What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Tax Season is upon us! Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House is now taking appointments for AARP Tax Aide. This service provides free tax preparation for elderly and moderate to low-income individuals in Fayette County.

Persons wishing to use this service should bring their social security card, driver’s license or state i.d., copies of their 2016 federal and state tax returns, and all 2017 W-2, and/or 1099 documents as well as any other relevant material for 2017 income or deductions, including medical expenses. All counselors are certified by the Internal Revenue Service and AARP. Call 740-335-2540 today to schedule your appointment!

For those filing their own taxes, printable forms and publications are available from the Ohio Department of Taxation’s website: www.tax.ohio.gov/forms; and from the Internal Revenue Service: www.irs.gov/forms. The library will receive a limited quantity of forms and instructions.

Would you like to get the most out of your library experience? Interested in reading or listening to free library eBooks on your tablet or smart phone? Sign up for one of our “Tech Tutor” sessions on Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., during January and February. These one-on-one training sessions with a librarian will help build your digital library skills. Call the library in Washington Court House to make your appointment!

Teens: All students in grades 6-12 are invited to Carnegie Library’s “Chocolympics!” On Thursday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m., join us for an evening of chocolate fun! We plan to have relay races, M&M sorting, chocolate stacking and more! Bring your appetites and your friends! Please call ahead to register.

In Washington Court House: Young ones and caregivers, join us for storytime! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is Preschool Storytime, for children 3 – 5 years old, and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. is Books & Blocks, for 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!

In Jeffersonville: Tuesdays at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Children ages 5 and up are invited to “STEAM Challenge: Clothespins & Craft Sticks” on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 4:30 p.m. Use your “STEAM” skills to test craft sticks and clothespins to see how strong they are. Can they hold pen sets or heavy books? As always, the “Knitter & Crocheter Drop-In” will take place on the last Wednesday of the month, Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. Stop in and knit with friends who donate caps to those in need.

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