Toddler Time

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This week, we’re having our first ever Toddler Time at the library!  I know, it’s been a long time coming, but we’re happy to welcome toddlers and parents for a six-week session beginning this Thursday, October 23rd at 10am. This is open to little ones aged 1-2 years old.

We’ll have songs, puppets, rhymes and lots more fun. Registration is required as spaces are limited, so give us a call at 257-2702 to reserve your space!

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!

International Dot Day!

Monday, September 15th is International Dot Day, and the Carleton Place Public Library is participating in this fun event with Miss Janet’s Grade 4 class from St. Mary’s School. Haven’t heard of International Dot Day? It’s a great movement, inspired by the book, “THE DOT” by Peter H. Reynolds, which is the story of a girl who begins a journey of self-discovery after her teacher challenges her to make her mark.

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International Dot Day goes one step further…encouraging children (and adults) of all ages to reach for the stars and make their own mark on the world. You can see more on the website, and if you’re really excited, you can sign up and download the ideas booklet to get you started. We’re only here a short time…make the most of it! There are many wonderful events planned all around the world, from children decorating their own dots, to pledging to do something important with their lives. We’ll have a special fun thing to do at the library next Monday for our first class visit from our friends at St. Mary’s. I’ll post some photos of the result on our Facebook page later that day.

And if you happen to be at the library that day, maybe you’ll even be able to participate in your own way. It’s all a secret just yet, though……

Go ahead….make your mark!

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!

You’re Such a Baby!

 

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We’re gearing up for the fall, and that means programs for the youngest members of our community! Yes, Babytime will run from Sept. 11 through Oct. 16th…every Thursday morning at 9:30am.

This is a wonderful program for children aged 0 – 12 months and their parents or caregivers. Come with a coffee, if you like, and join us for songs, rhymes, tickle games and much more!  It’s a wonderful way for parents to bond with baby, and to meet other parents and their children. Many great friendships have been made during babytime at the library, so we hope you’ll plan on attending!

Call us to register today. We’ll give you a quick reminder call in September, and then we’re off to the races!

Giant Ice Cream Sundae!

As part of the TD Summer Reading Club, we’re building a giant ice cream sundae at the library this summer!  No worries…there won’t be pools of melting ice cream everytime you come. It’s made of all sorts of creative things, like paper, stickers and jewels. The theme this summer is “EUREKA”, and what better way to create and discover than to build something fun! So, all of our young readers are working hard to read all they can in order to put on another “sprinkle”.  Here is the sundae as it was on July 1st, before anyone put anything on it:

July 1st Our wonderful summer mascot Miss Squeaky and her friends are hanging out, enjoying the sweets, but they’re looking forward to being smothered by sprinkles of all types!  Here is the sundae one week later…already accumulating a few little sprinkles and sparkles.

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You can keep track of our sundae with weekly updates on the right side of this blog. Hope you don’t get hungry thinking about it…..

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