Welcome to the

Putnam County Public Library District

Upcoming Programs

Faith and Humor: God’s Healing Gifts by Gregg Carr Magnolia author signing

5/5/16 5:00 pm


A story of being positive, using faith and humor to battle my disease.

Magnolia library Thursday, May 5th from 5-7 selling autographed copies PLUS a possible reading at 6 p.m.

Granville library on Friday, May 6th from 3-5 p.m.

Hennepin on Saturday May 7 from 10 a.m. till Noon

McNabb Fire Hall Saturday May 7 from 1-3 p.m.

Book cost is $15 with some of the proceeds going to Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Iowa City.

Teddy Bear Tea Party in Granville

5/10/16 12:30 pm


Teddy Bear Tea Party” May 10th & 12th during story hour
….Bring your teddy bear or best stuffed buddy along to a tea party full of stories and treats!

A Rendezvous with Destiny: The Life of Franklin D. Roosevelt

5/12/16 6:00 pm

FDR1 Born into a life of extreme wealth and privilege, Franklin D. Roosevelt could have spent his entire life as a country gentleman. Instead, Franklin Roosevelt had a vision and a mentor. He instead followed in the footsteps of his fifth cousin, President Theodore Roosevelt. Marrying Teddy Roosevelt’s favorite niece and Godchild, Eleanor Roosevelt, he then proceeded to follow Teddy’s political path becoming Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of New York, and finally ascending to the presidency of the United States. He became the only president to be elected for four terms. Known to the world by his initials F.D.R., Roosevelt has been ranked high in history, placing him in the number three position of our top ten presidents. Per former President Richard M. Nixon’s words, “F.D.R. had the opportunity because of events to be great.”

Historian, Jim Gibbons, will present the life of our 32nd President of the United States, a man known to the world as “F.D.R.” He was a man of great adversity who, though stricken with Polio at a young age and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, never gave up! With his infectious broad grin, positive attitude, and extreme confidence, he turned a nation’s spirit around during the greatest depression in our nation’s history.  He stated these words, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!” When attacked at Peal Harbor on December 7, 1941, Roosevelt said, “No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in its righteous might will win through to absolute victory!” F.D.R. knew how to face a challenge and present it head on to the people of the United States to gear up for World War II. Roosevelt felt that America must and will continue moving forward, and that we must be free to live, love, and laugh, as he stated, “This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny!”

Information call Magnolia Library @815-869-3038


A Short History of Putnam County DVD


Take an inside peek into what makes the smallest county in the state of Lincoln a wonder that stands the test of time.

The film chronicles the history of the many small towns in the county and through both historical first-person narratives and contemporary interviews, documents the develeopment, culture and meaning of the region to residents, past and present.

With approximately 70 interviews this well documented film leaves no stone unturned, releasing rare, never before seen video.

A Short History of Putnam County was

produced by Library clerk, Matthew Miller.

A donation of $15 would be appreciated.


Putnam County Seed Library

seed library

The Putnam County Seed Library aims to provide and educate members on non-GMO growing techniques and offer locally grown heirloom seeds.

To become a member, please complete a member form and return it to the librarian at the front desk.

To borrow seeds, please select one (1) packet of up to three (3) varieties and stop by the desk to log your checkout.

To contribute seeds, please bring your seeds and information about your seeds to the librarian at the front desk. The librarian will catalogue your seeds and add them to the library for others to take.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!