All Libraries


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

Library Closed

Closed – Holidays

Putnam County Public Library District will be closed for the holidays Friday, December 24th, Saturday, December 25th, Friday, December 31st and Saturday, January 1st.

We are Hiring!

Library Clerk – Part time
Putnam County Public Library District

Starting at $12/hour
10-15 hours per week 

Duties include: checking in/out materials, shelving materials and straightening shelves, assisting patrons with computers and e-readers, providing reference and readers’ advisory services for patrons of all ages, and assisting with programs and events.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED, proficiency with computers and Internet, office equipment and basic technological knowledge. Previous library experience is desired, but not required.

Please send a resume or complete and submit an application (located on our website here) to Jay Kalman, Library Director, jkalman@putnamcountylibrary.org
Alternatively, you may pick up a paper application at the Hennepin headquarters

Read 1000 Books before Kindergarten

Putnam County Public Library District will be offering a new service.
Read 1000 Books before Kindergarten.
Do you have a child between the ages of 0-5? We will be offering prizes for every 100 books that are read to your child until they reach 1000 books. For more information stop by any of our library branches to pick up your first logbook.

Hennepin

Cricut MakerSpace

Cricut MakerSpace

Thursday, January 6th @ 6:00 P.M.

Come in to learn how to use the Cricut Maker on select Thursdays.

6:00 P.M. or earlier if you call ahead. This Month’s craft is a Wood doorknob hanger.

New Year’s Craft 2 Go

New Year’s Craft 2 Go

Thursday, December 30thAll Day

Pick up your Paper Plate Clock kit, so you can be ready for the New Year.

Library Open House/ National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Open House/ National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Friday, December 17thAll Day Hennepin

Saturday, December 18th All Morning McNabb

Library Open House. Wear a Christmas Sweater to the library for a treat. The uglier the better!

Bad Art Craft

Bad Art Craft to go

Thursday, December 16th All Day Hennepin

Saturday, December 18th All Morning McNabb

Craft this month is gingerbread houses.

Holiday Puppet Show

Holiday Puppet Show

Thursday, December 9th@ 6:00 P.M.

Ida Boyle-Bruch will be presenting a holiday Puppet Show at the library. Learn basic hands-on puppetry after the show.

Expired: Cricut Makerspace

Cricut MakerSpace

Thursday, December 2nd @ 6:00 P.M.

Come in to learn how to use the Cricut Maker on select Thursdays.

6:00 P.M. or earlier if you call ahead. This Month’s craft is personalized Name Ornaments.

Gift Wrapped Surprise Book

Gift Wrapped Surprise Book

Hennepin and McNabb

For December we will have gift-wrapped surprise books to check out at the library.

Mind Games

Pick up some mind games throughout the winter months we will have crosswords, Sudoku, DIY bookmarks, and hidden picture pages for patrons of all ages.
Hennepin & McNabb Library Branches

Granville

Roll a Snowman!

Roll a Snowman!

All January

Pick up a roll a snowman card game and bring it back for a sweet treat.

Snow many books

Snow many books

All January

Create a snowflake for every book you check out to add to our window display.

Homework Helper

Homework Helper

Tuesdays until 7:00 P.M.

Students are welcome to work on homework at the library during library hours.

Flutist Ken Troyan

Flutist Ken Troyan

Tuesday, December 7th@ 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.

Listen to some sweet-sounding holiday music with an American Woodwind Flute and a 12 String Martin Guitar.

Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Holiday Scavenger Hunt

All December

Pick up a Holiday scavenger hunt card game and bring it back for a sweet treat.

December Crafts

December Crafts

All Month

A different ornament every week Hot cocoa, a cookie, and a holiday activity will be available in a take-home bag.

Granville Story Hour

Preschool Story Time

Granville Story Hour

Every Tuesday @ Hopkins Park @ 11:00 A.M. in the shelter.

Stop in for a story & craft! See our Friends!  For children 2 – 5 years of age.

Of course, we will be following these protocols: social distancing.

Putnam

Mind games

Pick up some mind games throughout the winter months we will have

crosswords, sudoku, and DIY bookmarks for patrons of all ages.

Putnam (Condit) Library Branch

Magnolia

Story Hour

Story hour in Magnolia
First Saturday of the Month @ 10:00 A.M.

Expired: Stem Activity

Stem Activity
Thursday, November 18th @ 4:00 P.M.
University of Illinois Extension Office 4-H will be doing a Stem activity at the library.

Stained Glass

Stained Glass

Tuesday, December 7th @6:00 P.M.

Father Dominic from St. Bede will be at the library to talk about stained glass.

Snowfall Guess

Snowfall Guess

Tuesday, December 14th

Guess what?? Snowfall & when during opening hours(prizes when/if happens)

Christmas Ornament Craft

Christmas Ornament Craft

Tuesday, December 21st @ 4:00 P.M.

Assortment of Christmas ornament crafts

Movie Night

Movie Night

Thursday, December 23rd @ 5:00 P.M.

Movie night with food “Christmas Chronicles”

Bingo Night

Bingo Night

Tuesday, December 28th @ 5:30 P.M.

Bingo night with snacks

Movie Night

Movie Night

Tuesday, January 4th @ 5:30 P.M.

“Snow Buddies” & popcorn

McNabb

Movie night

Movie night

Wednesday, December 29th@ 5:00 P.M.

“Snowmen” with food

Library Open House/ National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Open House/ National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Friday, December 17thAll Day Hennepin

Saturday, December 18th All Morning McNabb

Library Open House. Wear a Christmas Sweater to the library for a treat. The uglier the better!

Lego Building

Lego Building

Wednesday, December 8th

Wednesday, January 5th

@ 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Contest prizes

Gift Wrapped Surprise Book

Gift Wrapped Surprise Book

Hennepin and McNabb

For December we will have gift-wrapped surprise books to check out at the library.

Mind Games

Pick up some mind games throughout the winter months we will have crosswords, Sudoku, DIY bookmarks, and hidden picture pages for patrons of all ages.
Hennepin & McNabb Library Branches

Standard

Standard Craft 2 Go kits

Standard Craft 2 Go kits

Thursday, December 16th@ 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.

Popsicle Stick Ornament