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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.


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.

New at the Library: Hotspots

We are pleased to announce that the Greenville Public Library now has five hotspots available for check out. Thanks to a generous donor, you can take WiFi with you. Greenville Library patrons may check one out or add their names to a waiting list if none are available. There are a few guidelines associated with our new hotspots:

  • Available for Greenville cardholders only.
  • Households may check out one hotspot per month. (30 days)
  • One week check out period.
  • $5.00 per day overdue.
  • After 3 days of being overdue, the hotspot will be deactivated and a $200 charge will be billed to the patron.
  • DO NOT return in the drop box. If put in the drop box, there will be a $5.00 charge.
  • $200 replacement cost for lost or damaged devices.
  • If you are notified that one is available, the device must be picked up within two days. On the third day, the next person on the list will be notified.

Tea for Two Tuesday

Celebrated every year on the third Tuesday in March, Tea for Two Tuesday was established for two or more people to enjoy a cup of tea together. Tea is a very relaxing beverage that is made more pleasant when enjoyed with others. This special day was created by tea lovers at Holiday Insights, in March, 2016. Check out material on Tuesday, March 17th and leave with two individually wrapped tea bags. Thank you to Creekside Community Brew Coffeehouse for sponsoring the holiday. CANCELLED

Annual Spring Fundraiser Cancelled

Greenville Public Library Presents

"Annie Oakley"
Barbara Kay
7:00 pm, Monday, March 30th, 2020
The Bradford Room
Donation of $8.00 per person
Light refreshments will be served.
Barbara Kay taught history at Highland High School for 30 years and has also taught in Missouri and Germany. Over the past two decades, she has portrayed more than a dozen women from American history. Last year, Barbara presented "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" for us. We received great feedback from her time here and are delighted to welcome her back this year. Join us for an evening of entertaining education, fellowship, and great baked goods. Thank you, in advance, for attending. All the money donated will be used for the Library's Summer Reading Programs.

Library CLOSED

We will be CLOSED until the shelter-in-place order has been lifted and non-essential businesses are encouraged to open. Help stop the spread of COVID -19 by staying home. All items that are due during this time will NOT accrue fines. We have alerted the system to our closing dates. There will be no delivery or pick up during this time. You may put items in the drop box if you wish, since full-time staff will empty it every morning that we are closed. We urge all of our patrons to refrain from putting items in the book drop if any member of your household is sick. Please protect any items from getting wet if it is raining when you use the book drop. For any questions, we will take calls between the hours of 8 am and 10 am. 

TumbleBooks to Offer Free Service to Libraries

Many companies have stepped up to offer services to people who are social-distancing because of COVID-19. We contacted TumbleBooks to have accounts set up for the community. The Direct Links provided do not require library cards or authentication. The links will log users in with the click of a button. When logging in without the direct link, our username is: tumble2020 and the password is: A3b5c6. - K-6 children's ebook database

Direct Link: - K-6 math ebook database

Direct Link: - 7 - 12 ebook database

Direct Link: - all ages audiobook database

Direct Link: - a huge collection of steamy romance for the older crowd

Direct Link:

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. The Greenville Public Library has been offered this service until August 31, 2020.