime for toddlers

Storytime for toddlers will be at 1 p.m. every Thursday.

Kids club

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.

Felt ornament

Sign up to make a felt ornament Wednesday at 6 p.m. Participants will need to sew by hand and tie sequins. All supplies will be provided.

Space is limited. Visit or call the library to register.

Take ‘n’ Make for adults

The November take-and-make project is a boxed “thank you”. Go to the upstairs loan counter to pick up your kit.

Supplies are limited to one per customer over 18.

Afternoon Book Club

Mark your calendars for the next afternoon book club meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 2. The December book will be “Catching Christmas” by Terri Blackstock.

Copies of these books are available at the lending desk upstairs. New members are welcome.

Evening book club

The new evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the community hall. Jeanette Walls’ ‘Glass Castle’ will be discussed at the November 16th meeting.

Copies of the book are available at the lending desk upstairs.

Christmas craft workshop

Make plans now for the Christmas craft workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday. This is a program for parents, grandparents or an adult to do crafts with children. Call the library to register.

Learning Kits

Learning Kits are fun and educational activities that can be viewed for two weeks with an active account and parental permission. Parents and guardians can give permission by phone or in person.

Each learning kit contains a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) concept. The library will have a telescope kit, microscope kit, engineering kit, math kit, and coding kit.

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.

Library guidelines

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.


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