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

Library Closed

Putnam County Public Library District will be closed Saturday, December 24th & Monday, December 26th for the Holidays.

Author James Janko

Don’t miss it!
Award-winning author James Janko will discuss his new novel
Wednesday, December 7 from noon to 1 p.m.
Illinois Valley Community College, CTC 124-125.

Published by the University of Wisconsin Press

The dreams and desires of residents of the “sundown” town of rural Orville, Illinois, collide and intersect as they navigate life and coming of age in the 1960s. In Janko’s masterful hands, the darkness of prejudice, privilege, and power threatens to overwhelm everything. The novel forces us, as well as its characters, to acknowledge the cost of hiding our true selves and of judging others based on the color of their skin or the longing of their hearts.

Granville Memorial Donation Thank You’s

The Granville Library Branch would like to thank those people who so generously donated to the library in the memory of some very special and irreplaceable people.   LINDA BRYANT – MEMORIAL                                                       Marlene J. Stevenson Spring Hill Apartments LLC Bernadette Egan & Family John B. & Diane Holmbeck Diane R. Wilson Lisa & Barry […]

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

Holiday Painting on Canvas

Thursday, December 15th @ 6:00 P.M.
We will be painting this holiday image on the canvas. Please sign up to attend!

Holiday Family Day

Saturday, December 10th @ 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Santa, the Grinch, Face Painting, and more will be here at the library. Stop by the library to see all the fun activities we have in store!

Cricut MakerSpace

Thursday, December 8th & Friday, December 9th
Come in to learn how to use the Cricut Maker on select Thursdays and Fridays.
Crafty Adults Welcome! All Day event. Call ahead. This month is Christmas Cards.

Hennepin Story Time

Hennepin Story Time

Hennepin Story Time
Every Tuesday starting December 6th @ 11 A.M.
Story and Activity

Bad Art Craft

Bad Art Craft

All month of November

Craft to go project. Pick up during library hours. This month is Oreo Turkeys.

Homework Helper

Hennepin

Homework Helper

Anytime during Library Hours

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

Granville

New Year’s Eve at Noon 

Wednesday, December 28th Begins at 11:00 A.M.

Pre- K – school age. Parents must attend with children under 8. Count down, Activity stations and pizza. 

Sign –up required.

Holiday Guitar Music

Tuesday, December 13th @ 5:30 P.M.
Ken Troyan will be playing holiday guitar music at the library.

NASA

Tuesday, December 6th @ 6:00 P.M.
Scott Pellican is a retired Senior Manager, having worked for a large multi-state contract cleaning company. As a nine-year-old in 1967, he sent a hand-written letter to NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, asking for any information available. When the rocket posters and photos of astronauts arrived in the mail, he was hooked for life. Like all Americans his age, he watched man walk on the Moon with his parents on their black and white TV. To now be able to be a NASA volunteer is a truly exciting opportunity.

Santa Letters

Santa is setting up a North Pole Mail Station at our
library. Nov. 29 to December 11th, you can fill out
an official Letter to Santa form and return it to the
North Pole Mailbox in our Santa Mailbox.
Once Santa has written back, his elves will deliver
your letter back to the library and we will call you
when it’s time to pick it up.

February Touchdown door prize

February Touch Down with a good book then enters your prediction for the Super bowl. Participants win a Pizza from Casey’s!

Homework Helper

Homework Helper

Tuesdays until 7:00 P.M.

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

Putnam

Books and Brunch

Books & Brunch
First Saturday of the month during library hours. Food, Books, and Friends.

Magnolia

Homework Helpers

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

Story Hour

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

Show-n-Tell

Tuesday, December 13th @ 4:30 P.M.

Chloe Rocks and Stones

Movie Choice

Thursday, December 29th @ 4:00 P.M.

Pizza Night

McNabb

Movie Night

Wednesday, December 28th @ 4:00 P.M.

With Snacks

Bad Art Craft

Bad Art Craft

All month of November

Craft to go project. Pick up during library hours. This month is Oreo Turkeys.

Homework Helpers

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

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