What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Library Director



Braeden colors “Z for zebra” for his alphabet book.

Braeden colors “Z for zebra” for his alphabet book.


Courtesy photos

Jenna and Zadie make shell crafts.


Courtesy photos

Kinley and Ellie admire a pop-up book read by Bonnie.


Courtesy photos

Bonnie’s Books celebrated the final Storytime of the summer with a party on Tuesday, July 26. This storytime series began in August of 2021, with each session of Bonnie’s Books featuring a letter of the alphabet. Books, crafts, songs, and activities related to the corresponding letter and children added to their own alphabet book each week.

Following storytime, the children celebrated the dedication of Jeffersonville’s Little Free Library (LFL) located in the park. The LFL is sponsored by Altrusa and Carnegie Public Library. Storytimes in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville are on hiatus for the month of August. Please join us again on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September!

Stop by the library or check out our Facebook page in upcoming weeks for results of the library’s adult & teen Tiny Art Show, and kids’ Shark Drawing display! We just know you will love seeing the unique works of art as much as we do!

Coming up in 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 this opportunity to connect with other women, nature, and learn about pollinators! The day will feature presentations by Featherstone Apothecary, Katrina Bush, Thresholds, and complimentary beverages from Platform Coffee House. A $10 donation is suggested for the benefit of the Fayette County Farmer’s Market. Please call the library register, space is limited. Donations may be made at the event.

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 Sept. 12 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Finally, the Scarecrow Book Sale will return Sept. 12 through 17, with all items being 50 cents 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.

Braeden colors “Z for zebra” for his alphabet book.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/08/web1_Braeden.jpgBraeden colors “Z for zebra” for his alphabet book. Courtesy photos

Jenna and Zadie make shell crafts.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/08/web1_JennaAndZadie.jpgJenna and Zadie make shell crafts. Courtesy photos

Kinley and Ellie admire a pop-up book read by Bonnie.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/08/web1_KinleyAndEllie.jpgKinley and Ellie admire a pop-up book read by Bonnie. Courtesy photos

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Library Director