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405 West Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901


Mon-Thu: 9am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-6pm 
Sun: 1pm-6pm
"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."

—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel


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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