What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Frump - Carnegie Public Library Director



Adult Take & Make Book Turkey, created by Sarah Anders, is resplendent among selected cookbooks on display at Carnegie Public Library.

Adult Take & Make Book Turkey, created by Sarah Anders, is resplendent among selected cookbooks on display at Carnegie Public Library.


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Let’s talk turkey! Carnegie Public Library has turkey crafts and Thanksgiving inspiration for all. Library staff have created Take & Make Turkey kits for adults and children, available while supplies last. On Saturday, Nov. 19 at 12 p.m., the Children’s Department will host a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving event for children ages 4-8. Celebrate in true “Peanuts” fashion with a movie, a craft, and all the trimmings. For your Thanksgiving meal, the library has cookbooks filled with recipes old and new, and inspiring combinations for your family gathering. Check out our display featuring books with new and interesting charcuterie, butter, cheese, and vegetable board combinations!

For the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the library will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 (the day before Thanksgiving,) and remain closed through Thanksgiving day, and all day Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Get Tech Help at your library! We offer free, one-on-one classes, and group classes: Learn about the Hoopla app on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m.

Each week, Fayette County families of preschoolers are in invited to 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.

Adult Take & Make Book Turkey, created by Sarah Anders, is resplendent among selected cookbooks on display at Carnegie Public Library.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/11/web1_Carnegie.jpgAdult Take & Make Book Turkey, created by Sarah Anders, is resplendent among selected cookbooks on display at Carnegie Public Library. Courtesy photo

By Sarah Frump

Carnegie Public Library Director