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Adult Services Program Schedule for January

  • Elder Marilyn James Presents “From Slavery to Empowerment”: Hear Elder Marilyn James speak of her family history which leads back to Mississippi in 1833 where her great-great-grandfather, the Rev. D. Smith Banks was born into slavery. Sponsored by the Daniel Brush Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Saturday, January 27 at 11:00 am
  • Bullet Journaling: Let’s organize your 2018 with a Bullet Journal. We’ll supply a blank journal and some art supplies, but you’re also welcome to bring your own supplies or journal. Tuesday, January 30 from 4-5:00 pm
  • Brown Bag & A Book Discussion Group: Select any book or DVD (yours or the library’s) to share. Tell us what you liked or didn’t like. Lunch or snacks are welcome. Meets January 22, & 29 from noon-1:00pm 
  • Knitting: Come to socialize, get help, and share tips. All experience levels welcome. Bring your own supplies. Meets January 8, 22 & 29 from noon-1:00pm
  • Open Tech Help: Get help with any technology issue. Learn to use your computer, cell phone or tablet. See how to use your email or Facebook. Get help with downloading ebooks and audiobooks. Thursday, January 11, 18 & 25 anytime from 9-2:00pm

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  • GAME ON: TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 4-5 PM Play video games, board games, card games, whatever your heart desires. If it’s a game you can play it! We’ll have the X-Box and Wii U set up and we’ve got a large collection of tabletop games for you to play. Feel free to bring your own games too.
  • ***NEW*** BULLET JOURNALING: TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 4-5 PM Let’s organize your 2018 with a Bullet Journal. In this free workshop, you’ll discover a fun, customized way to record and organize what is important to YOU! We’ll supply a blank journal and some art supplies, but you’re also welcome to bring your own supplies or journal.
  • ***NEW*** INTRO TO THE SAT TEST: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 6-7 PM (Snow date) Will you be taking the SAT test in the next few months or next year? Join us for a free introduction to the SAT. Jeffrey Che, a CCHS Senior who rocked the SAT himself, will share his college entrance exam strategies & test taking tips.

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Bookmark Library Newsletter

See what’s going on at the library! Read the November-December 2017 Library Bookmark Newsletter!


Yes, we will take your book donations! Bring ’em on! Our storage building is fixed and we’re ready to accept your used books.

  • Please call ahead if you need to bring a large collection.
  • Please, no mold or mildew (If books were stored in a damp basement or a hot garage, or if they smell funny–no thanks.)

Thank you for all of your support!

MUZZY CLUB teaches English, French, Spanish, Italian or German. It’s the fun way to learn a foreign language.

MUZZY CLUB, the award-winning BBC Language Course for Children is now available to CPL patrons through the library’s website using their 14-digit library card number. MUZZY CLUB uses functional language, repetition and “spiraling”. Words and phrases are first introduced and then reintroduced many times in several new contexts. MUZZY CLUB uses a natural immersion approach surrounding learners with visual, aural and contextual language, modeled on the way we learn our first language. It’s perfect for beginning to intermediate language learners of all ages.


printanywhere1You can now print from any device (laptop, cell phone or tablet), yours or ours, home or at the library. You will pick up the prints from our library circulation desk. Printing is in black/white and $0.10 per page. Give it a try!


Brown Bag and a Book Discussion Group

brown-bag-lunchBrown Bag and a Book Discussion Group is a group of book lovers that meets together every Monday at the Carbondale Public Library. Discussions are friendly and we try not to take ourselves too seriously. We keep discussions limited to one hour starting promptly at noon. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a Carbondale Public Library cardholder to be a part of the group. Just bring your brown bag lunch and one book to discuss/share to the Library’s Meeting Room on Monday afternoons at noon!

3M Cloud Library – New and improved ebook and digital audiobook service!

3m menu buttonNow you can check out ebooks and digital audiobooks from one convenient place, the 3M Cloud Library! Our e-book consortium is moving its entire collection from Overdrive (Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go) to the 3M Cloud Library (formerly called eRead Ilinois). This will provide you with access to more than 32,000 e-books! These ebooks and digital audiobooks can also be found when searching the online SHARE catalog. To download the new service or for more 3M Cloud Library information, go to http://ebook.3m.com. If you need assistance or a walk-through on how to use the new service, come to Open Help. (You can see our calendar available dates and times.) When signing in for the first time, remember to choose “Illinois Heartland Library System” as your library.

You can also use the service online at https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/illinoisheartland/Featured (Just remember to choose Illinois Heartland Library System from the list of libraries and systems.)

View More Information About Our 3M Cloud Library Ebook Lending…


The Carbondale Historical Quilt hangs is on display on the north ramp at the library. Finished in 1983, this quilt took 27 people two years to complete. The quilt is made up of 24 squares that depict important historical people, places and events from Carbondale, Illinois. Read More…

Have a library card from another town?

We no longer have a 5 item limit.
Now you can check out as many items as Carbondale card holders:
5 DVDs, 5 VHS, 5 video games, no limit on books and magazines!

Tax Documents for Taxpayers with Disabilities

Did you know the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides online tax products and services for taxpayers with disabilities? Individuals may visit the IRS Accessibility page (www.irs.gov/uac/IRS.gov-Accessibility) to download forms, publications, and other products and to access tax-related videos in English and American Sign Language. The IRS recommends checking the website often as it is continuously adding more products to assist persons with disabilities.

For Sale At The Library

image_thumb (1)Reusable Shopping Bags are $3 each. Choose from 3 different styles and colors. Logos created by patrons.

Available while supplies last.


Morningstar Mutual Funds Now Available Online

Morningstar Mutual Funds (paper version) is being discontinued at the library. You can now access the online version from home or at the library.

You will have access to their classic one-page summaries, as well as detailed mutual fund, stock, and exchange-traded fund analysed reports, real-time data, and investment tools.

This useful website and many others can be found on our website by clicking on the “Research” tab, located at the top of your screen.

Explore Your Family History at the Library

genealogytreeThe Library’s Genealogy Resources: We have Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, and African American Heritage Quest available. This useful website and many others can be found on our website by clicking on the “Research” tab, located at the top of your screen.

Student Resources and Scholarship Opportunities


Looking for scholarships? We have a list of places to check out. Find it under the ‘Resources’ tab on the ‘Links of Interest’ page or click here


 Accelerated Reading List at AR BookFinder

AR BookfinderAR BookFinder allows users to search for books in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program used by local schools. Books may be searched by title, author, reading level, interest level and point value. 

 Support Carbondale Public Library with a Schnucks Customer Card!

SchnucksPick up your Schnucks Customer Card at Carbondale Public Library.
Present your card to the cashier every time you shop at Schnucks.
When you shop, a percentage of money will be donated to Carbondale Public Library. Read More…

Online Payments and Donations

You can now pay fines, pay for lost materials, or make monetary donations online. All you need is your library card and credit card. It’s easy! You can now use your credit card at the library. Read more…

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