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Community & Assistance Resources

Homeschool Curriculum Swap

Sunday, August 14 | 2-4PM

Browse, brainstorm, & take home something you need. Kids welcome! Please try to bring at least one item to swap. Swap donations can be dropped off at the library on:
Wednesday, August 10, 5-7pm
Thursday, August 11, 9am-12pm
Saturday, August 13, 9am-12pm
Questions? Contact Children’s Librarian Francine at

Lawyer in the Library

Friday, August 19 | Noon-3PM

Charles McGuire of the Southern Illinois Law Center will be available for 20 minute meetings to assist you with legal coaching, document review, referrals to additional community services, e-filing court documents, and legal questions. The lawyer in the Library program was initially launched with a Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator Grant through Access to Justice Division, AOIC; Brenda Sprague, Coordinator, Office of the Chief Judge, First Judicial Circuit. Free consultations are provided by volunteer attorneys.

  • No Fees
  • No Registration or appointment necessary
  • Bring paperwork that relates to your legal matter
  • Patrons will be seen on a first come, first served basis

Book Sale

Saturday, August 27 | 8AM-3PM

Need books? The Friends of the Carbondale Public Library are holding an in-person book sale on Saturday, August 27 from 8am-3pm. Stock up on gently used books and other materials at low prices and help support your library! The sale is taking place in the Brush Building, which is located across the parking lot from the main library building.