Library to honor Black History Month


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



Carnegie Public Library is honoring Black History Month (February) and invites the community to celebrate.

Each day in February, we will feature unique stories, songs, speeches, historical information, movie and book recommendations to educate, inform and entertain — which is the heart of our library’s mission. Please join us as we explore Black History, and what it means to everyone of all races and colors.

Carnegie Public Library is offering “Curbside Chromebooks!” These laptops are for use, at no cost, exclusively for use in the library’s parking lot. Users can access the web to register for COVID-19 vaccinations, apply for jobs and benefits, or file federal or state income tax. Users may also create documents and access email or ecommerce sites.

Need to print important documents? Use “Curbside Office.” Simply email your documents as attachments to cplwchoprint@gmail.com. Be sure to include the first and last name of the person picking up the print job and the number of copies requested. We will email you when your print job is ready for pickup.

For other “Curbside Office” services, please bring the documents to be scanned, faxed or copied, and we will do the rest while you wait!

As always, library users can pick up books, magazines, DVDs and other items through curbside pick-up. Requests for library materials can be placed through our online catalog at www.cplwcho.org, through the SEO Libraries app or by calling the library at 740-335-2540.

Users requesting items online or through the app will need their library card number and PIN. Please contact the library if you require assistance. When your materials are available for pick-up, library staff will notify you. Jeffersonville patrons can use their cards to request items for pickup in WCH.

Would you like to pick-up, but are not sure what you want to read or watch? Call the library and staff members will help create a “bundle” of books and other items just for you! Or, submit a request through the library’s “Dear Carol” reader’s advisory form at www.cplwcho.org/dearcarol. All curbside services are available Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Remember to call 740-335-2540 when you arrive.

‘Bee’ ready! Carnegie Public Library’s third-annual Adult Spelling Bee takes place Friday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. on the second floor lounge of Court House Fitness during Main Street Fayette’s Valentine Shop Hop. Grab your honey for a fun date night, or watch from home on Facebook Live! Bee organizers are exercising appropriate caution in planning this year’s event and will allow only contestants and officiants in the contest area during the event. Overflow seating will be available to facilitate distancing.

Returning as official pronouncer is City Manager Joe Denen. With Denen and special guest judge Kay Oughterson, the bee is certain to be a rousing good time! Registration is open now for Fayette County residents 18 & older. Call the library to sign up today — spelling list coming soon!

Families: Thursday, Feb. 4, “Hello Friends!” will return live on Facebook! Children and their families can tune in at 10:30 a.m. as Aaron and Noel read, sing and engage with our storytime families online! Winter activity packets are available now! Call from curbside to pick up a packet geared toward children ages 4-8, filled with puzzles, coloring sheets, and other goodies. Check out our new storytimes and other programs posted each week on the library’s Facebook page. For children 5 and younger, “Hello Friends!” and “Bonnie’s Books” feature stories, rhymes, crafts, games and other fun.

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