Carnegie Public Library cardholders may now borrow traffic cones for a period of seven days, for practicing maneuverability, and other home needs. The cones, in sets of five, are circulated with PVC poles for easy visibility when practicing driver’s education maneuvers. The traffic cones are the most recent addition to the library’s collection of “Beyond Books” items. The collection also includes board games, bike locks, laptops, and tablets. Some items are intended for library use only, while others check out just like a book. If you haven’t visited the library recently, we encourage you to stop by — librarians are here to help. They are eager to assist you in finding the right book for you, your child, or loved one; help you print, fax, scan, or create that important document; begin research on your family history; choose reading level appropriate books for your children; and much, much more.
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. Coming up, on Saturday, Oct. 8, children ages 7-12 are invited to “Crochet with Flora.” Learn to crochet, get help with your project, and enjoy time with fellow crocheters. Then, families with children of all ages are welcome to drop in at the Fayette County YMCA between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, to check out the Bats & Books Storybook Trail. Meet the YMCA’s City Farm Trail for activities, games, and story walk.
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.
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 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.
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.