What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

You have heard that a group of crows is called a murder. Did you know a group of librarians is called a “Shhh?!” So, what then do you call a group of scarecrows? We aren’t sure either, but be sure to check out the scarecrow display at Carnegie Library this month. Between September’s theme as “Library Card Sign-up” month, books highlighting back-to-school lunch ideas, and our upcoming book sale, there is tons to do at your library this fall! Pick up a copy of our newsletter or check out our Facebook events for more information.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, Carnegie Public Library will accept donations for the upcoming “Scarecrow Book Sale!” Your donations of new and gently used books, music CDs, and DVDs may be dropped off in the parking lot lobby during normal business hours. The library partners with AAUW for this annual sale. Profits from the sale fund scholarships for local students through AAUW, and goes toward new materials for the library. Peruse a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books, children’s books, and DVDs. All items are just 50 cents!

Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. is “Preview Day” as well as “Community Day!” Admission is free when you show your library card! Admission without a library card is $2. The sale continues, with free admission, on Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m.-6p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10a.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.

In Washington Court House: Storytime returns on Tuesday, Sept. 3! Join Ms. Noel and Mr. Aaron for stories, songs, and activities this fall! 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: Toddler Time is back! 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! On Monday, Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m., children ages 2 and up are invited to a “Teddy Bear Picnic!” Bring your favorite stuffed friend, and enjoy songs, games, dancing and more!

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