Charleston Carnegie Public Library to host children’s activities

Staff Report

The Charleston Carnegie Public Library will host a series of programs this week for children of various ages.

The first event, an Astronomy Night, will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library’s parking lot if the sky is clear. Telescopes will be set up for participants to use, with a guided viewing in an informal Q&A format. People can also bring in their own telescopes.

Children under 13 need to bring an adult with them.

Also on Tuesday, middle and high school students can make a Do-It-Yourself project from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Zone of the library.

From 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, the library will host a preschool indoor picnic.

The monthly “Lego My Library” activity is set for 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in Rotary Room A. Designed for children in kindergarten through 8th grade, builders will have a chance to show and tell between 5 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. according to a press release. Legos will be provided.

Children can also make crafts at the arctic-themed Make-and-Take activity from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the KidSpace Atrium.

All the programs are free and open to the public.

For more information on these events, those interested can call 217-345-1514 or visit


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