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The library will be closed on Monday, May 27. The book drop will remain open.

Children’s Events

Jive with Jazz

Fri., June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free Koncert for Kids!

Summer Reading Kick-off Party

Mon., June 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for a foam-tastic summer reading kick-off party. We will have a foam pit, free ice cream, si...

Homeschool Without Borders

Mon., June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Relaxed chat on homeschooling • all welcome

Summer Storytime

Tue., June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Miss Francine and Miss Sarah will read stories, lead rhymes, sing songs, and other fun activities! F...

Upcylced Crafternoons for Tweens

Thu., June 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DIY upcycled designs for ages 8-12

Summer Storytime

Tue., June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Miss Francine and Miss Sarah will read stories, lead rhymes, sing songs, and other fun activities! F...

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


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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