What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



Want to enhance your summer road trip? Check out our “Family Road Trip” bookmarks for engaging listening for all ages! Titles are handpicked by Carnegie Library staff for your listening pleasure.

Jump into Summer Reading! Parents and children are invited to the library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and to register for fun events scheduled throughout the month of June. The first of our “Fayette Field Trips” takes places on Tuesday, June 7 at 2 p.m. at the City of Washington Court House Fire Department. Talk to a real firefighter and get an opportunity to board the truck. The following day, Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m., join us for a tour of JD Equipment. There is lots of equipment to explore and learn about! All tours are open to all ages.

On Friday, June 10 at 11 a.m. COSI will present “The Incredible Human Machine” at Cherry Hill Elementary Cafeteria. COSI’s “Body Mechanic” helps students learn what it takes to keep their body engines in tip-top shape. Explore the digestive, nervous, and circulatory systems, plus learn about nutrients and how exercise keeps a body healthy. This is a high energy program designed to delight everyone, and is best-suited to children in grades K-6.

Also on Friday, June 10, children of all ages are invited to get down with “D” for Dogs and stand tall with “T” for Tree in “ABC Yoga.” Join Noel in stretching, bending, and twisting our bodies into yoga poses that go along with the alphabet. Please wear comfortable clothing – no jeans! This program will be in the library meeting room at 2 p.m.

Then, on Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m., children in grades three and up are invited to make “Balloon Animals” at the library! Then, grab the whole family to take a Fayette Field Trip at the Fayette County Museum. Participants will meet at 1 p.m. at one of the oldest and prettiest homes in the downtown district! So much to see and so much to do! To find out more about “Fayette Field Trips” and all of our summer offerings, pick up a copy of our summer newsletter, or check out our website today!

And remember, storytime is back all summer long! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., is Preschool Storytime for children 4 – 6 years old and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., is Books & Blocks for children 1 – 3 years old. Siblings are welcome at either session.

Adults and teens, Summer Reading Program is for you too! Stop in the library and learn more about our weekly prize drawings for our dedicated adult and teen readers. Not sure what to read? Check out our displays of brain-stretching books and new releases, or browse the stacks for a forgotten favorite. You never know what you might find!

Adults, do you live with diabetes? Food alergies? High blood pressure? Join Pat Brinkman from OSU Extension on Wednesday, June 15 at 3 p.m. for an eye opening program about reading and understanding food labels and nutrition facts on common grocery items. This program will take place in the library meeting room.

Teens, be sure to check out the new programs for you this summer: “Chopped! Carnegie Library Edition” takes place on Saturday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the library meeting room. We are issuing one of our greatest, craziest and, if you are lucky, tastiest challenges yet! Roll the dice and see what ingredients you are given in the first ever “Chopped! Carnegie Library Edition.”

Then, on Saturday, July 2 at 12 p.m. join us for “Draw! Manga Style.” Learn how to draw this highly stylized Japanese art found in anime cartoons, Japanese comic books and graphic novels! Make your own characters, draw your own story, and create a whole new universe! Instructed by Hunter Houser. Teen events are for tweens and teens in grades six and up.

In Jeffersonville: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Each week is a new theme! June 7 is “Ducks, Ducks, Ducks!” On Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m. stop in for “Father’s Day Craft.” Make a card and a cool “Minion” paperweight for Dad! Then, on Thursday, June 9 at 11 a.m. we will host an American Sign Language Class with Jenny Benedetti. These programs are for all ages!

Coming up, on Monday, June 13th at 11 a.m., children of all ages are invited to join OSU Extension at the library to learn more about trail mix! Find out about the six nutrients and their sources. Next week’s Toddler Time theme, on Tuesday, June 14, is “Celebrate Daddies” in honor of Father’s Day!

Information about all of our programs may be found on the library’s website www.cplwcho.org, or by calling the Washington Court House Library at 740-335-2540 and the Jeffersonville Library at 740-426-9292. All programs are FREE, unless otherwise noted. Check us out on Facebook; follow us on Twitter!

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director

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