What’s happening at Carnegie Public Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

What a busy month October was for us at Carnegie Public Library! In addition to creating and sharing online content and registering eCards for new patrons, we had 655 curbside pick-ups for more than 4,000 books, DVDs, music CD’s, audiobooks, magazines and more!

Curbside pick-up of library materials is easy! First, order your materials on the SEO Libraries App, through the library’s website (cplwcho.org), or by calling us at 740-335-2540. Next, the library will notify you once your items are available. Then, call us when you arrive in the library parking lot, and library staff will bring your items to you!

Also in October, readers in Fayette County borrowed nearly 2,000 digital titles through the Ohio Digital Library! Did you know that you can browse, checkout and renew ebooks and digital audiobooks from home? The Ohio Digital Library (ODL), our consortium for e-books, and digital audio and video, has more than 440,000 copies of more than 179,000 individual titles, accessible now with your library card!

Don’t have a library card? Go to www.cplwcho.org/ecard and complete the form. Library staff will email you a library card number and PIN. E-Resource cards never expire, and are valid for online circulation only. Once you have your card, if you wish to borrow physical materials as well, please bring in a photo ID to gain additional borrowing privileges. If you already have a library card, you have access to all of the above-mentioned services. If you are not sure of your PIN, or have lost your card, please submit a query through the “Contact Us” option on the library’s web site.

Adults: Carnegie Public Library is posting weekly giveaways through the holidays. Visit the library’s Facebook page to answer this week’s question — leave your answer in the comments section on the giveaway post, and you will be entered in the giveaway. Winners will be chosen at random each week and announced the following Friday. We love reading your responses! Also, check out the library’s social media pages for upcoming adult “take & make” crafts!

Fayette families: Holiday programs are on the horizon! Check out a new edition of “Cooking with Christie” online on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. Watch Christie make her “Scrumptious Sausage Dip!”

Our holiday newsletter is full of fun events and programs for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Online now, check out “Hello Friends!” each week on the library’s Facebook page. For children 5 and younger, “Hello Friends!” features stories, rhymes, crafts, games and other fun!

“Bonnie’s Books” and other virtual favorites like “Tell Me Your Story” continues weekly. Be sure to check out “Mother Goose Jam” at 11 a.m. on Mondays and an at-home STEAM craft or project every Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Have you watched Carnegie Library on YouTube? Check out our channel for educational, information-filled, and entertaining videos featuring books, interviews, tutorials, activities and more! Search Carnegie Public Library, Washington Court House, Ohio, or follow the link from our website, cplwcho.org.

Our online resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Information about all of our resources can be found on the Library’s website, www.cplwcho.org, or by calling the Washington Court House Library at 740-335-2540. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @cplwcho.

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director