What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

The “Scarecrow Book Sale” is just around the corner! Join AAUW and Carnegie Public Library to peruse a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books, children’s books and DVDs. All items are just 50 cents! “Preview Day” is also “Community Day!” On Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m., admission is free when you show us your library card! Admission without a library card is $2. The sale continues on Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. is “Bargain Day” where a bag of books is just $1! Proceeds from the sale benefit the library’s general fund and AAUW’s local scholarship fund.

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! This year, we are offering Fayette County residents and organizations who maintain a “Little Free Library” $5 in book sale bucks to use at our “Scarecrow Book Sale!” Show off your collection by tagging us on Facebook in a picture of your LFL, or email that picture to cplwcho@gmail.com.

Registration for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) is now open! Fayette County parents can stop by the library to complete a registration form. DPIL provides a free book each month to children from birth until age 5. Each book has been carefully selected by literacy specialists for age appropriate themes. If a child begins the program at birth, by the time they reach their 5th birthday, they will have a 60 book library of their own! DPIL is made possible by United Way of Fayette County and generous local donations. If you wish to make a donation, contact United Way of Fayette County.

In Washington Court House: Code Club and Storytime are on hiatus for August! But, on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. storytime children and their families are invited to a special storytime at The Starting Gate at 1351 Leesburg Ave.!

In Jeffersonville: Coming up on Aug. 28 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