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405 West Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901


Mon-Thu: 9am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-6pm 
Sun: 1pm-6pm
"If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it? Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us."

—Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Austrian writer, The Metamorphosis, The Trial


Project Next Generation (PNG)

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Learn, Create, Have Fun!


Project Next Generation is FREE and is for 5th-8th grade students. Sign up for one session or all four. We have loads of activities planned. Participants will be using laptops, ipads, cameras and more. No skills required. To sign up, return the Sign-Up Sheet to the library or simply email Wendy Schoof ( We'll save your child a spot!

All Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Spring program runs February 3 - March 31
(No workshop February 17 for President's Day or 
March 10, 12 for Spring Break)


Here's what we have planned... 

    #1 DIGITAL IMAGING: February 3, 5, 10, 12 (2 weeks) 
    Just a few things we’ll be doing… 
    • Learn to take digital pictures and put them on a flash drive. 
    • Learn how to edit and resize pictures. 
    • Look at Gimp, free digital imaging software.
    #2 ROBOTIC LEGO WEDO: February 19, 24, 26 (1.5 weeks)
      We will enter the Spring Lego WeDo Challenge. It’ll be something great! View their website for more information:
        #3 PNG MOVIE WEEK: March 3, 5 (1 week)
          To be announced towards the end of February. Call or email Wendy (info below) for more information.
            #4 PNG GAMES: March 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 (2.5 weeks)
              Just a few thing we’ll be doing…
                • Our very own version of Jeopardy and win prizes.
                • Xbox Kinect games.
                • Minecraft discussion group.
                • Take part in a scavenger hunt.

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                *Funding for this grant project was awarded from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).


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