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!


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!

Looking for Ideas?

Now that cannabis is legal in Canada, we expect people will be looking for information. We have quite a few new books in the library to help demystify the plant and how you might use it. You can search our library catalog for everything from growing the plants, to information about medicinal vs. recreational cannabis, and much more.

BONG APPETIT is the latest…a cookbook, and Goodreads has this to say about it:

Based on the popular Munchies and Viceland television series Bong Appétit, this cannabis cookbook features 65 “high”-end recipes for sweet and savory dishes as well as cocktails.

Inspired by the popular MUNCHIES and Viceland television series, Bong Appétit is the Joy of Cooking for a new generation interested in making serious, sophisticated food–with weed. Bong Appétit breaks down the science of infusing (oils, butters, milks, alcohol, and more) with cannabis, and offers recipes ranging from weed butter-basted chicken to weed chimichurri to weed brownie sundaes. Along the way, the book hits on marijuana politics, dosage, and pairing strains and flavors, and has tips from MUNCHIES vast network of friends and experts, including “Bong Appétit” stars Ry Prichard and Vanessa Lavorato.

They’ve certainly made this cookbook attractive to those who might just be perusing the cookbook section. You can drop in to pick up any one of the books we offer, or place a hold if they aren’t available. Inform yourself, or just expand your knowledge.

One and Done

Who doesn’t love the idea of coming home and making a simple meal you can put in one pot? Or coming home to a tasty meal already made…with only one pot to clean up? SKINNYTASTE: ONE & DONE by Gina Homolka is all about making things simple. With recipes for your Instant Pot, slow cooker, skillet, dutch oven, and more, she’s got you covered.

The photos in here are lovely…clean and simple, with bright backgrounds and lots of easy looking recipes to go with them. From a personal view, using cookers like the Instant Pot and slow cooker requires a little finesse…and some doctoring once the recipe is finished (you can’t open the cooker up to season to taste until you’re done cooking). But the idea is fantastic.

Caroline recently had a Cookbook Book Club meeting where they discussed (and ate) yummy, easy, QUICK meals. This book seems like it follows that direction perfectly.

It’s new at the library, but we have plenty of other great cookbooks to get your tastebuds going, so drop in to browse, or take a look through our online catalog for some simple ideas. Then all you have to do is place a hold and pick up your items. Just as easy as making the meals themselves!

Our Catalog Has Changed!

On Monday, our library catalog changed a bit…but in a really positive way for all of you! We know it’s been frustrating to search for a book or author, only to wind up seeing eBooks listed first. Our new version should make things much easier!

There isn’t a huge change to how things look on the main page, aside from colours and column shapes. But the big difference will happen when you do a search.

In the example shown below, we did a simple search for Stephen King. Notice how the page separates into “Library Collection”, “eTitles” and “Digital Academy”?
Carleton Place Public Library CatalogAll of the books that we house right here in our building are now listed under “Library Collection”.

All of our eBooks can be found in the center column under “eTitles”, and you’ll download using your Hoopla or Libby apps.

And we now offer some extra features, such as learning activities on specific subjects, and links to online courses that you can try for free. Those can be found in the “Digital Academy” column.

We think this is a great way to improve our site and still allow you to see everything we offer. If you have any questions, we’ll be doing some easy tutorials here over the next few days, and maybe even a live Facebook post or two. And as always, if you need help, please feel free to give us a call, or ask us for a demo while you’re here at the library.

Happy surfing!