Garrett Public Library News | Garrett Clipper

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digital consortium

The Garrett Public Library has joined almost 200 other Indiana libraries in a new digital consortium with OverDrive.

Library patrons can now access a huge collection that includes e-books, e-magazines and e-audio books. The Libby application can be put on your device (phone, tablet, laptop or computer) for access wherever you can.

Patrons needing help setting up an account are asked to contact the library.

Duct tape pouch

Visit the library at 1 pm this Wednesday and make your own duct tape zipper pouch. All supplies will be furnished at no charge. Call or visit the library to register in advance.

Tie-dye tote bag

Visit the library at 10 am Saturday, April 2 and make your own tie-dye T-shirt tote bag. All supplies will be provided at no charge. Call or visit the library to register in advance.

Afternoon book club

The adult afternoon book club will meet at 1 pm Thursday, April 7.

Books for discussion this month are “Johnstown Flood” by David McCullough and “Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America’s Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster,” by Al Roker.

Copies of the books are available at the upstairs circulation desk. As the books are about the same topic, the group will compare and contrast the selections.

New members are welcome. The book club meets at 1 pm the first Thursday of each month.

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.


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


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 Den

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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