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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!

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.


June 1st is the first day to sign up for summer reading incentives. "Ice Cream for Books!" is for children who can read on their own to children going into 8th grade. If your child is reading picture books, he/she will have to read three books a week to earn a Dilly Bar coupon, If your child is reading chapter books, he/she has to read two books a week. You must bring in your reading log every week to earn a coupon. Visit the library for more information. 

For children going into high school and adults, you can sign up for our adult summer reading program. We will have a drawing on August 2nd for two Kindle Fires. The more books you read, the more slips you can enter.

Both reading incentives end on August 1st.

Summer is a great time for reading! Come to the library and see what we have to offer this summer.

July Programming for Children

The Greenville Public Library offers special events for children in the month of July. Every Wednesday at 2 pm, we have different people lead children in a variety of activities. This year, we are pleased to announce that we have contracted a magician from Florida to be here for our first program in July, which will be on Tuesday (not Wednesday), July 9th. We will have a drawing to give away several magic items. Please note that since there are five Wednesdays in July, we will not have a program the first week because of the holiday.

Tuesday, July 9th - Glen Foster, Magician (

Wednesday, July 17th - Dr. Lynette Hemker, Veterinarian

Wednesday, July 24th - Dr. Sandra Schmidt, Storyteller

Wednesday, July 31st - Shawn Cox, Music Man

International Kissing Day/Chocolate Day

International Kissing Day is July 6th and Chocolate Day is July 7th. We will be combining the two and giving away Hershey Kisses to everyone who checks out material on Saturday, July 6th.

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Tuesday, July 23rd is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day. Chocolate ice cream may be the most popular flavor, but vanilla is a close second. It is more refreshing and more versatile. Check out material on Tuesday, July 23rd and leave with an ice cream bar courtesy of The FNB Community Bank.