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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.

Friday, January 17th, 2020: Please tune in to WGEL for any closing updates. We will be monitoring the weather and our ability to keep patrons safe on our sidewalks and stairs.


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.

Houseplant Appreciation Day

Celebrated every year on January 10th, Houseplant Appreciation Day gives us the opportunity to remember the benefits of houseplants. There are so many things that houseplants can help with when it comes to enhancing your life. Check out material on Friday, January 10th, and enter a drawing for a houseplant. Thank you to Evergreen Plant Co. for donating the houseplant. 

National Thesaurus Day

National Thesaurus Day is observed annually on January 18th in honor of Peter Mark Roget, the author of Roget's Thesaurus, who was born on this day in 1779. Whether you are looking for a new word or trying to complete a sentence, the thesaurus can be your best friend. On Saturday, January 18th, come take our Title Quiz to have an opportunity to choose a book from our book stash. The quiz consists of popular titles whose words have been replaced with synonyms from the thesaurus. It may be harder than you think! Favorable fortune! :)

National Popcorn Day

National Popcorn Day is observed annually on January 19th. Did you know that French explorers who traveled to the new world discovered popcorn being made by the Iroquois Natives in the Great Lakes region? Today, Americans consume 13 billion quarts of popcorn a year, more than any other country in the world. Check out material on Tuesday, January 21st and leave with a microwaveable bag of popcorn--courtesy of the library. (Supply is limited.)