Farewell to the Kiddos!

We’ve had a great fall session, but storytime, babytime and toddler time are finishing up for the end of the year. This week, we’ll have the last storytime and toddler time meet-ups, and then we’ll take a break until 2015.

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If you have been attending on a regular basis, we’ll make an announcement when you’re here this week regarding registration for 2015. If you can’t make it, please watch this space, as well as the library Facebook page for more information. For most of it, we’ll start registering in early December.

It’s been a wonderful fall, and we can’t wait to see all of our favourite faces in the new year!

October

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It’s October!  And that means fun things happening at the library. This month, we’re all about crafting, book clubs and a new program for Toddlers!

Since today is October 1st, you can now register your child for Halloween Craft Night, which will take place on Tuesday, October 28th from 6-7pm.  This is open to children aged 6-11, and registration is required, so call us to sign up EARLY!  This event will fill up quickly!

Next up is a really fun special storytime with none other than Ronald McDonald! He’ll be visiting the library on Thursday, October 16th at 3pm to do a fun story and visit with our young readers.  This storytime is aimed at those aged 4-7, but everyone is welcome. No registration is necessary for this…so tell all of your friends!

If you’ve been waiting for a book club at the library, wait no longer!  Monday, October 20th from 6:30pm – 8pm will be the first one! Bring along a friend, and bring along a recommendation for our reading list.  Refreshments will be served, so expect it to be a fun evening! We’ll meet the 2nd Monday of each month after that. Registration is required!

We know many of you have been waiting for a Toddler session for those kids from 1-2 years of age…and it’s finally here! Our first session will take place on Thursday, October 23rd at 10am. We’re expecting this to be quite popular, so please call to register ASAP.  We have VERY limited spaces, so don’t be disappointed! (Yes, younger/older siblings are welcome to come along, but please don’t sign them up when registering.)

And in case you’ve been wondering, we’re registering for Forest of Reading this month. Book selections will be out later in the month, and we’ll start visiting schools in December to promote this great reading club for kids in Kindergarten to Grade 8.

Happy Library-ing!

The Big Red Shoes

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Yes, the man with the big red shoes is coming back to the Carleton Place Public Library again! We’re excited about this visit, which is taking place on Thursday, October 16th at 3pm. It’s aimed at children aged 4-7 years old, but everyone is welcome.  Ronald will read a story and visit with our young friends until it is time for him to leave. It’s going to be so much fun!

The last time Ronald was here, he made quite the splash in the library, so if you happen to be around that day, don’t be surprised if you see him traipsing through the stacks!

No registration is necessary for this fun family storytime, but plan to be here early in order to get a good spot. (Don’t worry parents, he won’t be bringing any McDonald’s treats with him….it’ll be all about the story that afternoon!) Call us at the library for more information. 257-2702.

It’s Storytime Again!

We’re getting excited to have lots of little ones join us on Wednesday mornings for Storytime again. And same as last year, we’re opening up the morning to include two sessions—–one at 9:30am and the next one at 10:15am.  When you call to register, you’ll have to make a choice between the early session or the later one, but don’t worry, we’ll have just as much fun at both!

Storytime Poster 2014-2015 Storytime is open to children aged 2-5 years old, but you’re welcome to bring along your baby or toddler if you have an older child wanting to attend. (No need to add their names to our registration list.)

These sessions are filled with songs, books, rhymes and much more to help promote early literacy skills so that your child goes off to school ready to read! While we don’t do crafts during the session anymore, there will always be a fun take-home, so you’ll have something to do later in the day that relates back to storytime. This is a great way to bring back the ideas we focused on that session.

Give us a call to register, or drop by the library if you’d like to know bit more. Yay, it’s storytime again!

Sessions start September 10th!

We’ve Got a Story to Tell!

Every Wednesday morning is storytime at the library! And after a short break in December, we’re looking forward to starting again this week!

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This year, we’re trying something a bit different….two storytimes on the same morning! If you call to sign up, you’ll be asked whether you want the 9:30am session, or the 10:15am session. Each session will be the same, and will include stories, music, rhymes, fingerplays and more! If your child is aged 2 – 5 and you’d like to attend, please call ahead to register. We cannot take drop-ins at this time, as space is really limited.

As always, you’re welcome to bring along a younger child with your storytime-aged child. If a child is fussy, we ask that you leave the room so that the rest of the children are not disturbed. And if the weather is bad and the buses are cancelled, storytime is also cancelled. 

We’ll post regular updates about storytime on our Facebook page as well, so “like” us to stay informed!

We can’t wait to see everyone now that 2014 has started! Hurry up, Wednesday….we’re excited!

The Little Ones are Coming!

Next week, we begin all of our programs for young children at the library. First up is Storytime! This year, we’ll be doing things a little differently because of all-day Kindergarten in the area. Storytime will take place every Wednesday only, from 10 – 11am, and will be for children aged 2 – 5. We’re expecting lots of kids, and we’ll allow a few more than usual to accommodate the single session each week, but we still require PRE-REGISTRATION each week. Just drop by the library or call us to book a space. It’ll be a fun hour of stories, rhymes, music and crafts. Parents stay with their children and we expect everyone to be here right on time, as we’ll start right at 10am sharp! First session is Wednesday, September 11th!

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Next up is Babytime.  Our babytime sessions have been so popular, we’ve decided to run them in six-week sessions each season.  That means our first session will run from September 12 – October 17th. We meet on Thursday mornings at 9:30am for half an hour.  There will be plenty of songs and stories, and lots of time for parents and babies to socialize afterward. We’ve got a nice list already of people who are going to attend, so please call to register before this session fills up.  Babytime is for children aged 0 – 12 months. Your child must be within that range for the entire session, please.  Our next session will take place in January.

Sign up for storytime or babytime today so that you reserve a place for you and your child! Hurry, the sessions will fill up quickly!

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