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Greenville Public Library Holiday Closing Schedule

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day and the day after

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year's Eve

New Year's Day

Dr. Martin Luther King's Day

Presidents' Day

The Greenville Public Library may be closed due to inclement weather. Please call the library at (618) 664-3115 with any questions involving closings.


Chapter Book Readers "Stick Together!"

The Greenville Public Library invites all chapter book readers to sign up for "Stick Together." StickTogether™ is a fun and collaborative activity where participants apply colored stickers to a large coded grid. Once all the stickers are attached, a vibrant mosaic image is revealed! To be a participant, please sign up at the circulation desk. For each book read, you will receive five stickers to place on the grid. After the grid is complete, one lucky participant will take it home!

Escape the Library

Are you looking for something fun to do in January? The Library is offering two "Escape Room" activities--a general theme and a Harry Potter theme. If you schedule a time for a group of 4 to 6 teens/adults in the month of January, your group could win a gift card to Dairy Queen if you "escape" within an hour. Your group will work together to find clues, solve puzzles, and open locks in order to "escape." All that is required is that you call the Director, Jo Keillor, at the Library to schedule a time for your group and let her know which theme your group prefers. Be the first to try this new experience, at no charge, at the Greenville Public Library!

There will be a $25 charge for groups wanting to schedule a time after January.

Attention Patrons

Starting in January 2019, everyone will need to provide a driver's license and a second proof of identity/residency to renew existing accounts. We will require all the primary account holders to show all required information. We will be ascertaining whether the address provided is in the library's service area, even if the cardholder has been a Greenville cardholder for several years. We ask that Nonresident patrons who own property in town, bring tax information for the owned property. We hope to have current, up-to-date information for all of our accounts. Thank you for assisting us in this endeavor.

Older Americans Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation's observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to work together for a stronger and more diverse community. Come to the library on Wednesday, May 1st and get a pocket-sized magnifying glass. Thanks to First National Bank for providing the giveaways.

National Chocolate Chip Day

On May 15th, we recognize a morsel of a thing. It's National Chocolate Chip Day! In 1937, while working at the Toll House Inn, Ruth Graves Wakefield of Whitman, Massachusetts, added cut-up chunks of semi-sweet Nestle chocolate bar to a cookie recipe. The cookies were a huge success. In 1941, Nestle and other competitors started selling the chocolate in chip or morsel form. On Wednesday, May 15th, check out material and leave with a bag of chocolate chip cookies and a chocolate-chip-cookie-scented bookmark. While you're here, enter a drawing to win "Mouse Cookies and More: A Treasury" by Laura Numeroff and "Who Stole the Cookies From the Cookie Jar?". Thanks to Rex's Quick Lube for sponsoring the holiday. 

Li"Berry" Strawberry Bash

Sign up by Wednesday, May 15th to be a part of our strawberry cooking contest in honor of National Pick Strawberries Day (May 20th).. Bring your dish and a recipe card to the library on Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 pm. The participants will pick a winner who will receive a small prize and bragging rights. :) 

National Lucky Penny Day

National Lucky Penny Day is celebrated each year on May 23rd. When you are out and about, look around for pennies. It might be your lucky day. Come to the library on Thursday, May 23rd. If you find a hidden, marked penny, bring it to the circulation desk for a prize of a $2 bill. We will be hiding 12 pennies throughout the day. Thank you to Bradford National Bank for sponsoring the holiday. (One per family, please.)