What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



The Summer Reading Program is here! The libraries in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville join libraries across the state and nation in promoting a lifelong love of reading and learning to patrons of all ages!

More than a “reading program,” we plan and promote events throughout the summer related to books, fandoms, gardening, health, technology, nature, cooking, science, art and more. The SRP begins June 1 and continues through July 31. Children, teens and adults are invited to participate in prize drawings, reading challenges and Fayette Field Trips. There are more than 70 events planned! Stop by and pick up a copy of our summer newsletter today, or go online at www.cplwcho.org to browse the library event calendar. We can’t wait to see you at the library!

Coming up: The libraries in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Both locations will reopen Tuesday, May 30 at 10 a.m.

In Washington Court House: Storytime and Playtime are on hiatus as the children’s staff completes final steps for summer reading. Join us for our first summer storytime, Preschool Storytime, on Tuesday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. This group is for children ages 3 – 5 years old. Also, each Tuesday at 11:15 a.m., the library will host “Books & Babies.” “Books & Babies” is a 15-minute session specifically created for our youngest patrons to look at board books, do finger plays, bounce on laps and explore. This early literacy time will introduce your baby to the library and the world of books! Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. is Books & Blocks, for children 1 – 3 years old. Siblings are welcome at either session.

The Carnegie Youth Garden Club will meet at the library in Washington Court House on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. all summer long to tend our garden. Drop in and get your hands dirty! Open to all students in grades 1-8.

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. May 30 is “Berries!”

The “Knitters & Crocheter’s Drop-In” will take place Wednesday, May 31 at 3 p.m. to knit caps for preemies and those with cancer. Socialize and contribute to a good cause! Coming up: June 5 stop by the Jeffersonville Library to “make-and-take” a card for Father’s Day!

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