Welcome to Paxton Carnegie Library!
Serving the community since 1903
Serving the community since 1903
Established in 1903, Paxton Carnegie Library remains one of Paxton's finest historical landmarks. The library provides over 24,000 books and over 1,000 DVDs, plus magazines, newspapers, large print, audio books, ebooks, microfilm, city and county historical information, computers, scanner, copier, and FAX for public use, a drive-up book drop, public internet access, wi-fi, and programs for adults and children. The library is an active member of the Illinois Heartland Library System, dedicated to the service of the community of Paxton.
Paxton Carnegie Library
254 S Market St
Paxton, IL 60957
Friday 12-5 PM
Look for us on Facebook too!
The Children's Department has a new collection of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) books! These are geared toward preschool through eighth grade. This collection is filled with hands on activities, experiments, and fun things to do inside and outside. Stop in and pick up some family fun!
As of March 31, 2021, RB Digital is no longer available. You may click on Digital Library of Illinois or 3M Cloud Library for Magazine options.
Our Seed Library is open! Stop in, pick out some seeds, have fun planting! We also have gardening information available as well.
President: Flavel Heyman O.D.
Vice President: Tom Plackett
Treasurer: Alaina Kief
Secretary: Nancy Dewey
Trustee: Judy Ondercho
Trustee: Jason Mills
Trustee: Margo Jones
Trustee: Rick Peers
Trustee: Hillary Sawyer
Contact via email:
or call: 217-379-3431
May 5, 2021
January 5, 2022
ALL MEETINGS BEGIN AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE LIBRARY UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
Book Sale items are now shelved on the first floor of the library! Stop by and check out a great selection of books, audio books, magazines and FREE books on cassette tape! We have added large print selections as well!
**UPDATE** Open regular hours.
Computer appointments, 30 minutes,
call to schedule!
Face masks and hand sanitizer application, are required to enter the library. Please enter through the South side door, and exit through the main door, East side. We will continue the no contact pick up service as well! Directions for that service are listed below!
We hope to see you soon!
-Order on the library website online catalog
-Go to Quick Library Search
-Type in your full 14 digit barcode on the back of your library card
-Password: last four digits of the phone number you signed up with
-When you are notified that items are available, drive to south side of library.
-Call: 217-379-3431 to let us know you are here.
-You may walk up to pick them up.
**ALL RETURNS MUST STILL BE PUT IN DROP BOX**
Stop by the library beginning Monday, June 7th to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, Reading Colors Your World! We look forward to seeing you soon!!
If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.
Please join us Each Thursday at 7:00 p.m. for bedtime stories! Bring your favorite cuddle pal and enjoy a quiet story time! Space is limited, so call in advance to register: 217-379-3431!!
Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.
Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.
Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.