Last Nerd Herding of the Season

boneToday is the last Nerd Herd Teen Book Club of the season. We’re taking a little break for summer, but have BIG plans for September, so don’t fret if you were hoping to join.

If you’re in the library today between 4-6pm, you’ll likely hear lots of laughter, a bit of conversation, and tons of chewing noises. Yes, we’re having a bit of a party, and plan on viewing Harry Potter during the meeting as well. More importantly, we’re going to celebrate this great year of YA books and meetings that saw us have heated discussions, play games, do lots of crafts, interview a YA author in real time, and yes, eat lots of snacks. (Who knew salt and vinegar popcorn would turn out to be the most requested snack ever!)

If you have a teenager 12 and up,  we’d love for them to join us in September when we meet again. Normally, our meetings are the last Wednesday of each month, from 4-5:30pm. We have a new book to read each month, and the discussion can range from the absurd, to the intellectual, so expect lots of chatter.

In the meantime, we’re gearing up for summer reading, which includes our favourite summer event… Book Buck Bingo for teens! Drop by the library anytime beginning June 30th to pick up a card, and get reading. It’s going to be a WILD summer!

Let the Kids Read Magazines!

kayakWe’ve been telling you all about Flipster—the great new online resource we have available through our website that allows you to read magazines simply by having a library card. But did you know there is a fabulous magazine for kids to read, too? Kayak is Canada’s History Magazine for Kids.  Now, before you say, “But history is boring! Why would kids want to read about that?”, I’ll tell you that this magazine is ANYTHING but boring! The graphics are fun, the articles are informative and well written, and the whole thing is about making history fun for kids. They’ll be whipping through the pages and looking for back issues before you know it.

All you need is a library card and PIN to enjoy the magazines. Download a copy to read on your computer or tablet, or get the free Flipster app and read offline. This is the newest and easiest way to get your magazine fix each month.  And yes, there are plenty of great choices for adults as well.

Drop by our library website, click on Flipster, and get reading!


The official Forest of Reading® winners have been announced!  We sent off all of our votes along with other libraries and schools, and these were the winning books for 2016.

Blue Spruce™:

If-Kids-Ruled-the-World-WebSilver Birch Express™:

End-of-the-Line-WebSilver Birch Fiction™:

Masterminds-WebSilver Birch Non-Fiction™:

Haunted-Canada-WebCongratulations to all of the fantastic Canadian authors and illustrators who won!

The Long Weekend

Happy(1)This is just a reminder that the library will be CLOSED on Monday, May 23rd. We will be open regular hours today (9:30am – 5:30pm), and Saturday (10am – 5pm), so if you need materials, please make sure to get in before we close.

If you need to return items, please feel free to leave them in our large blue outdoor return box. You won’t be charged any fines on days we are closed.

Museum passes will be at a minimum this weekend, we assume, so you can check on availability by going to our website and clicking on the large green MUSEUM block on the top left of the page. These passes will be available on a first come, first served basis, so keep checking to see if the one you’re waiting for has been returned.  We can’t hold them, but you might get lucky!

The staff at the Carleton Place Public Library wishes everyone a safe and happy long weekend! See you on Tuesday……

Win a Library Gold Card!

1We’re doing something special this summer….Library Gold Cards! This is going to be a fun way to get people to join our summer reading programs, and also to give a few lucky winners a bit of a break this summer. Our Library Gold Cards will give our patrons freedom from paying fines from July 9th through August 31st, 2016!  Wouldn’t you like to own one of these?


Adults have one whole week to sign up, starting July 4th. All you have to do is come to the library and register for our Adult Summer Reading program. It doesn’t cost a thing, and we’ll be giving away lots of fun prizes all summer long…just for reading books you enjoy!

Children and teens can come to the Library Lemonade Stand on Thursday, June 30th to register for the TD Summer Reading Club, and Book Buck Bingo. We’ll enter your names into a draw to take place on July 11th. Maybe you’ll be one of the lucky winners!


Library Gold Card holders will be entered into our system, so the benefits will not be transferable between patrons. That means, whoever owns the card will be the only person to reap the rewards.

No need to worry about forgetting to bring your Gold Card, either. Once you are in our system, it will automatically be activated.


We’re going “WILD” this summer, so this is a special program just for July and August. Once Summer Reading is finished, the Gold Cards will revert back to regular library cards.  But don’t worry, you’re all special to us every day of the year!



Electronic Resources at the Library

While many of you are already thinking summer, we’d like to remind you about some of the great eResources we have available on our library website to help with homework, reading and more. There is more here than just an online encyclopedia—how about book suggestions, read-alongs, and more!

To access any of these great eResources, all you need to do is visit our website at:

eResourcesDid you notice how many of these offer French options? And everything is available 24/7! All you need is your library card. Click on one of the links above, and get searching.