What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


Submitted by Jodi Noel - and Kaitlin Cottrill Davis



Bo Garringer, pictured with Barb Garringer and Jacob Garringer, recently won a Young’s Dairy Fun Pass as a part of the Carnegie Public Library’s Summer Reading Program at Bonnie’s Books storytime.

Bo Garringer, pictured with Barb Garringer and Jacob Garringer, recently won a Young’s Dairy Fun Pass as a part of the Carnegie Public Library’s Summer Reading Program at Bonnie’s Books storytime.


Courtesy photo

Looking for ways to save more of your hard earned money? The library offers free access to several different resources that can help you cut costs. Save money on those streaming subscriptions by checking out movies and TV shows with your library card. You will find thousands of titles on library shelves and digitally. Stream movies and TV shows for free using Hoopla. Enjoy listening to audiobooks? Trade out that Audible subscription for free audiobooks on Libby and Hoopla.

No more purchasing and lugging around expensive automotive repair guides! Your library card gives you free access to Chilton Library, an authoritative online automotive repair guide. Research your family tree for free using Ancestry Library Edition while in the library, or access HeritageQuest, African American Heritage, and Fold3 at home with your library card. Learn a new language using Transparent Languages Online. Each of these databases are freely available 24/7 with your library card.

In addition to helping you cut costs, the library can also assist in your job search and professional development. Utilize our free computer and internet access or request a chromebook to use in the library to spruce up your resume using free online resume builders. Access databases such as Northstar Digital Literacy to brush up your computer literacy skills including Excel, Powerpoint and much more. LinkedIn Learning is another database that offers professional development courses and tutorials including IT, writing, marketing, and more.

Happening this week: Beginning July 24, the first 25 children who visit the library and give us a picture of a shark, along with a shark fact, can take home a shark! Be sure to attend the final Bonnie’s Books of the summer on Tuesday, July 26 at 11 a.m. at the Jeffersonville United Methodist Church. Also happening in Jeffersonville at the park at 12 p.m. is the dedication of the new Little Free Library! Join us for Bonnie’s Books storytime, crafts, and lunch after Altrusa and Carnegie Public Library dedicates their newest Little Free Library. Bigfoot is back on Tuesday, July 26 at 6 p.m. Space is limited, please call the library at (740) 335- 2540 to register for this event. Our end-of-summer celebration, Party in the Park, is this Thursday, July 28 at 11 a.m. at Eyman Park. Join us for Hello Friends storytime, crafts, face painting, games and Mr. Bugaboo the balloon artist. Also beginning this week until Aug. 8, donated school supplies for Stuff the Bus can be dropped off at the library.

Don’t forget to complete and log your summer reading on Beanstack at cplwcho.beanstack.org or bring in paper reading logs to the library by August 1 to be entered into the Grand Prize drawings. Adena Health System will once again provide Summer Reading Program Grand Prizes. Two lucky children will win a new bike and helmet, one lucky teenager will win a new bike and helmet, and one lucky adult will win a new Fitbit.

Coming up, the library will host a Tiny Art Show! Be sure to return your tiny masterpiece to the library this week to be featured in the Tiny Art Show which will be on display throughout August.

Looking forward to September, Bog Girl Summer returns on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the library garden. Women and girls ages 13 and over are invited to join us for an opportunity to connect with other women, nature, and learn about pollinators! Also in September, tune in to a Virtual Book Discussion with Sam Quinones, author of “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth” and “Dreamland: The

True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” on September 12 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Finally, the Scarecrow Book Sale will return Sept. 12 through 17, with all items being $0.50 and Saturday, Sept. 17 being Dollar a Bag day. Proceeds will benefit the local AAUW chapter scholarship fund and the Library’s general fund. Donations for the book sale may be dropped off beginning Sept. 1.

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 and Instagram @cplwcho.

Bo Garringer, pictured with Barb Garringer and Jacob Garringer, recently won a Young’s Dairy Fun Pass as a part of the Carnegie Public Library’s Summer Reading Program at Bonnie’s Books storytime.
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Submitted by Jodi Noel

and Kaitlin Cottrill Davis