What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Carnegie Public Library loves “Little Free Libraries!” Our community is home to a growing number of these charming little landmarks, filled with books for readers of all ages! Like public libraries, borrowing from “Little Free Libraries” is free. Take what you like or leave a book behind, and return it when you are done. Currently, the library partners with Altrusa of Washington Court House to help support collections in Bloomingburg and Good Hope. If you are thinking of starting your own “Little Free Library” or want to find one near you, check out www.littlefreelibrary.org. Already have one? The library would love to connect! Email us at [email protected]

Families: The library has plenty of family fun left this summer! Between swimming and sun soaking, check out books, a library program or two, and relax into a fine summer day. Our free programs are fun and educational. On 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!

Adults! Schedule yourself a Fayette County staycation day and join us on Wednesday, July 17 at 9 a.m.to get your feet wet with Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District at a “Creeks & Streams” event. Investigate, learn and feel like a kid again! The nearby location is to be announced. Please register at the circulation desk upstairs at the library.

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. through 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 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!

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! Welcome to “Alien Theatre!” Perform the “Alien in Their Underpants” play on Thursday, July 18 at 11 a.m. Children ages 6 and up 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