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Summer Challenge Hours Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm Contact us www.cplwcho.org (740) 335-2540 Closings Juneteenth Wednesday, June 19 Fourth of July Thursday, July 4 Follow us Website Calendar: cplwcho.org/calendar Facebook: facebook.com/cplwcho Instagram: instagram.com/cplwcho Youtube: youtube.com/@cplwcho Find Us 127 S North Street, Washington CH, OH 43160 Adventure Begins at Your Library cplwcho.beanstack.org Summer Reading Program Challenges and Prizes You will earn digital badges as you complete your challenge. At times, you will also earn tangible prizes! Carnegie Kids ages 0-12 Log books (up to 12), write reviews (up to 5), and attend library events (up to 5). Earn any twelve badges to earn a coupon prize pack, and to be entered into a drawing to win a bicycle from Adena Health System. Teens ages 13-17 All teens registered are eligible to win weekly teen prizes. Badges are earned by reading books, writing reviews, and attending library events. Earn any 7 badges to complete the challenge and be entered into a drawing to win a bicycle or Fitbit from Adena Health System! Adults ages 18+ All adults registered are eligible to win weekly prizes. Badges are earned by reading books, writing reviews, and attending library events. Earn any 7 badges to complete the challenge and be entered into a drawing to win a Fitbit from Adena Health System. SCAN ME CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWSLETTER JUNE & JULY 2024

Summer Reading Kickoff Wednesday, May 29 I 11 am- 6 pm Grace Methodist Church 301 E Market St, WCH Come meet the friendly and magical Picasso, a 40-year-old box turtle, and learn how to twist your very own balloon animals with Erica Carlson, a balloon artist with over 25 years of experience during Balloon Animal Art with Picasso the live Turtle! Afterwards, stop by the library between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm where we will have several opportunities for fun! In the Children’s Department, have your face painted, take home a twisted balloon sculpture, and participate in crafts and activities. Upstairs in the adult department, sign up for the 2024 Summer Reading Program, get a new library card, learn about Libby and Hoopla, pick up a calendar of summer events, and pickup a take and make craft! Springy Science with Crystal Clear Wednesday, June 26 I 1 pm Belle Aire Intermediate School Crystal Clear is back for her third year with fun and entertaining science programs! Special Events Children Events These programs are made possible by a grant from the Fayette Travel and Tourism Bureau! Ohio School of Falconry Tuesday, August 6 I 1 pm Soccer Fields outside of the YMCA Meet and learn about five different owls, hawks, falcons, and buzzards, and learn about everything from raptor conservation to the sport of falconry! Tuesdays Bonnie’s Books 11 am Jeffersonville United Methodist Church 13 E High Street, Jeffersonville Books, songs, fingerplays, crafts, and fun. Ages birth to 5 and siblings. Fridays Kindergarten Gear Up 11 am Library Meeting Room Storytime fun with a curriculum designed to prepare kids for their first year of school. Ages 4 & 5. Weekly Storytimes Children Events Thursdays Little Wigglers 10:30 am Library Meeting Room Storytime for our youngest patrons! Music, rhyming, and reading designed for babies and toddlers. Ages birth to 3. Party in the Park Thursday, August 1 I 11 am Christman Park Our end-of-the-year Storytime celebration! Dramatic readings, face painting, games, the playground, and other fun! Pack a lunch or check the Big Blue Bus schedule and enjoy a picnic! Ages birth-5 and families. Carnegie Children’s Garden Mondays June 3- August 5 10 am Meet Ms. Raina and Park Ranger Elizabeth in the garden on Mondays at 10 am to weed, water, and enjoy a popsicle. See our calendar at cplwcho.org for weekly themes and activities. For kids of all ages.

