What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library

Join us for the second week of the Carnegie Library “Tech Fair & Tech Toys Demo.”

From 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7, 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.

Mark your calendars for the Carnegie Library Annual Book Sale with AAUW! The sale begins on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m., with the Preview Sale. Admission for the Preview Sale is $2. The regular sale takes place Thursday, Aug. 4 and Friday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Bargain Day, where everything goes for $1 a bag, is Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Be sure to bring your “Carnegie Bucks!”

There is still tons of fun to be had with the Summer Reading Program! Parents and children are invited to the library to sign up, and to register for fun events scheduled throughout the summer! Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. is “Sidewalk Art” at the library! We’ll draw funny pictures on the sidewalk under the tree on East Street and enjoy popsicles to cool down afterwards. Open to all ages.

On Saturday, July 9, at 1 p.m., let’s meet at one of the oldest and prettiest homes in the downtown district, where there is much to see and do! Tours and scavenger hunts make this a must-do activity! 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 & 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! Ask about the Ohio Digital Library or the new library BookMyne App, designed to make book browsing fun and convenient!

Coming up on Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m., the Carnegie Book Club will meet to discuss Mark Twain’s classic, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Whether you are reading it for the first time, or the fifth, join us by the fireplace for discussion.

Teens, be sure to check out the new programs for you this summer: On Friday, July 29, at 3 p.m., tweens and teens are invited to ‘Games Day” at the library! We have a wide assortment, but feel free to bring your favorite and teach us to play too!

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, July 5 with “4th of July…Pet Parade!” Then, on Wednesday, July 6, all ages are invited to make a “Handprint Poster.” Make your own colorful hand-print poster in honor of World Neighbor’s Handprint Poster Day: Add your handprint to our “Wall of Winners.”

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