Monday, December 19, 2016

Join us for Lego Club today, Monday, December 19th, from 3:30 to 4:30pm. We moved the date up because of the Christmas holiday and decided to forge ahead, despite the weather. No machines and mechanisms today, but kids of all ages are invited to do free-style building instead.  No need to leave town for some fun. Stop by the library where it's warm, and meet your friends at Lego Club!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Here are some of our Lego creations from November. 

Lego Club meets again Monday, December 19, from 3:30 to 4:30pm. 

We're moving it up a week because of the holiday.

Join us!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Lego Club today! Join us from 3:30 to 4:30 pm today (Monday, November 28) for Lego Club. We've got freestyle building in the children's library for kids in kindergarten on up. In the meeting room, 4th grade and up can build machines and mechanisms with Jen Odle.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Lego Club

Lego Club today! Lego Club today! Lego Club today!

3:30 - 4:30 pm.  See you there.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Lego Club Change

Lego Club will meet Monday, October 24th, from 3:30 to 4:30pm, due to Halloween falling on the last Monday. Join us on the 24th to build with your friends at Paxton Carnegie Library!

Monday, October 10, 2016

News! We have such news! The new website is up for Paxton Carnegie Library! Check it out at: It's in a rough draft form (hey, we were in a hurry!) but all your favorite links are there: The Online Catalog, Media Mall, 3M Cloud, One Click Digital, and Zinio! We'll be adding and subtracting things as we go along, just generally making a mess of things; but for now, it's up and running. Oh, and we have a new email address too: You can still use the old one and view our blog as well. Also, look for us on Facebook. Eventually, we'll get all the photos transferred, but for now, new stuff is so. much. fun!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Library Online Catalog

Here is a link to the Online Catalog for Paxton Carnegie Library:

If you copy and paste the link into your browser's address bar, it should take you directly to our catalog, and you may order library materials as usual. Due to a change in the Blogspot format, internet links are no longer featured on this page. We will keep you updated as we adapt and/or change our library's website so that the catalog is once again easily accessible. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Here's where all the cool kids are...

It was a big week for Lego Club! We had 19 kids building today, with 9 Building Buddies doing freestyle building and 10 M & M Kids working in teams on machines and mechanisms. We may consider changing the date for October's building session, since the last Monday falls on Halloween. We'll post an update as soon as we know for sure, so watch this space for more info!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Lego Club today! Many thanks to Jen Odle for leading our new M & M group. Although we had a lively group of kids, 4th grade and up, for Machines and Mechanisms, there was just one child here for free-style building, and she built a very cool, magical something! Join us from 3:30 to 4:30pm, the last Monday of each month, for Lego Club!

The Paxton Carnegie Library Lego Club returns today!  The University of Illinois Extension will be joining us this year with some added activities for older youth.   Jen Odle, Ford County 4-H Program Coordinator, will be bringing in Lego Machine and Mechanism kits for youth in fourth grade and older.  These new Lego kits will get kids engaged in hands on activities with a partner learning about gears, mechanisms, and physics concepts such as force and motion; all while having fun playing with Legos! These kits were purchased with a grant from the Illinois 4-H Foundation.

While the older kids work on machines and mechanisms in the meeting room, those in Kindergarten through third grade can do freestyle building in the children’s library. Preschool children are welcome, with a parent. So mark your calendars for the last Monday of each month. Lego Club begins again today at the library, and continues throughout the school year. Building time is 3:30 to 4:30pm.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Closed Today

The library is closed for Memorial Day.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Legos at the Library

We got together one more time for Lego Club. There were 11 children and 5 adults building together this time. Lego Club will meet at the library when school starts up again. In the meantime, here are some pics for you to enjoy:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Last Lego Club (for a while)

Please join us for Lego Club one more time this school year. We will meet at the library Monday, May 23, from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Let's build something cool!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April Lego Club

Our final Lego Club day will be Monday, May 23. (due to the last Monday being Memorial Day, when the library is closed.)  Join us from 3:30 to 4:30 on May 23 for Lego Club. Meanwhile, here are some pics from yesterday. Look what we built!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday Funday!

Hey, Kids! We've got Lego Club today! Stop by the library after school, from 3:30 to 4:30, and build with Legos.