Something For Everyone!

Book discussion Glenn Beck "The Christmas Sweater" Monday Dec. 14th 6:30pm Columbus Grove LocationFamily Fun Cookie Decorating with Kathy Moening $3.00 fee per person dec 7 6:00pm register by Dec 1st 419-523-374724th annual Christmas Tree Festival Open House December 5 1:00-3:00 pm  Ottawa LocationTransitions - Alzheimers education Ottawa Location Dec 1 2:00pm - 3:00 pm registration requested 419-523-3747What's Cookin'? Christmas Treats! Ottawa Location Dec. 3 6:30pm Kalida Location Dec. 15 4:00pmGraphic Novel Talk "Nimona" Ottawa Location December 4th 5:30 - 6:30pmPolar Express, Various times and Locations in December


All locations of the PCDL will close at 2:30 pm Wednesday November 25 in memory of Judith Doty who died Thursday November 19


The Putnam County Library is again teaming up with the Community and the Friends of the Putnam County Library to bring you the 24th Annual Christmas Tree Festival in Ottawa. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in Putnam County, please join us and help celebrate the fifth holiday season in the new library facilities!

Please click here for the invitation to participate,information & instructions, and entry form.


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Explora is an exciting new set of databases that support the need's of today's students and teachers. It has a colorful, user-friendly design that is also mobile friendly. Easy-to-browse categories are organized by popular topics and provide students with research ideas, contain 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press, and have reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to easily locate grade-appropriate content.

For students that struggle to read there is Text-to-Speech for HTML articles and also text translations for those who have limited English for over 30 languages.

Educators can discover support materials including ready-to-use lesson plans, classroom activities and rubrics. The Curriculum Standards Module helps correlate content quickly and easily to Common Core Standards.

To get started, check out the links below  or scroll down and click on the OWL (Ohio Web Library link)

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After 11 years of State Library of Ohio funding support KnowItNow24X7 will end on December 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.   Following a cost analysis and declining usage, the State Library of Ohio Board recently voted to cease federal LSTA funding for the statewide virtual reference library service. 

KnowItNow24x7 was an outstanding example of the collaborative efforts of Ohio libraries. The State Library of Ohio continues to support a number of programs and services that maximize the use of public funds by facilitating resource and information sharing among Ohio’s libraries.

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Link to Ohio Digital Library site

Link to zinio digital magazines


Link to Mango Languages

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Link to Worldbook kids