Greenville Public Library

Loading palette preview Loading

Library Announcements

What's happening at the library?
Library Announcements

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.


Escape the Library

Are you looking for something fun to do in Greenville? The Library is offering three "Escape Room" activities--a general theme, a Harry Potter theme, and a pirate theme. The programs are appropriate for groups of 6 to 10 participants (junior high age to adults). 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. There is a $25 charge per group. (We only accept cash or check payments.) We hope you schedule an appointment and enjoy your time at the library.

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.

Toddler Story Time

Join us weekly for Infant/Toddler Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Remember to pick up a schedule for dates, as there will be a few Wednesdays that we will not meet because of the holidays. We will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. Please call the library for any cancellations due to weather. We will try to update any news involving library events/programs on the website and WGEL.

National Candy Corn Day

National Candy Corn Day is observed annually on October 30th. Candy Corn was created by George Renninger of Wunderle Candy Company in the late 1800s. Check out material on Wednesday, October 30th and leave with an individual sized bag of candy corn. Thanks to Alan Lurkins Farms for, once again, sponsoring the holiday.

National Book Lovers Day

Book Lovers Day is celebrated August 9th and/or the first Saturday of November.It encourages us to find a place to relax with a good book. Reading makes us both smarter, happier people. The Greenville Public Library will observe this holiday on Monday, November 4th. Check out material to be eligible to take our book cover quiz. If you can correctly identify all six book covers, you can choose a book from our book stash. Thank you to our gracious donors for donating books in such great condition that we end up storing them for future use. We will have a wide variety of books to choose from.

World Kindness Day

Wednesday, November 13th is World Kindness Day. On a day devoted to the positive potential of both large and small acts of kindness, try to promote this crucial quality that brings people of every kind together. Pledge to join together to build a kinder and more compassionate world. On Wednesday, the library is asking patrons to give money to reduce fine debt. As a thank you, the library will gift the giver with half of the donation amount as a credit on his/her account. Last year, we waived everyone's fines on returns on World Kindness Day. This year, we wanted to provide a way for patrons to participate in promoting kindness. (That's some great alliteration!)  :)

Family Reading Night

Come to the Greenville Public Library for Illinois State Library's Annual Family Reading Night!

Thursday, November 21st

7:00 - 7:45 pm

"It's Showtime at Your Library!"

Listen, sing, move, and create with Princess Lugge and Mrs. Mains.