What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

What a wonderful week of Fayette Field Trips, Storytimes, and Big Blue Bus visits! With Summer Readers now surpassing 300, the library is the place to be for enriching family fun in Fayette County.

Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program? Readers of all ages are invited to use Beanstack, the library’s new Summer Reading App. Sign-up yourself and your family to start earning prizes right away by logging your books and activities at cplwcho.beanstack.org. Or, visit the library and sign-up in person Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This week at the library: In addition to STEM programs and storytimes, the library is hosting two exciting programs at the Fayette County YMCA.

First, on Tuesday, June 15 at 1 p.m., visit with the Columbus Zoo! This program is an opportunity to learn more about some amazing animals. Discover where they’re from, what they eat, and what makes them so unique. All ages are invited to this program in the YMCA gymnasium.

Then, on Thursday, June 17, children in grades 3-8 are invited to a game of Quidditch. Meet Aaron outside to play this wizarding game in real life!

Fayette families: Beginning Wednesday, June 16, children and teens are invited to pick up a free Father’s Day Take & Make craft kit. Make something special for the “Super Dad” in your life! For June & July, “Bonnie’s Books” is at Jeffersonville United Methodist Church on Tuesdays at 11 a.m., and “Hello, Friends!” is at the library in Washington Court House on Thursdays at 11 a.m. All storytimes are for children ages 5 and under and feature stories, songs, crafts, and play.

June is audiobook month! The library owns more than one thousand books on cd for your summer road trip or staycation, with even more available through the SEO Library Consortium! Stories for children, as well as adult and teen fiction and nonfiction audiobook collections feature newly added titles and beloved classics.

Looking for something more compact? The Ohio Digital Library offers streaming options! Enjoy digital audiobooks in your car through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or a Bluetooth connection. All you need is a library card!

Don’t have one? 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. If you wish to borrow physical materials as well, please bring in a photo i.d. 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.

Carnegie Public Library continues to offer one-on-one Tech Help! Engagement Librarian Kaitlin Cottrill can help teach you how to download library ebooks, or stream digital audio or video on your smart phone or other device. She can also provide assistance with basic internet skills and tools like email and social media, as well as using library databases. Schedule your appointment by calling the library at 740-335-2540 or completing a form on the library’s website, at www.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