What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Coming up, Carnegie Public Library and the Jeffersonville Branch Library will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. The library in Washington Court House will be open on Saturday, Dec. 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The following week, the libraries will close early at 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, and remain closed through New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2016. The library in Washington Court House will be open on Saturday, Jan. 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This week, Tanya said that she “geeks” the library because: “The politeness of the coworkers, the quietness, the internet, and the resources.” I am so glad, Tanya! These are some of the things that make our library so very special. While some times of day are quieter than others, we love a bustling library too! Whether peaceful or lively, it is our patrons that help us fulfill our role in this great community. Thank you!

The Ohio Digital Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.http://seoebook.seo.lib.oh.us. Login today for bestsellers, children’s books, streaming videos, and more! You can borrow free eBooks and audiobooks for your Kindle, NOOK, iPad, iPhone, Android or other device with just your library card! Need help? Come to one of our e-Book Drop-in sessions! Bring your device and library card, we will get you started! Sessions are from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., on Wednesdays in January. Join us!

For kids: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., is Preschool Storytime for children 4 – 6 years old and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., is Books & Blocks for children 1 – 3 years old. Siblings are welcome at either session. Kids, tweens, and teens in grades 2-8 are invited to “Game Day” on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 4:30 p.m. There will be board games, card games, and the traditional Wii bowling tournament! Come and Play! The fowling week, on Tuesday, Dec. 29 there will be a meeting of the “Magic Treehouse Passport Club” at 2 p.m. We will supply the passport. Every time you read a book, answer three simple questions and you will receive a stamp in your passport! For this first meeting, please read Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne. Let’s travel with Jack and Annie!

In Jeffersonville: On Monday, Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m. stop in for “Santa Games”! There will be lots of fun and games including “Santa Relay” and “You Can Even Say it Glows”! This program is for all ages. Then, a very special “Toddler Time” will feature a visitor from the North Pole! Participants will enjoy their time with the big guy by telling him what they want for Christmas, and posing for a special picture! Make your reservation today! Coming up at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 30, the Monthly Knit & Crochet group will meet to socialize and make caps for newborn babies and those with cancer. Join us!

Information about all of our programs may 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. Check us out on Facebook!

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director