Graphic novels available at the library


Did you know that the Putnam County Library System has an abundant graphic novel section? But first, do you even know what a graphic novel is? Think comic books, but written as a complete story rather than a story broken up into small periodical-sized booklets. The terminology can be debated, but stories told through comics have a long and much-beloved history and are still going strong today.

The library has graphic novels for all ages; in fact, graphic novels are a great way to entice some children who are reluctant readers into picking up a book. But the Putnam County Library’s real glory is in the collection of graphic novels for adults and teens. Our selection is varied and generous. The enthusiasm of our patrons for this form of book continues to grow. This section has devotees from childhood through people in their 90s. We also have some very devoted patrons who donate for this section specifically and take pride in the scope of our holdings.

If this spurs your curiosity, come to the library and check our graphic novels out. We have stories of Marvel heroes, adventure, high school dramas, fantasy, horror, reworks of the classics and so much more written in this exciting format.

Upcoming Events

8/14/2023 – Monday, 12-1 p.m. Lunch and Learn: Helping Hands with Becca Duncan. At the Cookeville Library. Discover the transformative impact of community support as Director Becca Duncan shares the inspiring story of Cookeville’s Helping Hands organization and how you can get involved.

8/14/2023 – Monday, 10-11 a.m. Baxter Senior Book Club: “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova. The Baxter Branch Library has partnered with the Baxter Senior Center for our second book club. Pick up a copy at the library and join us Aug. 14 for a great discussion.

8/14/2023 – Monday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Take and Make Craft. At the Cookeville Library. Come and pick up all the supplies you need to make your own “Climbing Lizard” while supplies last. One craft per child. Child must be present.

8/15/2023 – Tuesday, 9-9:30 a.m. Trail Walk. At the Algood Branch. Algood Roaming Readers are back. Come join us for a short trail walk (weather permitting).

8/15/2023 – Tuesday, 10-11 a.m. “Curious Kids” Storytime with Goats. At the Cookeville Library. Come and listen to “Gregory the Terrible Eater” and then go out and cuddle the goats from Faeryland’s Farms.

8/15/2023 – Tuesday, 12-1 p.m. Crafting Class. At the Monterey Branch Library. Bring your crafting project and enjoy company while you work on your project. Be willing to share how to work on a project or ask questions about your craft.

8/17/2023 – Thursday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Senior Book Club. At the Cookeville Senior Center. Come to the Cookeville Senior Center for a lively book chat. We will be discussing “A Beautiful Mind” by Sylvia Nasar.

8/17/2023 – Thursday, 4-5 p.m. Teen Anime Club. At the Cookeville Library. Teens are invited to immerse themselves in the captivating world of anime, dive into Japanese culture, and unleash their creativity at the library’s Teen Anime Club. Join us for exciting anime screenings, engaging cultural explorations, and interactive activities that will ignite your passion for this vibrant art form and foster connections with fellow enthusiasts.

8/17/2023 – Thursday, 4-5 p.m. Mysteries with Michelle Book Club. At the Monterey Branch Library. Drop by the Monterey Branch and pick up the book club book for the lively book discussion. We will be discussing “The Book Woman’s Daughter” by Kim Richardson.

8/18/2023 – Friday, 10-11 a.m. Read, Play, Grow. At the Cookeville Library. Story and Intentional Play birth to age 3.

8/18/2023 – Friday, 10-11 a.m. Chair Yoga. At the Algood Branch. This chair yoga session is taught by a certified yoga instructor.

8/18/2023 – Friday, 4-6 p.m. Matinee Movie: 65. At the Cookeville Library. An astronaut crashes on a mysterious planet only to discover he’s not alone. 93 minutes. PG-13.

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