What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

September is just around the corner! As the library winds down from our busy Summer Reading Program schedule, we prepare for “Library Card Sign-up Month.” Today’s libraries are about more than books. They are resources for life-long learners from birth to high school and beyond: Resources that are available to anyone who has a library card! If you have not been to the library recently, stop by. We would love to show you what we have to offer. Also, if you have a student starting kindergarten this year, they may be eligible for their first library card! Call, check out our website, or stop by for more information.

Also coming up in September: On Tuesday, Sept. 13 Carnegie Library will host staff from SEO Library Consortium for “On-Demand Training: Dominate your Devices.” There will be tips and tricks for all parents, students, teachers, and library users of all ages. At 1 p.m. join us for a Windows 10 tutorial; 3:30 p.m. Troubleshooting ebooks, BookMyne, and Digital Magazines; and at 4:30 p.m. Introduction to Library Services & Databases. Bring your own device or laptop, or use one of the iPads provided: No registration required.

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.

In Washington Court House: 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.

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 features a new theme! Tuesday, Aug. 16 will be “Young at Heart.” Join us! On Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m., have fun at another near “Crafternoon.” All ages welcome!

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