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9-21.5 Hours per week. Hours currently required: 3 weekdays (M, W, TH): 5pm-8:00pm 1-3 Weekends per month (Fri-Sun): Fridays 3:00pm-6pm Saturdays 2:00pm-6:00pm Sundays 12:30pm-6:00pm Minimum wage.

Application Deadline: By 6:00pm on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Apply at Carbondale Public Library 405 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901

Applications submitted previously in 2013/2014 may be considered, but applicants are strongly encouraged to re-express their interest in writing.

Visit the library for an application and job description.

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"PAWS TO READ" Summer Children's Program Schedule
Paws To ReadWe have some really fun events planned for the Summer. All programs are free. Some events require tickets or registration, available June 1.  View More Details...
  • "Paws To Read" Big Kids Reading Program for 4 years to 8th grade. June 16-July 23 (LOG READING MINUTES) 
  • "Paws To Read" Tots Reading Program for birth to 3 years. June 16-July 23 (LOG READING MINUTES) 
  • Family-Style Story Times for birth to - 6 years. Tuesdays, June 17 - July 22, 10:00 am. No registration needed. 
  • Animal Science. Monday, June 16, 10:00 am. Free tickets available June 1.
  • Paws To Read With Lily, the Therapy Dog for 1st grade and up. Sign-up begins June 1. List of available dates and times at library circ desk.
  • Alice in Wonderland. Tuesday, June 24, 2:00 pm. Free tickets available June 1.
  • Birds of Prey. Wednesday, July 9, 2:00 pm. Free tickets available June 1. 
  • Tracking Wildlife for 6 - 13 year olds. Wednesday, July 16, 11:00 am. Register available June 1. Limited class size - must register.
  • Mascot Mania. Saturday, July 19, 10:00 am. Free tickets available June 1.
  • Elsenpeter Marionettes present “Beauty & the Beast” Friday, July 25, 2:00 pm. Free tickets available June 1.
  • Family Matinee Movies. Check library fliers for titles. Thursdays, June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2:00 pm. Tickets Required Seating is Limited. Free tickets weekly at the Circulation Desk.
  • Paw Print
  • Paws To Read! Family Vacation Night at Turley Park. Monday, June 2, 5:30 - 7:00 pm View Event Flier...
  • Project Next Generation (PNG) 5th - 8th grade students. Mondays & Tuesdays, June 16 - Aug 5, 10 - 11:30 am. Must Register. View PNG Information...
View Print Version of Children's Program Bookworm Newsletter...
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Get Covered Illinois - Special Enrollment Period

Get Covered IllinoisOpen Enrollment for 2014 coverage is over, but if you have had a Qualifying Life Event or could not complete the process before March 31 due to a complex issue, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP).

Every Friday in July and August from 9:00-11:0 am, LaShonda Thomas from the Jackson County Health Department will be on hand at the library for help with enrollment. Look for her downstairs by the internet computers.

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Brown Bag and a Book Discussion Group
Brown BagBrown 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!
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Bookmark: Library Newsletter
The July-August 2014 Bookmark: Library Newsletter is now available.      View Newsletter...
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Art Exhibits at the Library
Lanier Art ExhibitCurrently on exhibit: "Weaving and Hand Dye Hand Made Show" by Karl and Saiko Lanier displayed July 1st-August 15th.

Opening reception: July 9, 2014, 6-7:30pm

Karl and Saiko Lanier, graduates of Southern Illinois University’s Art Department, have collaborated for more than 16 years in a weaving and crafts partnership. Karl dyes yarn and fabric for weaving scarves, shawls and yardage for Saiko to finish or use to make bags or purses of her own design. They have shown their work at art and craft shows, galleries in several states and Japan and regularly exhibit at the Carbondale Farmers Market.

Local and regional artists may now apply to exhibit their works at the Carbondale Public Library. Artwork will be hung on the ramps leading to the upper and lower floors of the library. Library staff will sell artwork and collect a small commission to be donated to the library. Exhibits will last from six to eight weeks. Art organizations and individual artists are encouraged to apply. Interested artists can apply by filling out the CPL Art Exhibit Application, Agreement and Information form available on our website or at the library circulation desk. For further information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Patrick King at (618) 457-0354, extension 7 or email
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Teen Events (ages 13-17)
  • 7/7 - Teen Monday (4:30pm) Field trip to the movies 
  • 7/14 - Teen Monday (3-5pm) Bottle Cap Craft  
  • 7/28 - Teen Monday (3-5pm) Video Games 
  • Weekly drawings every Friday at noon!
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Computer Help Workshops 
Help Key OPEN HELP: Get help with any technology issue. Learn to use your computer, cell phone or tablet. See how to use your email or Facebook. Get help with downloading ebooks and audiobooks. Practice on our computers or bring your own. Anyone is welcome. Come anytime during the times specified.
  • Wednesday Evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 pm 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30 
  • Thursday Days from 9:00 – 2:00 pm 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31
View Event Flier... 
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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.
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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 2014 - December 2014.   View Reading List...
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Health Insurance Marketplace LogoNew health insurance options will become available to individuals and small businesses on October 1, 2013, when the Affordable Care Act takes effect. Information is available at The Health Insurance Marketplace website at or
  • Contact for local assistance (by appointment) 
Jackson County Health Department:
Shawnee Health Service:
Southern Illinois Hospital Services:
 Obamacare Info Video
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Kindles Available For Check Out
Kindle TouchDid 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? We have tutorials and instructions available on our EBook Help page. Come to any of the library's Open Help Workshops. We can walk you through it. Give it a try it!
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For Sale At The Library
Reusable Shopping Bags
  • Reusable Shopping Bags are $3 each. 
  • Choose from 3 different styles and colors.
  • Logos created by patrons.
  • Click here to see larger image of bags.
  • Available while supplies last.
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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 "Research Databases, Book Suggestions & Other Resources for You!" (located on the upper left hand of our website) and then selecting "Research Databases."
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Why Support Your Local Library?
Just a few great reasons to SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY! Read More...
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Explore Your Family History at the Library
Genealogy Tree The Library’s Genealogy Resources:

We have, Heritage Quest, and African American Heritage Quest, available here:

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NEW: List of Scholarships for African American and Minority Students
Graduation Cap and MoneyWe 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.
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Download eBooks, Audiobooks, Videos and Music from
Southern Illinois Libraries On The Go
Southern Illinois Libraries on the GO! LogoYou can now download eBooks, audiobooks, videos and music. All you need is your library card and pin number. You can check out up to 5 at a time on your computer, electronic book reading device, or smart phone. To check out items, go to Southern Illinois Libraries On The Go.

We have lots of help available at the library and on our website. Read More...
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MUZZY ONLINE teaches English, French, Spanish, Italian or German. MUZZY ONLINE is the fun way to learn a foreign language.

Muzzy Online VerticalMUZZY 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.

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Accelerated Reading List at AR BookFinder
AR BookFinder AR 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.  
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Support Carbondale Public Library with a Schnucks Customer Card!
  • Schnucks Customer CardPick 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...
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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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