What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Coming up, the Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Branch Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8 in observation of Columbus Day. Both locations will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, both libraries will be closed for staff development.

Later this month, Tuesday, Oct. 30 is “Halloween Storytime” in both Washington Court House (10:30 a.m.) and Jeffersonville (11 a.m.), so bring your little ones in costume for stories and more!

Teens: Have you heard about “Hogwarts Escape Room 2.0”? Registration is now open for tweens and teens in grades 6-12. The dates and times are top secret, so call the children’s department at 740-335-2540 to register yourself or your group for this challenge – fit for only the keenest of Harry Potter fans!

In Washington Court House: Welcome to storytime! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is Preschool Storytime! This program is for children 3 – 5 years old, while Thursdays are 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!

Have you heard about “Code Club?” The library is looking for coders (non-coders) ages 8-18. On Thursdays from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., attendees will learn to make games, apps, websites and animations! “Code Club” is relaxed, so come when you can and learn at your own pace. Thursday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m., children ages 8 and up are invited to “Spooktacular Treats!” Make witch fingers, batwing balls, pretzel bones and more!

In Jeffersonville: As always, Tuesdays at 11 a.m., you are invited to listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time! STEAM Event: On Thursday, Oct. 11, children ages 3 and up are invited to “Pizza Cookies & Craft!” Drop in between 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. to pick your “toppings” for this fun and funky activity!

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