What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Come for storytime, stay for lunch! Monday to Friday from 12 p.m.to 12:25 p.m., the Big Blue Bus stops on East Street near the Carnegie Public Library.

The bus serves meals to every child aged 0-18 years old and will continue to do so throughout the summer.

Before lunch, bring your little ones to the library and read together, explore the library garden, select books to take home, use tablets or computers for games and more, or play with the toy trains in our picture book room.

On Thursdays, the library hosts two “Hello, Friends!” storytime sessions. The first session takes place at 10:30 a.m., and the second at 11 a.m. All storytimes are for children ages 5 and under and feature stories, songs, crafts and play.

Visit storytime in Jeffersonville! “Bonnie’s Books” takes place at Jeffersonville United Methodist Church on Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

On Tuesday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m., children of all ages are invited to “Yoga with Noel” in the library garden! Bring a mat or a towel and enjoy some gentle stretching with us! Then, at 1 p.m., join the library at the YMCA for an Agility Dog show. These programs are for children and families of all ages.

On Thursday, July 15 at 2 p.m., children ages 4-8 are invited to a “Mermaid Party!” Please call ahead to register.

Adults: Pick up supplies for July’s “Take & Make” craft – a miniature clothesline picture hanger! Coming up, on Wednesday, July 28 at 9 a.m., join the library and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Deer Creek State Park for a creeking experience. Test water quality through the presence of macroinvertebrates! Space is limited, please register at the library by Tuesday, July 27.

Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program? There is still time! 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 to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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