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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.


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! 

Infant/Toddler Story Time

The Greenville Public Library was a recent recipient of the Back to Books Grant from the state of Illinois. The Library purchased new board books to encourage reading with little ones. Beginning on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, the library will be partnering with Project Parenting to offer story time for infants/toddlers and care givers that will include stories, songs, crafts, and chances for free books. The program will begin at 10:30 am on Wednesdays until May. There are some Wednesdays we will not have Story Time . Please check with the library before planning to attend.

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.

Popcorn Lover's Day

Popcorn Lover's Day is celebrated on the second Thursday in March. This day is intended to enjoy popcorn and share it with others. It was created on January 6th, 2012, by Bob Matthews of Rochester, NY. It is Bob's favorite snack. He and his wife have it on most Thursdays. On Thursday, March 14th, check out material and leave with a bag of popcorn and a popcorn-scented bookmark. Thanks to the Globe Theater for, once again, sponsoring this most wonderful holiday!

Tea for Two Day

Tea for Two Tuesday is celebrated on the third Tuesday in March. Tea is a relaxing beverage made better when enjoyed with others. This special day was created by the tea lovers at Holiday Insights, in March, 2016. Check out material on Tuesday, March 19th, and leave with tea to share with a friend. Thanks to Adam Bros. for, once again, sponsoring the holiday.

Free Magazines

Be on the lookout for our back issues being set out downstairs. The library staff will begin deleting issues from the system on Thursday, March 14th. As a side note, we do not get rid of all of our magazines (some we keep). Whatever is placed on the long table downstairs is free for you to take. We ask that you take the whole stack.