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.
Great website listing resources for families and schools from the Illinois State Board of Education.http://www.illinoisparents.org/ipindex.htm
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
Here is a like to a great list of books to read to your child.
For all of you parents looking for books recommended for your child's reading level, try this website.
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.
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