What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



On the cusp of a brand new year, Carnegie Public Library will be offering two new services to the community — “Curbside Office” and “Curbside Chromebooks.”

The services will be offered while the library building remains closed for browsing. Library staff will be copying, scanning, printing and faxing for those who request it Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To print, simply email documents as attachments to cplwchoprint@gmail.com. Be sure to include the first and last name of the person picking up the print job, and the number of copies requested. Library staff will email the contact when the print job is ready for pickup.

For other “Curbside Office” services, please bring the documents to be scanned, faxed or copied and staff will do the rest.

Additionally, the library is lending “Curbside Chromebooks” exclusively for use in the library’s parking lot. As with all curbside services, just call upon arrival. Chromebooks use the library’s Wi-Fi to access the internet for creating documents, checking personal email and more.

As always, library users can pick up books, magazines, DVDs and other items through curbside pick-up. Requests for library materials can be placed through the online catalog at www.cplwcho.org, through the SEO Libraries app, or by calling the library at 740-335-2540.

Users requesting items online or through the app will need their library card number and PIN. Please contact the library if assistance is required. When materials are available for pick-up, library staff will contact the borrower.

Jeffersonville patrons can use their cards to request items for pickup in Washington C.H.

Those who are unsure what to read can call the library and staff members will help create a “bundle” of books and other items. Or, submit a request through the library’s “Dear Carol” reader’s advisory form at www.cplwcho.org/dearcarol. For any curbside service, simply call 740-335-2540 upon arrival.

Online now, check out the “Carnegie Public Library Christmas Book Read-a-thon!” Carnegie Library staff read nine Christmas favorites in a series of sixteen videos. New storytimes are posted each week on the library’s Facebook page.

For children 5 and younger, “Hello Friends!” and “Bonnie’s Books” feature stories, rhymes, crafts, games and other fun. Check out the Carnegie Public Library YouTube channel for educational, information-filled and entertaining videos featuring books, interviews, tutorials, activities and more. Search Carnegie Public Library, Washington Court House, Ohio, or follow the link from the library website, www.cplwcho.org.

The Ohio Digital Library (ODL) is open 24/7. Special collections of holiday titles feature items for all ages and interests. Books, audiobooks, magazines, and videos are available to browse, checkout, renew and stream from home.

ODL is a consortium for e-books, and digital audio and video. It has more than 440,000 copies of more than 179,000 individual titles, accessible for free with a library card. Don’t have a library card? Go to www.cplwcho.org/ecard and complete the form. Library staff will email a library card number and PIN. E-Resource cards never expire and are valid for online circulation only.

Those who have an E-Resource card and wish to borrow physical materials as well can bring in a photo ID to gain additional borrowing privileges. Those who already have a library card has access to all of the above-mentioned services. If unsure of the PIN, or have lost an existing card, please submit a query through the “Contact Us” option on the library’s web site.

Online resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Information about all of the library resources can be found on the Library’s website, www.cplwcho.org, or by calling the Washington Court House Library at 740-335-2540. Follow the library on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @cplwcho.

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director