What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library

This week, Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville Branch Library will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 and will remain closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The library in Washington Court House will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. and the Jeffersonville Branch Library on Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. This time is in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, as well as “Staff Appreciation.” We are grateful indeed for this additional time with family, friends and our favorite books!

‘Tis the season for giving! Now through Dec. 30, Carnegie Public Library is collecting canned food and sundry items to donate to the local food pantries and free stores. Please join us in lending a helping hand to those in need, right here in Fayette County.

Adults: On Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., join Peggy Lester of the Fayette County Genealogical Society for a family history workshop. No experience is required, just meet in the library’s Local History & Genealogy room to discover how you can learn more about those fascinating folks in your family’s history!

In Washington Court House: Young ones and caregivers, join us for storytime! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is Preschool Storytime, children 3 – 5 years old, and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. is Books & Blocks, children 1 – 3 years old. Each week features a new theme. Siblings are welcome at either session. Also, each Tuesday, at 11:15 a.m., the library will host “Books & Babies!” “Books & Babies” is a 15-minute session specifically created for our youngest patrons to look at board books, do finger plays, bounce on laps and explore. This early literacy time will introduce your baby to the library and the world of books! Coming up on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m., families and caregivers are invited to bring their young lads and ladies for “Family Storytime: Tea Party!” At this special storytime, we will read books, play themed games, and sit down for a fancy “tea time!” Hope to see you there!

In Jeffersonville: Tuesdays at 11 a.m., come, listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Coming up, on Monday, Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m., children ages 5 and up are invited to “STEAM Challenge: Snap Circuits!” Use your skills and curiosity to get an exciting, hands-on introduction to electronics!

Information about all of our programs can be found on the library’s website, www.cplwcho.org, or by calling the Washington Court House Library at 740-335-2540 and the Jeffersonville Library at 740-426-9292. All programs are FREE, unless otherwise noted. Check us out on Facebook; follow us on Twitter @cplwcho.

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library