Library Updates

2020.05.10

.  Due to the continued Stay at Home order, the library's closure will extend through May 28. Due dates have been extended into June. Work on our parking lot has been completed and our new drop boxes located on the south side of the building are now available. We are making plans to still offer our Summer Reading programs this year, with online registration and virtual programming when possible. More information will be available soon. While it is our goal to reopen and provide service to our community as soon as possible, we want to make sure we do it in a way that keeps staff and library visitors as safe as possible. We appreciate your patience as we continue our closure. If you have any questions, please e-mail rbristow@gtpl.org.

2020.04.24

.  Due to the extended Stay at Home order, the library will continue to be closed through May 15 and all in-person May programming has been cancelled. If no further extensions are issued, we plan to reopen on Monday, May 18. Due dates of items currently checked out will again be extended. While we encourage everyone to hold onto items checked out, our exterior drop box is open and emptied regularly. If you would like a library card, please complete the online application. If your card is expired, please contact the Library Director at rbristow@gtpl.org. While we are closed, please take advantage of the library's digital collection and online resources. We are currently working through safety procedures that will be put in place for re-opening. Please keep up-to-date via our Facebook page.  Thanks for your continued patience!

2020.04.24

.  Thank you to everyone who has requested seeds from our Seed Library By Mail service! We are currently low or out of several varieties but you can still request seeds. If you are interested in seeds, please e-mail rbristow@gtpl.org with your name and mailing address and we will send out a variety of vegetable and/or flower seeds.

2020.04.11

.  It’s Spring and almost gardening time! Since we cannot “open” our new seed library as we had hoped this month, we would like to make seeds available by mail.  Browse our list of seeds, select up to 3 items, and e-mail the form (or a list of the ones you would like) to rbristow@gtpl.org and we will mail you the seeds. Quantities are limited and substitutions may need to be made depending on demand for certain varieties.  Please share your pictures via our Facebook page or e-mail rbristow@gtpl.org and show us what you are growing.

2020.04.10

.  Good news for genealogists and family history enthusiasts: Ancestry.com is now available from home! Now is a great time to spend some extra time researching family history at http://eservices.llcoop.net/. Follow the link and enter your Georgetown Library card and PIN to get access at home.  Don’t have a library card yet? Please complete the online form and we can issue a card for you to use for digital resources. Have an expired card or not sure what your PIN is? E-mail rbristow@gtpl.org and we can make necessary changes right away.

2020.04.09

.  Per the extended stay at home order, the library will remain closed through April 30. Our plan is to reopen on Friday, May 1 but will update our website and Facebook page as we get closer to that date. All due dates for materials currently checked out have been extended until May 11. We will also be backdating materials as we check them in after we reopen so that no fines will be charged.  Items on our old shelf will remain their until we reopen as well.  We encourage you to continue using our digital collection which is always available. Don’t have a library card yet? Please complete the online form and we can issue a card for you to use for digital resources. Have an expired card? E-mail rbristow@gtpl.org and we can renew your card online as well.

2020.04.05

.  Per the Governor's Executive Order, the library will remain closed until at least April 13. We are not able to offer curbside service at this time.

All due dates have been extended until April 20 and will continue to be extended as we learn more about the time frame of our closure and fines will be waived as items are returned after we reopen, so we ask that you please not return any items at this time until we reopen. Items on our hold shelf will also remain on hold for you until after we reopen and will not be sent back.

If you have questions or need assistance with your library account, please message us through our Facebook page or e-mail rbristow@gtpl.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Voicemail messages will be checked periodically but e-mail and Facebook will be responded to more quickly.

We miss all of our wonderful patrons and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Please stay safe and healthy!

2020.04.05

.  Need access to books, audiobooks, or magazines online while stuck at home? Get free access to thousands of titles with your library card.

Don't have a library card? If you are a Georgetown Township resident, you can get one online and gain access to the library's digital resources. Apply online at https://gtpl.org/form…/library-3/apply-for-a-library-card-55. You will receive an e-mail within 24 hours with a card number and PIN you can use.

Have a card that needs to be renewed? Send us an e-mail at rbristow@gtpl.org or send us a message through Facebook and we will be happy to help!

2020.04.05

.  Have you met Libby yet? If not, now is the perfect time. Libby is a free app for borrowing digital books and audiobooks from the library's OverDrive collection. Not sure where to start? Visit our website at https://gtpl.org/DocumentCenter/View/4762/Libby_How-To for easy-to-follow instructions.

2020.04.05

.  Looking for more online learning resources to assist your child in his or her virtual learning experience?

Don't forget to check out the MeL databases available through the Georgetown Library.

Resources for Kids: https://mel.org/az.php?s=153872
Resources for Teens: https://mel.org/az.php?s=153976

Need internet access? Our Wifi is available 24/7 just outside our building.