Library Services for Children

Everything from A to Z!

Each of the six Putnam County libraries have a wide range of books and movies for children of all ages! Board books for babies and toddlers, picture books, perfect for preschoolers, beginner books for early readers, and chapter books for children and tweens. Our DVD collection offers educational and entertaining movies. As a patron of the Putnam County Public Library District, you can also access the collections of libraries throughout the state and beyond. Looking for a specific subject, title, or author? You can access the online library catalog, PrairieCat, anytime to find the title you are looking for.

Interactive Childrens E-Books Now Available

Captivate and engage children through the images and sounds of Capstone’s Digital Library! Children can read an e-book or listen to a professionally narrated e-book, with optional highlighting of the words as they are spoken. Browse a variety of titles, topics and reading levels. Each book title contains information for parents and teachers, such as grade level, interest level, lexile and Accelerated Reader level. Are you ready to enjoy this special collection? Login with username: putnamcolib and password: read Click here to get started!

Homework Help at Your Library

Homework help is available at your library! Stop in at any of the six Putnam County libraries and ask a librarian…we’re happy to help you find the answer you are looking for! Whether you are searching for facts and figures about people and places around the world, help in locating information to determine the degrees in a certain angle, the number of electrons in uranium, or the distance from Earth to Mars, or need help in finding a selection of poetry for a language arts essay or a biography for a report, just ask! We’re here to help you find the answers.

Apply for a Library Card

All residents of Putnam County are eligible for a Putnam County Public Library District library card. You can apply for a card at any of the six Putnam County libraries and will need to have a form of identification with you when you apply. Your application will be processed and we will notify you when your library card is available. All teens under the age of 18 will need a parent signature on their application.

Please feel free to call or stop in at any of the Putnam County Public Libraries to ask about applying for a library card.

Computer Access

The Hennepin branch offers fun and educational games on a computer especially for kids. Public computers and access to the internet are available at all six Putnam County libraries. Internal wireless internet access also is available at the Hennepin and Granville branches. The public computers offer access to the Microsoft Office 2010, which includes WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, POWERPOINT, and PUBLISHER.

Use of the computers is free and printing fees are posted at each location.

All computer users must accept the Computer Use and Internet Use agreements. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult to use library computers. All children under the age of 18 must have a computer and internet use agreement signed by a parent or guardian on file at the library.

Patrons are encouraged to use their own discs or USB drives if files need to be saved, as cannot be saved to the hard drive.

If you have any questions regarding computer access or capabilities, please call the Library at (815) 925-7020.