What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



History buffs and citizen researchers: Join Carnegie Public Library in the “History Unfolded Project” from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This project asks folks throughout the United States what communities like ours may have learned about the Holocaust as it was happening. We are collaborating by using the Record-Herald microfilm collection to search articles related to the 31 holocaust-era events that are the focus of “History Unfolded Project.”

Stop in and library staff will show you how you can participate by finding and uploading articles to this important initiative. Be part of history, today! Do you use Newspapers.com from home? Set up an account and join our group, Carnegie Public Library 43160, to submit articles!

Stop by the library for summer reads, summer fun, and to check out the new display from 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!

In Washington Court House: Join us for summer storytime! Preschool Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is for children ages 3 – 5 years old. Also 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 Wednesday, June 21 at 10 a.m., meet at Shaw Wetlands on Robinson Road for “Discovery Camp 1: Build A Better Habitat!” This program offered through the library by Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District is guaranteed to be hands-on nature fun, identifying birds, insects, plants, and trees in the wetlands. Bring a sack lunch, as this program runs until 2 p.m. Call ahead to register!

Then, on Thursday, June 22 at 2 p.m., join Carnegie Library at Grace Methodist Church 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! At 3 p.m. that same day, meet at the library for “Tech Thursdays!” These drop-in sessions feature a tutorial with some of our favorite tech toys. It’s open to grades 3-8.

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 11:00 a.m., come, listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Coming up, the Knitters & Crocheters will meet to knit hats for premature babies and cancer patients. Stop by and put your skills to good use!

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