What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

‘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.

Ready to cozy up with a great holiday read? Librarians in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville have the holiday books and movies you know and love, as well as suggestions for new favorites too! Stop by and browse our displays for a story, warm and bright, or peruse the stacks for a compelling tale to keep you up at night. According to Lemony Snicket, a good library is not “…too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.” There is life within these walls, discover it!

This week: Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 3:30 p.m., children ages 8-12 are invited to “Fabric Fun!” Make and take an ornament for the holidays!

Coming up, Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Library will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 for the annual staff party. The library will resume regular hours in Washington Court House at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, and in Jeffersonville on Monday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.

Adults: Join local author Carolyn Shotsky on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. for discussion and signing of her new book: Alice Mavery: A Question of Valor. This book and her previous publication, Hessian Redemption, will be available for purchase from the author for $25.

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! On Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m., families and caregivers are invited to bring their young lads and ladies for “Family Storytime: All Aboard! Polar Express!” Discover your very own Christmas miracle as we ride together on this adventure! 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. On Monday, Dec. 11 at 4:30 p.m., children ages 4 and up are invited to decorate tasty Christmas cookies. Please call ahead or stop by to register!

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 Director