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    Discovery Boxes!

    posted Apr 24, 2013, 8:21 AM by Erica Hanke

    Marion Carnegie Library has added more fun: Discovery Boxes. In each drawer there is an interesting find. The Science Center of Carbondale has donated some goodies along with a few 
    awesome finds from Dena Porter, Supervisor of Circulation. Every so often the items in the boxes will change, leaving you to wonder what is in them. Come in and check them out in our Children’s Department and Young Adult Department.

    Another Great Resource for Parents

    posted Oct 2, 2012, 10:02 AM by Erica Hanke   [ updated Oct 2, 2012, 10:02 AM ]

    Child Care Resource and Referral at John A Logan College is proud to announce the launch of new website designed especially for southern Illinois families. Information on family-friendly resources in the region can be easily accessed by the click of a mouse! http://sifamilies.org 

    Illinois Parents

    posted Sep 28, 2012, 7:07 AM by Erica Hanke   [ updated Oct 2, 2012, 10:03 AM ]

    Great website listing resources for families and schools from the Illinois State Board of Education.

    Children's Book Week

    posted May 7, 2012, 8:38 AM by Erica Hanke   [ updated Apr 24, 2013, 8:20 AM ]

    This week is Children's Book Week!  Celebrate by reading one or all of the 2012 Children's Choice Award winning books found at this link: http://www.reading.org/Libraries/Awards/ChildrensChoices2012_web.pdf

    67 Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids Before Age 10

    posted Apr 17, 2012, 7:23 AM by Erica Hanke   [ updated Apr 17, 2012, 7:24 AM ]

    Lexile Reading Levels

    posted Mar 23, 2012, 12:59 PM by Erica Hanke

    For all of you parents looking for books recommended for your child's reading level, try this website.

    Great Websites

    posted Mar 14, 2012, 12:53 PM by Erica Hanke

    Check out the International Children's Digital Library!

    And PBS Learning Media!

    Newbery, Caldecott winners announced

    posted Jan 23, 2012, 10:54 AM by Erica Hanke   [ updated Jan 23, 2012, 10:55 AM ]

    Jack Gantos' 'Dead End in Norvelt' wins Newbery prize for children's literature.  Read the full story here.


    Food For Fines

    posted Nov 29, 2011, 8:14 AM by Erica Hanke

    Every December, Marion Carnegie Library waives fines for library visitors and supports a local charitable organization at the same time. This year, the library is supporting Gum Drops. Gum Drops is a local organization that helps local at-risk children by providing easy to prepare food. 

    Anyone with outstanding library overdue fines may bring a donation of new/unopened Ramen noodle cups, Easy Mac cups, granola/cereal bars, tuna or chicken salad kits, single serving cereal boxes, canned soup or canned spaghetti/ravioli to have the overdue fines forgiven. Donations are also welcome from all community members and library visitors. Please drop off items during regular library hours, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Fines will be forgiven in the following manner:
    One donated item = $1 in fines
    Two donated items = $2 in fines
    Three donated items = $3 in fines
    Four donated items = $4 in fines
    Five donated items = $5 in fines
    Six donated items = $10 in fines
    Seven donated items = $15 in fines
    Donations are not valid for lost or damaged items or printing costs. Only new/unopened items from the above list will be accepted and only during the month of December. The library staff reserves the right to refuse any item.

    Here's a Fun Website to Explore!

    posted Sep 15, 2011, 12:53 PM by Erica Hanke

    If you and your children love listening to a good story, click on this link and hear some of your favorite stars read books to you.

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