What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library

Spring has arrived in Fayette County! If you are like many of our book loving friends, you also have a passion for gardening. At the library we have the dirt on all types of gardens: small, large, organic, perennial, annual, container, straw bale, square foot, cottage style, native, fairy-sized, and low-maintenance. Whether you are starting from scratch or looking for fresh ideas, we’ve got a book for you!

Adults: 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! Coming up, the 2016 Classics Book Club will meet on Friday, May 6 at 4 p.m. to discuss The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

For kids: Calling all Magic Treehouse fans! Join Anne in an adventure at the “Magic Treehouse Passport Club” on Saturday, March 26, at 12:30 p.m. This program is for children in grades K-3 who have read at least one Magic Treehouse book. Registration is required. Preschool Storytime and Books & Blocks will be on hiatus the week of March 29 and 31. Join us on April 5 and 7 for a special “Happy Birthday” theme!

In Jeffersonville: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Each week is a new theme! March 29 will feature Easter stories and an Easter Egg Hunt! Join us!

Coming up: This April, Carnegie Library is accepting new canned and boxed items for the Fayette County Food Bank. For every two items you donate to the Food Bank, the library will give you a $1 Carnegie Buck. Carnegie Bucks can be applied to five photo/computer copies, one fax page, $1 overdue movie fine, or a replacement Library Card. The “2016 Community Health Fair and Family Fun Day” takes place at Grace Community Church, 525 Glenn Ave., in Washington Court House, on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be information booths, demonstrations, activities for kids, health screenings, and even a visit from some friends from the Columbus Zoo.

April 10 – 16 is National Library Week! Carnegie Library in Washington Court House is celebrating by hosting a “Drop In and Read Day” on Tuesday, April 12 for children of all ages. Simply visit the children’s department anytime on this date, check out a book, and get a treat!

Also, drop off artwork for Southern State Community College’s National Library Week “Student Art Show” at Carnegie Library by Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. or at the Fayette Campus of SSCC by Wednesday April 13. Everyone is invited to attend the show on Thursday, April 14 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Jeffersonville Library is celebrating too! Everyone can participate in the “Librarian’s Challenge.” Write an essay or create a poster for the challenge depicting your favorite author or book, favorite thing about the library, or why your book is overdue. The sky is the limit! We are curious to see what our patrons dream up! Join in on the fun! A chocolate surprise will be awarded to the winner!

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