What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



Our Summer Reading Program is for readers of all ages! Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Library welcome everyone to stop in and sign up. Adults, teens, and children of all ages can participate in the summer fun! Read for prizes, sign up for events, and always learn something new at your library!

The library’s first big Summer Reading Program event takes place Tuesday, June 6 with a “Totally Gross Magic Show” first at the library in Jeffersonville at 11 a.m. and then in Washington Court House at the Cherry Hill Primary cafeteria at 2 p.m. If you like slimy green stuff, foot fungus, and fun facts, you will love this “Totally Gross Magic Show!”

Then, Monday, June 12 at 11 a.m., our friend “Ronald McDonald” will visit to talk magic, books, and more! These events are free and open to all ages. June and July are packed with events and Fayette Field Trips. Grab, download, or browse our full newsletter, and mark your calendars for free, fun, quality summer happenings!

The Carnegie Youth Garden Club meets at the library in Washington Court House on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. all summer long to tend the garden. Drop-in and get your hands dirty. Plants are in and pollinators are in bloom! There is something to see, learn, and do each week. Open to all students in grades 1-8.

The first “Fayette Field Trip” of the year takes place on Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. at the Fayette County Airport! Learn about the airport, tour the facilities, and hop in a real plane! Meet at the airport for this unique tour!

In Washington Court House: Join us for summer storytime! Preschool Storytime, on Tuesday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. is for children ages 3 – 5 years old. Then, each Tuesday, at 11:15 a.m., the library hosts “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.

In Jeffersonville: On Monday, June 5 at 11 a.m. everyone is welcome to a program hosted by Patchwork Gardens! Stacy Wilt will teach everyone how to build a better world through gardening! Also on Monday, stop by the Jeffersonville Library to “make-and-take” a card for Father’s Day! Tuesdays at 11 a.m. come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. On Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. children ages 5 and up are invited to decorate their own “Sling Bag.” Supplies are limited, so call today to reserve your spot!

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