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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


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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 five. We have loads of activities planned. Participants will be using laptops, ipads, cameras and more. No skills required. To sign up, return a sign-up form to the library or simply email Wendy Schoof ( We'll save your child a spot!

All Classes are Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30am, June 16 – August 5

Below are the topics we will be using for this summer. There are always extra activities, snacks and surprises. Join us for some great fun at the library!


Here's what we have planned... 

    #1 DIGITAL IMAGING PROJECT: June 16, 17, 23, 24 Create cool and unusual stuff using photos. Bring photos from home or take them at the library.       
    #2 VIDEO GAME MADNESS: June 30, July 1 Minecraft, Smash Bros, Mario Kart and more. Come and play even if you don’t like video games!
    #3 WORMS: July 7, 8, 14, 15 Special Guest: Michelle Bisel from the University of Illinois Extension Office. Ever wonder what a worm does all day?  Come explore the interesting purpose and impact a worm has on our world through fun hands on science experiment!  Come learn about the small things we can do to have a BIG impact to protect our environment.
    #4 SIU TRIP - 3D PRINTING AND DRONE DEMONSTRATION AT SIU: July 21, 22 See some really neat technology at SIU. This is a week not to miss!
    #5 ALL THINGS VIDEO: July 28, 29, August 4, 5 Learn how to make a video and use editing software. See how to interview and get a chance to be a star! 

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    *Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).


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