It’s the Long Weekend!

Here it is…the first long weekend of summer!  The library will be closed on Monday, July 1st for Canada Day, so make sure you drop in sometime today or tomorrow to get all of your library items.

Friday, June 28th is the Library Lemonade Stand and Summer Reading Kick-Off, from 1:30pm-3:30pm. We’ll be handing out all of our summer registration kits, as well as cold glasses of lemonade. Don’t forget to stop by!

And if you can’t make it to the Lemonade Stand, you can sign up for summer reading at any point after. Saturday is the perfect day to do that, pick up a museum pass (if there are any left), and check out items. It’ll be busy, but we’ll get you in and out as quickly as possible. We don’t want you to miss out on any of this long weekend!

You can return any items to our Library Return Box on the front steps, 24/7. And you won’t be charged fines for any days we’re not open, so don’t stress. Don’t forget, you can always renew your items online, too. All you need is your library card and PIN.

Happy Canada Day weekend!!

Literacy Info and Appreciation Night

Tonight’s the night!  It’s our Literacy Info and Appreciation Night!

Join us at 6pm for a short info session with our Summer Literacy Tutors Gracey and Molly. They’ll give a brief rundown of their plans for the tutoring sessions, answer questions, and allow parents to try out some of the literacy manipulatives.

We’ll also be welcoming patrons who donated this spring toward our Literacy program. We have so many generous people in our community who love the library, and chose to give charitably to this wonderful program. Because of them, we’re able to have two tutors, provide tutoring sessions to 24 children from our area, and this year, we’ll also be able to offer Flex Fridays!

What are Flex Fridays? Parents have been asking for more sessions, longer sessions, and more flexibility in session times. We responded by opening up Fridays to everyone with a reading-buddy style program. Each session will run for 30 minutes, with participants reading from a book they are already working on. Our tutors will offer support, and give some fluency tips, but basically, they’ll make sure your young reader isn’t losing their reading skills over the summer. Sign up for one session, or sign up each week–it’s going to be a beneficial program!

If you have a child already registered for the Literacy Tutoring program, please join us tonight for refreshments, and bring your questions. And if you made a donation to the program this spring, we’d love to have you attend as well!

See you tonight at the library!

Magic Show!

Join us at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium on Wednesday, July 24 at 10am for magic and fun with Eccentric Adam!  He’ll wow the audience with his mix of humour, magic tricks, juggling act, and maybe even a few puppets! We’re so excited to have him back!

Tickets are on sale now at the library for $3 each—children and adults, and will be available at the door on the day of the event for $4 each. This show is perfect for families, and aimed at children aged 4 and up.

Call us at the library if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!


It’s nice to see that kids follow their favourite authors just like adults. Lately, we’ve been getting lots of questions about Raina Telgemeier’s GUTS, which doesn’t officially come out until September. GUTS is another one of Telgemeier’s true, heartfelt stories about growing up. Her other books SMILE, DRAMA, and SISTERS circulate widely in our library, and we’re sure this one will, too.

If you’d like to get your name on the list early, drop by to place a hold, or use your library card and PIN online to do it yourself!

Toddler Time

We’ll be starting a Toddler Time session again at the library, beginning Thursday, July 4th, and running through to August 8. It’s a fun 25 minute program starting at 9:30am each week, for children aged 1-2 years old. This pre-literacy program focuses on activities to get children thinking, playing, singing, and much more—all wrapped up in a safe library environment.

Registration is required, and this program will fill up quickly, so be sure to give us a call right away. We won’t have another toddler session until late in the fall, so this is a great opportunity to have your child participate in one of our programs!

Feel free to give us a call at 257-2702 for more information!