Beware of the SHARK!

Can you believe this guy was spotted hanging around the library yesterday? If you drop in this week, try not to wave arms and feet around too much. He seems hungry!

Don’t Go in the Water!

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Just one of the fun things we’ll have coming up in July. Haven’t seen a shark at the library before? Don’t be surprised if you do! Better keep your chainsaw handy……

 

 

Get Ready to Read!

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Summer Reading at the Carleton Place Public Library!

We’re gearing up for the start of summer reading at the library, and boy, is it going to be an exciting summer! Not only will we have our usual program for kids, we’re also offering a program for teens and this summer, we’re even doing Adult summer reading! We’re not quite ready to begin yet, but plan on signing up as soon as July rolls around for the maximum benefit. Not only will there be rewards, but you’ll have a great summer reading all of the books you want.

Who Can Join?

For the younger set, we’re offering the fabulous TD Summer Reading Club program. This summer, the theme is “EUREKA”, and it’s all about discovery, exploration and creativity. And we have LOTS of great things planned to go along with that idea. Starting Friday, June 27th from 1 -3pm, we’ll be holding our Library Lemonade Stand Kick-Off, rain or shine! Drop by, enjoy a nice glass of lemonade and sign up for summer reading. We’ll give you everything you need to get started, and maybe try to coax you into participating in one of our fun activities as well.

The TD Summer Reading program is a self-directed reading program aimed at children aged 2-12. Once your child registers, we’ll give them a bunch of things to take home to begin their reading fun. Then, all they need to do is read three books, and bring back their booklet with the titles.  We’ll give them a sticker, a ballot to go into the prize draw and a piece for our fun summer wall. (It’s a secret, but we’re going to be creating something really fun!) The goal is to read 30 books this summer. I’m sure we’ll have lots of great readers.

For teens and tweens in Grades 5 and up, we’re offering our exciting “Book Buck Bingo”. Pick up one of our fun Bingo cards and get reading. Readers earn ONE book buck for every square they complete, and they can save those book bucks and spend them on fun prizes during one of our Book Buck Spending Weeks!  There are going to be some awesome prizes this year, so get your tween/teen reading this summer!  They won’t be disappointed!

And last but certainly not least, we’re going to be offering Adult Summer Reading this year for the first time! We’re calling it “Goodies for Grown Ups!”, and yes…there will be prizes! Registration begins in July, and once you pick up a kit, it’s up to you which books you read. Every visit back to the library will earn you a Lucky Library Lotto card. Maybe you’ll win something fun….just for reading!

When Does it Start?

Join us Friday, June 27 from 1 -3pm for the official Library Lemonade Stand Kick-Off! We’ll serve lemonade and hand out registration kits. If you can’t make it that day, don’t worry….you can sign up anytime after that. The program will run from July through to the first week of September, so there’s lots of time. And if you can’t make it all summer, you don’t have to worry. Once you sign up, we can catch you up anytime before the end of the program. Just keep track of the books you read.

What If I Don’t Want to Do Summer Reading?

Don’t worry. We know summer reading isn’t for everyone, but we want you to be able to enjoy the library, too. So we have some great programs planned all summer long for all ages. You can stop in to pick up our fabulous summer calendar, or pop by our Facebook page for a simple rundown of some of the events.  We’ll have programs for 2 – 5 year olds, middle grade kids, tweens, teens and adults. How about a crafty afternoon based on Sharknado? What about trying your hand at an invention? Or how about joining us for a writing program?  We have so much going on, I can’t tell you about everything here. Come and get a calendar!

Questions?

Drop us a line on our Facebook page, or at cplibrarykids@yahoo.ca  We’re looking forward to discovering lots of great things this summer. EUREKA!  It’s Summer Reading!

 

 

What Will They Make?

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We’ve got paint. We’ve got glitter. We’ve got stickers and glue and markers. Today is Mini House Design at the library for our young friends aged 6 – 9. We expect everyone to leave here today with a mini-house, perfect for fairies, gnomes or even birds! We’ll post some of our favourites on our Facebook page later this week, so don’t forget to check back! We’re getting creative at the library during the March Break!

 

 

We’re Feeling Crafty!

Tonight is Valentine’s Craft Night at the library. As usual, we’ve got plenty of crafty things for everyone to make, and lots of yummy treats to devour while they’re here.

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We’ll be making some nifty heart-shaped glasses like these….

20140207_142821….and playing a few games involving some of those conversation hearts above and a pair of chopsticks. No more need be said.

We might even post a special photo or two of the library staff in our holiday eyewear over on our Facebook page.  Yes, we’re a stylish bunch! If you’re in the library tonight, please excuse all of the laughter and hijinks going on in the Barbara Walsh room. It’s all about the kiddies! Happy early Valentine’s Day!

We’re Feeling Crafty!

We’re hardly into the new year, but we’re already thinking about Valentine’s Day, and our annual Lovey-Dovey Craft Night.

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This will be a fun evening full of crafts, games, and maybe even a few treats. If you drop by the library that night, expect to hear lots of laughter! This evening usually fills up quickly, so don’t wait!

Sorry, this event is only for our young crafters, aged 6 – 12, but we’re taking registrations now! We only have 15 spaces available, so please call right away if you know someone who would like to attend.

Get your glue guns ready, crafters!

(Okay, you don’t really need a glue gun, but it sounded great, right?)

 

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