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Welcome to the Putnam County Library website! Our website contains our catalog, up-to-date events, information about us, your library account, our branches (links to the left), a kids page, and so much more! If you need any help with our website, either click here or email us at tech@pclibrary.org.



OctoBEARfest Week, 10am daily. Bear stories and songs by PCL Storyteller Marcia Donovan for Preschoolers. “Under the Tree” in PCL Childrens Dept. Guess the number of TeddyGrahams in the jar and win daily drawing for Shoney Bear toy. You must be present to win. Storytime followed by parade at 10:30 with Shoney Bear to Dogwood Park and picnic. Bring bears, blankets and lunch. Storytime space is limited. Call to reserve.







GHOST STORIES for adults
Ghost Stories from Near and Far. Oct. 27, 2006 3:30-5pm PCL Lower Meeting Room. Join PCL Storyteller Marcia Donovan and Pikeville Storyteller and Hickory Wind Musician Denis Kiely for Ghost Stories and Songs of the Upper Cumberland and Beyond. Come to Listen and Bring a Local Ghost Story to Share if you wish. Sponsored by Putnam County Library and funded by Putnam County Library Friends. FREE.






New Computers at the Library!

Monday September 25, 2006 the Putnam County Library received 7 new computers through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Public Access Computer Hardware Upgrade Grant Program. The PACHUG grant requires no local matching funds. This upgrade grant program has been designed to help libraries in the state replace and upgrade public access computers.

These computers have allowed the library to upgrade computers that were purchased over six years ago. Also we were able to add additional computers to the children’s library and the teen section.






An ASSISTANT DIRECTOR; Adult and Young Adult Services, and Circulation

Supervision of daily operations of Adult and Young Adult Services and Circulation for Putnam County Library, overseeing 2 FT and 7 PT staff. Additionally he/she provides reference assistance and reader’s guidance for library users.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR; Children's Services

This position manages children’s services, overseeing 3 FT and 8 PT staff. Additionally he/she supervises the processing department. This person assists in the formulation and implementation of library policies, and the planning and organization of library services. He/she also reviews, selects, classifies and weeds library materials.

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BOOK SALE – “Twice Told Tales, a used book store,” sponsored by the Putnam County Library Friends, will be open October 7, 2006 from 10:00-2:00. Located on the lower level of the Putnam County Library, east door. Donations appreciated. See the librarian at the front desk.

Preview for members of Putnam County Library Friends
Friday, October 6, 4-6PM
Your may join at this time
$15 Individuals and $25 Family




Did you know that eBooks and audio books are now available online from Putnam County Library? The new online collection allows library card holders to check out and download digital items anytime of day from anywhere in the world.

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Need help with computers?

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You can now take the TENNESSEE WILDLIFE RESOURCE AGENCY ONLINE BOATING SAFETY EXAM at the library. This exam is given by APPOINTMENT ONLY!! Please call Stephanie Fuson at 526-2416 to schedule a time for your exam.

Read all about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library that allows your 0 to 5 year old child to get a free book once a month! Putnam County's Imagination Library was held on March 3, 2005. View pictures and information HERE!

Putnam County Favorites

If you have read a book recently that you would like to recommend to others or if you would like to read book reviews, click here!

Help Hancock County Libraries
Hancock County Library System was ground zero for Hurricane Katrina. After Hurricane Camille in 1969 Cookeville Mayor Chuck Womack did volunteer work in Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Ms., as a young Tulane medical student. When Katrina hit in August 2005, Mayor Womack coordinated the adoption of Bay St. Louis and Waveland, Ms. by the City of Cookeville and spear-headed fund-raising efforts to help with the Hancock County recovery efforts. On September 19, 2005 the Putnam County Library successfully held a Tellabration International Night of Storytelling event to raise money for the Hancock County Libraries. Hancock County is moving toward recovery, with our help.
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Recycle at the library!
We are recycling used printer cartridges, toner, and cell phones at the library. It helps the library earn money for future equipment.

TEEN SCENE - Come see our new teen website. Read about our new programs like "Year of the Traveling Books." The programs will be educational, fun, and an opportunity to meet new friends!

TEACHERS of TEENS - Come see our new webiste for teachers that teach grades 5 through 12! This site includes library services for teachers and cool teacher links!

STAFF PICKS - Our staff would like to share their favorite books, movies, and music that we have at the library with you! Keep checking back to this page for more staff picks!

AT THE LIBRARY NEWS - article of what's new at the library in Sunday's Herald Citizen.
DAILY EVENTS - Storytime & Dial-A-Story.
YEARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS - What happens at the library every year.