What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Adults, teens, and children of all ages are invited to the Carnegie Library Summer Reading Program “Tech Fair & Tech Toys Demo,” starting on Monday, June 27 at 1 p.m.

Library staff will demonstrate 3D Printing, Snap Circuits, Cubelets, and MaKey-MaKey! After the intro, you can sign up to use the gadgets for projects in the library June 28 – July 6. Also on Monday, at 3 p.m., join local physician, Dr. Stevenson, while he demonstrates his drone (unmanned aerial vehicle) on the grounds of Carnegie Public Library! All ages are welcome! The rain date is scheduled for Thursday, June 30 at 3 p.m.

Jump into Summer reading! Parents and children are invited to the library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and to register for fun events scheduled throughout the summer!

On Tuesday, June 21 at 2 p.m. children in grades 2-6 are invited to the “Encyclopedia Brown Detective Agency.” We will solve mysteries using the science, logic, and deduction; just like the famous boy sleuth from Idaville! Then, on Wednesday, June 22 at 11 a.m. join us for “Love Your Pets.” Join humane agents Danyell and Brad to learn about pet care. “Brinks” the Doberman will be here and will do fun tricks like jump through hula-hoops. Sometimes snakes, parrots, kittens and other critters come along too! This program is for all ages.

At 3 p.m. that same day, children in grades K-2 are invited to “Super Foods, Super Snacks.” Learn how to make and enjoy healthy snacking! We’ll also plant super foods for you to take home! On Thursday, June 23 at 2 p.m. meet at Midland Acres for a “Fayette Field Trip.” Visit the largest horse farm in the Midwest. Learn all about the horse breeding industry! Then, on Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m., meet folks from Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District at the fountain in Washington Cemetery to learn lots of cool tree facts. We will learn to identify common trees by using a key and investigate why trees are important.

To find out more about “Fayette Field Trips” and all of our summer offerings, pick up a copy of our summer newsletter, or check out our website today. And remember, storytime is back all summer long! 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.

Adults and teens, Summer Reading Program is for you too! Stop in the library and learn more about our weekly prize drawings for our dedicated adult and teen readers. Not sure what to read? Check out our displays of brain-stretching books and new releases, or browse the stacks for a forgotten favorite. You never know what you might find!

Teens, be sure to check out the new programs for you this summer: On Saturday, July 2 at 12 p.m. join us for “Draw! Manga Style.” Learn how to draw this highly stylized Japanese art found in anime cartoons, Japanese comic books and graphic novels! Make your own characters, draw your own story, and create a whole new universe! Instructed by Hunter Houser. Teen events are for tweens and teens in grades six and up.

In Jeffersonville: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Each week is a new theme! Tuesday, June 21 is “Back to Nature.” Then, on Wednesday, June 22 at 11 a.m. stop in to make your own “Tongue Twister,” and on Thursday, June 23, play “Bingo” at 11 a.m. These programs are for all ages!

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. All programs are FREE, unless otherwise noted. Check us out on Facebook; follow us on Twitter!

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director