Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year Hours

The library will be open from noon until 5pm Monday, December 31st.  The library will not be open Monday evening or on Tuesday, New Year's Day.

The Paxton Carnegie Library Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday, January 9th, at 7pm instead of the first Wednesday of the month as usual.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday Break

Preschool Story Hour will resume Thursday, January 10th, at 10am.
Join us then for some fun wintertime stories and crafts!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Scouts visit.

Boy Scout Pack 35 and their leader, Andy Hudson, worked on history projects at the library recently.  They did research using old newspapers, microfilm, and the internet, and made Swedish ornaments to take home.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Show cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the library mystery play has been postponed to a later date, TBA.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Senior Services Program

Join us for "Senior Services 101" at the Paxton Carnegie Library!  At 1pm on Monday, November 5th, there will be a special program on changes in circuit breaker, extra help from social security, and senior services available at the the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department.  Presented by Jeanne Brown, Senior Information Specialist for the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department, this is a free program at the library, and the public is invited to attend.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


The library facade is getting a fresh coat of paint, courtesy of Robert C. Hill Painting.
Visitors may use the side entrance, on West Orleans street.

Story Hour

If you missed Preschool Story Hour this morning, then you missed a fun storybook about an apple farmer, a sing-along, a flannel-board story about Johnny Appleseed, a discussion of all the good things to eat that are made with apples, an easy apple magnet craft, a coloring page to take home, and a tasty apple snack... and that was all in the first 40 minutes! Be sure to join us next Thursday at 10am.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Story Hour!

Preschool Story Hour begins at 10am Thursday, August 23!  Children ages two to five are invited to attend with a parent, grandparent or caregiver. Story Hour is a time for old and new stories, games, puppets, songs, and simple crafts. There is no registration necessary; walk-ins are welcome!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

PAXTON — Cindy and Kirby Pringle, owners of Dogtown Artworks in Tuscola, present "A Butterfly Extravaganza" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Paxton Carnegie Library, 254 S. Market St.
Cindy Pringle, the former Cindy Rose, is a native of Paxton and a graduate of Paxton High School and the University of Illinois.
"The Butterfly Extravaganza" features two of the Pringles' recently completed projects, a multimedia presentation, with music and voiceover, of their new book, "The Butterfly That Would Not Fly." The photo book features the couple's "dog people" characters, Earl and Pearl Barker, as they try to help a monarch butterfly overcome its fear of heights. Background music was provided by Bruce Parker of London, Ontario, Canada; the Strings Attached bluegrass band of Douglas County, Ill., and Don Thode of Tuscola, a member of the band.
The second part of the afternoon will be a documentary, filmed and edited by the Pringles. "The Plight of the Monarch Butterfly" is about the declining population of the monarch butterfly and how it is tied to loss of habitat — especially milkweed. The documentary includes rare footage of a monarch hatching from the egg, the caterpillar forming its chrysalis and the butterfly coming out of the chrysalis.
The documentary includes classical music by Will DeSelms of Roseville, Ill.
"The Plight of the Monarch Butterfly" is the Pringles' first documentary effort.
"We're really proud of the documentary," Kirby Pringle says. "It's the effort of a lot of work, especially by Cindy, who stayed up long hours to get some amazing footage. Nature lovers, especially fans of butterflies, I think will be thrilled with this documentary. It looks fantastic."
The husband-and-wife team will be signing copies of their new book and also have butterfly notecards and other items for sale.
The Pringles have their business at the Jarman Center in Suite 102. Cindy has established a monarch butterfly nursery that is open to the public located on the third floor of the building. The Pringles website is located at and for more information feel free to call them at 217-689-4575.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Butterfly Kites!

For our final Story Hour, we read books about caterpillars and flew our own butterfly kites!
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Friday, May 11, 2012


The library elevator is in good working order once again.  The repair work is complete.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring Break

We will not have Story Hour Thursday, March 22nd.

Happy Spring Break Time!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Media Mall Class

Would you like to learn how to download free books?
There will be a Media Mall Class at Paxton Carnegie Library Monday, February 27, at 7pm. Instructor Donna Schaal from the Illinois Heartland Library System will present this one-hour class on the electronic database that provides free eBooks to borrowers. Participants will learn how to find and download free books, so bring along your Nook, Kindle, Sony eReader, iPad, laptop computer, or other electronic device. Preregistration is not necessary. The class is free, and all ages are welcome.

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Resources!

New for Paxton Carnegie Library cardholders...

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles


Just click on the new links on the right side of our blog screen.
Type in your library barcode number to search for information in either database.

Price It! will help you find out how much your items are worth or find an item to purchase, pulling from a variety of online sources. Images and information are updated regularly, AND you can read helpful articles about antiques and collectibles! will give you all the latest, up-to-date information you need to repair your car, truck or motorcycle!

Try these new links out today, FREE!