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PCL Recommends: Digital Young Adult Novels

It’s week three of our Digital Recommedation series! Shannon has picked out five selections in Young Adult Fiction that were featured in School Library Journal. Be sure to visit  R.E.A.D.S. and use your library card to find these suggestions and so much more!

Vist the library website to get started and click here for Libby or Overdrive set-up help.

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May 2019 Programs & Events

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Summer Slide!

The Putnam County Library’s mission is to provide and protect access to services and information in a variety of formats that promote lifelong learning, and we place a special emphasis on encouraging young children to develop an interest in reading. We work toward this mission all year long, but our Summer Reading Program gives us a the chance to really get kids excited about reading and learning.

The goal of our summer reading program is to increase literacy and stop the summer slide in children’s reading skills. During the summer months, many children get out of the habit of reading and as a result, their skills can regress. Reading just twenty minutes a day can help them improve their comprehension skills, familiarity with text, and be better prepared for the coming school year. Library staff are happy to help you select books that are age appropriate and match your child’s interests and reading abilities. Children ages five and up can sign up for their own library card with a parent or guardian present.

This year’s summer reading theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! To encourage curiosity, promote health, and increase reading motivation, we are offering free recreational and educational summer reading programs for all ages. Unfortunately space and supplies may be limited at programs. A full schedule of events and sponsors for programs at each of our four libraries can be found at pclibrary.org. The funding for the Summer Reading Program is made possible in large part by the Putnam County Library Friends.

Make the library a destination for your family this summer!



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2016 Summer Reading Program

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Registration begins May 23, 2016 at the Putnam County Library! Registration will remain open throughout the program. Don’t miss out on a chance to have fun, read, and win prizes!

All events are free thanks to our sponsors:

Putnam County Library Friends

Dr. Lisa Whitaker Dermatology

The Swallows Agencies   agencieslogo-stacked-blue


IWC Food Service

The Little Gym

Ready Set Grow

Russell Stover


Firehouse Subs

Discovery Depot

Jet’s Pizza

Cheddar’s Casual Cafe

IRIS Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America


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We’re kicking off this year’s program with a visit from Bob Tarter and his wild animals!

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Children’s Programs at the PCL

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Adult and Teen Programs at the PCL

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And don’t forget about our branches!ALG calendar2 2016

Click here to see the Baxter and Monterey Branch Library SRP Events!

Follow our Facebook Event Page for updates on programs and additional information!

Come read with us this summer!Print

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This Week at the Library

Summer Reading at Your Library

Summer Reading Programs are still going strong at the Algood, Baxter, Cookeville, and Monterey Libraries.  So far, approximately 950 children and teens have participated in our programs, and it is not too late to sign your child up. We would like to extend thanks to the caring parents, grandparents, and adults for bringing children and teens to our programs and sharing their love of reading and learning. The Library System would also like to thank our community partners who have donated their resources and time to present programs at our Library Branches. They include the Putnam County School System, Algood Police Department, Cookeville Police Department, Monterey Police Department, Baxter Fire Department, Cookeville Fire Department, WSMV’s Snowbird, Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Therapy Dog Program, Putnam County Health Department, Army National Guard, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. This year’s programs are made possible by generous donations from Putnam County Library Friends, Cookeville Arts Council, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, First National Bank of Tennessee, Discovery Depot, IWC Food Service, Chick-Fil-A, McDonald’s of the Upper Cumberland, Cheddar’s Casual Café, and the IRIS Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.

Story Time

This week Mrs. Donovan will present stories by heroes of art including Lois Ehlert, Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, and others. Story Time is held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10 a.m.

Lunch at the Library

Join us for lunch, brought to you by the Putnam County School System. Lunches are first come, first served and available to anyone under the age of 18. Meals must be eaten on-site, so join us in the downstairs meeting room Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from June 1-July 18th. Lunches are served from 11-11:15 a.m. The dining room is open until noon.

Putnam County Library Book Clubs

The Page Turners Book Club will meet Monday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl. This book club is open to participants ages 10-12 years of age. The First Friday Book Club will meet Friday, July 10 at 3 p.m. to discuss Paperboy by Vince Vawter. Books for the FFBC are available for checkout at the Adult Services check-out desk.

            Be sure to check out the events page at pclibrary.org or find us on Twitter and Facebook for information on programs held throughout the Library System.

Twice Told Tales Book Sale

The Putnam County Library Friends will hold their monthly book sale this Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the lower level of the Putnam County Library. Putnam County Library Friends members will be able to shop at the Friends’ preview sale on Friday, July 10 from 4-6 p.m. Membership forms will be available at the door.

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SUMMER READING STARTS MAY 22ND – Schedules now available!

All of our summer reading schedules can be found on our website:


Read with you soon!

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