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Winter Reading Club
The 2021 Winter Reading Club will run from January 1-February 28. Children and teens can pick up a Bingo challenge in the Imagination Portal or access them online. Earn a bingo to win a cool prize! Adults can pick up their reading sheet at the circulation desk on the main level of the library or access them online.
We will accept the following methods of returning your Bingo Sheet or Reading Challenge to the library:
- Return your physical copy to the Imagination Portal if you are under 18, or to the Circulation Desk if you are 18+.
- If you are an adult, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answers for the adult Reading Challenge.
- If you are a child, please email email@example.com and provide them with your information.
Prizes may be picked up during the challenge or at your convenience after the challenge has ended.
The Putnam County Public Library is excited to offer Curbside Services @ PCPL. Simply place your items on hold and we’ll deliver them to your vehicle!
Free Public Wi-Fi
The library has free public Wi-Fi for your connectivity needs. Our Wi-Fi extends to the library parking lot, allowing access after hours.
Library of Things
We love books at the library, but sometimes books alone don’t do the job. With generous funding from the Dr. James Elrod fund at the Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF), the library has purchased materials for a “Library of Things”.
The Library of Things is a collection of items that are unconventional to libraries but may be of use to the community. These items can include kitchen appliances, tools, crafting supplies, outdoor games, board games, and a wide array of other items. These items are loanable to the community just like any other library material.
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Library of Things: Bissell Multi-Purpose Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner
These machines remove deep-down dirt, spots, and stains quickly and more effectively because of the powerful suction lifts and remove them for good. Cleans Multiple Surfaces: carpet, upholstery, stairs, area rugs, auto interiors, and more.
For clogged and cleaning for the return follow these instructions: Check for suction at the back of the unit after removing the hose where it attaches to the back of the unit. If there IS suction at the back of the machine with the hose removed, follow these steps: Unplug the unit from the outlet. Check the Pre- and Post-Motor filters for debris. Dirty filters can restrict airflow. The Pre-Motor Foam Filter is square. You can find it in a pull-out tray under the Dirt Tank. The Foam Filter may be hand washed in cold water with mild detergent. Reinstall the filter when it’s completely dry. The Multi-Layer Post-Motor Filter is rectangular. It can be found on the side of the machine.
Note: The white Multi-Layer Post Motor Filter isn’t washable.
Make sure the dirt tank is empty. Check the upper tank for build-up or clogs. If it needs to be cleaned, use a short, Phillips-head screwdriver and take off the separator plate with a cloth (can be dampened with water or a mild detergent). Replace the dirt tank. Check for good suction at the end of the upholstery hose. If there’s good suction, make sure the hose is connected firmly to the lower hose on the back of the vacuum. If there’s no suction, check the hose for splits, cracks, or clogs. Make sure the Brush Roll is rotating. If it isn’t, take the access plate off and examine the brush and belt for damage. The access panel can be taken off by lifting the four tabs on the bottom of your machine. Clearing clogs detach the Upper Hose from the machine. Insert a broomstick into the hose to push any obstruction through. Remove the screw from the left side of the lower hose on the back of the unit. Straighten this section of hose by pulling it down or laying the unit on its side with the lower hose towards the top side. Look through the hose for any obstruction. Use a broomstick to unclog the hose.
Library of Things: Nordic Ware Caterpillar Cake Pan
Who says you have to wait for a caterpillar to turn into a butterfly for it to be fun? With the Nordic Ware Caterpillar Cake Pan, you can turn any humdrum cake into a cool caterpillar confection! This cast aluminum bake pan features eight separate sections that each fits the mold of a part of a caterpillar. After baking the eight sections can be combined and decorated to create one marvelous, happy caterpillar. Each section is perfectly portioned for singular or shared eating! The aluminum pan promotes even cooking and is non-stick to allow for easy release and cleaning. The total batter capacity of this pan is 5-cups, making it perfect for creating a different kind of birthday cake. This pan is ideal for those who like a little more design with their dessert.
