- 254 South Market Street
- Paxton, IL 60957
- (217) 379-3431; Fax # (217) 379-3431
- Web Site: http://www.paxtonlibrary.blogspot.com/
- Library A Week Profile
Type of Library: Public/City
- Population Served: 4,525
- Volumes: 26,489
- Agency Code: PNN
- OCLC Code: MP0
- Established with help from a Carnegie grant in 1903-4, the Paxton Carnegie
Library is proud of 95 years of continuous service to the community of
Paxton and is today a tax-supported public library. The original building's
architectural design features, including a galvanized iron dome, marble
fireplace, and landscaped setting, have been carefully preserved. The collection
holdings have grown from 2,000 books in 1904 to 20,693 volumes, 94 periodicals,
large collection of audio books, large print, and videos, access to films,
filmstrips, games, and other media. The library provides community outreach
to nursing homes, schools, Ford County Jail, and community organizations
and conducts story hours in and out of the library, film programs, special
displays, and book discussions. The library started plans and secured money
for accessibility in 1990. The Library is now completely accessible. A
reading room and a children's library were created in 1997. The library
went online with LINC in 2001.
- Librarian: Anne Newman; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Library Hours
- Monday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Thursday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Friday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Board Meeting
- Every month on the first Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
- President, Board of Directors
- Flavel Heyman