What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

June is audiobook month! Your Carnegie Public Library owns more than 1,000 books on CD, with even more available through the SEO Library Consortium.

You can borrow stories for children, as well as adult and teen fiction. Nonfiction audiobook collections feature biographies, self-help and more. Additionally, the Ohio Digital Library offers thousands of streaming audiobook choices. Browse for books in collections like Hot and Trending, Best for Short Drives, Celebrity Narrators, and more. Listen on your phone or in your car with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or a Bluetooth connection.

Why audiobooks? Enjoying audiobooks enhances critical listening skills and has all of the same benefits of reading a print book. It also gives your eyes a rest. Most Americans spend a good deal of their day looking at a digital screen. Listening to audiobooks can ease eye fatigue in a big way. Listen while you garden, travel, exercise, or safely soak up the summer sun.

To start listening, 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.

This week at the library: Children ages K-6 will participate in Discovery Camp. One of our most popular programs each year, Discovery Camp includes fun-filled days of outdoor activities with our partners from the Fayette County Farm Bureau & Fayette Soil and Water Conservation District. This year’s camp includes a farm visit and a trip to Deer Creek State Park!

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.-6 p.m., Saturday 10-2 p.m.

Fayette families: Beginning For June and 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.

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