What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



Stop by the library for summer reads, summer fun, and to check out our new display thanks to a partnership with the Fayette County Museum. Now on exhibit is “School’s Out!” This display features items from our Fayette County history related to school and summer fun. Then, mark your calendar for the “Fayette Field Trip” Fayette County Museum tour on Saturday, June 24 at 1 p.m. and Fayette County Courthouse tour on Wednesday, June 28 at 2 p.m. These events are free and open to all ages!

Adults: On Saturday, June 17 at 12 p.m. the library will host guest speaker Bob Scott Placier. Bob will discuss bird banding, migration routes, and more. He will share findings from his 10 years of research! Bird-watchers, both novice and expert, join us!

Coming up: Do your children or grandchildren love creepy, crawly insects? Join Carnegie Library at Grace Methodist Church on Thursday, June 22 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for real entomology magic as “Dr. Insecta” shares with us some of the largest insects on the planet. This lab experience is fun and educational!

In Washington Court House: Join us for summer storytime! Preschool Storytime, on Tuesday, June 13 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.

On Tuesday, June 13 at 4 p.m. kids in grades 3 and up are invited to our “Mad Scientist Day!” Learn about chemical reactions while having fizzing fun! The next “Fayette Field Trip” of the year takes place on Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at Vermeer. Learn about the big machines you see on Route 22; then launch tennis balls with their slingshot!

At 2 p.m. also on Wednesday, June 14, the Humane Society of Fayette County will stop by to introduce some of their favorite pets and tell us about the good work they do! Thursday, June 15 at 3 p.m., join librarians for a “Bead Extravaganza!” This event is for children in grades 3 and up. 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.

In Jeffersonville: Tuesdays at 11 a.m., come, listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. On Thursday, June 15 at 11 a.m. children ages 5 and up are welcome to stop in and make a Father’s Day pencil holder! Coming up on Monday, June 19 at 11 a.m. is the “Pony Express Relay!” All fun, this event is part relay race, part scavenger hunt. Open to all ages!

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