What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Coming up, both libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville Branch Library will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and will remain closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. The library in Washington Court House will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m., and the Jeffersonville Branch Library on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. This time is in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, as well as “Staff Appreciation.” We are grateful indeed for this additional time with family, friends and our favorite books!

Coming up, on Thursday, Dec. 5 Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Branch Library will close at 4 p.m. for the annual Christmas Party. Carnegie Public Library will reopen at 10 a.m. the following day, and Jeffersonville at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Also on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., join Carnegie Library for “Polar Express Pajama Stortyime” at Court House Manor! Bring your little ones, comfy in their Christmas pajamas, to listen carefully to the popular Christmas story that encourages belief, The Polar Express! Hot chocolate, milk & cookies will be provided. All aboard the Polar Express will be sent home with a FREE art project!

The New Year is just around the corner! Already Carnegie Library and Jeffersonville Library are planning events and themes for 2020. Favorite programs and events will return, like storytimes, Summer Library League, Adult Spelling Bee, Scarecrow Book Sale, and Fayette Field Trips. New programs are on the horizon, as are new releases from your favorite authors and performers. Let the library be your one-stop-shop for free reading, entertainment, and family activities!

Thursday, Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m., join us in welcoming New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix to Carnegie Library! Margaret will talk about her newest books, Remarkables and The Strangers (Greystone Secrets #1), answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of her book, available for purchase from Books n’ More. If arriving after 6 p.m., use the parking lot entrance only.

In Washington Court House: Please note, there will be no Preschool Storytime or Books & Blocks the week of Thanksgiving.

In Jeffersonville: Join us for Toddler Time! 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! Coming up, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m., stop in for “Christmas Crafternoon” where kids ages 4-18 are invited to make a Christmas-themed 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