What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Carnegie Public Library continues to offer one-on-one Tech Help! Engagement Librarian Kaitlin Cottrill can help teach you how to download library ebooks, or stream digital audio or video on your smart phone or other device.

Cottrill can also provide assistance with basic internet skills and tools like email and social media, as well as using library databases. Schedule your appointment by calling the library at 740-335-2540 or completing a form on the library’s website, www.cplwcho.org.

Have a quick print job? Print from Home and pickup later at the Library! Email your documents to print as attachments to cplwchoprint@gmail.com. Be sure to include first and last name of person picking up and number of copies requested. Library staff will email you when your print job is ready for pickup. Come to the Library Info Desk to pickup your print job! The cost for black and white prints and copies is 20 cents per page.

Fayette families, join us! Wednesdays through April, check out the library’s Facebook page for “Bonnie’s Books!” And On Thursday, April 22 at 11 a.m., children and their families are invited to visit the library garden! Weather permitting, families and children will gather outside in the garden for stories, songs, crafts and more.

All of our storytime programs are for children ages 5 and under, and feature books, rhymes, crafts, games and other fun. We ask that you bring your own blanket or seats, and maintain social distancing. We can’t wait to see you! Also on Thursday, April 22, children of all ages are invited to pick up “Take & Make Kids Craft: Aloe! How Are You?” Get supplies to plant your own aloe plant!

Thursday, April 15 was “Celebrate Teen Literature Day.” To celebrate throughout April, teens may enter to win a box set of John Green books by checking out any Teen book!

Coming up in May: children and their families are invited to join us as we plant the library garden on Saturday, May 15 at 11 a.m. Meet outside to add veggies, seeds, sprouts and flowers! Adult crafters: Pick up macramé and terra cotta supplies for the spring “Take & Makes!”

State and Federal tax forms are now available in limited quantity at the library. For many years, the library has participated in Tax Form Distribution Programs. In the past, the library received many copies of tax forms, schedules and instructions. In recent years, the Federal and State governments, in an effort to reduce waste and encourage electronic filing, have reduced the amount of tax products mailed to individuals and tax form outlets such as the library.

Both Federal and State governments report that more than 90% of tax returns are now filed online! We still receive forms, just not as many as we once did. Library patrons and community members are welcome to stop by to pick up forms or use the library’s public computers to file their federal and state taxes.

Library office services are also available to print copies of forms, W-2s and more. Both the IRS and the Ohio Department of Taxation have information-rich, up-to-date websites for consumer questions related to filing, forms, deadlines and identity theft. Visit www.irs.gov or www.tax.ohio.gov for forms, instructions and more.

New to library office services? Public use computers, laptops and scanners are available for use at no cost. Printing, scanning and faxing services are available for use at minimal cost. Users can also access the web to register for COVID-19 vaccinations, apply for jobs and benefits, or file federal or state income tax. Users may also create documents, and access email or ecommerce sites.

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.


By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director