For information on library services during Covid-19, click here. Please call 765-653-2755 for more information.

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Library Reopening Guide

by Library Admin

The Putnam County Public Library will enter Phase Two of the library’s reopening plan on Monday, June 15. On that date, the library’s staff will return to regular work, the library will resume normal business hours, and limited services will be offered and expanded.

During Phase Two of the library’s reopening, we will continue to offer Curbside Service and Virtual Reference services for your convenience. 

Return To Normal Business Hours

The library will reopen and return to normal business hours on Monday, June 15. Library business hours are:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Open Areas: Library Lobby & Computer Lab

The library will reopen two areas of the building: the library lobby and the library’s computer lab. The library computer lab is available by appointment. The library lobby is open for materials pick-up, OPAC use, and print/copy/fax services. Please use the Carnegie entrance for computer lab use and the front entrance for library lobby use. 

The library’s bookshelves, the Imagination Portal, and library meeting rooms will remain closed to the public.

Please wear a mask when inside the library building. If you are unable to wear a mask, please consider our Curbside Service

Library Computer Access

The library is excited to announce the reopening of the library’s computer lab! Library computers will be available by appointment during normal business hours. There is a limit of six patrons at a time in the computer lab and an hour limit for computer use. 

If you’d like to know more, or if you’d like to make an appointment, please click here

Archives Research Appointments

The library’s Archives Department is available for research appointments. Please email abarger@pcpl21.org to schedule an appointment. 

Book Bundles
Excited to pick-up books from the library, but don’t know what you want to read? Never fear! The library’s Youth Services department understands how difficult it can be to choose books for your little ones and are now offering Book Bundles! 

Book Bundles can be collected by subject and by age. A youth librarian will choose materials for your bundle, based on your request, and have them ready for pick-up at the circulation desk or for Curbside Service. 

To add a Book Bundle to your order, please email ys@pcpl21.org or call 765-653-2755 ext. 7173.

Make & Take Crafts

Each week, the Youth Services staff will prepare a NEW Make & Take Craft kit. These kits can be requested with your Curbside/Pickup order. Visit us each week for a new craft!

Summer Reading Club 

The library’s Summer Reading Club is on! Beginning June 15, the library will host its annual Summer Reading Club.

Reading programs are available for all ages, and there will be prizes awarded to everyone who finishes their challenge!

Learn more about the reading challenges here.

As the library moves through our planned stages of reopening, we will continue to add and expand to our services. Make sure to check back often for updates and announcements. If you have any questions or need help using our services, please call the library at 765-653-2755

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How To Get A Library Card When The Library Is Closed

by Library Admin

Even though the library is closed, our digital resources are still accessible for library cardholders. For those who need to get a new Evergreen Library card to access books, audiobooks, magazines, and videos online, follow these directions to submit your information for a new card.
 
Once the card has been processed we will send you your new card number and password by email or phone so that you can then get onto Overdrive.
 
The library appreciates your patience and understanding at this time as we continue to deliver our services to the community.
 
    1. Click Here
    2. Be sure to select PUTNAM COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY-MAIN as your “Home Library”.
    3. Fill out the form.
    4. Submit.
We will watch for it to come through as PENDING.
 

You do not need to provide us with an ID at this time. We will send your library card to you through the mail.

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