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Young Adult (YA)
The YA collection is located in the center of the upper level and features: Graphic Novels including books about superheroes, manga series, Star Wars and more Books about teen issues, crafts, music, famous people, adventure, art, and other popular areas of interest Novels by popular authors and the Rosewater nominees. Programs of special interest to teens are offered through the year. Suggestions for purchase are encouraged. Forms located at the reference desk. Please contact us at 653-2755 extension 124 or 115.
The adult area is here to meet patron needs and welcomes patron questions and concerns. Please contact us at 653-2755 extension 124 or 115.
- Information-The reference desk answers questions in person and via phone.
- PAC Assistance-Reference staff are available to help patrons use the on-line catalog to find materials.
- Reader’s Advisory-Looking for a recommendation, a particular author, or the next book in a much-loved series? Just ask the reference staff to refer you to a good book.
- Internet Access-Walk in or call for a reservation. Internet is free, Printing is $.10 per page and library cards are not required.
- Wireless Access-The upstairs area and much of lower level including the Meeting Rooms has wireless. Settle in at a table or in a comfortable chair with your laptop.
- Word Processing-A study room and several Internet stations offer Microsoft Office applications.
- Inter-Library Loan-Library cardholders may request books, articles, audio and video materials. Items received from Indiana libraries are free. Materials from out of state cost $2 in postage.
- Meeting Room Reservations-Schedule the Kiwanis or Rotary rooms for your not-for-profit group or community organization.
- Tours-For community organizations and school groups
- Feature Films in DVD format
- Audio Books on CD and audio cassette tape
- Music on CD
- Data Bases: Inspire, Novelist, Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest, Click Here!
- Magazines current year and previous two years
- Tax Forms Divorce Forms and other Legal Forms
- College and Scholarship information
- Nonfiction on health, cooking, home schooling, home improvement, crafts and much more
- Fiction including classics, best sellers, mysteries, horror, suspense, westerns, romances, Christian fiction, African American fiction, and short stories
- Large Print
- Spanish Language
- Adult Literacy Materials
- Reference-encyclopedias, atlases, business and more
Contact a Reference Librarian or Staff Member:
765-653-2755 ex. 115
or click on "Chat with Us" at the side of your screen!
Questions?? Text us! Text "askpcpl" to 66746.
ReferenceUSA - With support from the Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center Search for U.S. business and residential phone numbers. In addition to basic business names and addresses, find valuable details, including: geocodes for mapping, fax and toll-free numbers, websites, franchise and brand information, headline news, liens, judgments, square footage, and much more. The New Business database includes businesses that have formed within the last two years from across the entire U.S. Updated monthly. (Outside the library you will be prompted to provide your 14 digit library card number with no spaces.)
BookLetters This free service allows you to sign up for regular e-mail newsletters with comments and reading recommendations in varied categories. Whether you enjoy mystery, romance, biography, history or reading suggestions for your children; these newsletters will keep you posted on the activities and resources at the Putnam County Public Library.
New resource for book discussions! The library in conjunction with BookLetters is making available an online Book Discussion Guide Database. This resource is great for teachers, patrons and book discussion groups in the Putnam County area.
Global Road Warrior is an online database containing culture, communications, travel, business, and maps for 175 countries and territories. Available at library computers or grab your library card and use it as your boarding pass from home! Brochure
Inspire Indiana, state-funded through December 2002, provides access to a variety of databases and is a tremendous research option for anyone in the state. Available to Indiana Internet users at http://www.inspire.in.gov/, Inspire can be accessed from home, school, office, or the public library.
NoveList allows library patrons to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest. In addition, three powerful search techniques allow patrons to look for books by entering descriptive terms that appear in subject headings, reviews, and other fields in the title records. Besides locating books to read, patrons can learn more about books and authors through Author Read-alikes, Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks. Connect to Novelist by using your Putnam County Public Library card bar code here.