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book sale

The library invites users to browse the selection during its current book sale.

A variety of books, music CDs, DVDs and books on CD are available.

All prizes are by donation only.

Home service

The Garrett Public Library offers door-to-door service for cardholders.

If you are a Garrett resident and do not have a library card, the staff will be happy to issue you one.

Home service is available for those who are temporarily or permanently confined to their homes.

For more information, call 357-5485.

Evening book club

The evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight, January 18.

Visitors are invited to read about their favorite author and share with the group why they might like him.

ceramic tile

The library will be offering a ceramic tile class at 10 a.m. Saturday.

All supplies will be provided free of charge. Advance registration is required.

Participants will design their own ceramic tile using Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol.

Valentine’s plate

The library will be offering a Valentine’s Day Love Plate Class at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1.

All supplies will be provided free of charge. Advance registration is required at the upstairs loan counter.

Participants will create their plaques using wood laminate, paint and glue.

Technical Tuesdays

Bring your technical questions to the computer area on the library floor at 10 a.m. every Tuesday. Staff will help find answers to questions.

Handicraft program

Patrons are invited to the library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 22. Design your own ceramic tile using Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol. All supplies will be provided free of charge. Advance registration is required.

Take and do

A new project will be announced each month, with free DIY kits available while supplies last.

January’s craft is a penguin bottle cap magnet.

Teen bedroom

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

Baby story time

Baby Storytime will take place at 11 a.m. every Monday.

Story time for toddlers

Toddler story time will be at 1:00 p.m. every Thursday.

Kids club

The kids’ club offers opportunities to experiment with science, explore arts and crafts, have fun with food, and play with cool activities.

Join the library every Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 Storybook Kits

Need a variety of formats to entertain your kids? Get a Tall Tales Book Kit. Each kit includes three books, one movie, one music CD, one 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 at the library until late summer in the South Corridor display cases. The exhibit features photos and items from the Garrett community, some dating back to the 1800s.

Library Guidelines

Masks are recommended but not mandatory for library staff and users. The library will continue to provide masks to visitors who need them.

Library fines, fees explained

Overdue fines will no longer accumulate on patron accounts.

Administration fees for processing 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 video game collection that is now available for public circulation.

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 adult).

Customers can view five games at a time for periods of one week.

Small free library

Thanks to a generous donation from Church at Garrett, 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 take away any books that interest them.

Gently used books can be donated depending on space availability.

Garrett Public Library staff will periodically refresh and restock the small free library.

Please note that this is not the drop box for returning library materials. The library drop box is located further south in the parking lot and is silver.

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