Une Heure de Conte en Francais

Our French Storytime is a wonderful regular session for children who are just learning French, or who speak it at home a bit. We read stories in both French and English, sing a few songs, and work on some French vocabulary–all in a fun, relaxed setting. This is a great  program for all ages, but especially younger children.

We’re starting again on Friday, Sept. 15 and it’ll run through Nov. 24th–all sessions at 10:30am. No registration is required. Just drop in and be ready to parlez Francais!



Minecraft: The Island

Get ready for it…Minecraft, the novel!  If you have young people at home, no doubt you’ve seen the pixel-heavy game Minecraft. While it stumps most adults as to why kids today would want to play a game that looks so “simple” compared to the graphic-heavy games of today. But they’ve taken to the challenges of building and creating in this world like no other game out there.  And now, there’s a novel.

MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND by Max Brooks, was released in mid-July, and follows the story of the hero who is stranded on Minecraft Island and must figure out a way to escape. No doubt this will be a popular series with its young fans. Only time will tell if it will move from one generation to the next!

Programs are Back!

Next week, our programs are starting again! If you haven’t signed up for something good, make sure you take a look at our calendar and give us a call. Some programs are full, but we have spaces for many more (and don’t forget our great drop ins).

You can find our entire schedule right here: http://carletonplacelibrary.ca

See you at the library!

Long weekend!

It’s back to school time, and that means a long weekend! The library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 4th, but you can still return items to our blue return box on the front steps. Make sure to come in this weekend for all of your long week reading and viewing items. Don’t worry, we won’t charge you for any days we’re closed, so it’s like a free day! Enjoy!

We’ll be back in the library on Tuesday, September 5th. See you at 1:30pm!

Hey, Young Writers!

If you have a young writer at home aged 7-11, we’re running a series of four writing workshops this fall. We’ll discuss what makes a good story, how to make a story better, and work on fun aspects of writing overall.

This workshops requires registration, and the participants are expected to attend all four, from beginning to end. (Sorry, once we start, we can’t add participants.) We’re meeting Tuesdays from 6-7pm, September 12 – October 3rd. At the end of the series, we’ll be posting the stories on our writing blog, and in the library! It’s going to be exciting!

It’s Storytime Again!

It’s that time of year again—-all of our fun fall programs are beginning again, including one of our favourites, Storytime!

Registration begins today for this program aimed at 2-5 year olds. We run two sessions on Wednesday mornings, one at 9:30am, and another at 10:15am. Each one will include books, songs, rhymes, and lots of fun. We focus on the five basics of early literacy—–reading, writing, playing, singing and talking. It’s a great way to give your children some exposure to social settings, learning skills in a group, and to meet some new friends. This is especially important if your child doesn’t attend a daycare, or isn’t involved in activities outside the home (it’s important for parents, too!).

Call us today to sign up for one of the sessions, which begins on Wednesday, September 13th. We’re looking forward to having some of our favourite young friends back at the library, and to meeting new ones!