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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.

 

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.

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. 

National Watermelon Day

National Watermelon Day, on August 3rd, recognizes the refreshing summertime treat.Watermelon is 92% water, which is why it is so satisfying in the summer heat. Check out material on Saturday, August 3rd, and enter your name in a drawing to win one of two watermelons donated by Wayne's Market. Thanks to Wayne's Market for, once again, sponsoring the holiday.

Left-Handers Day

If you are a leftie, then Left-Handers Day is just for you! It is always celebrated on August 13th. Only about 10% of the population is left-handed. Check out material on Tuesday, August 13th and leave with a pencil. Those who are left-handed will get a pencil that is specially made for them. Thanks to Will-o'-th'-Wind for sponsoring the holiday.

Be An Angel Day

August 22nd celebrates National Be An Angel Day. This is a day for celebrating those who do good deeds and are kind to others. On Thursday, August 22nd, the Greenville Library will waive fines of overdue items returned that day. We hope that you can pay it forward.

National Waffle Day

The first United States patent for a waffle iron was issued to Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York on August 24th, 1869. In honor of this anniversary, National Waffle Day is observed each year on August 24th. Check out material on Saturday, August 24th and leave with a coupon for a free waffle at Huddle House (until supplies last). Thank you to Huddle House for donating 50 free waffle coupons!