What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



Library staff recently assisted Fayette Soil and Water conducting nature field trips for local schools. Pictured is Miami Trace Ag volunteer Noah questioning fourth graders about predators, prey, and habitat at Miami Trace Elementary.

Library staff recently assisted Fayette Soil and Water conducting nature field trips for local schools. Pictured is Miami Trace Ag volunteer Noah questioning fourth graders about predators, prey, and habitat at Miami Trace Elementary.


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Washington fifth grade students researched butterflies using field guides and the Book Trail at the Shaw Wetlands.


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Isaac Wise, son of Ashley and Craig Wise, showed off his duck bag — a gift from the Fayette County Farm Bureau.


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Carnegie Public Library loves Fayette County — the library serves county residents through weekly storytimes in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville, and school visits to Miami Trace, Washington City Schools, and Fayette Christian School.

We offer outreach deliveries to nursing homes, senior living apartments, and the Fayette County Jail. And, through partnership with Altrusa, we support Little Free Libraries in Washington Court House, Good Hope, Bloomingburg, Jeffersonville, and New Holland. Library programming and resources are free and available to everyone in person and online; See what the library has to offer you!

In partnership with Fayette County Farm Bureau, Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House is offering “Storytime with a Farmer” during the month of May! The remaining storytimes are on Thursday, May 19 and 26, and feature local farmers and agricultural leaders as guest readers during our: “Hello, Friends” timeslot.

All library storytimes are open to preschool aged children and their siblings, and take place at 11 a.m. in the library’s meeting room. And remember, every Tuesday at 11 a.m., Bonnie’s Books takes place at Jeffersonville United Methodist Church!

Parents and caregivers, teens and adults: Summer Reading Program is just around the corner. When school lets out, sign your child up for reading challenges, programs, and more!

On Friday, May 27 at 11 a.m., adults are invited to a special plant program with Stacey Wilt of Patchwork Gardens: “Thinking Outside the Box with Annuals and Perennials.”

This spring, the library is hosting a series of parenting workshops through Nationwide Children’s Hospital. These are supportive, small-group programs aimed to help connect parents and caregivers raising young children. Groups are open to parents and caregivers of children, ages 12 and under living in Fayette County. The final May workshop is “Hassle Free Outings,” which takes place on Saturday, May 21 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Attendance is free, but please contact Ashlee Watson at 614-558-8260 or [email protected] to sign up.

Check out the library’s 24/7 lockers! When you use the lockers, you can pick-up library materials any time of day. When placing a hold through the SEO libraries App, or through the online library catalog, you may now select “WASHINGTON COURTHOUSE 24/7 PICKUP LOCKERS” as your pick-up location. Library staff will notify you via email when the items are available, and in which locker number your items are located. Check out library social media for more details, or ask a librarian today.

In coordination with the Village of Jeffersonville, plans are in the works to install Carnegie Public Library Pick-up Lockers and book return in Jeffersonville. All lockers are paid in part by Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds, and provide contactless service to patrons any time of day. 24/7 pick-up lockers, library book return, and our online resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Information about all of our 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 us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @cplwcho.

Library staff recently assisted Fayette Soil and Water conducting nature field trips for local schools. Pictured is Miami Trace Ag volunteer Noah questioning fourth graders about predators, prey, and habitat at Miami Trace Elementary.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/05/web1_pollinator-1.jpgLibrary staff recently assisted Fayette Soil and Water conducting nature field trips for local schools. Pictured is Miami Trace Ag volunteer Noah questioning fourth graders about predators, prey, and habitat at Miami Trace Elementary. Courtesy photos

Washington fifth grade students researched butterflies using field guides and the Book Trail at the Shaw Wetlands.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/05/web1_pollinator-2.jpgWashington fifth grade students researched butterflies using field guides and the Book Trail at the Shaw Wetlands. Courtesy photos

Isaac Wise, son of Ashley and Craig Wise, showed off his duck bag — a gift from the Fayette County Farm Bureau.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/05/web1_isaac-crop.jpgIsaac Wise, son of Ashley and Craig Wise, showed off his duck bag — a gift from the Fayette County Farm Bureau. Courtesy photos

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director