Find Our Website!

It’s always been a little tricky to find our website in a Google search online.  But now it’s easy! We have a great new web address:

www.carletonplacelibrary.caThat’s right! We can now be found at

If you have older bookmarks, please change them now to stay current. Pretty soon, you won’t be able to use the old web address, and we wouldn’t want you to lose touch with us. The site looks and functions exactly the same way, so you won’t notice anything different once you’re there, but we feel different…more like ourselves!

Tell everyone you know!

Allegiant Is Almost Here

If you’ve been a fan of Veronica Roth’s DIVERGENT series, you no doubt know that the final installment of the series, ALLEGIANT, is about to hit theatres in mid March, just in time for March Break. As with most of the Young Adult books turned into movies, this one is being split into two movies to draw in more fans (and money) one would assume. The final trailer for this first installment of ALLEGIANT was just released:

If you’re itching to fill in the gaps, or just want to know a little more about the movie, we’ve got the movie-tie in book on order here at the library. Drop by our library catalog today to reserve it for you once it comes in!

allegiantSee you at the movies on March 18th!

Join us for some MAGIC!

CP Poster-page-001We’re selling tickets right now for a fantastic magic show at the end of the month. Join us for the amazing Elliott Smith, Comedy Magician, at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium on Thursday,  July 30th at 10am.

This is a fun family-friendly show aimed at children aged 4 and up. Tickets are on sale now at the library for $3 each, adults and children. (Babes in arms are free!).  If you don’t get a ticket soon, we’ll have a few available at the door on the day of the event for $4 each, so come to the library and pick up your tickets today. This is a REALLY popular event, and tickets are going fast. Drop in today!

We’re On Tumblr!

We’re excited to really get going on this Tumblr thing for the library…and now we have our own Tumblr page!


You can find us at Tales of a Small Town Library on Tumblr (just click the link to go there now). So far, we’re adding links slowly, but it’s going to be a fun, ongoing project for us.  If you love Tumblr, give us a quick follow and we promise lots of interesting library and book related posts weekly!



For our Frivolous Friday post, I bring you designer Katerina Kamprani’s “Uncomfortable Project”. It’s all about re-designing common household products into frustratingly unusable objects. One look at them, and you’ll see why….but I bet you’ll also be howling with laughter.

bad design ideasHow about a set of stairs that lead just far enough away from a door to be awkward? Or a pot with two handles….on the same side? Or a pair of rainboots with open toes? Right. Terrible designs, but brilliantly funny. Visit her website to see all of her current project ideas, or join her Facebook page for regular updates and design discussion.

These ideas will make you start looking at regular objects in a brand new way, I guarantee. Any ideas of your own? How about a pair of glasses that aren’t joined at the bridge of the nose? Or a round bar of soap? The possibilities are endless, really.

Are YOU on the list?

Once again, Time Magazine has brought out its list of the Top 100 Most Influential People of 2015. Not only is the list interesting, but the pairing of the writers who put together the pieces on each individual is often inspired. There are actors, politicians, singers, artists, activists, scientists and more.

time100covergrid-finalThese people are not necessarily the most well-liked people in the world (Kanye West appears, as does his wife, Kim Kardashian West), but they are certainly the people who shape the world just by being who they are. Controversy might be seen as a negative, but it makes people talk about someone and what they stand for, and that’s influence.

Take a few minutes to drop by the site and see everyone on the list. The blurb about each person on the list is fascinating, and many are accompanied by a video. Of course, you can read the entire article in this week’s issue of Time magazine.

The covers, photographed by Sebastian Kim, can be found right here.


Watch a Book Trailer!

We’re having fun at the library! Although it used to be that we didn’t allow cell phone use in the  library, with our online catalog available on our Facebook page, we’re trying to think of new ways to use our phones and tablets. How about watching a book trailer by scanning one of those QR codes? Now you can!

What’s a QR code?  It’s one of those funny looking pixelated squares you see on packages, signs and in magazines.


All you need is a free QR code reader on your phone and you can scan the square to watch a book trailer. It’s that easy! Now you can do more than just read the inside cover to find out if you’ll like the book…why not watch the trailer to get a better sense? (Not sure what a book trailer is? Often, authors will create a short “movie” to let you get readers excited to buy or read their books. It’s not a real movie, so don’t expect it to show up in theatres, but they’re usually quite good!)

Keep your eye out for these to appear in the library in the next few months. And scan away…