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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.

Phase 5 Procedures at the Library

The Greenville Library Board, with recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Bond County Health Department, is taking all possible steps to open safely and responsibly. The Greenville Library Board of Trustees met on Thursday, June 10th and passed the proposed next steps in the library's COVID-19 mitigations beginning Friday, June 11th, 2021 until the Board deems otherwise. Library staff will wipe down high-touch surfaces throughout the day. Please be aware that there are still procedures in place:

Masks are required at all times when in the building and at library events. We ask that you use hand sanitizer.

Maintain social distancing while in the library.

Materials that are returned in the building will be checked in immediately, wiped down and allowed to dry, then put away.

Return to 40 item limit per household.

Due to social distancing, there are two public access computers available. Computer use is first-come, first-served. Reservations can be made by calling the library and scheduling a time. Library staff will wipe down computer stations after every use.

Curbside appointments are available for patrons who would like to continue the service.

Curbside appointments are available for patrons who are unable to wear masks.

Tables and chairs are available with social distancing the responsibility of the group.

The restroom is open to the public. Library staff will be responsible to wipe down touchpoints throughout the day.

Escape Room events are allowed to resume following the above guidelines.

Library Hours as of March 29th, 2021

Monday: 10 am to 11:50 am, 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 10 am to 11:50 am, 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 10 am to 11:50 am, 1 pm to 4:30 pm, 5 pm to 6:50 pm

Thursday: 10 am to 11:50 am, 1 pm to 4:30 pm, 5 pm to 6:50 pm

Friday: 10 am to 11:50 am, 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Saturday: 9 am to 11:50 am

Back Issues of Magazines

The Greenville Public Library will be withdrawing back issues of most of the magazines in our collection. This is typically done in March, but since the building was closed, we wanted to postpone to a later date. Staff will begin withdrawing the magazines on June 11th, the day after our board meeting. Patrons are asked to take the whole stack of magazines of that title. We want to avoid patrons looking through and pulling out issues they want to take. This got pushed back due to Phase 5 changes in procedures. We hope to start withdrawing back issues on Friday, June 18th. 

National Smile Power Day

On June 15th each year, National Smile Power Day shares one powerful expression. No matter where you are, starting the day with a smile is certainly more empowering than a pout or grump. Smiles are morale boosters and confidence builders. Come to the library on Tuesday, June 15th and grab a smile tattoo. Here is a joke to get your smile working: What kind of tattoo tells you the temperature? A Thermos-tat. :)

National Selfie Day

Thanks to social media and the smartphone, June 21st recognizes a form of self-portrait that couldn't exist without them; It's National Selfie Day! Most selfies are about documenting a moment in time. Greenville area residents will be entered into a drawing for a digital movie download and a book selection from our stash by posting a selfie with a book to the Greenville Public Library Facebook page on Monday, June 21st

Forgiveness Day

Forgiveness Day is observed on June 26th. Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. The world will be a better place for this day. Return overdue items (after 9 am) on Saturday, June 26th and we will waive charges. 

Summer Reading Programs

Beginning June 1st, come to the library to sign up for one of three summer reading programs. Children who can read to children going into 8th grade for the 21-22 school year can sign up to read for Dilly Bar coupons. Children going into 9th grade to 12th grade for the 21-22 school year can sign up for our young adult summer reading program and enter to win $5 gift cards and a Kindle Fire. Adults can sign up to win canvas library totes and a Kindle Fire. We are giving away 3 Kindle Fires this year (one to a young adult winner and two to adult winners)! 

Click here to see a flyer for "Ice Cream for Books!"

Click here to see a flyer for our Young Adult and Adult Summer Reading Programs.

July Children's Programming

The Greenville Public Library offers programming every Wednesday in July at 2 pm. The event lasts about 45 minutes and will feature community volunteers who read and paid professionals. It is typically held in the lower level of the library, but this summer, we have reserved The Bradford Room, since it provides more space for social distancing. Our Board of Trustees passed the Library's current mitigation plan, that requires masks for attendees at all indoor library events. Masks will be available for those who arrive without one. The schedule is as follows:

July 7th

Cynthia Wiegand, Cindy Catron, and Jane Wilhite

July 14th

Lynette Hemker, Veterinarian

July 21st

Glen Foster, Magician (Click here for link to his website.)

July 28th

Princess Lugge, Music Teacher Extraordinaire 

New Playaway Collection

The Greenville Public Library is pleased to announce a new in-house collection for young readers. Thanks to an Illinois State Library Grant, we were able to purchase Playaways. The Grant was awarded to the Greenville Public Library in the amount of $2750. We were able to buy a total of 55 Playaways for juveniles and teens to enjoy. Playaway is the pre-loaded audiobook that gives patrons the portability and freedom to listen to audiobooks anytime, anywhere. Playaway's universal audio jack is compatible with headphones and auxiliary cords. If earbuds are needed, a pair may be purchased at the library for 50 cents. Click here to see a list of the Playaways that are in our collection. If we don't have the title you are looking for, it may be available through interlibrary loan.

 

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. (posted Dec. 2018)

The Greenville Library Board members voted to allow Escape Room events to resume starting on Friday, June 11th, as part of the state's Restore Illinois Phase 5 plan. Participants are required to follow the library's Phase 5 policies.

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. (posted Dec. 2018)

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 only for Greenville cardholders (age 18 and older).
  • 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. (posted Dec. 2019)