What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Frump - Carnegie Public Library Director



Reading and listening to works of fiction develops empathy, reduces stress, improves memory, vocabulary, creativity, and sleep. What’s not to love? In the world of literature, there is something for everyone. Stated in the laws of library science: Every person his or her book, every book its reader. Meaning, no matter how niche your interests, no matter your reading level or attention span – there is a book for you. Libraries strive to put books into the hands of all readers, to foster a love of reading and lifelong learning. Let us help you or a reluctant reader you know learn to love reading again, or for the first time ever. Library staff are here to help in person and online at cplwcho.org/personalizedpicks.

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Carnegie Public Library! In observance of the holiday, as well as “Staff Appreciation,” 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. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. We are grateful indeed for this additional time with family, friends, and our favorite books! Book drops and lockers will remain open and, as always, the Ohio Digital Library is available online 24/7.

Busy little hands or challenge your guests to craft a centerpiece for your family gathering with our Take & Make Turkey kits for adults and children – available while supplies last.

Get Tech Help at your library. We offer free one-on-one classes and group classes: Learn about the Hoopla app on Tuesday, Nov. 22 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. There will be no Hello, Friends! held the week of Thanksgiving. Please join us the following week!

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.

On Thursday, Dec. 1, the library will close at 4 p.m. for our annual party for library staff and library board of trustees.

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 Frump

Carnegie Public Library Director