What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

A universe of stories awaits you at the library this summer! With great thanks to an enthusiastic staff and many generous donors, Carnegie Public Library has scheduled two months of exceptional programming for all ages! Back again are favorites like “Fayette Field Trips,” yoga, STEM programs, “Discovery Camp” and storytimes all summer long. We will also welcome new programs like family films in our library’s meeting room, a “Creeks and Streams” program for adults with Fayette Soil & Water, and performances by Gordon Russ, Cosmic Magician, and “Digeridoo Down Under!” Check out the calendar on the library’s website, or pick up a newsletter at the library today and mark your calendar! Events are free, but some may require registration. As always, readers of all ages are eligible for fun and prizes! Children set a reading goal to earn prizes, while teens and adults enter to win prizes for each book or audiobook they read this summer.

In Washington Court House: Continuing on Tuesday, May 21, the library in Washington Court House has a new storytime program for you! Preschool aged storytime participants are invited to join us each week in May as we explore “Smart Start with Money!” This collaboration with the Fayette County’s Ohio State Extension Office will help provide preschoolers with valuable lessons about money. Children ages 3-5 years old will read, play and have their first lessons in financial literacy! Tuesday, May 21 is all about “Sharing with Others” – please bring one can of food and one gently-used toy to donate! And Tuesday, May 28 will feature “Saving Money” where patience is rewarded! All sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. We hope that you will join us for the fun and informative month of programming!

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, May 22, from 4:30-5:50 p.m, children ages 6-18 are invited to paint their own “pet” rock! Coming up on Wednesday, May 29 at 3 p.m., Jeffersonville’s “Knifty Knitters” group will meet at the library for fun, fellowship, knitting, and crocheting for a good cause. Members make caps for newborn babies and those undergoing chemo. All are welcome!

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