We Picked the Winners

In late April, our young readers who participated in Forest of Reading™ at the library, voted on their favourite books and joined us for a celebration party. Our choices were:

Blue Spruce® — TRICKY by Kari Rust

Silver Birch Express® — TANK & FIZZ: THE CASE OF FIREBANE’S FOLLY by Liam O’Donnell

Silver Birch Fiction® — FALCON WILD by Terry Lynn Johnson

Red Maple® — THE ASSASSIN’S CURSE by Kevin Sands

We sent all of our votes (even the ones that weren’t the local winners) to Toronto, and the final winners were recently announced. They were:

Blue Spruce® — BARNABY NEVER FORGETS by Pierre Collet-Derby

Silver Birch Express® — MEET VIOLA DESMOND by Elizabeth MacLeod

Silver Birch Fiction® — CHASE: GET READY TO RUN by Linwood Barclay

and

Red Maple® —  A WORLD BELOW by Wesley King

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Carleton Place Senior of the Year Award

Nominations are still being taken for the Carleton Place Senior of the Year Award. We have nomination forms here at the library, or you can find them at Waterside Retirement Community, Carambeck Community Centre, and the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce. The addresses and contact information is noted in the poster above.

This is a great way to honour a senior who works hard for our community all year long. It might even inspire you to try your hand at volunteering! We have several wonderful senior volunteers at the library, and we couldn’t do our jobs the way we do without them. Seniors are still a very important and vital part of our community.

Deadline for entries is June 1st, so hurry in to get a nomination form today!

Happy Long Weekend!

Just a reminder, the library will be closed on Monday, May 20th for the holiday weekend. Make sure to drop in today or Saturday to renew items, check out new items, or pick up your PIN so that you can access our online resources.

We hope everyone has a very safe and happy long weekend! See you on Tuesday!

Free Comic Book Day

This coming Saturday is Free Comic Book Day/Superhero Saturday in Carleton Place, and we’re taking the part!

Our Teen Advisory Group has been busy planning, making decorations, and getting ready for the fun event, which will see superheroes young and old making a stop at the library. While here, they’ll have a chance to win a great superhero themed prize basket, take a photo at our fun photo wall, pick up a tasty snack, and get a free comic book, of course.

Pick up a mission card at the BIA office first! You can’t take part if you don’t have one. Let’s hope the weather holds out….this is such a fun day to see the town and dress up!