What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


We had a great turnout for our “Junior First Lego League Expo!” The kids put a lot of time and effort into their projects, and it shows. For those that missed the expo, the final models are currently on display at the library. Stop in and see what they created for the “Waste Wise” challenge!

April 10 – 16 is National Library Week! Carnegie Library in Washington Court House is celebrating by hosting a “Drop In and Read Day” on Tuesday, April 12 for children of all ages. Simply visit the children’s department anytime on this date, check out a book, and get a treat! Also, drop off artwork for Southern State Community College’s National Library Week “Student Art Show” at Carnegie Library by Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. or at the Fayette Campus of SSCC by Wednesday April 13.

Everyone is invited to attend the show on Thursday, April 14 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Jeffersonville Library is celebrating too! Everyone can participate in the “Librarian’s Challenge.” Write an essay or create a poster for the challenge depicting your favorite author or book, favorite thing about the library, or why your book is overdue. The sky is the limit! We are curious to see what our patrons dream up! Join in on the fun! A chocolate surprise will be awarded to the winner!

For the month of April, Carnegie Library is accepting new canned and boxed food items for the Fayette County Food Bank. For every two items you donate to the Food Bank, the library will give you a $1 Carnegie Buck. Carnegie Bucks can be applied to five photo/computer copies, one fax page, $1 overdue movie fine, or a replacement Library Card. The “2016 Community Health Fair and Family Fun Day” takes place at Grace Community Church, 525 Glenn Ave., in Washington Court House on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be information booths, demonstrations, activities for kids, health screenings, and even a visit from some friends from the Columbus Zoo.

Adults: Coming up, the 2016 Classics Book Club will meet on Friday, May 6 at 4 p.m. to discuss The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

For kids: Join us at one of our library storytimes! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., is Preschool Storytime for children 4 – 6 years old and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., is Books & Blocks for children 1 – 3 years old. Siblings are welcome at either session. Each week features a new theme: April 12 and 14 is “Drop Everything and Read!” Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. is another great “Family Storytime!” This month’s theme is “Celebrating Earth Day.” This program is for families with children ages 2-5. Join us for stories, crafts, and snacks! Coming up on Saturday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m. the Carnegie Youth Garden Club will meet for the second time this season. We will celebrate Earth Day by participating in Earth Day activities and learn about ways to help take care of our planet. This group is for children in grades 1-8.

In Jeffersonville: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Each week is a new theme! April 12 is “Get Some Rest.” Coming up on Thursday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. children of all ages are invited to “Clown School” at the library. Students at the “Clown School” will learn juggling, face painting, balloon art, and more! Call today to register!

Information about all of our programs may 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. Check us out on Facebook!

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library

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