The first episode of Ralph’s TV Treehouse Virtual Concert Series with Grammy-nominated kids’ musician Ralph Covert is now available through our Facebook page! Click the link for details about today’s episode and to see the schedule for upcoming episodes.
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The children’s library has been a community partner of WCTE’s education team for several years. This partnership has brought many special events, workshops, and materials to the library based on a wide array of exciting PBS Kids Shows. Our Children’s Staff, along side our partners from WCTE, have been gearing up to bring families a new workshop inspired by the TV series Molly of Denali, which highlights family values and traditions, as well as informational text. Of course, our current situation has required that they make some changes to the design of this workshop and as such, they have transferred the instructional portion to a virtual platform for the safety of any participants. Beginning Monday, July 20th, families are invited to stop by the library or utilize our Curbside Checkout service to pick up a take-home activity bag for the Molly of Denali Family and Community Learning Workshop. This bag will include materials for four different sessions designed to be enjoyed as a family. Activities are geared toward children ages 4-10, but can be adapted for any age!
A video walkthrough of each session will be available on our library YouTube channel for guidance on how to use the resources provided in the bag. These activity bags are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis, so get yours soon!
Celebrate summer with Putnam County Library System’s community-wide Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is Imagine your Story.Continue reading
In an effort to mitigate the possible spread of Covid-19 among patrons and staff, the Putnam County Library System Board of Trustees voted Wednesday afternoon to close all four branches effective at the end of business Friday, March 20. The Board will reassess the closure on April 3; currently the plan is to reopen on April 6.
All library events are suspended in this time frame, and all public meeting spaces will be closed.
During the two-week closure, staff will be on duty and ready to assist in any way possible, including providing instruction on how to access the library extensive online offerings and resources. Patrons can put books and other media on hold via the website or by phone. Staff will provide curbside checkout. Free wifi remains available outdoors, including in Dogwood Park.
Library staff will be continuously providing updates on social media about the status of the closure and with tips to access its resources remotely.
Staff urge patrons to call to ask how to access these services or for any assistance the library can provide. Visit pclibrary.org or call 931-526-2416.
“Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.
Throughout the school year, public librarians and library staff will assist parents and caregivers with saving hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services for students. From free access to STEAM programs/activities, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help, technology workshops to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost effective back to school supplies available.
How much money can you save? Visit our Library Value Calculator to total your savings.
Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are joining the American Library Association on an adventure to promote the value of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chairs.” — http://www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/presskits/lcsum
Starting in the month of September, when you sign up for a library card you will have the option of selecting our “Toy Story 4” promotional card! If you are a Putnam County resident and you do not have a library account, it is FREE to sign-up! You may also replace your existing card for just a $2.00 fee. We only have a limited amout of these cards, so get yours while supplies last!
Visit our website for more information on what you need to sign up for a library card.
While you’re here, check out our September events!Continue reading