Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday Hours

The Paxton Carnegie Library will be closed Christmas Eve,
Christmas Day, the evening of New Year's Eve,
and all day New Year's Day.
Boy Scouts visiting the library learned to do research using 
microfilm records and the online catalog, then took a moment to visit the Bear's Den.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Today (Tuesday,) beginning at noon, a Navigator will present a brief program on healthcare options. From noon until 5pm, stop by the library to get information and help with signing up.  It's FREE!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The library is closed November 28th and 29th.

Open: 10am to 5pm Saturday, November 30th.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Paxton Carnegie Library will present a Family Film Festival on Friday, September 13th.  Beginning at 7pm, there will be showings of “Beginning of the End, starring Peter Graves and Peggy Castle.  This 1957 classic horror film has been requested by many in the area, as it contains references to Paxton, Rantoul, Ludlow, and Champaign.  This will be followed by “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” from 1956.  Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter star in this super-scary movie that will have you wondering which of your neighbors are actually “pod people.”  

Both films will be shown on a large screen in the library’s rotunda on Friday night, a time when the library is normally closed.  It’s a Double Creature Feature!  All ages are invited to stop by and enjoy this free program, which features scary old movies and free popcorn.  Whether you are superstitious or not, it’s a great way to spend Friday the 13th!

Monday, August 19, 2013

See What's New!

The new Preschool Story Hour season begins Thursday, August 22, at Paxton Carnegie Library.  Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to bring preschool children to Story Hour at 10am to hear stories, see the newest children’s books, and do simple craft projects.  This is a great way to introduce your little one to the library and the joy of reading, setting the stage for a lifetime of appreciation for books.  The stories are different each week, so children may attend occasionally or every Thursday if they wish.  (It’s kind of like a book club for the under-5 set.) No registration is required for this free, drop-in program. 

The library has news for grownups as well.  Have you heard about Zinio?  That’s the new program offering magazines online, now available at  Paxton Carnegie Library!  Here’s how to access Zinio and see for yourself:  Go to our blog at  Click on “Search the Online Catalog,” as you would when ordering a book.  On the SHARE page that comes up, you will see a new menu on the left side, listing Resources. Choose Zinio , and there you will find nearly 100 popular magazines, free to read, download, and even print.  There is no due date, there are no fees whatsoever; the magazines are yours to keep!  You may set up your free Zinio account now with Illinois Heartland Library System, your own email address, and your Paxton Carnegie Library barcode number.  Magazines can be downloaded and read on computers and devices of all kinds.  This will come in handy for those times when you’re waiting in line anywhere in the world.  Once downloaded, the magazines are yours to keep, so you do not have to be connected to the internet to read them.  Try it!

Along with many bestselling books this week, at Paxton Carnegie Library we have new DVDs:  Guilt Trip, Parental Guidance, Safe haven, Quartet, A Good Day to Die Hard, Identity Thief, Jack the Giant Killer, Ladies In Lavender, 42, Mud, and Admission.  Parents and grandparents:  Now that the kids are back in school, you might get a chance to read a good book or even watch a movie. Stop by and see what’s free at your library! 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

These young men put together all the floor puzzles.  Good teamwork, guys!

Friday, June 21, 2013

New Book Baskets

Look what we've got... Book Baskets for browsing upstairs and down!  
Fill a basket with your favorite summer reads and DVDs 
at Paxton Carnegie Library!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Library Landscaping

Some of Doug Anderson's PBL High School students helped with the library landscaping recently.  The project was led by Library Trustee Dana Bergandine, Board President Flavel Heyman, and Superintendent of Streets and Alleys, Randy Swan

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


 (L to R:) Martina, Nicky, Matias, and Miranda Freding

Visitors from Sweden!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

On the Air!

Check it Out!  Polaris, our new automation system, is up and running, live and in color!  
Click on "Search the Online Catalog" on the right side of this page  ------------------------------->

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Are you seeing old information on your Horizon account?  Concerned that items you returned are still listed as "checked out?"  Don't be.  While we transfer to the new automation system, the old one will be frozen until April 9.  Once Polaris is up and running, everything will be back to normal... only better!
We are in the process of changing to the new automation system, Polaris. Until April 9, no holds can be placed and no new library cards can be processed.  Borrowers can still view the online catalog and check items out at our library and throughout the Illinois Heartland System.  No changes have been made to Media Mall at this time, and it is still fully accessible.  Once the changeover is complete, library cardholders will have access to many more items, and our check out system will be super-efficient.  We thank you for your patience as we learn the new system!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Closed for Repairs

The library will be closed all day Saturday, February 16, for electrical repairs.

Kindles and Nooks and Books, Oh My!

If you are thinking about buying a Nook or a Kindle, stop by the library to try one out.

If you already have a device, we can show you how to download free books from Media Mall.

If you want to read a traditional book made out of paper... hey, we've got those too!