What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

On Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m., families and children of all ages are invited to watch “Space Jam” with us in the library meeting room! Share this cult classic from the 90s with your kids! Michael Jordan, Bill Murray and Bugs Bunny: What’s not to love? Then, on Friday, July 5 at 1 p.m. watch “Ender’s Game” with us!

The libraries in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Carnegie Public Library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 5. Jeffersonville will reopen on Monday, July 8 at 10 a.m. Have a safe and happy fourth!

Coming up: Fayette Field Trips abound! Check out MedFlight #9 on Monday, July 8 at 10 a.m. If you want to get to the hospital in a hurry, take a helicopter! Learn more about this vital service! Then, on Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m., tour one of Fayette County’s most beautiful homes – our Fayette County Museum! Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m., tour the county life squad! Sit in an ambulance and learn about all the ways EMTs help save lives!

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!

In Washington Court House: 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!

On Monday, July 1 at 2 p.m., kids in grades K-3 will help build and code Lego legs to score a robotic goal! Then, on Tuesday, July 2 at 11 a.m., join OSU Extension’s Master Gardener’s in the library garden for “The Power of Plant Parts!” Kids in grades 1-6 will learn the parts of a plant, create smash plant artwork, and stories, and tend the garden’s flowers, pollinators and vegetables! Then, at 3 p.m. that same day, children ages 3-6 will have fun with games and snacks at our Paw Patrol ‘Paw-ty’! Dress as your favorite character if you like!

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, July 3 at 11 a.m., kids ages 4-18 can show their patriotism with a “Stars & Stripes 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