CLOSED on Monday

The Carleton Place Public Library will be closed on Monday, November 12th for Remembrance Day observance.

Please make sure to drop by the library before Saturday in order to renew items, check out new items, or return items. You will not be charged any fines for the days we are closed, and you’re welcome to return items to our blue return box while we’re closed.

Don’t forget to ask for your PIN number so that you can access eBooks and audiobooks online while we’re closed. We don’t want you to be without books while we’re closed!

Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2018

The New York Times has just released its list of the Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2018, and it’s wonderful…as usual. From modern illustration to more classic books, all of the choices are great. Of course, this list must have been impossible to make, as most of the books written and illustrated for children these days have amazing artwork. This young generation “demands” it.

But take a few minutes to scroll through the page to view the books. We have a lot of them in our collection, but we can always borrow books from other libraries through interlibrary loan if needed.

As we bring the year to a close, we’ll be seeing more of these fantastic book lists, and we’re sure you’ll want to catch up on books you’ve missed. It’s hard to get to everything in this busy life, so these lists are a great way to wrap things up.

Happy viewing!

Bake Sale!

We’re having a bake sale at the library this weekend!  Join us on Saturday, November 10th from 1-3pm for our “Sweet Saturday Bake Sale”. All the goodies will be made by the members of our Teen Advisory Group, and the proceeds are going toward their slush fund so that they can offer some extra special programs in the new year.

Our Teen Advisory Group is quite active this year, helping out at various library events, as well as hosting their own Christmas Fun Drop In event on Saturday, December 15 from 10am – noon. They’ve been working on games, crafts, stories and more for this fun day, so make sure to keep your eyes posted for more details in the coming weeks.

This is the second year for our Teen Advisory Group, which is made up of teens from both local high schools who are earning volunteer hours, but also earning a sense of pride in designing and carrying out a variety of programs that make our library an even more exciting place to visit. They work hard, are self-guided, and have the library’s best interests in mind at all times. If you see a group of active teens when you visit the library, chances are, it’s the TAG group. We love this group, and this is a great way for them to take ownership of their plans. And trust us, they have lots of plans for 2019!

So, if you’re in need of a tasty treat after some Saturday morning shopping, make sure to drop by the library with a few loonies and toonies. It’s bound to be a sweet day!
















We have a great and ever-expanding DVD collection at the library, which covers everything from children’s movies, to British TV series, to documentaries, to blockbusters. (The ones above are just a sampling of dvds from recent weeks!) While the waiting lists and can be a little daunting sometimes, there is an easy way to keep up with what’s new.

All you have to do is drop by our library catalog and type “DVD” in the search bar. You’ll see the latest movies added to our collection, as well as anything we have on order. But don’t let this be your last move…make sure to log in using your library card number and PIN, and place holds on the movies you really want to see. You can place holds on ANYTHING in our collection, even if it isn’t in the building yet. That means anything on order is fair game, and the sooner you get your name on the holds list, the sooner you’ll be watching that series you’ve been waiting for!

Don’t be disappointed. Ask for your PIN number today, and we can show you how to place those holds! You’ll be happy that you did!



New Library Ideas

As many of our patrons know, we’re planning a bit of a refurb for our library in the near future, and that means we have lots of ideas swirling around our heads. While we might not have the $245 million budget of Calgary’s new Central Library, it certainly has plenty of wonderful features that are inspiring us right now. A performance hall? Maybe not, but the quiet spaces, and children’s area are beautiful representations of what good design looks like.

Take a look at the video for a great overview, and you can read more from the Calgary Herald to see what else was incorporated into the new space. Tell us what you love most….we’d love to know!

Goodreads Annual Choice Awards!

It’s that time of year again!  Goodreads has opened voting for the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards!  Drop by the website to vote on your favourite books from 2018. You can choose from a variety of genres, and yes, your vote counts!  It’s also fun to see if you’ve read many of the nominated books….or have you missed some of the best?

Go to their site now and vote!