What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

When was the last time you read a really great book? You know, the kind of book that you just can’t put down, stay up late to read, and feel compelled to suggest to everyone you know? Was it a gripping tale of suspense? An historical novel of the westward expansion? Perhaps a true tale of triumph in the face of adversity, or a cozy love story set in the south? Whatever your last favorite book, library staff will help you find your next! With reading lists, read-alikes, and databases such as Novelist and Fantastic Fiction, we can help match any genre, style, or author. Try us out!

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!”

Bring the whole family on Saturday, Aug. 6 to the pond behind the Fayette County YMCA for “Summer Evening at the Prairie!” Celebrate the end of summer and learn more about the newly created prairie lands behind the YMCA. This event is sponsored by Fayette Soil & Water. Guaranteed to be unforgettable!

There is a still lot 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! 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 and teen readers. 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!

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 Director