What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



Have you met Libby? Designed for tablets and smartphones, Libby is the new one-tap reading app built by OverDrive, and is the quickest and easiest way to get started reading and discovering digital library content from anywhere. With millions of items in the Ohio Digital Library, there is something for everyone available through the new Libby App! Books for children and teens, biographies, how-to manuals, foreign language materials, romance, mysteries, classics, and more! Borrowing eBooks is fast, free, and easy with Libby!

Coming up: Join Carnegie Public Library, Fayette Soil & Water, Fayette County Historical Society, and Master Gardener’s at Washington Cemetery for “Family Fun Day!” on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Kids can churn butter, make old-fashioned toys, take tours of the cemetery (including the mausoleum!), play old-fashioned games, and star-gaze under the Harvest Moon. All families welcome, no registration required! Meet at Washington Cemetery.

Adults: On Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m., Fayette County Commission on Aging’s Cheryl Stockwell will hold a question and answer session regarding Medicare Open Enrollment. This event will be held in the library meeting room.

In Washington Court House: Join us for storytime! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is Preschool Storytime, children 3 – 5 years old, and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. is Books & Blocks, children 1 – 3 years old. Each week features a new theme! Siblings are welcome at either session. Also, each Tuesday at 11:15 a.m., the library will host “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!

Teens! On Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m., teens are invited to “Cinematography 101!” Explore moviemaking tips and tricks, and join in on a frightening film production! Call to register.

In Jeffersonville: Tuesdays at 11 a.m., come, listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Coming up: On Monday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m., the Jeffersonville Library will host a “Mermaid Party!” Create a crown, search for underwater treasure, and join in on the “mer-race”! Children ages 4 and up are invited to register.

Libraries in both Washington Court House and Jeffersonville will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9 in observance of Columbus Day. Both locations will reopen Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m.

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