All Libraries

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

Closed – Holiday

President’s Day
Monday, February 15th
We are closed for President’s Day.

Overdrive acquires RBmedia

Overdrive Logo

OverDrive has acquired RBmedia’s library business, RBdigital, in North America, UK, and Australia. This means that the titles purchased from RBdigital will be transferred to OverDrive. Our patrons will enjoy access to these titles in the popular Libby app. When this transfer is complete, the RBdigital platform and app will be retired. Ebooks and Audiobooks are already transferred over in 2020. Everything else will be moving in the early part of 2021 that includes ArtistWorks, The Great Courses, Method Test Prep, Transparent Language Online, Magazines, Comics, AcornTV, IndieFlix, Qello Concerts, and LearnitLive.
Hoonuit a professional development and training education service, however will not be moving to Overdrive. It was acquired by Infobase and rebranded as Infobase Learning Cloud. As a result they will be migrating to the Infobase platform in early 2021.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Putnam County Public Library District Headquarters at (815)925-7020 or

Virtual Library Escape Room

January Winter Wonderland. Escape from the real world. New one beginning every month. This event will be on Google Forms.
The link will be on our website under All Libraries Programs.

Click the link below:

Announcement Curbside Services

In order to help the prevention of COVID-19 and other flu-type viruses, the Library District will go to curbside service, effective as of Thursday, November 19th.

Materials can still be returned in the book drops, and all fines, during the time the library is in curbside, will be waived. Our electronic databases, like RBDigital, 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. You can call ahead for your items or any item requests at your local library branch.
All Programs we had planned are canceled as well across all of our branches that are in person. Call ahead for our take and go crafts.  Some programs will be appearing on Zoom or Facebook Live. Keep an eye on our website, Facebook, and mailchimp emails for updates.
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.


Bad Art Craft

Bad Art Craft
Thursday, February 4th
Grab and Go Craft Art program for all audiences. Coal not included. We are making Valentine’s Wreaths.


Grab and Go Craft

Grab & Go Craft
Saturday, February 13th
Each child will get supplies and instructions for the Paper Strip Hearts & Paper Plate Love Birds.



Lego Building a town

Lego building a town
Saturday, January 9th @ 10:30 A.M. – Noon
Saturday, February 6th @ 10:30 A.M. – Noon  

Charles M. Schulz (Peanuts’ creator)

Tuesday, January 19th @ 6:30 P.M. on ZOOM
Jim Gibbons will be discussing Peanut’s creator Charles M. Schulz.
Zoom link will be on the website and Facebook.

Lets Play Wii

Let’s play Wii
Saturday, January 23rd @ 10:00 A.M. – Noon
Saturday, February 20th @ 10:00 A.M. – Noon

Take Home Basic circuits

Saturday, January 30th All morning
Illinois Extension 4-H w/ Aaron Lindstrom.  Website Instructions

Paper Rockets take home

Saturday, February, 13th All Morning
Illinois Extension 4-H w/Aaron Lindstrom. Take home to build with instructions.


Bad Art Craft

Bad Art Craft
Saturday, February 13th @ 9:00 A.M. – Noon
Grab and Go Craft Art program for all audiences. Coal not included. We are making Valentine’s Wreaths.

House Plants

House Plants
Wednesday, February 3rd @ 6:30 P.M. on Zoom.
Zoom link will be on the website and Facebook. Illinois Extension Master Gardener Laura Ekern.

Pick/Check out a Movie Night

Pick/Check out a movie night @ 3:00 -7:00 P.M.

Call ahead and pick up craft Wednesday, December 23rd 

Wednesday, January 20th

Wednesday, February 24th

A snack bag is included.

Story hour

Story hour @ 5:00 P.M.

Wednesday, December 2nd Call ahead and pick up craft

Wednesday, January 6th

Wednesday, February 10th

Story hour & snack included.