What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



September is “Library Card Sign-up” month. According to Idina Menzel, “It’s a little card that goes a loud way. Let your imagination sing at the library.” Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Getting a library card is easy and free. Children ages 5 and up can get their first card with parent/guardian permission. Adults are invited to sign up for a library card, e-resource card (for online use only), or a teacher’s card, useful for educators borrowing multiple items. Start online today at www.cplwcho.org/ecard. With the library’s membership in the SEO Library Consortium, and the rich resources provided by the State Library of Ohio, the possibilities are limitless.

Coming up at Carnegie Public Library: Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m., learn more about Hoopla, the library’s newest on-demand streaming service. In addition to Libby, Hoopla offers instant access to popular ebooks, streaming audiobooks, television shows, movies, and more. Hoopla is free and easy to use with your library card. Then, on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 12:30 p.m., children ages 5-8 are invited to celebrate the fall season with a Johnny Appleseed party.

Families of preschoolers, join us for weekly storytimes in Jeffersonville and Washington Court House. Our storytime programs feature a new theme each week, and incorporate stories, songs, crafts, play, and are for children ages 5 and younger. With an emphasis on early literacy, our librarians help nurture your child’s love of books and reading. Each Tuesday at 11 a.m., Bonnie’s Books takes place at Jeffersonville United Methodist Church, then each Thursday at 11 a.m., Hello, Friends! takes place in Washington Court House at the library.

Sign up your little one for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) literacy program. At this time, more than 1,000 Fayette County children are receiving free books through the mail with this amazing program. This 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 Public Health, 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.

24/7 Pick-Up Lockers, library book return, and 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 and Instagram @cplwcho.

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By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director