Children’s Events

Spring Storytime with Ms. Francine and Ms. Sarah

Tue., February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Read stories • sing songs • learn rhymes • have fun!

Spring Storytime with Ms. Francine and Ms. Sarah

Tue., March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Read stories • sing songs • learn rhymes • have fun!

Homeschool Without Borders

Mon., March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Relaxed chat on homeschooling • all welcom

Spring Storytime with Ms. Francine and Ms. Sarah

Tue., March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Read stories • sing songs • learn rhymes • have fun!

Spring Storytime with Ms. Francine and Ms. Sarah

Tue., March 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Read stories • sing songs • learn rhymes • have fun!

Spring Storytime with Ms. Francine and Ms. Sarah

Tue., March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Read stories • sing songs • learn rhymes • have fun!

Check out the Spring Bookworm newsletter to find out about all our upcoming events!


Partners in Reading

Partners in Reading is a free program for kids grades 1-5. Kids will explore books and reading activities individually with SIUC student volunteers. Sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm beginning February 28th and ending April 10th. Please register for this program by visiting the library circulation desk or by clicking the button below. If you have any questions please contact Patrick King at pking@carbondale.lib.il.us or 618-457-0354 ext. 7.


Storywalk® at Oakland Nature Preserve

1201 North Oakland Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901

The Carbondale Public library and Green Earth Nature Preserve have collaborated to create a permanent StoryWalk®! StoryWalks® are book trails where each page of a children’s book is given its own display along a trail so that anyone can stop and read while enjoying the outdoors. This is an innovative and delightful family-friendly activity that encourages reading and exercise – even during a pandemic. The books will be changed every month. This is a free and ongoing event for all ages, so grab your walking shoes and head on out.


Project Next Generation

Project Next Generation (PNG) is a free afternoon STEM/STEAM program for 5th-12th graders. Participants explore art, science, and technology through a variety of entertaining and engaging activities. Registration is required for this very popular program.


Parenting Events

Homeschool without Borders

2nd Monday of every month
6-7 PM


Important Note to Parents:

  • Attendance at library programs and activities constitutes consent to be photographed for use in library publicity and publications.
  • Library policy states that parents should remain in the building when their children (under 10 years of age) are present or participating in library programs.

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