What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



School is soon back in session, and another Summer Reading Program has drawn to a close. We could not engage more thousands of readers in Fayette County each summer without our dedicated staff, passionate patrons, and generous donors. It takes a community to keep tradition alive!

One of the best back-to-school supplies a student can possess is a library card. Library cards, available free of charge, are a key to other worlds, a free pass to multitudes of materials, and an infinite access point to millions of digital resources. The library has books in multiple formats, well-suited to a wide variety of learning styles and reading preferences: large print, audiobooks, graphic novels, and several digital formats to name a few. The library has physical and digital resources on every topic from “factory farming” and “genetically modified seeds” to study tips and college planning. And when you’ve had enough of the schoolwork and need a break? Revisit an old friend from the stacks like Harry Potter or “Tris” Prior. A library card is a simple and free way to enhance your student’s education. Get yours today!

Coming up: The dates of our annual Book Sale have changed to coincide with our community’s Scarecrow Festival! Carnegie Public Library and AAUW will host the Scarecrow Book Sale, Thursday, Sept. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday is our Preview Sale with a $1 admission, all items are 50 cents. Friday, there is no charge for admission and all items are 50 cents. Saturday is our $1 a bag Bargain Day with extended hours! Proceeds from the sale fund local scholarships provided by AAUW, and contribute to the purchase of new materials for the library. The library will accept donations for this sale after Labor Day. You never know what you will find!

In Washington Court House: Preschool Storytime, Books & Babies, and Books & Blocks are on hiatus for the month of August. Join us again in September, for more early literacy fun!

In Jeffersonville: Tuesdays at 11 a.m., come, listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Stop by and put your skills to good use! On Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. the knitter & crocheter’s group will meet for a good cause. To date, more than 2,275 caps made by this group have been delivered to hospitals, nursing home and more, throughout the area and the world! Care to join? Simply stop by the Jeffersonville Library at 3 p.m., on the last Wednesday of the month.

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

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