Beginning in June, all Putnam County library locations will participate in the Oceans of Possibilities summer theme. The scheduled events for each slot in the PC library are as follows:
Hennepin, 214 N. Fourth St.
Oceans of Possibilities door prizes will be available throughout the summer months starting June 1st. The library will announce the winners early the following month. Stop by to try your luck at the treasure.
Cricut MakerSpace will be held throughout the day on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10. Participants are asked to bring their own cup to make wet vinyl cups.
Bad Art Craft pick up will be all day Thursday, June 16th. This month’s craft is graham cracker subs.
The PCCC outreach worker will be at the library from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 16. The worker will be able to answer questions and discuss benefits and services available to seniors. No appointment is necessary.
Sidewalk chalk and rock painting will take place all day on June 23. Participants are encouraged to come to the library for chalk and rock painting.
National Bomb Explosion Day will be celebrated on Thursday, June 30. Attendees can stop by the library for a free bomb pop.
Granville, 214 S. McCoy Street
The library’s summer reading challenge is Ocean of Possibilities. After registering, participants can take a chart and stickers to record progress. When you return your books, you can also choose something from the pirate’s treasure box. Raffle tickets are available for the challenge prize which will be distributed in August.
June takeaway crafts will be available all month. This month’s craft is a paper aquarium.
Take-out bags from the University of Illinois Extension Office, including a loose-leaf nature book, will be available each month this summer.
A Camping 101 activity will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 24. Beth Dellatori of the U of I Extension will present the activity. Participants will learn about outdoor safety, including healthy snacks, hydration, and first aid. A snack and a drink will be offered. This event is free but participants must register before June 13th.
Carrissa Conley with the Tri-County Opportunities Council will be at the library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Conley will provide information, brochures and materials on community block services.
Online story time will take place at 10 a.m. every Tuesday morning. Participants are encouraged to watch a video as Paula shares a story and suggests a craft on the library’s Facebook page until the end of June.
Granville Storytime will take place at 11 a.m. every Wednesday until June 29. Children ages 1-5 are encouraged to stop by the park shelter for a story and craft.
The Book Discussion Group will meet at 1:00 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month. There is no assigned book to read. The event is group led and participants are encouraged to share their ideas, opinions and views.
Putnam, 105 N. Center St.
Books and brunch are held the first Saturday of the month during library hours. This event offers food, books and friends.
Magnolia, 112 N. Chicago St.
Story time will be at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month.
Outdoor yoga will be offered at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 6. Participants are requested to bring their own yoga mat.
The Wii Morning Event will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11.
Wooden puzzle day to make and take away for dad will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14.
Pollinator feeding will be offered by the Marshall-Putnam Extension Office at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21.
Mary’s Misfits Restorations will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 23.
McNabb, 322 Main Street West.
Disney Movie Night will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1. It will be the children’s choice on the movie and will offer popcorn.
A make-and-take wooden puzzle for Dad will be available during library hours on Wednesday, June 15.
Pickup of bad art will be offered all morning Saturday, June 18. This month’s craft is graham cracker subs.
Storytime will be offered at 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.