What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



Wednesday is delivery day. Check out this week’s book haul: Every other week, the Carnegie Library outreach specialist, Dawn, delivers library materials to home-bound patrons, and this week she added a new patron.

Wednesday is delivery day. Check out this week’s book haul: Every other week, the Carnegie Library outreach specialist, Dawn, delivers library materials to home-bound patrons, and this week she added a new patron.


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Free, rapid COVID-19 tests are now available at Carnegie Public Library, via curbside pick-up only, Monday- Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We ask that you please call 740-335-2540, once you have arrived in the library parking lot, and a library staff member will deliver the tests to your car. Please note, due to limited supplies, there is a maximum of four tests per household at this time. These tests have been made available for free distribution thanks to the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Library Council.

Library patrons can now pick up library materials any time of day. When placing a hold through the SEO libraries app, or through the online library catalog, you may now select “WASHINGTON COURTHOUSE 24/7 PICKUP LOCKERS” as your pick-up location. Library staff will notify you via email when the items are available, and in which locker number your items are located. Check out library social media for more details, or ask a librarian today. The lockers and shelter, paid in part by Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds, provide contactless service to patrons any time of day.

Fayette families, join us for storytime. Bonnie’s Books takes place in Jeffersonville at Jeffersonville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. Then, Hello, Friends! takes place Thursday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. at Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House. Storytime programs incorporate stories, songs, crafts, and play, and are for children ages 5 and younger.

Budding artists and authors, check this out. Local creator Amanda Gatton is hosting two new programs at the library: The first program is for kids ages 8-12, and is called “#DrawThisInYourStyle CARNEGIE.” Meeting after school once per month, this club brings together young creative minds to draw, share ideas, and show off their art skills. The next meeting takes place Friday, Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. No registration required.

The second program is for teens ages 13-18, we present “Story Maker’s Guild.” This club meets after school once a month. Teens are invited to come together and write/draw and share their work for feedback from their peers. Expect a relaxed, fun atmosphere to practice and share your writing skills and have fun. The next meeting for this club is not yet scheduled.

On Saturday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m., children in grades K-8 are invited to drop-in and make your own “Brownie in a Mug!” You bring a microwave safe mug and we’ll do the rest! Coming up: Calling all Washington City Schools students in grades K-6. Bring your brown bag lunch to the library for games and hands-on tech on Friday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m.

Do you know about the Dolly Parton Imagination Library? The Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) literacy program provides an age appropriate book once a month for all children from birth to a child’s 5th birthday. If a child is registered at birth, by their 5th birthday, the child would own 60 books in his or her personal library. You can register your child online at imaginationlibrary.com, or by picking up a paper application at the Carnegie Public Library, Help Me Grow, Fayette County Health Department, Pregnancy Life Center, Early Head Start, or United Way of Fayette County. The program is made possible thanks to a partnership with United Way of Fayette County and Carnegie Public Library. All books are free and you can register today.

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, Twitter, and Instagram @cplwcho.

Wednesday is delivery day. Check out this week’s book haul: Every other week, the Carnegie Library outreach specialist, Dawn, delivers library materials to home-bound patrons, and this week she added a new patron.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/10/web1_outreach-1-.jpgWednesday is delivery day. Check out this week’s book haul: Every other week, the Carnegie Library outreach specialist, Dawn, delivers library materials to home-bound patrons, and this week she added a new patron. Courtesy photo

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director