What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

The Carnegie Public Library is pleased to announce the purchase of an art print, to be dedicated to former library director Poppy Girton. The print features a poppy flower, and will hang above the fireplace in the library. Poppy served Carnegie Public Library for more than 25 years, and was a lifelong resident of Fayette County. Individuals and organizations wishing to contribute to the purchase of this memorial may do so at the library, during normal business hours. Details about the art print are also available.

Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Public Library offered nearly 50 free programs, for residents of all ages, in July alone! From Book Club and Storytime; to “Creepy Lab” and Gardening: There was something educational and fun for everyone, at your local library!

As you prepare for back-to-school, remember to check out the vast online resources available to library users through the library’s website, online databases, and digital resources. If you want to learn more about library catalog features and online resources join us on Tuesday, Sept. 13 when we host staff from SEO Library Consortium for on-demand training. Aimed at every user, there will tips and tricks for parents, students, teachers, and library users. Time, to-be-announced.

Bring the whole family this Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m. 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 memorable! The library is still looking for “Quidditch” players and teams for this event. Call the library’s children’s department with questions, or to sign-up!

On Monday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. children ages 4-7 are invited to meet at the YMCA for “Books & Sports Storytime!” This sports-focused storytime will begin with a few books about baseball and finish with some high energy playing! 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. On Thursday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m., children of all ages are invited to “Sidewalk Chalk Art.” We will draw funny pictures on the sidewalk under the tree on East Street, and cool down with popsicles afterwards! Then, on Friday, Aug. 12, at 3 p.m., children in grades two and up are invited to “Presidential Trivia.” Learn wild and wacky stuff about our commanders in chief! Did you know three presidents died on the Fourth of July? Which one was born on the Fourth of July? What president used petroleum jelly to slick down his hair? Learn more “freaky facts” about our president’s during this election year!

In Jeffersonville: Monday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. join OSU Extension Office for a delicious and nutritious “Smoothies Program!” All ages are invited to come and make “smoothies” and learn to plan for “snack attacks” the healthy way. There will be no “Toddler Time” for Tuesday, Aug. 9. “Toddler Time” will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. with “Young at Heart.” Join us!

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