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COVID-19 For Your Information: Resources from Putnam County Health Department about Coronavirus (COVID-19)



This Week on Putnam Library Live

It’s Time to Complete Your 2020 Census Survey!

It’s time, Putnam County! It’s time to fill out your 2020 Census! Will YOU be counted? Go to or call toll free 1-844-330-2020 to complete your survey. We ALL count in Putnam! #shapeyourfuture #2020Census #BeCountedWV #WeAllCountInPutnam

Digital Library Card

If you have a cell phone with a 304 area code you can now access Overdrive, our digital book collection, including e-books and e-audio books without a library card.

For more information visit:…

If you have a 606 or 740 area code, please check with your Ohio or Kentucky library.

Putnam County Library Closing to the Public Effective Monday, March 16

Due to concerns over the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Putnam County Library system is closed until further notice effective Monday, March 16, 2020.

Dear Patrons and Friends,

With new CDC recommendations and calls for us all to actively avoid group interactions to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, The Putnam County Library (all branches) will be closing until further notice. We know that you rely on us for entertainment, access to internet, and information, and it pains us to not be available to you in these tough times. We, however, do not want to be an inadvertent cause of community spread while trying to help our community. We cannot ensure social distancing protocols will be observed, nor guarantee that our enhanced cleaning protocols will stop the spread of this virus. It is in everyone’s best interest that we be closed to the public until further notice.

During this time:

Library management will continue to monitor the situation and share updates with you from our community partners such as the Putnam County Health Department, Putnam County Schools, Putnam County Commission, and more, as well as state and national health organizations.

No fines will be accrued on current library items. Please keep them until the time we re-open. Items can also be returned via the book drop at each location, as they will be monitored, but again, please keep your items until you have been instructed otherwise.

The programming team hopes to be able to bring some online programming in the form of Facebook Live programs. Please keep a watch out for those.

The Library’s social media will be updated regularly, not only with information regarding the situation but also with resources for education and entertainment as schools remain closed (and with maybe a meme or two.)

Please utilize PCL’s digital libraries Libby and Hoopla. If you are new to these, please message us and we will do our best to walk you through the process of first-time use.

Please feel free to reach out to us using the Library’s social media, social media messaging apps, or email us at Continue to check out the website as well for updates and online resources

Stay safe and well. We look forward to serving you again in person just as soon as we can.

Your Putnam Library staff


Main Branch Hours

Branches are currently closed to the public due to concerns regarding COVID-19. Please use our digital library resources or use the email listed below for questions.

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: CLOSED

Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Branch Library Hours are listed on the About page of the website. 

Contact us: 304-757-7308 (temporarily unavailable)


Go to Catalog Search in order to log-in to your library account online. 


Inclement Weather Policy:

If Putnam County Schools are closed due to snow—the Putnam County Libraries open at 12:00 noon.  If the schools are on a two- hour delay—we will open at 9:00 a.m. All library programs will be cancelled if schools are closed.

Board Members & Meetings

Dr. Sam Sentelle, President, Hurricane

Judie Sydenstricker, Treasurer, Scott Depot

Clinton "Bud" Beaver, Hurricane

Linda Erwin, Eleanor

Veronica "Dale" Parkins, Poca

The Putnam County Library Board of Trustees meets the 1st Tuesday of every other month at the Main Library at 9 am.

2020 meeting dates:

February 4

April 7- meeting canceled

June 2

August 4

October 6

December 1

The Agenda is posted at the Main Library Front Desk 5 business days before the meeting.