Garrett Public Library News | Garrett Clipper

107 W. Houston St.

357-5485

www.garrettpl.org

Library updates

The Garrett Public Library has long been a member of the Northeast Indiana Digital Library consortium, which provides access to digital materials through the Libby and Overdrive apps. The Indiana State Library is making available a larger OverDrive consortium, the Indiana Digital Library.

In February, the NIDL merged with the IDL. This means library patterns now have access to a collection of books, audio books and magazines from almost 200 libraries around the state.

Call the library for questions and more information.

Card making class

Colleen will lead a card making class at 6 pm Thursday. All supplies and instruction will be provided to make three greeting cards. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required.

STEM-kits

The library has STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activity kits available for checkout. There are kits for different age groups.

Adult activity club

This new club offers a great way to get out of the house, meet new people and try some new things.

The club will meet the second Wednesday of each month. At 10 am Wednesday, we will share ideas about reading labels, coupons and saving money with home management.

evening book club

The adult evening book club will meet at 6:30 pm March 15. It meets the third Tuesday of each month.

This month’s selection is “The Lake House” by Kate Morton. Copies are available at the upstairs circulation desk.

genealogy club

The genealogy club will now meet from 1-2:30 pm the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is set for Thursday, March 17 in the community room. New attendees are welcome.

book out

The library invites patrons to browse the selection at its ongoing book sale.

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

All prices are by donation only.

Outreach

The Garrett Public Library offers homebound service to cardholders.

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

The homebound service is available to those who are temporarily or permanently homebound.

For more information, call 357-5485.

Curbside Service

Curbside service is available to those concerned about safety with bad weather and COVID issues. Call the library to set up this service.

Tech Tuesdays

Bring your tech questions to the upstairs computer area at the library at 10 am each Tuesday. Staff will help find the answers to questions.

teen room

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

baby story time

Baby Storytime will take place at 11 am each Monday.

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime will take place at 1 pm each 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 3:30-4:30 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 monthly. These can be picked up at the library while supplies last.

Library guidelines

Masks are recommended but not required for library staff and patrons. The library will continue to provide masks for visitors in need of one.

Library ends, fees explained

Overdue fines will no longer accrue on patron accounts.

Administration fees for processing lost or damaged items will no longer be charged. Patrons, 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 to circulate 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 mature).

Patrons may check out five games at a time for week-long periods.

Free Little Library

With a generous donation by Church at Garrett, the Garrett Public Library has a Free Little Library.

The Free Little Library is located near the west entrance. No library card is required. Visitors may take any books they have an interest.

Gently used books may be donated as space permits.

Garrett Public Library staff will periodically refresh and restock the Free Little Library.

Please note this is not the drop box to return library materials. The library’s drop box is located further south in the parking lot and is silver.

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