What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library

The Carnegie Public Library will be holding a “Cabin Fever Book Sale” next week.

The sale will take place in the Library Meeting Room. Hours will be as follows: Thursday, March 3, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, March 4, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday is “Bargain Day” featuring books at $1 a bag! Don’t miss it! Additional donations for the sale will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 29.

The Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Library are now taking appointments for free tax preparation with AARP Tax Aide. Appointments are available in Washington Court House on Wednesdays through April 6 and in Jeffersonville on Thursdays through April 7. AARP Tax Aide can prepare most simple returns. Please bring: 2014 tax return, a photo i.d. and social security card, W2 forms from all employers, all form 1099s, detailed list of charitable deductions, medical expenses, evidence of mortgage interest payments and real estate taxes, documentation of child care expenses, other applicable documents, and a check if you would like your tax return to be direct deposited. To schedule an appointment in Washington Court House call 740-335-2540, Jeffersonville 740-426-9292. Times fill up fast, call today!

Adults, join us on Thursday, March 10 at 5 p.m., we will meet to discuss Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Whether it is your first reading or your fifth, we would love to talk about this book with you! Meetings are held on the second floor by the fireplace. We hope to see you here! In May, we will meet to discuss The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

Coming up, on Thursday, March 31 at 5 p.m., a representative from PUCO (Public Utilities Commission of Ohio) will visit the library to present information to consumers about public utilities in Ohio and answer questions about your utility bills. Join us in the meeting room for this informative program!

For kids: On Tuesday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m., storytime will be extra special for preschoolers of all ages! “I Can Play with Words!” will be a “Seuss Celebration!” We will play games, sing songs, and read poems; there may even be buzzles, kerfuzzles and joems! Please note, due to the “Cabin Fever Book Sale,” there will be no Books & Blocks on Thursday, March 3. Regular storytimes will resume the following week, with “I Can Observe Things in My Environment!” Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., is Preschool Storytime for children 4 – 6 years old and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., is Books & Blocks for children 1 – 3 years old. Siblings are welcome at either session.

On Monday, March 14, at 4:30 p.m. children and tweens in grades 3-9 are invited to “Tech Toys: 3Doodler”! Participants will learn how to use a 3Doodler, a pen that writes in 3D! Draw a cube, the Eiffel Tower; create like you never have before! Registration is required.

Parents and teachers, did you know that the Ohio Digital Library has special online “Reading Rooms” for children? This collection of eBooks is perfect for your child at any age or reading level. You can search for them by Lexile Measure, Interest Level, and much, much more. Or, login with a library card and let your child explore.

For beginning readers, the Ohio Digital Library has “OverDrive Read-along” books. From OverDrive: “These titles combine the visual text of an eBook with a read along capability to help readers better understand sentence structure, language flow and syntax.” The text is highlighted as the narrator reads. “OverDrive Read-along” books are an excellent way to get your young ones excited about reading, and introduce them to a fun, new way to enjoy their iPad or laptop time. These books are browser-based, so no software or app is required! Have questions? Library staff are glad to help!

In Jeffersonville: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. March 1 will feature a “Once Upon a Castle” theme. March is National Quilt Month! In keeping with the theme, on Thursday, March 3 at 4 p.m. the library will be hosting an event where participants of all ages will create a unique quilt piece to be added to the “Library Quilt” to be displayed in the library through the month of March. Registration is required.

Coming up, the Jeffersonville Branch Library will be closed on Thursday, March 17 for staff training. Regular hours for the branch will resume on Monday, March 21 at 10 a.m.

Information about all of our programs may 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. Check us out on Facebook!

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library