What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



What a delight, our Fayette County Fair! Each year, I look forward to the exhibits, crafts, rides, food and fun. I love seeing familiar faces in the crowd, and recognizing the names on the rainbow of ribbons for the arts, crafts, baked goods, and more in the Mahan Building and livestock barns. There is plenty of blood, sweat, and tears too. A lot of life lessons and a load of volunteers make it all happen each year. I may not be a Fayette County native, but I love this fair!

It is a weeklong highlight reel of some of the best things about our community. Interested in Fayette County Fair memorabilia? Stop by Carnegie Library and check out the Fayette County Museum’s new display featuring fair mementos and more.

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!

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. Tuesday, July 25 at 4 p.m., children in grades 3 and up are invited to be a “Mad Scientist” at the library! We love trying fizzy fun science experiments with you! Then, on Wednesday, July 26 at 11 a.m. meet library staff on Temple Street for “Fayette Field Trip: Life Squad Tour!” Learn about how our county’s hardworking EMTs keep us safe! This is open to all ages.

Thursday, July 27 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. 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. The Knitters & Crocheters will meet on Wednesday, July 26 at 3 p.m. to knit hats for premature babies and cancer patients. Stop by and put your skills to good use! Join us for a fun “Crafternoon” on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. All ages are welcome! Going to the pool? Be sure to take a peek in the Jeffersonville Branch “Library Basket” near the pool’s entrance!

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