PA Days at the Library

ONEWe have LOTS of fun planned for PA Days this school year! If you’re looking for something to do with the kids while they’re off, drop in to the library from 1-3pm for Lego or a movie….we won’t announce which one it is until a few days before each PA day.

No registration is required, and our Lego events and movies will be for all ages. Stay for a few minutes, or stay all afternoon….it’ll be a lot of fun.  While neither program will be supervised the whole time, we would ask that parents remain with young children.

When will these take place?

Friday, Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 28, Nov. 18 & 25

Monday, January 30

Thursday, Feb. 2

Friday, Feb. 17, April 7, May 19, June 2, 9 & 30

Please watch our Facebook page for current event listings, or call us at the library to find out what’s happening. We hope to see you on your PA Day!

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Babies!

-POPWe’re getting ready for another round of Babytime! We always love seeing these new faces and meeting new parents, and getting them excited about using the library. Each session is filled with songs, rhymes, cuddle time and more, and is aimed at baby bonding with parents.

This program runs Thursday mornings from Sept. 15 – Oct. 27, at 9:30am, for children aged 0 – 12 months. Registration is required, as it is usually a very popular program. Don’t worry if you can’t attend all of the sessions, just come when you can. Registration begins today, so give us a call or drop by the library for more information. 257-2702

The sessions are about 20 minutes long, and there will be plenty of time afterward to look for books, or socialize with other parents and babies. We want our young patrons to start out with a good feeling about the library, and babytime sessions do just that!

Storytime

BRING A FRIEND TOWe’re excited to announce that Storytime is starting again in September!  It will be another fun season of stories, songs, rhymes and much more. Your 2-5 year olds will learn pre-literacy skills while having fun and meeting new friends.

Registration begins today, so don’t hesitate to sign up right away. Spaces are limited for each session, and while there are two each week, they usually fill up fast. You don’t have to register a younger child if you are bringing them along….save the spaces for the 2-5 year olds!

As always, parents (or caregivers) are required to stay for the session. Once the cold weather gets here, please listen to the radio or check the school websites for bus cancellations. When buses are cancelled due to snow days, we don’t have storytime, either. There is no need to risk the icy or snowy roads just to hear a story!

Please give us a call at 257-2702 to register for the session you want, or drop by the library today to sign up. We’re looking forward to seeing some familiar faces this fall!

Fall Programs at the Library

fall2It’s been a “Wild” summer at the Carleton Place Public Library, but we’re looking forward to fall and some exciting new programs. Kids were the focus this summer, but we have something great for everyone starting in September.

What can you expect? For Adults & Teens:

  • An adult craft club that meets monthly
  • Our fabulous adult book club
  • A bridging the generation gap book club
  • National Novel Writing Month events
  • Adopt-a-Book
  • Ontario Public Library Week events in October
  • One Book, One Community
  • A Meditation series from September through December
  • Space Talks with Frank Hitchens
  • Community talks
  • Saturday tech seminars….and more.

For children:

  • Storytime
  • Babytime
  • Toddler Time
  • Une Heure de Conte en Francais
  • Star Wars Reads Day
  • Halloween Craft Night
  • Halloween Costume Exchange
  • Christmas Craft Night
  • Forest of Reading
  • Elf on the Library Shelf
  • PA Day Drop Ins

To find out more about each program and the registration requirements, click on this link  or this one to download a copy of both schedules. We’re excited to see what fall will bring!

 

Program Evaluations

-POP(1)If you’ve been enjoying the library this summer by participating in reading programs or activities, we’d love to hear from you! Take a few minutes to drop by the library to fill out a quick survey, or do it right now by clicking on this link! It’s easy, and fun.

Tell us how we did!

 

Museum Passes

13927388698_042687a6f3_bCanadian Museum of Nature photo credit to Ottawa Tourism

With the long weekend upon us, we’re seeing a lot of activity regarding the museum passes we have for Ottawa and Brockville attractions. Just a few reminders:

  • most museum passes go out for FOUR days (which includes the day you pick it up, and the day you must return it), the exception being the Brockville Aquatarium which goes out for a week
  • passes go out on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • You’re welcome to call us to check on availability, or go online to http://carletonplacelibrary.ca and check under the “Museum Passes” tab
  • We have multiple passes for each museum, but some will be more popular than others
  • If you keep a museum pass out past the due date, fines are $5 per day

These are such a popular item in the library, and understandably so. The passes allow FIVE admissions (usually two adults and up to three children), and make going to see the exhibits much more affordable. While we would love to have an unlimited number of passes for each museum, we do not. Please keep in mind that the loan policies we have put in place are to make it easier for everyone to have the opportunity to experience exhibits, not to make it impossible. We will certainly call a patron if a pass is very overdue, however, we cannot call simply because it is a day late. It is up to patrons to return items on time, and we hope that everyone will appreciate that these are in high demand, and get their passes back promptly.

The library isn’t just about books anymore!