While we had our official Forest of Reading® Voting night back in April, the final totals were sent to Toronto to be tabulated along with results from other libraries and schools across the province. Last week, the final winners of each category were announced. And the winners are……………
THE DAY MY MOM CAME TO KINDERGARTEN by Maureen Fergus
SILVER BIRCH EXPRESS
KUNG POW CHICKEN : LET’S GET CRACKING by Cyndi Marko
SILVER BIRCH FICTION
THE NIGHT GARDENER by Jonathan Auxier
SILVER BIRCH NON-FICTION
ANNALEISE CARR : HOW I CONQUERED LAKE ONTARIO TO HELP KIDS BATTLING CANCER by Annaleise Carr as told to Deborah Ellis
RED MAPLE FICTION
THE RULE OF THREE by Eric Walters
Our library didn’t do too badly, picking a few of the overall winners. If only we didn’t have to wait until December to start reading next year’s nominees!
Okay, this isn’t an official holiday or anything, but we do have a lot of dads that come with their little ones to babytime and storytime. And it’s refreshing to see such hands-on dads!
While some dads are really lucky, the Swedish government recognizes how hard it is for fathers to spend these precious and important early years with their children. Not only do they have a very generous maternity leave in Sweden (480 days), at least 60 of these days MUST be taken by the father, or are lost altogether. Isn’t that amazing?
Photographer Johan Bävmanhas begun a photo series he calls Swedish Dads, showing just what it is like for these fathers who are tasked with taking care of their little ones. So far, he’s documented thirty dads, but is aiming for sixty, to have one for each of the paternity leave days. Drop by his website here to see some fantastic funny, heartwarming, and beautiful pictures of dads and their children in this series. You can also read about each of their stories. I guarantee this will make your Monday better!
Join us on Monday for Une Heure de Conte, at 10:30am! This is a fun French storytime for children aged 2 and up. We’ll read books, sing songs, and do a simple craft. Everyone will have the chance to take home great French books after, too!
There is only one more in June before we begin our summer schedule, so don’t miss out!
It sounds like a joke, but the people at Netflix have announced they are adapting the classic GREEN EGGS AND HAM into a 13-part animated series. Executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and the people at Netflix released this official media report:
Issued from Netflix headquarters.
Delivered straight to all reporters.
We’d love to share some happy news
based on the rhymes of Dr. Seuss. Green Eggs and Ham will become a show
and you’re among the first to know.
In this richly animated production,
a 13-episode introduction,
standoffish inventor (Guy, by name)
and Sam-I-Am of worldwide fame,
embark on a cross-country trip
that tests the limits of their friendship.
As they learn to try new things,
they find out what adventure brings.
Of course they also get to eat
that famous green and tasty treat!
It’s the very special day that only happens once a year…..May the 4th…Star Wars Day! And we have plenty of great Star Wars books on display today. Drop in, pick one up, and enjoy a great story tonight.
We had a great group in for Spring Craft Night at the library this week. Our young crafters gave it their all and really got creative! We made butterflies, and decorated bird houses. We couldn’t have had more fun if we’d tried!
This is the last craft night until the fall, but don’t worry….we have plenty of things to offer this summer for kids of all ages. Keep watching for the summer calendar. It’s only a few weeks away…..
Yes, this year, the Carleton Place Public Library will be participating in the Free Comic Book Day put on by the BIA. We’re excited to announce not only will we have free comic books for all those young superheros to pick up, but we’re hosting a puppet show as well!
Drop by Reads Book Shop on Saturday, May 2nd at 11am to pick up your mission cards, then start collecting your free comic books around town. At the library, we’ll have not one, but TWO fantastic puppet shows by the people fromRock the Arts, one at 12:30 and another at 1:30pm. It’ll be a SUPERHERO SHOWDOWN!
Spaces are limited, so make sure to get here early!