All PLS libraries will be closed on Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 21st with regular hours.

This Family Event is Oddly Satisfying

The #Oddlysatisfying hashtag fits social media videos ranging from falling water, shifting sand and much more. And fans of those videos are invited to indulge in their interest with the Purcell Public Library’s Oddly Satisfying Family Event, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the library.

Multiple stations will be set up around the library’s Meeting Room with chances to explore items like kinetic sand, water beads, slime and more. It’s also a chance to find an #oddlysatisfying book on your favorite topic.

All ages may attend, and registration is not required to participate.

Build a love for reading with library activities

The Purcell Public Library welcomes families with young children to start the new year with a chance to take part in activities throughout the upcoming weeks and months.

STEAM Preschool and Toddler Story Time takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays the library is open during January. These programs are for preschoolers and toddlers and are a chance to engage with books, rhymes, technology, art and more in a family-friendly setting.

Advance registration for these story times is requested but not required.

Thursday afternoons are a time for elementary school-age children to look forward to, with activities scheduled at 3:15 p.m. on most Thursdays during the school year. January’s schedule features:

Jan. 9Game On! – enjoy favorites ranging from board games to card games to video games.

Jan. 16A Very Unmerry Birthday Party – Take a trip down the rabbit hole for an afternoon of snacks, games and a craft

Jan. 23We Love Legos, Yes We Do! – Get a look at Lego WeDo kits and all the things that can be built with them;

Jan. 30Full STEAM Ahead – Create using littlebits and squishy circuits.

Make your library part of your 2020 plans

Happy New Year!

The Purcell Public Library is ready to lead the community into 2020 through its many resources, services and program opportunities.

The library presents dedicated spaces for its collection of books for children, teens and adult readers, as well as public computers, meeting areas and more.

In total through the collaboration of the 12 branch libraries in the Pioneer Library System, cardholders have access to more than 700,000 books, magazines and downloadable items. Also, PLS provides access to more than 60 online databases that cover topics from genealogy to homework help.

Need to know more? Talk to a librarian or take a look around our online resources, available through this website or the Pioneer Library System Connect App, which can be downloaded on iTunes or Google Play.

We hope we’ll be a big part of your plans in the new year!

Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Find out more about what’s going on during January in Purcell by picking up a copy of the library’s monthly calendar, or by looking at our online calendar.