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LOCATION
405 West Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
618-457-0354
 

HOURS

Mon-Thu: 9am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-6pm 
Sun: 1pm-6pm
"I think a good novel would be where a bunch of men on a ship are looking for a whale. They look and look, but you know what? They never find him. And you know why they never find him? It doesn't say. The book leaves it up to you, the reader, to decide. Then, at the very end, there's a page you can lick and it tastes like Kool-Aid."

—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit

 

Teen Programs

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  • Teen Poetry Contest March 17th – April 17th

Aspiring Poets in the Carbondale area, enter the library’s 6th annual Teen Poetry Contest to showcase your talents and win CASH prizes! Just fill out the form below, submit along with your poem(s), and come to our Teen Poetry Event on April 29th. Contest is open to all Teens (ages 12-19, or grades 7-12), beginning March 17th. 

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  • April 1st (4:00 – 5:00pm): Meet us at Morris! Morris Library is hosting its 4th annual “Edible Books Book Festival”. Come join us as we tour the delectable entries and possibly partake in a treat or two ourselves! 
  • April 8th (4:00 – 5:00pm): Poetry Activity! We will be creating poetry via blacking out sections of old books. Sounds weird, but the results are awesome! 
  • April 15th (4:00 – 5:00pm): Prepare for World Book Night! Just like last year, we will be getting our books ready for distribution on World Book Night (April 23rd). 
  • April 23rd (4:00pm - ?): World Book Night! This will be taking the place of our TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting this month. The designated book givers will be going to various locations to distribute free books! 
  • April 29th (4:00 – 5:00pm): Teen Poetry Reception Winners of the Teen Poetry Contest will be announced!

Teens, come and post a message on our Wallwisher site. Tell us what you would like to see and do at the library. Tell us what you like.
 

Teens, don't forget to look here for helpful online TEEN resources. Another great resource is Teen Ink, a magazine, blogs, book series and website written entirely by teens.

Check out http://www.facebook.com/thisisteen and connect with your favorite author.
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