It’s Almost August!

It’s hard to say what happened to July, but it’s almost August. While many of you are making plans for back to school, a lot of people are still looking for things to do with the kids. Don’t worry, we have no shortage of fun planned for August.

  • Lots of drop ins (Lego, storytimes & crafternoons)
  • Une Heure de Conte en Francais every Friday morning
  • Art Through the Ages adult & teen craft mornings
  • Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum visit
  • Regular storytime
  • another fun National Film Board screening!

A lot of the programs need registration, but anything that says “drop in” means just that… drop in anytime! And of course, we have our regular I Spy, our TD Summer Reading Club (have you seen the great flower boxes yet?), Book Buck Bingo for Teens, and Adult Summer Reading.

There’s plenty of time to get your library fix in. Hopefully, we’ll see you in August!

What’s Happening?

Did you know that next week, we have TONS of great daily programs happening at the library? We’ve been super busy at the library, with drop ins, registered programs, and more. But in case you’re looking for something to do, here’s what’s happening next week, July 17-21st.

  • Monday — Water Wonders (ages 6-8) 10am—registration required
  • Monday — Library Scavenger Hunt Drop In (ages 6+) 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Monday — National Film Board Screening (all ages) –7-9pm (see Facebook for details)
  • Tuesday— Liquid Life (ages 8-12), 10am–registration required
  • Tuesday—-Find Your Creative Self–(adults)—Session #3 (closed to registrants)
  • Wednesday — Storytime (Ages 2-5) 10am—-Registration required
  • Wednesday — Crafternoon Drop In (ages 7+)
  • Thursday— Art Through the Ages (adults and teens) – 10am
  • Thursday — Elliot Smith, Magician—10am at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium (tickets $3 in advance at the library, $4 at the door) , ages 4+
  • Thursday — Fort Drop In Day — All Ages — 1:30 – 3:30
  • Friday — Une Heure de Conte en Francais — all ages, no registration, 10:30am
  • Friday — Lego Drop In — all ages—-no registration

If the kids are getting a bit restless, we have lots going on all week, plus I Spy, and summer reading. Oh, and we have books to take home, too!


Stump the Master Gardener

Each week in July and August on our library Facebook page, we’re going to be a running a “Stump the Master Gardener” contest!There are prizes and everything!

Three ways to enter:

Follow us on Facebook and watch for the Stump the Master Gardener posts. Comment on the post, giving our Master Gardener Paul Pietsch your hardest gardening questions.


Drop off your questions at the library.


Send us an email at and we’ll forward your question to Master Pietsch.

Up for grabs are some great prizes….especially if you stump the Master! So, get planting, get thinking, and enter each week! It’s going to be a tough one.


Welcome, Peggy!

Welcome to Peggy, our summer reading mascot!

We’re always so excited to have a fun and friendly mascot to help us out during the summer, and our young readers love being able to come to the library and check one out. Peggy is no exception! We’re looking forward to seeing where she goes this summer.

Want to have a visit with Peggy? Drop by the library anytime this summer, and check her out, just like you would check out a book. She’s quiet, neat, and doesn’t require much in the way of food. She loves to watch YouTube videos, collect ketchup packets, and dance. Doesn’t she sound like the perfect house guest? We’d love it if you took a few photos of your adventures together, and upload them to our library Facebook page, or send them to us at

Say hello to Peggy when you’re in! She’s very friendly….

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Birthday, Canada!¬† We’re all celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday today, and we hope you are, too.

The library will be CLOSED today and Monday, but feel free to drop off any items into our blue return box out front. We’ll be back at things on Tuesday, July 4th, so drop by to see us, pick up one of our summer calendars, or download one for yourself from the top of our blog or on our Facebook page. There are so many things to do this summer at the library!

We’re CLOSED tomorrow!

Just a reminder, the library will be closed tomorrow and Monday, July 3rd for the Canada Day long weekend. Make sure to drop by today anytime between 9:30am and 5:30pm. We’ve got museum passes, DVDs, books, magazines, puzzles to take home, audiobooks, and all of your online downloads covered. Make sure you have your PIN to take advantage of everything on our website, just in case you need something extra to do this weekend.

See you on Tuesday!