What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Fayette Field Trips with Carnegie Public Library are simply the best! These visits to local businesses, organizations and landmarks are a great opportunity for adults and children of all ages to see behind the scenes, learn about new vocations and locations, meet folks in a variety of professions, and feel more involved and knowledgeable about their community! Coming up this Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m., children ages 5 and up are invited to another great field trip at Cox Paving! Learn about concrete, and how roads and parking lots are made! Then, on Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m., children ages 5 and up are invited to tour Mt. Sterling Dairy! Visit this “mega-dairy” – no flip-flops! Fayette Field Trips are for adults, too! On Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m., adults are invited to tour Jones Farm Market at 4693 Old US 35 SE. Breathe the fresh farm air with us!

Storytime is a blast! 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 24 – 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! Coming up, teens are invited to “Animation with Alex.” Shawnee State student Alex Matthews-Tobin will show you how to create your own animations. Be sure to bring a laptop and be ready to show off your skills! Meet at the library on Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25 at 1 p.m. This program is for teens in grades 7-12 and requires registration.

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! Wednesday, June 19 at 11 a.m., all ages are invited to play “Outer Space Minute to Win It!” Every second counts when you’re in space! Then, on Thursday, June 20 at 11 a.m., children ages 4-16 are invited to make a space poster to take home! Coming up on Wednesday, June 26 at 3 p.m., the “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