What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Have you heard about our survey? Carnegie Library invites members of the community to complete an online or print survey about our library services. Completing this survey will assist us in a vital planning process for our library’s future. The State Library of Ohio encourages libraries to have a strategic plan, to help focus library programs, services, and resources. Fortunately, they also offer a facilitator to help public libraries with this process, at no charge. Surveys to gather community data and opinion are a key aspect of this process, and we hope you participate! Completed surveys will be entered into a gift card drawing!

Mark your calendars, because spring is just around the corner! The Carnegie Youth Gardening Club (open to all ages) will meet Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m. to plant the library gardens! This fun and educational club is meeting for the fourth year. Join in on the fun!

The Carnegie Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 17 at 5 p.m. to discuss The Alienist by Caleb Carr. From goodreads.com: “This modern classic continues to be a touchstone of historical suspense fiction for readers everywhere. The year is 1896. The city is New York. Newspaper reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—a psychologist, or “alienist”—to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge. From there the two embark on a revolutionary effort in criminology: creating a psychological profile of the perpetrator based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who will kill again before their hunt is over.” A fast-paced novel of suspense, fans of the series and book are welcome to join us for discussion!

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. 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!

In Washington Court House: Storytime is on hiatus through May so library staff can gear up for Summer Reading Program 2018!

In Jeffersonville: Tuesdays at 11 a.m., listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Children of all ages are invited to the library on Wednesday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m. for a “Teacher Crafternoon!” Make a special craft for your favorite educator to celebrate National Teacher’s Week!

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