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Digital Consortium

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

Library patrons can now access an extensive collection that includes e-books, e-magazines, and e-audio books. The Libby app can be placed on your device (phone, tablet, laptop or computer) for access anywhere you can.

Patrons who need help creating an account are asked to contact the library.

Duct Tape Pouch

Visit the library at 1 p.m. this Wednesday and make your own duct tape zipper pouch. All supplies will be provided free of charge. Call or visit the library to register in advance.

Tie Dye Tote Bag

Visit the library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 2 and make your own tie-dye t-shirt tote bag. All supplies will be provided free of charge. Call or visit the library to register in advance.

Afternoon Book Club

The afternoon adult book club will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.

This month’s discussion books 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 loan counter upstairs. As the books deal with the same subject, the group will compare and contrast the selections.

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

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.


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


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.

curbside service

Curbside service is available for those concerned about safety in the event of inclement weather and COVID concerns. Call the library to set up this service.

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.

Teen Den

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.

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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