Summer Calendar

It’s here! The Summer Calendar is officially out today! You can download one here, or drop by the library to pick up a paper copy.

We have plenty of exciting things going on this summer for all ages. Along with the TD Summer Reading Club (ages 0 – 12), we’ll have a Teen Summer Reading program (includes Book Buck Bingo), and an Adult Summer Reading Club! All of these great programs start on Thursday, June 28th at our Library Lemonade Stand Kick Off! Join us from 1:30-3:30pm for lemonade and LOTS of fun!

You’ll also find exciting summer programming if you’re looking for something for the kids to do. Most of the programs will be drop ins this year, good for all ages, but several programs do require registration, so please check the calendar carefully, or ask us if you’re not sure. We don’t want anyone to be disappointed. Registration begins the week before each program.

What’s YOUR thing going to be this summer? We hope it’s the library and summer reading!

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It’s Magic this summer!

We’ve started selling tickets for a magical event this summer at the Carleton Place Public Library. Join us for “The Magic of Tyler” at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium on Thursday, July 19th at 10am.  He’ll dazzle us with his tricks and skills. It’ll be perfect for the whole family!

Tickets are $3 each for children and adults in advance at the library. This show will be perfect for children who can sit through about a 30 minute program—we’d suggest ages 4 and up. You’ll also be able to purchase tickets at the door on the day of the event for $4 each.

This will be the event of the summer! Maybe magic is YOUR thing!

Accessible Fun for ALL Readers

Summer reading is upon us…and for some, the idea isn’t exciting. When a child has reading issues (dyslexia, reading stress, visual impairment etc.), the thought of joining a summer reading program can be daunting, especially when that child has siblings who might be reading better.

We understand how frustrating this can be–for the child, and for the parents. No one wants to feel like they aren’t going to be able to keep up. We certainly don’t want that. We want every child who joins the TD Summer Reading Club to have access to books or materials that will entertain, educate, and keep them enthusiastic about reading throughout the summer.

The first amazing resource that we want to highlight is the TD Summer Reading Club website and materials. Each child who registers for the program at our library will receive a fun reading bag full of items to get them started. It will include a reading booklet, a fantastic bookmark, activity pages, reading challenges, and much more. All of the branded materials provided by the TD Summer Reading Club are available for children of all ages, contain both French and English versions, and have wonderful age-related activities.

http://tdsummerreadingclub.ca

The website has all of this available in a variety of languages, for all ages and interests, and we encourage everyone to visit it often once the program begins.

But if your child has reading issues, like the ones mentioned above, they also have special downloadable accessible booklets to replace the ones we include in the bags. There are booklets in Braille, audioversions, and booklets that are specially designed for those readers who have print issues. Ask us to print one for you, or show you how you can access them from home!

We have lots of other great accessible resources available this summer, too. Please watch for more posts, or ask us how we can help your child participate in a format that works best for them. We want EVERYONE to love summer reading as much as we do!

Literacy Tutoring Now Open!

Our Summer Literacy Tutoring list isn’t quite full, so we’re opening it up to patrons. If you have a child in Kindergarten to Grade 3 who might need a little extra help this summer with reading skills, you can now stop in and fill out an application!

This is a two-week program of one-on-one tutoring. Each child will attend for an hour a day, five days a week, and have individual lessons planned for them. Our trained tutors will also keep a close interaction with parents so that they will learn how to help their child with homework, and excel even after the program is finished.

Drop by the library to fill out an application. We won’t accept applications online, or over the phone. There are limited spaces, so once they’re all full, they’re full! Don’t hesitate!

We’re excited about helping children with their reading this summer. It’s going to be fun!

 

Babytime

We’re going to do it again in July! Babytime is coming back to the library this summer, with 6 weeks of fun songs, rhymes, and activities to help baby and parent bond.

Registration opens today for Babytime, which runs on Thursday mornings at 9:30am, from July 5 – August 16th.  We’ll have limited spaces, so please don’t hesitate to call and register. This program is SUPER popular, and will fill up fast!

Give us a call at 257-2702. We can’t wait for babies at the library!

What’s YOUR thing?

What’s YOUR thing?

Do you collect giant paperclips?
Do your friends get tired of hearing you talk about your skincare routine?
Are you planning a vacation that takes you to all of the places in your favourite movie?

This summer, we want to hear about YOUR thing…what makes you happy, what you love to do in your spare time, what gets you talking and your blood flowing. Everyone has something they enjoy…and we want to know about YOUR thing!

We’ll be devoting special days this summer to something we’re calling “Bring Your Thing”. It’s our version of Show & Tell. If you have a collection you’d love to show off, a hobby you’d like to demonstrate, or even start up a discussion about your latest Netflix binge, we’d love for you to sign up for a spot.

Children, teens, and adults ALL welcome to “Bring Your Thing”. The more, the merrier. Let’s bring back the excitement of Show and Tell to the library this summer. Drop by the library to sign up today!

We’re Wiping the Slate CLEAN!

Here it is…the news you’ve been waiting for!

This summer, we’re wiping the slate clean!! That’s right, when children 12 and under sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club, we’ll put their account at ZERO! All previous fines or fees owed will be forgiven. It’s a great way to start off the summer!

Our program goes into effect on Thursday, June 28, starting with our TD Summer Reading Club Library Lemonade Stand Kick-Off! We’ll be handing out invitations, and all the information you’ll need to know about summer programs. All your child needs to do then is read three books, bring back the invitation, and we’ll wipe the slate clean!

Keep in mind, fines will accrue once they are registered for any items that become overdue. But we want everyone to be able to participate in the TD Summer Reading program this year, and this is our way of making it possible.

So get ready, we’re going to have a great summer!