Thursday, December 2, 2010

Farmville Storytime

Our guest, Candy Thorsen, joined us for a special Farmville Storytime. The featured stories were "Jack and the Beanstalk," and "Soybeans, A to Z." The soybean book was donated by the Soybean Growers Association and presented to the library by the PBL FFA.
Ms. Thorsen talked to the children about the importance of soybeans as ingredients in everyday items. She also provided them with new coloring sheets and helped make soybean necklaces and farmer puppets to take home.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanks For Giving

Our Preschool Story Hour was extra-special this week, thanks to the Paxton Rotary!
Rotary Club members, Kathy Swan, Nancy Ecker, and Regina Stefanelli read holiday stories to the children and helped out with Thanksgiving theme activities. The Story Hour gang drew colorful turkeys and put together Harvest Blessing snack bags to share.

Preschool Story Hour

Monday, September 27, 2010

Librarians from Latvia

The Paxton Carnegie Library welcomed visiting librarians from Latvia along with representatives of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs. Latvia is located in northeastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Russia. The librarians saw a Punch & Judy puppet show during Story Hour and made their own hand puppets to take home. After a tour of the library, they enjoyed lunch at the Tin Pan with Mayor Bill Ingold and Library Board President Flavel Heyman. Next, the librarians visited PBL High School, where they visited with Doug Anderson in the ag department, junior high librarian Mary Dulaney, and Dave Harber and Diane Mueller in the high school library.

Majestic Park in Downtown Paxton

(l to r:) Liga Masena, Iveta Ozolina, Vadla Ozolina, Flavel Heyman, Martins Logzdons, Barbara Ford, Bill Ingold, Antonina Girs, Anne Newman

"Punch & Judy" loses nothing in translation.

Liga Masena, Translator

Vadla Ozolina, Head of Library,
Broceni Municipality LIbrary

Puppet Workshop with
Latvian Librarians

Barbara Ford, Director and Distinguished Professor
and Katherine Eriksen, Training Coordinator
from the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs,
University of Illinois Library

Latvian Librarians

Iveta Ozolina
Aluksne Town Library

Antonina Girs
Head of Library
Pededze Library
Martins Lagzdons
Kursisu Library-Information Center

Barbara Ford, director of the Mortenson Center, and the Latvian librarians tour the PBL High School Greenhouse.

The visitors meet with Mary Dulaney,
PBL Junior High Librarian.

The Latvian librarians learn about the PBL High School Library with Diane Mueller (left,) and
Dave Harber (right.)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Book Club

The Paxton Book Club meets at the library Tuesday, September 28th, at 6:30pm.
Now reading: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Story Hour

Preschool Story Hour begins Thursday, September 2nd! Parents, Grandparents, and Caregivers are invited to bring preschool children to Story Hour at the library each Thursday at 10am. Hear old and new stories, sing songs, visit with puppets, and try out simple craft projects at the library.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A Peaceful Place

That perfect tranquillity of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend, and a good library.
.... Aphra Behn

Gift of Time

Wanda Larson and her family donated a beautiful 1835 grandfather clock and an antique rocking chair to the library. Tom Plackett, Nancy Dewey, Richard Buse, and John Houston worked to settle the clock in its new home.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Evening Summer Stroll

Tonight at 6:15pm, the Ford County Historical Society presents a Downtown Walk, beginning at the Paxton Carnegie Library. Stroll along with us this evening and learn fascinating facts about the historical buildings downtown. The tour wraps up at Majestic Park and the Ford County Museum, where we'll all enjoy refreshments. Bring the family!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wireless Max

Max serves as both desktop and laptop.

Friday, July 2, 2010

You say you want a revolution

Max invites everyone to stop by the library tent at Pells Park on the 4th of July. (He will not be there. He will be enjoying the relative peace and tranquility of the air-conditioned library; but still, do stop by our tent in the park and say "hello.")
The Paxton Carnegie Library will be closed July 4th and 5th.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Book Club

The Paxton Book Club meets at the library Tuesday July 27, at 6:30pm.
Now reading: Shattered Silence by Melissa Moore.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Scare Up a Good Book!

Max finds the 2010 Summer Reading Program absolutely frightful, despite the monsterrific prizes! Readers age 5 - 12 may sign up for this free program now at the Paxton Carnegie Library. "Scare Up a Good Book" all summer long!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Grad Max

Max wishes all the best to the Class of 2010!

Congratulations to Paxton Carnegie Library
employee, Tabitha Hess! Woot!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Brave Max

Max exhibits tremendous grace under pressure as a thunderstorm rages outside.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010


Pirates invaded the library when we welcomed the Tiger Scouts (Den 2) of Cub Scout Pack 35. The scurvy dogs toured the library, went on a treasure hunt, and made their own pirate hats.
They took no prisoners.

Happy Valentine's Day, Max!

The kiss is the King of Hearts and brooks no refusal.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Max ages gracefully.

Well, I'm awfully fond of the Dave Clark Five, but there's something to be said for Kings of Leon.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Max Misbehaving

"There is not any memory with less satisfaction in it than the memory of some temptation we resisted."