Tuesday, August 23, 2011

See You in September!

Preschool Story Hour begins Thursday, September 1st! Preschool children and their parents or caregivers are invited to the library each Thursday at 10am. Drop-ins welcome, no registration necessary. We'll hear old and new stories, do simple crafts, and make new friends. Join us!

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Touch of Magic

We now have a "Magical Magnetic Wall" in the Children's Library, in memory of our friend, Julie White. Use your imagination and create a design we can post online!

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Stuff

The Paxton Carnegie Library is pleased to announce that a Field Trip Pack is now available for check out. On loan from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this pack contains everything needed for a group nature walk: field guides, binoculars, magnifying glasses, a compass, a plan press, bug containers, a real Audubon bird call, a bird song identifier, and more. There's even a backpack to carry all the equipment. The kit is designed for early childhood educators, daycare providers, teachers, caregivers, and home schooling providers, and may be checked out for one week at a time. Interested teachers and parents may call the library at 379-3431 to speak to the library director and make arrangements to borrow the Field Trip Pack at any time.

Anyone searching for family history information may use the new new microfilm reader to save and print articles and obituaries from The Paxton Record. The library's collection extends from 1865 to 2009. Articles may be saved to a flash drive as a PDF file or printed at the library. Black and white prints are .10 cents each.

There are many new bestsellers on the shelves, including "A Stolen Life: a Memoir" by Jaycee Dugard, "Learning" by Karen Kingsbury, "Now You See Her" by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, "Sisterhood Everlasting" by Ann Brashares, "The Belileving Brain" by Michael Shermer, "Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See, and "One Summer" by David Baldacci. New DVDs include: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1," "Cedar Rapids," "Rango," "The Adjustment Bureau," and "Unknown."

Two unique books were recently donated to the library: "Eagan's, When You need Hardware: From Horse Collars and Buggy Whips to Television Sets," by William F. Eagan... and "A Chronological View of the History of Bayles Lake, Loda, Illinois, by Rod Cardinal. Both are welcome additions to our historical reference collection.