What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Now more than ever, libraries are multifaceted institutions. They are educational, recreational, informational, cultural and technological. Libraries are service centered and resource rich. They are a blessing for the constantly curious, and all readers voracious. With a world of information at your fingertips, where do you go when you need more than a byte, a blurb or a handful? How do you research a burning question or placate an unquenchable reading appetite? Your local library, connected to collections throughout the state and to premium resources through the ether, is that destination. Stop by and dig in!

On Thursday, Dec. 6, Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Branch Library will close at 4 p.m. for the annual Christmas Party. Carnegie Public Library will reopen at 10 a.m. the following day, and Jeffersonville at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10.

Next week, join us for a very special event on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. The community is invited to an evening program at the library featuring bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix. She will discuss her newest books, “The Summer of Broken Things” and “Children of Jubilee.” She will also give attendees a sneak peek into her 2019 books, and answer fan questions. If you have not attended before, please consider doing so. Margaret is a compelling speaker whose enthusiasm for reading and writing inspires children and adults alike! Books n’ More from Wilmington will be on site to sell copies of Margaret’s books, just in time for Christmas gift giving!

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!

Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m., children in grades 3-6 are invited to “Holiday Beading Extravaganza!” Learn about bead design and construction, and take home the wearable holiday creation you make! Have you heard about “Code Club?” The library is looking for coders (and 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.

In Jeffersonville: As always, Tuesdays at 11 a.m., little ones are invited to listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time! On Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m., children ages 3-16 are invited to drop in and make a cute holiday favorite, a “Gingerbread Craft!”

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