What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



Entitled “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words,” on display are many old photos of buildings and street scenes. You have old photographs of your own? There are several ways to identify those old pictures stuffed in drawers or boxes. Begin by asking older members within your family. There is nothing better than first-hand knowledge. Next, try to identify an automobile year and model, or reference a person’s clothing style. Then, check out old newspapers or look at the patron/advertiser section of old high school yearbooks, or even go to a computer and check out mapping apps or other programs that might be related to a photo. There are often clues found on or within your old pictures. You just have to do a little detective work.

Entitled “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words,” on display are many old photos of buildings and street scenes. You have old photographs of your own? There are several ways to identify those old pictures stuffed in drawers or boxes. Begin by asking older members within your family. There is nothing better than first-hand knowledge. Next, try to identify an automobile year and model, or reference a person’s clothing style. Then, check out old newspapers or look at the patron/advertiser section of old high school yearbooks, or even go to a computer and check out mapping apps or other programs that might be related to a photo. There are often clues found on or within your old pictures. You just have to do a little detective work.


Photo courtesy of Jeff Garringer/Fayette Co. Historical Society

Maximize the power of your library card! Carnegie Public Library recently added a new streaming resource for you. With this new resource — “hoopla” — patrons can now instantly read, watch, and listen to their choice of more than 1,000,000 titles (audiobooks, eBooks, comics, music, movies, and TV) for free with their Carnegie Public Library card. Content can be streamed from any computer or mobile device by downloading the hoopla digital app for iOS and Android. With the addition of this resource, the library now offers library card holders a vast digital collection, that complements the Ohio Digital Library.

Hoopla has pioneered a unique model that allows patrons to borrow content immediately from anywhere. Its platform integrates multiple media formats into a single intuitive user experience. The hoopla digital collection includes popular entertainment and educational content such as hit TV series, newly released music, bestselling audiobooks and eBooks, and much more.

Summer Reading Program is for everyone! Children, teens, adults, and families are invited to read for prizes and participate in the more than 40 programs and events scheduled throughout June and July. Stop by the library to pick up a newsletter or calendar of events, or check out cplwcho.org.

STEM camp is happening now, June 6-9! Children ages 8-12 will get hands on science fun with robotics, experiments, and more! Fayette Field Trips this week include the Washington Fire Department on Tuesday, June 7 at 11 a.m., and Vermeer on Wednesday, June 8 at 2 p.m. Sea-friendly friends ages 3-6 are invited to a Mermaids & Pirates party on Thursday, June 9 at 2 p.m. Next week, June 14-16, is Creative Camp, Jr. Children ages 5-8 are invited to get artsy with us! The Fayette Field Trip is Deer Creek Dam on Tuesday, June 14 at 2 p.m., and on Wednesday, June 15 at 1 p.m., visit the Fayette County YMCA for laser tag and game truck! You do not have to be a YMCA member to attend this program. Then, on Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m., babies, toddlers, and young children ages 6 months – 6 years are invited to the “What’s Shaking Music Party!”

Some programs and events require registration, please call or message the library for more information.

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.

Entitled “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words,” on display are many old photos of buildings and street scenes. You have old photographs of your own? There are several ways to identify those old pictures stuffed in drawers or boxes. Begin by asking older members within your family. There is nothing better than first-hand knowledge. Next, try to identify an automobile year and model, or reference a person’s clothing style. Then, check out old newspapers or look at the patron/advertiser section of old high school yearbooks, or even go to a computer and check out mapping apps or other programs that might be related to a photo. There are often clues found on or within your old pictures. You just have to do a little detective work.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/06/web1_image0-2-.jpgEntitled “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words,” on display are many old photos of buildings and street scenes. You have old photographs of your own? There are several ways to identify those old pictures stuffed in drawers or boxes. Begin by asking older members within your family. There is nothing better than first-hand knowledge. Next, try to identify an automobile year and model, or reference a person’s clothing style. Then, check out old newspapers or look at the patron/advertiser section of old high school yearbooks, or even go to a computer and check out mapping apps or other programs that might be related to a photo. There are often clues found on or within your old pictures. You just have to do a little detective work. Photo courtesy of Jeff Garringer/Fayette Co. Historical Society

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director