Staff Review & Tips
You will need five cups of batter for this pan. Make sure you spray the pan with cooking spray really good because all of the curves in it make this pan a little harder to clean. This is a great pan if you want to have a Hungry Caterpillar Party.
We followed the instructions of the cake batter that we used. You can use a toothpick to help loosen the cake. Then we placed a cookie sheet over it and flipped it to get the pieces out. Take your time cleaning this pan because there are lots of curves that need to be cleaned on it.
Library of Things: USB Flash Drive
This is a creative USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Multi-Functioning, Mini-sized, Aluminum alloy design, large storage capacity) which has double connectors, can be transferred the documents for all series products of iPhone, iPad & Android(with OTG function) (not compatible with type c port) &PC. Files supported (From PC to the Flash drive (memory stick) and play them on iPhone or iPad via App) Picture: BMP/GIF/CUR/ICO/JPG/PNG/TIF/TIFF/XBM Video: M4V/MP4/MPV/AVI/FLV/MKV/MOV/MPG/RM/RMVB/TS/WMV Music: WAV/AAC/AIFF/AIF/CAF/M4A/MP3 File: XLS/PPT/PDF/TXT/DOC
Staff Review & Tips
I used this product on my iPhone 12 Pro Max that I had around 3,000 photos I needed to move to my computer to save. I had to download an App called LUV-Share, plugged the Jumpdrive into my went through the instructions, and transferred the photo to the Jumpdrive. This takes a few minutes to do and it is important you do not let your phone go to sleep. After that I put the drive into my computer; again do not let your computer fall asleep while transferring from Jumpdrive to computer.
Tip: Make sure you have time to stay with your devices while transferring. Most important make sure everything is deleted from the Jumpdrive before you return it to the library.
Library of Things: Wilton Countless Celebrations Set
It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to personalize any party to celebrate every special occasion. Use one pan to bake cakes shaped like letters A-Z and numbers 0-9, perfect for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, and so much more. The Countless Celebrations, letters, and numbers pan set to celebrate every special occasion. The complete set includes a 14.5 x 9-inch non-stick cake pan, featuring a grid-guide bottom, eight pan inserts, one angled cutter, and easy picture instructions. Plus, the inserts nest neatly inside the pan for convenient storage.
Staff Review & Tips
I used one brownie mix to make the letter J. My brownie was short, so I would use two boxes of whatever mix you want to use. I sprayed the rectangle pan and all the pieces I used with cooking spray. There were very mild places where the mix went past the interchangeable inserts; make sure you fit the pieces snug in place and try not to move the pan around a lot.
Tip: Use two boxes of cake mix, spray all parts you are using, and remember to clean well before returning to the library.
Library of Things: Zoie + Chloe 3-Piece Dough Press Set
Make hand pies, dumplings, empanadas, and more with Zoie + Chloe's dough press set. The once labor-intensive process has been reduced to four simple steps: cut, fill, fold, and press to seal. These three dough presses have diameters of 4", 5" and 6". They feature a decorative crimped edge design, and the dough cutter on the back of the press cuts dough to fit the press perfectly. It is excellent for dumplings, ravioli, calzones, piroshkis, empanadas, pierogies, and pastries of all kinds. They are easy to care for and dishwasher safe.
Staff Review & Tips
Frozen dough circles can be used or rolling puff pastry about 1/16 of an inch in thickness and cut with the dough press you want to use, like in the video shown below, to make the appropriate size. Tip: Spray the inside of the crimpers with baking spray before placing the cut dough on the crimpers. Watch out for over stuffing. You can then bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees, air fry, or deep fry.
There are so many options on Pinterest and the web to find recipes to use these. I used keywords like dough press recipes, hand pies, dumplings, ravioli, calzones, piroshkis, empanadas, and pierogis to find tons of great recipes to use these for different meals. If you have an air fryer, then you can put that in your search also.