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!