Monday, August 17, 2009


So many books, so little time.

Preschool Story Hour

Beginning Thursday September 3 at 10am Preschool Story Hour returns for children age 5 and under. Each week will feature old and new stories, along with simple songs and crafts. This is a gentle introduction to the library for the very young.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Murder in the Library

In May we presented Murder in the Library, an interactive mystery play! The cast included library staff, board trustees, a lively audience, and even the Mayor of Paxton. Murder and mayhem reigned and our star was declared "Deader Than a Doornail!"

Book Signing

Local author, Nicole O'Dell (left) visited with library clerk, Katie Greenlee, on Saturday. Nicole's new books for preteen girls, Truth or Dare and All That Glitters are part of her Scenarios for Girls series.


The Pageturners Book Club and Melvin librarian, Jacqueline Allen, visited the Paxton Carnegie Library on Monday for a discussion of the book Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Iowa Librarian Vicki Myron. Max joined the group to share his thoughts on life as a library cat.


Max is our resident Library Cat. He was adopted by the library staff in 2002 and has since become a community cat. Max is 15 years old. He is a very gentle pet, and he has made many friends at the library. You can check out the documentary, "Puss In Books: Adventures of a Library Cat," at the Paxton Carnegie Library. To learn about other library cats, visit