Pinterest Workshop on Saturday, May 23 from 2-3:00 pm.

Really fun workshop on Saturday from 2-3:00 pm! Learn how to use Pinterest and make a craft found on Pinterest (pic). Learn to search, make your own boards and “pin” things you’ve found. Join us!

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Senior Coffee Club

Join us June 2 as we welcome members of the Evergreen Garden Club. They will be giving a tour, as well as the history, of the Japanese Garden which is located on the grounds of the Carbondale Public Library.

Meets first Tuesday of each month, 9:30-10:30am.

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Project Next Generation (PNG) Begins Monday June 8! Sign Up Today!

PNGlogoFree Summer Fun for 5th – 8th graders! Explore arts and crafts, science, games and technology through a variety of entertaining and engaging activities. Students will utilize laptops, ipads, cameras and more. No skills required. To enroll your student, please return a completed sign-up form to the library or email to Jennifer Johansson (

All Classes are Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30am, June 8 – August 5

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Reception is TUESDAY, MAY 19 at 4pm. Enjoy refreshments while the teen poets recite their award winning poetry. Join us!

Bookmark Library Newsletter

See what’s going on at the library! Read theMay-June 2015 Library Bookmark Newsletter!

SPRING into fun at the Carbondale Public Library!

bluebirdsWe have a lot of great programs scheduled for spring. All programs are free. No experience required. All supplies provided. We hope that you can join us!


  • Pinterest 101 & Craft: Learn how to use Pinterest to find craft making instructions and more. We will have supplies for you to create your very own craft. Saturday, May 23 from 2:00-3:00pm.


  • Brown Bag & A Book Discussion Group: Mondays, May 11, 18 from noon-1:00pm.
  • Knitting: Mondays, May 18 at 6:00pm-8:00pm.
  • Open Help: Thursdays, May 21, 28 anytime from 9-2:00pm 

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Upcoming Teen Programs:

Summer Youth Volunteers Needed

Volunteers aged 12 to 17 are sought to help with Summer Reading program registration and special events. Applications are available at the circulation desk or here. Youths are required to volunteer once per week from June 12th-July 24th. Application deadline is June 5th. For more information, contact Patrick King, Volunteer Coordinator, at (618)457-0354, extension 315 or


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!

Download eBooks from eRead Illinois or Southern Illinois Libraries on the GO!

OnTheGo3mYou can now download eBooks and audiobooks from two different services. All you need is your library card and pin number. You can check out up to 5 at a time from each. No late fees. View More Information…

Wednesday Noon Book Club

If you are interested in joining the book club, it meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at noon. Anyone is welcome! You can view the Reading List for January 2015 – December 2015.

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!

Family Vacation Night! 

June 1 at Turley Park, Aug. 3 at Evergreen Park.

Family Vacation Nights are sponsored by the Positive Youth Development Coalition (PYD), a coalition of organizations serving area youth. For more information about Family Vacation Night or PYD call Diana Brawley Sussman at the Carbondale Public Library 457-0354 ext 13 or Ramona Girtman at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jackson & Perry Counties / Centerstone 618-457-6703 ext 216

View 2014-15 Family Vacation Night Schedule to see more information, dates, topics and locations. Or visit the Family Vacation Night Website at

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 ( 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.

Kindles Available For Check Out

image_thumbDid you know the library now has Kindle Touch ebook readers available at the library? All you need is a library card. Each are ready to go with 6 best sellers already on them. You can also create an account and load your own ebooks to the device from Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go.

Need help? There are online tutorials and instructions available. Come to any of the library’s Open Help Workshops. We can walk you through it. Give it a try it!

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, 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.

List of Scholarships for African American and Minority Students

gradcapWe now have a List of Scholarships for African American and Minority Students for your use. Please let us know if you see that any of the links do not work or if you know of any scholarships that we should add.

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

image_miniMUZZY ONLINE, 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 ONLINE uses functional language, repetition and “spiraling”. Words and phrases are first introduced and then reintroduced many times in several new contexts. MUZZY ONLINE 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.

 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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