Beginning in June, all Putnam County library locations are participating in the summer theme, Oceans of Opportunity. The scheduled events for each PC Library location are as follows:
Hennepin, 214 N. Fourth St.
Oceans of Possibilities Door Prizes will be available during the summer months beginning June 1st. The library will announce the winners at the beginning of the following month. Drop by to find the treasure.
Cricut MakerSpace will be held all day on Thursday June 9th and Friday June 10th. Participants are asked to bring their own mug to make wet vinyl mugs.
Bad Art Craft pickup is Thursday 16th June all day. This month’s crafting is underwater graham crackers.
The PCCC outreach worker will be in the library on Thursday, June 16 from 9:30am to 11:30am. The associate will be able to answer and discuss questions about the available benefits and services for older adults. No appointment is required.
Sidewalk chalk and rock painting will take place all day on June 23rd. Participants are encouraged to come to the library for the chalk and rock painting.
Thursday, June 30th is National Bombing Day. Contestants can stop by the library to pop a bomb for free.
Granville, 214 S. McCoy St.
The library’s summer reading challenge is Ocean of Possibilities. After signing up, participants can pick up a chart and stickers to record progress. If you return your books, you can also pluck something from the pirate’s treasure chest. Raffle tickets are available for the Challenge Prize to be raffled in August.
Take and Make Craft in June will be available all month. This month’s craft is a paper aquarium.
Take-and-go bags from the University of Illinois Extension Office, including a nature flipbook, will be available each month this summer.
There will be a Camping 101 activity on Friday, June 24 at 10:00 am. Beth Dellatori from the U of I Extension will present the activity. Participants will learn about outdoor safety, including healthy snacks, hydration and first aid. Snacks and drinks will be provided. This event is free, but attendees must register before June 13th.
Carrissa Conley with the Tri-County Opportunity Council will be in the library Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. Conley will provide information, brochures and handouts about Community Block Services.
Every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. there is an online storytelling session. Participants are encouraged to watch a video on the library’s Facebook page by the end of June as Paula tells a story and suggests a craft.
Storytelling will be held in Granville every Wednesday at 11:00 am through June 29th. Children ages 1-5 are encouraged to stop by the park lodging for a story and craft activity.
The book discussion group meets every first and third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. There is no assigned book to read. The event is aimed at groups and participants are encouraged to share their insights, opinions and views.
Putnam, 105 N. Center St.
Books and Brunch is held on the first Saturday of each month during library opening hours. This event features food, books and friends.
Magnolia, 112 N. Chicago St.
Storytelling takes place every first Saturday of the month at 10am.
Outdoor Yoga will be offered on Monday 6th June at 2pm. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mats.
The Wii Morning Event takes place on Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 am.
There will be an animal wood puzzle day for dad on Tuesday, June 14th at 4:00 p.m.
Pollinator Energy will be offered Tuesday, June 21 at 3:30 p.m. by the Marshall-Putnam Extension Office.
Mary’s Misfits Restorations takes place on Thursday, June 23rd at 6pm.
McNabb, 322 W. Main St.
Disney Movie Night is Wednesday, June 1st at 4:00pm. It will be the children’s choice of movies and will offer popcorn.
Make and Take Animal Wooden Puzzles for Dad will be offered during library hours on Wednesday, June 15th.
On Saturday, June 18th, a pick-up of bad crafts will be offered all morning. This month’s crafts are underwater graham crackers.
Storytelling takes place every first Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m.