We're Hiring

Do you want to work where you can enrich the lives of the people in your community? The Charleston Carnegie Public Library is excited to announce an open position! We are looking for a new team member to join us as we aspire to be the center of the Charleston community by connecting people through information, technology, education, and experiences.

We are seeking a self-motivated, tech-savvy, and team-oriented individual who would enjoy working in a customer-service and community-centered environment. This position will report to the Library Management Team and will support and staff the circulation, kids, and reference desks as needed.

This part-time position (18-22 hrs/wk, including evenings and every other weekend) requires previous technology and customer service experience. Previous public library experience a plus. Salary starts at $9.25.

More information on the postion can be found here.

To apply, click here

Make & Take

Saturday, January 18
10:30am-4:00pm, or while supplies last.
Kids under eight, please bring a grown-up to help.
KidSpace Atrium
Love to Craft? Drop in for some cool wintery crafts and make one, some, or all of our crafts, then take them home!

Indoor Playdates

Preschoolers (3-5yrs.)
Monday, January 20
Tuesday, January 21
Toddlers (1-3yrs.)
Thursday, January 23
Play in our Craft Room with a variety of age-appropriate friends and toys!

Grandma's Got Gmail Open House

Monday, January 20
Information Desk Area
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. We have teamed up with
volunteers from Eastern Illinois University’s Civic Engagement and Volunteerism office that can work with you one on one to help you with all of your technology needs. Feel free to bring your own devices and any questions you have.

Teen Craftivity

Tuesday, January 21
In the Zone
Middle & High Schoolers
Join us in the Zone for this month’s Amber polishing. Choose your own piece of amber and polish it into whatever shape pleases you. Inclusions (plant or insect) are possible—just please don’t clone a dinosaur.

Library Legos

Thursday, January 23
Rotary Room A
Grades K-8
Kids under eight, 
please bring a grown-up.
If you love Legos, join us as we build together, take on challenges, show off building skills, and just have fun.