Friday, December 22, 2017


Holiday Hours at Paxton Carnegie Library are as follows:

Closed: December 25, evening of December 31, and all day January 1.

Next Preschool Story Hour: January 4, at 10am

Next Lego Club: January 29, at 3:30PM.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday Hours

The Paxton Carnegie Library will be closed November 23 and 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be open Saturday, November 25, from 10am to 5pm. On Monday, the 27th, we will have Lego Club from 3:30 to 4:30pm.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Program Cancelled

The U of I Extension Program, "Looking for the Funny Side," has been cancelled for this week.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Day

The Paxton Carnegie Library is closed Saturday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Yarns and Threads

The Yarns and Threads group will meet on Thursday this week, instead of Tuesday (Halloween.) Join the Yarns and Threads at 6:30 pm Thursday, November 2nd, in the library meeting room.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Lego Club

Hey, Kids! It's the last Monday of the month and... We've got Lego Club today! Join us from 3:30 to 4:30 for building fun at the Paxton Carnegie Library.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Upcoming Events!

The University of Illinois Extension will present, "Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?" on Tuesday, October 24th, from 1 to 2pm at the Paxton Carnegie Library. Explore ways to talk to family members about distributing family items. This is a free program, and everyone is welcome. Register by calling 217-333-7672 or online at

On Thursday, November 16, from 1 to 2pm, the Extension will present, "Looking for the Funny Side," a chance to bring humor into your life and learn how to use it to deal with stress and change. Register by calling 217-333-7672 or online at

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September Lego Club

Here are a few photos from Lego Club. There were 23 builders this month! We'll meet again from 3:30 to 4:30pm on Monday, October 30th. Join us, won't you?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Lego Club!

Hey, kids! Join us for Lego Club on the last Monday of each month, beginning August 28th. From 3:30 to 4:30, it's freestyle building with Legos and Duplos. At the same time, anyone 4th grade and up can work on Machines and Mechanisms with Jen Odle.  Lego Club is non-competitive and just-for-fun. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Reading by Design

Reading by Design is our 2017 Summer Reading Program. Sign up any time at the library, pick up your starter kit, read, and collect prizes. One of our fun prizes this year is a Whirly Gig. Here's a link (to copy and paste) for a short video on how to properly launch the toy:

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Newbery Book Club

There's a new book club for kids starting up at the Paxton Carnegie Library. The Newbery Book Club will meet from 6:30 to 7:30pm, Thursday evenings at the library for summer reading fun. The first book discussed will be Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, by Paul Fleischman. The age range suggested for this book is 8 to 12 or grade level 3 to 7. This book can be read with the group, at the meeting. The Newbery Book Club is a parent-sponsored group. For more information, email

Monday, May 22, 2017

Something new at the library! Are you into knitting, crochet, embroidery, or sewing? A new social group, "Yarns and Threads," is meeting at the Paxton Carnegie Library from 6:30 to 8:15pm, beginning Tuesday, May 23rd. Bring your project along to the library meeting room and work alongside like-minded folks.Led by Thami Seabrooke, Yarns and Threads will be a great group for trading ideas and making new friends. Stop by the library Tuesday evening and get in on the very beginnings of a brand new group!

Field Trip Day! Our library welcomed 4 classes of 6th grade PBL students as part of their Walking Tour this morning. They learned a bit of library history, trekked through the stacks, said hello to the bear, performed with puppets, looked for their favorite books, and created beautiful designs for our Magical Magnetic Wall. Thanks for stopping by, Ladies and Gents! Have a great summer!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Preschool Story Hour

One final Story Hour for these three delightful children, and they're off to Kindergarten in the fall!
We had fun reading stories, building Cat-in-the-Hat towers, and creating our very own clothespin puppets!