What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Coming up: Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Library will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Both locations will reopen Tuesday, May 29 at 10 a.m.

“Summer Reading Adventure” for all ages is right around the corner! Have you experienced a “Fayette Field Trip?” This summer, adults are invited to participate in tours of the Fayette County Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, June 5 at 10 a.m. (meet at the EOC at 4087 State Route 62 North), and Washington Cemetery on Wednesday, June 13 at 10 a.m. (meet at Judy Chapel in Washington Cemetery). For both of these tours, please register upstairs at the Adult Desk. Family tours include Kroger Grocery Tour on Wednesday, June 6 at 1 p.m. and the Water Treatment Center Tour on Friday, June 8 at 11 a.m. (meet at 1210 S. Elm St.). Check out the library’s website at www.cplwcho.org for the full calendar of events, the summer newsletter, and more! These quality, educational, and fun programs are made possible by community donations and grants. Join us!

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 resumes on Tuesday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. with Preschool Storytime! This program is for children 3 – 5 years old, while Thursday, June 7 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., listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Coming up on Wednesday, May 30 at 3 p.m., Jeffersonville’s “Knitters & Crocheters” group will hold their monthly session. To date, more than 2,275 caps made by this group have been delivered to hospitals, nursing homes, and more, throughout the area and the world! Coming up on Monday, June 4 at 11 a.m., our friends from the Fayette Regional Humane Society will visit to tell us all about our pet friends!

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