What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Branch Library are thrilled to have well over 200 children signed up for Library League! These kids, tweens and teens have set reading goals for their summer fun. In addition, they will be attending and participating in a variety of library programming: STEM, art, fitness and gardening. Fun is on the agenda throughout June and July. Check us out!

Adults: Coming up on Tuesday, June 18 at 9 a.m., meet “Curious Minds” at Jones Farm for a special tour! Please register for this tour at the circulation desk upstairs at the library.

In Washington Court House: Monday, June 10 at 2 p.m., kids in grades 3-6 will build and launch their own model rockets at “STEM: Model Rocketry and Blast Off!” Registration is required for this event. Meet at the YMCA shelter house. Wednesday, June 12 at 11 a.m., children of all ages are invited to explore the Fayette County Airport! We will learn about the airport, tour the facilities and hop into a plane! Thursday, June 13 at 2 p.m., children of all ages are invited to a magic show that is out of this world: “Gordon Russ: Cosmic Magic!” Please note this event takes place at Cherry Hill Primary. Friday, June 14 at 1 p.m., children ages 5-12 are invited to make a Father’s Day gift at “Plant a Peppa for your Pappa!” Decorate a pepper plant pot to give as a gift! Also on Friday, June 14 at 1 p.m., children of all ages are invited to another great “Fayette Field Trip” at Vermeer! Check out the large equipment and explore the machines!

Storytime is back! Join Ms. Noel and Mr. Aaron for out of this world themed stories, songs and activities in June and July! 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!

Techy teens and tweens: Have you heard about “Code Club?” The library is looking for coders (and non-coders) in grades 7-12. Coders will meet Mondays at 11 a.m. June 3– July 29 to learn how to make games, apps, websites and animations! “Code Club” is relaxed, so come when you can and learn at your own pace. Computer space is limited, so bring your own computer if you can!

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! Monday, June 10, children ages 4-16 are invited to make a Father’s Day picture frame and card! Then, on Wednesday, June 12 at 11 a.m., all ages are invited to “Healthy Space Treats” with OSU Extension! On Thursday, June 13 at 11 a.m., all ages are invited to a magic show that is out of this world: “Gordon Russ: Cosmic Magic!”

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