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Animal Tales

July 14 is National Summer Learning Day! Join us for this fun “Ready, Set, Reptiles” program from Animal Tales! We’ll have several live animals at the library for the program. Visit for more information!

Summer Reading Prize Winners

Congratulations to all our Summer Reading prize winners!


SRP Winner - Layla Gardner

Layla Gardner


SRP Winner - Jolie Trahan

Jolie Trahan


SRP Winner - Amelia Mohnen

Amelia Mohnen


SRP Winner - Jazziah Noffsinger

Jazziah Noffsinger


SRP Bike Winner - Roslyn Phillips

Roslyn Phillips


SRP Bike Winner - Jaxson Anderson

Jaxson Anderson


SRP Bike Winner - Klayton Wilken

Klayton Wilken


(One bike winner declined to be photographed.)


We also recognized adult Summer Reading winners at our finale Lunch and Learn on June 24. The patrons who read the most were Ema Reed (Central City) and Elin Smith (Harbin Memorial), and Tammy Durall and Gertrude Whitmer each won a Kindle Fire as a grand door prize during the finale.

Grand Opening and Patron Appreciation

Harbin Memorial is now open in our temporary location at Old National Bank in Greenville! To celebrate and show appreciation to county residents for their patronage and patience as we complete renovations, we’ll have lots of giveaways. Stop by and check us out!

Parking and entrance to the temporary library location is on the back side of the Old National Bank building in Greenville at ground level. The temporary location is open Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fri. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The Annex is also located at the bank temporarily and observes the same hours listed above.

Harbin Memorial will remain at this location as renovations are completed at the permanent library location.

Our Thistle Cottage and Central City branches are open with normal business hours in their permanent locations.

For more information, call 270-338-4760.


july 2016 grand opening

Harbin Memorial Temporary Location

Harbin Memorial and the Annex are now open in the temporary location at Old National Bank. Those branches are open Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-4 and Fri. 8:30-6. Parking and entrance are at the back of the bank building.
The Central City branch and Thistle Cottage remain open with normal hours.
For more information, call 270-338-4760.

Summer Reading 2016

SRP 2016 posters
Summer is almost here! And that means it’s almost time for Summer Reading at Muhlenberg County Public Libraries!
Summer Reading takes place June 6 through June 17. This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set … Read!”
Registration is currently underway for Summer Reading. The program kicks off June 4 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Thistle Cottage. We’ll have a Bouncing B’s inflatable obstacle course, backyard slide and castle, as well as a water war (bring your own water gun!) and free snow cones.
This year’s children’s programs will alternate locations between Greenville and Central City and will be held Monday-Thursday during the two-week Summer Reading period. Programs will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays in Greenville and on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Central City.
All age groups for the children’s programs will meet each day as follows:

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – 18 months to 5 years old
  • 1-2 p.m. – Kindergarten to second grade
  • 3-4 p.m. – Third to fifth grade

Programs for childen will include Zumba, yoga, a nature walk, a day camp, gardening, healthy eating, healthy living and all-star sports.
The library is currently undergoing renovations, so Harbin Memorial will be temporarily located in the basement of Old National Bank during Summer Reading. Children’s programs in Greenville may be held either at the bank, Thistle Cottage or another location depending on the nature of the program.
Watch our Facebook page, website or call us for more information about programs and locations.
Teen programs will be held on Mondays in Central City and Fridays in Greenville. Teens (sixth through twelfth grade) can visit Central City for a “Get in the Game” day with a scavenger hunt and variety of games and activities on Monday, June 6 and again on June 13 for gaming tournaments. Teens can also visit Thistle Cottage for a game day on Friday, June 10 and for stress relief activities on June 17.
All teen programs will be held at 2 p.m.
We’ll also have weekly giveaways for those who keep up with their reading and turn in slips.
In addition to these Summer Reading activities, we’re hosting a weekly walking challenge at 6 p.m. at the Rails to Trails walk throughout the summer. Weather permitting, we’ll meet at the Greenville end of the trail each Tuesday in June and July and walk together.
We’ll also have weekly movie matinees throughout the month of June. We’ll show family (G or PG) movies each Wednesday at 3 p.m. at our Central City branch. Free popcorn and drinks will be provided. No registration is required for the weekly movie matinees or walking challenges, but all children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information about any of our summer programs, call us at 270-338-4760, or stop by the Central City branch to register for Summer Reading!

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