Children Events Two-day Camps STEM Camps feature two days of science, Creativity Camps feature two days of arts, and Discovery Camp is two days in Nature. Please visit the children’s department to register for library camps and to sign a permission slip for Discovery Camp. Registration is required for these events. STEM Camp Tuesday, June 4 and Thursday, June 6 12:30- 2:30 pm ages 8-12 STEM Camp, Jr. Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27 12:30- 2 pm ages 5-8 Creativity Camp Jr. Tuesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 13 12:30- 2 pm ages 5-8 Creativity Camp Tuesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 11 12:30- 2:30 pm ages 8-12 Discovery Camp Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21 9:30 am- 3 pm Up to age 8 with an adult Ages 8- 12 without an adult Clubs Games Club Fridays I 4 pm May 31, June 14 & 28, & July 12, & 26 For kids of all ages Enjoy Minute to Win It, Carnival Games, Bingo, Uno, and more this summer! Summer Book Club Wednesdays I 11 am June 5- July 24 Ages 7-12 Join us for reading fun, including a discussion and fun activity related to the book. Participants should read the book ahead of the event, and copies will be available to check out in the children’s department. See our calendar at cplwcho.org for weekly themes and activities. Uke Club Mondays I 4 pm June 10 and 24, & July 8 and 22 For kids of all ages Beginners to advanced strummers, join us to teach and learn, play and jam. Bring your instrument or borrow one of ours! Writing Club Mondays I 1 pm June 3 and 17, & July 1, 15, and 29 Grades 7-12 Join other kids and teens who are interested in writing fiction and poetry to discuss writing, do some writing, and constructively and kindly critique each other’s work. There will be a fresh writing prompt every week! Fayette Field Trips Washington Fire Department Monday, June 10 I 1 pm 225 E Market St., WCH Home base for our local heroes! See the trucks and equipment firefighters use to protect us. Washington City Service Dept. Monday, June 24 I 1 pm 220 Park Ave., WCH The service department keeps our water flowing and our city running. Learn where your water comes from and check out some of the trucks and equipment used to work around town. John Deere Ag-Pro Tuesday, June 18 I 1 pm 1662 US 62 SW, WCH See all those green tractors! This is where tractors are bought, sold, repaired, and maintained. Deer Creek Dam Tuesday, July 2 I 11 am 13745 Crownover Mill Rd., Mt. Sterling Step above and into the dam to learn how the engineers create recreational and natural areas and manage floodwaters. Please note this trip involves walking down and up 176 steps in a confined area. Fayette County Airport Wednesday, July 10 I 1 pm 2770 SR 38, WCH Check out the runway, hangars, and aircraft! Clubs

Children & Teen Events More Fun! Lego Free Play! Fridays, June 7 and July 19 I 4 pm Ages 5-8 You’ve got creative ideas and we’ve got Legos! Meet us at the library ready to build! Bubble Fun with Raina Saturday, June 8 I 11:30 am For kids of all ages Blow bubbles of all sizes in the library garden. Make a sock bubble machine! Play and STEM for kids of all ages. Father’s Day Make and Take June 12- 15 Make a pocketed scrapbook for your father! Annual Bike Bash: Wizard of Oz Edition Tuesday, July 23 I 11:30 am Meet at Grace Community Church ready to roll! Decorate your bikes/wagons/scooters in the Wizard of Oz theme! We will decorate bikes and line up for the parade between 11:30 am and 12 pm. At 12 pm we parade to St. Catherine’s Manor where the staff has prepared snacks and fun! Teens Disc Golf 101 Thursday, June 27 I 4 pm Soldier’s Row at Washington Cemetery Have you wanted to try disc golf, but didn't know where to start? We can help! Meet us at the disc golf course behind the Washington Cemetery. Death Putt Disc will be there to share some tips. Cat Yoga and Boba Tea Tuesday, June 25 I 2 pm Kitty’s Catfe 137 N Main St, WCH Learn meditation techniques and yoga poses with librarian Averie and our furry friends at Kitty's Catfe. Then stick around to learn all about Bubble Tea and enjoy a sample! Level Up Your Ramen Tuesday, July 9 I 3 pm Ages 10 - 17 Love Ramen Noodles? Learn how to take ordinary ramen to a new level with simple tips and tricks for an even more delicious meal. Prepare your own bowl to enjoy. Crafternoon Saturday, June 1 I 11 am Saturday, July 6 I 11 am Bring your own craft project to work on while mingling with other local crafters! Finding Bigfoot Saturday, June 8 I 11 am Join us for an exciting, informational talk presented by Dusty Ruth, a researcher for the Big Foot Field Researchers Organization who has conducted numerous expeditions in his quest to learn more about this mysterious creature. Dusty will explain where he and his team travel and what methods, tools, and resources they use to track Bigfoot. Bring Your Own Book Club Saturday, June 8 I 11 am Saturday, July 13 I 11 am This is a book club with a twist, readers are invited to discuss books, old and new, and share recommendations. Unlike most book clubs where everyone reads the same thing, at BYOB you pick the titles you want to read. Crochet for Adults Saturday, June 15 I 11 am Saturday, July 20 I 11 am Beginner and experienced crocheters are welcome to join our monthly crochet program! Flower Arranging Workshop Saturday, June 15 I 11 am Saturday, July 20 I 11 am Saturday, August 10 I 11 am Create a beautiful floral arrangement to take home with instruction and flowers from Brooke from Bellafield Flowers! Space for this workshop is limited, and registration is required. A fee of $55 is due at time of registration. Register in the library at the Adult Circulation Desk. Read Like a Librarian Saturday, June 29 I 11 am Learn the many tricks librarians have up their sleeves to find books, customize their reading experience, and discover the magic of reading! Bog Girl 2024: Wildflowers Saturday, June 22 I 8 am- 12 pm Shaw Wetland Women and girls ages 13 & over are invited to join us at the Shaw Wetland for an opportunity to connect with other women, nature, and learn about wildflowers! Senior Life Solutions Tuesday, June 25 I 11 am Libby and Lemonade Saturday, July 13 I 11 am Sip some lemonade and learn about the library’s digital reading app, Libby! Adult Events