Putnam County Public Library District Mission Statement

The mission of the Putnam County Public Library District is to serve the community with efficient and effective access to informational, educational, cultural, and recreational materials and services in varied formats and technologies. In responding to community needs, the library emphasis is on providing a positive atmosphere for life-long learning and reading while upholding the public’s freedom of access to information.

History of the Library

According to recorded history, interest in forming a library in Putnam County dates back to 1916. By 1932, the Putnam County Library was organized as a state demonstration project, a pioneering effort for library service in Illinois. The demonstration was so successful that the library became legally funded with tax support in 1938. The library operated as Illinois’ only county library until 1995, when the county library was successfully converted to the Putnam County Public Library District. District status afforded the library more opportunities to better serve the community under Illinois Library Law. The district library operates with a library headquarters in Hennepin, and five branch sites in the villages of Granville, Standard, McNabb, Magnolia, and Putnam. The Putnam County Public Library District is a member of RAILS Reaching Across Illinois Library System..

Library Board

Board PresidentBob Steele
Vice PresidentSean Brannon
SecretaryAllison Voss
TreasurerJoan Augustine
TrusteesSally Young
TrusteesBob Hamann
TrusteesBeth Mack
Executive DirectorJay Kalman

Be it ordained that regular meetings of the Putnam County Public Library District Board of Trustees shall be held at 7:00 p.m. Second Monday of each month at the Hennepin Library Headquarters at 214 North Fourth Street, Hennepin, IL 61327.

Board Agenda & Minutes


Date of MeetingsAgendasMinutes
January 8, 2024AgendaCancelled
February 12, 2024AgendaMinutes
March 11, 2024AgendaMinutes
April 8, 2024AgendaMinutes
May 13, 2024AgendaMinutes
June 10, 2024AgendaMinutes
July 8, 2024AgendaMinutes
August 12, 2024AgendaMinutes
September 9, 2024AgendaMinutes
October 14, 2024AgendaMinutes
November 11, 2024AgendaMinutes
December 9, 2024AgendaMinutes
January 9, 2023AgendaMinutes
February 13, 2023AgendaMinutes
March 13, 2023AgendaMinutes
April 10. 2023AgendaMinutes
May 8, 2023AgendaMinutes
June 12, 2023AgendaMinutesJune Agenda
July 10, 2023AgendaMinutesMinutes
August 14, 2023AgendaMinutesMinutes
September 11, 2023AgendaMinutes
October 9, 2023AgendaMinutes
November 13, 2023AgendaMinutes
December 11, 2023No MeetingNo Meeting
January 11, 2022AgendaNo Minutes
February 14, 2022AgendaMinutes
March 14, 2022AgendaMinutes
April 11, 2022AgendaMinutes
May 9, 2022AgendaMinutes
June 13, 2022AgendaMinutes
July 11, 2022AgendaMinutes
August 8, 2022AgendaMinutes
September 12, 2022AgendaMinutes
October 10, 2022AgendaMinutes
November 14, 2022AgendaMinutes
December, 12, 2022No MeetingNo Minutes
January 11, 2021AgendaMinutes
January 25, 2021 Special MeetingAgendaMeeting Canceled
February 8, 2021AgendaMinutes
March 8, 2021AgendaMinutes
March 13, 2021 Special MeetingAgendaMinutes
March 29, 2021 Special MeetingAgendaMinutes
April 12, 2021AgendaMinutes
May 10, 2021AgendaMinutes
June 14, 2021AgendaMinutes
July 12, 2021AgendaMinutes
August 9, 2021AgendaMinutes
September 13, 2021AgendaMinutes
October 11, 2021AgendaMeeting Canceled
November 8, 2021AgendaMinutes
December 13, 2021AgendaMeeting Canceled
January 13th, 2020AgendaMinutes
February 10th, 2020AgendaMinutes
March 9th, 2020AgendaMinutes
April 13th, 2020AgendaMinutes
May 11th, 2020AgendaMinutes
June 8th, 2020AgendaMinutes
July 13th, 2020AgendaMinutes
August 10th, 2020AgendaMinutes
September 14th, 2020AgendaMinutes
October 12th, 2020AgendaMinutes
October 26th, 2020 Special meetingAgendaMinutes
November 9th, 2020AgendaMinutes
December 14th, 2020AgendaMinutes
January 14th, 2019AgendaMinutes
February 11th, 2019AgendaMinutes
March, 11th, 2019AgendaMinutes
April 8th, 2019AgendaMinutes
May 13th, 2019AgendaMinutes
June 10th, 2019AgendaMinutes
July 8th, 2019AgendaMinutes
August 12th, 2019AgendaNo Meeting
September 9th, 2019AgendaMinutes
October 14th, 2019AgendaMinutes
November 11th, 2019AgendaMinutes
December 9th, 2019AgendaMinutes
January 8th, 2018AgendaMinutes
February 12th, 2018AgendaMinutes
March 12th, 2018AgendaMinutes
April 9th, 2018AgendaMinutes
May 14th, 2018AgendaMinutes
June 11th, 2018AgendaMinutes
July 9th, 2018AgendaMinutes
August 13th, 2018AgendaMinutes
September 10th, 2018AgendaMinutes
October 8th, 2018AgendaMinutes
November 12th, 2018AgendaMinutes
December 10th, 2018AgendaMinutes
January 9th, 2017AgendaMinutes
February 13th, 2017AgendaMinutes
March 13th, 2017AgendaMinutes
April 10th, 2017AgendaNo Meeting
May 8th, 2017AgendaMinutes
June 12th, 2017AgendaMinutes
July 10th, 2017AgendaMinutes
August 14th, 2017AgendaMinutes
September 11th, 2017AgendaMinutes
October 9th, 2017AgendaNo Meeting
November 13th, 2017AgendaMinutes
December 11th, 2017AgendaMinutes
July 11th, 2016AgendaMinutes
August 8th, 2016AgendaMinutes
September 12th, 2016AgendaMinutes
October 10th, 2016AgendaMinutes
November 14th, 2016AgendaMinutes
December 12th, 2016AgendaMinutes