All Libraries

Please view each of our locations’ programs below. Call us with questions or concerns.

Library Closed Information

Closed Sign

Putnam County Public Library District will remain closed at this time following state orders. We are available for any questions relating to the libraries, new cards, or any other questions by calling us at our Headquarters in Hennepin at (815)925-7020 Monday – Friday 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. You can also email us at Don’t forget we do have our digital library collections available EReadIllinois, Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla, Kanopy, and our newest digital library RBDigital for all of your audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, comics, concerts, tv shows, educational courses, and so much more. We are expecting to move our programs onto Facebook and Zoom this summer while we remain closed. Stay Healthy!

Library District Closure Announcement

In order to help the prevention of COVID-19 and other flu-type viruses, the Library District will close until further notice, effective as of 5:00 P.M. Monday, March 16th.

Materials can still be returned in the book drops, and all fines, during the time the library is closed, will be waived. Our electronic databases, like Omni, eReadIllinois, Hoopla, and Kanopy will remain open and available. Links for all can be found on our website. Our wireless network will remain on and available.

All Programs we had planned are canceled as well across all of our branches.

If your card becomes unusable, due to overdue fines, please call us at 815-925-7020. We will make sure your card is cleared, so you can enjoy our electronic resources.

Thank you for understanding.


Pete Hamilton

Thursday, June 4th

6:00 P.M.

If we remain closed it will be aired on Facebook Live.

Listen to Pete play some classic familiar songs and some original work with his guitar and singing.

Homework Helper


Homework Helper

Anytime during Library Hours

Starting in Hennepin this Spring. Students are welcome to work on homework at the library during library hours.

Hennepin Story Time

Hennepin Story Time

Every Thursday @ 3:30pm

Join us for story time in Hennepin. For children 2 – 5 years of age.
Read.  Craft.  Play.


Swim into Summer

Saturday, June 20th

10:00 A.M.

Will be on FB Live if we remain closed. Water resist paper plate shells & Jellyfish Salt Painting


At the Granville Branch if the book cart is outside the books on it are free to take for anyone.

Book Discussion Group

Book Discussion Group

Meets 1st & 3rd Monday of every month. No assigned book to read.
Group directed. Instead share your own insights, opinions, and views.
Make recommendations. Please join us and share!

Preschool Story Times

Preschool Story Time

Every Tuesday @ 11:00 A.M.

Stop in for stories, crafts, activities and more!
For children 2 – 5 years of age.

Wee Ones

Wee Ones

Every Thursday at 10am

30 minutes of stories and songs!
Ideal for little ones under 3 years of age.


Books and Brunch

A morning gathering to enjoy coffee and a light breakfast with fellow readers. First Saturday every month.


Homework Helpers

Every Tuesday 3:30 – 7:00 P.M.

Every Thursday 3:30 – 6:00 P.M.

Every Saturday 9:00 – Noon

Kids have the opportunity to do their homework at the library with others during the school year.


Flappers, Speakeasies, and Coolidge: The 1920s

Wednesday, June 3rd

6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

If we remain closed by this date this program will be shown on Zoom.
Historian Jim Gibbons discusses the roaring 1920s all the way through the Great Depression!

Eat. Read. Social.

Third Saturday of every month 9:00 A.M. – Noon Enjoy a quick bite & coffee with your books and friends.

Homework Helpers

Every Wednesday 3:30 – 7:00 P.M.

Kids have the opportunity to do their homework at the library with others during the school year.