What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



I used to think I had to have long commute to enjoy audiobooks. Without a consistent 30, 60, or 90-minute drive, how could I get involved in a storyline or be inspired by a self-help title? Finally, last fall, after another day of errands, work, and dropping off and picking up my kids for sporting events and the like, I realized just how much potential “reading” time I had!

Since then, I have kept an audiobook on hand at all times. Audiobooks as CD, digital download, or Playaway, are a convenient and an efficient way to make the most of your time. Listening to books can add a new and interesting element to travel, housework and exercise. Check one out today!

Adults, the Carnegie Book Club will feature “Mystery” titles this year! On Thursday, May 18 at 5 p.m., the book club will meet to discuss Six Years by Harlan Coben. Known for his masterful psychological suspense, Harlan Coben is sure to keep you entertained. Longtime fans and new readers are welcome. Copies are available in large print, regular print, and audiobook near the circulation desk; get yours today! For a full list of dates and titles, stop by the library, or visit our library’s Facebook page or website. Hope you will join us!

In Washington Court House: Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Preschool Playtime, children 1 – 5 years old. Come out and enjoy some unscripted play! Siblings are welcome too. Stop by the children’s department on Friday, May 12 or Saturday, May 13 to “Make a Masterpiece for your Mama!” This Mother’s Day craft is a make-it-and-take-it craft, supplies are limited.

Coming up: The Carnegie Youth Garden Club will meet on Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m. to plant vegetables and flowers for the fourth season! Get your hands dirty! Open to all students in grades 1-8. The children’s librarians are preparing fun activities for the Summer Reading Program beginning June 1!

In Jeffersonville: Tuesdays at 11 a.m., come, listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Each week features a new theme! Tuesday, May 9 will feature a “Mommy!” theme with a special flower craft.

Coming Up: In Jeffersonville, make a Mothers’ Day card and a coin purse on Wednesday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. In Washington Court House, Youth Garden Club starts up on Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.

Information about all of our programs can be found on the library’s website www.cplwcho.org, or by calling the Washington Court House Library at 740-335-2540 and the Jeffersonville Library at 740-426-9292. All programs are FREE, unless otherwise noted. Check us out on Facebook; follow us on Twitter!

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director