Back to School Book Sale

Friday, August 17 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 18 10:00am to 5:00pm

Charleston Carnegie Public Library Book Sale Room

Thank you to EIU student volunteers for working the Book Sale on Saturday morning as a part of their Jumpstart day!

Hardcover books, audio books, DVDs and vinyl records are $2. Paperback books, children’s books, music CDs, puzzles and games are 50¢.
 A large selection of sale books for 25¢.

Books are sorted into categories such as Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Hobbies & Crafts, History,
Inspiration, Biography, Cookbooks, Sports, Gardening, Classics, and Children’s books.

In honor of back to school, we are offering 50% off of total purchase to any student!
*Please show proof of student ID, or equivalent at checkout (homework, school planner, schedule, etc.).

We accept cash or checks.

All proceeds from the book sale support the Charleston Carnegie Public Library.

Thank you for your support!


Make & Take

Saturday, August 18
10:30am-1:00pm, or while
supplies last.
KidSpace Atrium
Kids under eight, with an adult to help.
EIU student volunteers will be on hand to help with the take home crafts as part of their Jumpstart day! Drop in for some crafts to make one, some, or all of our crafts, then take them home!

Grandma's Got Gmail Open House

Saturday, August 18
Rotary Room
Ages 50+
Irritated with technology? Not sure how to use the tablet or smart phone your kids thought you needed? Be a part of our Grandma’s Got Gmail outreach program. EIU student volunteers will be on hand to answer technology questions  as part of their Jumpstart day! Students will work one on one with seniors for anything from, “What’s an App?” to “How do I put a profile picture on Facebook?” and everything in-between! Feel free to bring your own devices and any questions you have. Hope to see you and your friends there!

Little Wheels Play Date

Wednesday, August 22
Library Parking Lot
Ages 2 to 6
Do you need a big open space to use your wheels? Come join us in the south end of the parking lot to have fun on your scooters, bikes, trikes, skateboards, roller skates, or anything that has wheels.
Don't forget your helmets. 

Did you know?

Enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles? 

The library is playing host to the creation of the world's largest jigsaw puzzle--it's 40,000 pieces and split into 10, 4,000 piece parts! This will be a community driven art project. A section at a time, we will have the jigsaw puzzle on the tables upstairs by the paperbacks, allowing any person to sit down and work on it.

When it is entirely finished, the donor plans to then donate the final piece to a facility that can house it. Fully put together, the puzzle will be 6.25 ft. tall and 22.25 ft. long!