Class Visits

Did you know that the Carleton Place Public Library has a number of classes from various schools who visit us on a monthly basis? We invite them to come when the library isn’t open, and it makes the visit fun and easy. They’ll walk down from school, take out books, and we always read something together as a group. It’s a great way to expand on their reading options, and get them outside for some fresh air.

This fall, we’re starting some of the groups off with this magical new read called FURTHERMORE by Tahereh Mafi.

Costumes, anyone?

COSTUME EXCHANGE(1)We’re trying something fun…and environmentally friendly!  A Halloween Costume Exchange!

Drop off your gently used child’s halloween costume during the last week of September, and we’ll organize them and put them out on Wednesday, October 12 for you to take! While we can’t guarantee that we’ll have one for everybody, we’re hoping this might become a community tradition. Recycling at its best!

We only wish the whole thing involved candy.

We’ve Flipped Out!

giraffeThis summer, if you’ve been following along, we’ve been adding donations from our generous patrons to a fun to “Adopt a Giraffe”. Early on, we named our buddy FLIP, and while the donations have been adding up, we’ve been keeping everyone updated on the progress. Donations have helped:

  • provide clean water
  • ensure lots of tall grasses for the habitat
  • given the giraffes a safe place to sleep at night
  • made our giraffe very happy

Of course, there are plenty of things the World Wildlife Fund does to help keep our world’s animals safe and thriving, and our donations will go towards all of their hard work. Stop by and adopt your own animal if you like, or just take a few minutes to see exactly what they do. We thought this was the perfect program in keeping with the “wild” TD Summer Reading Club theme, and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it. You can see Flip’s Progress below:


20160718_11104620160725_12032820160803_09312420160808_09473220160815_130647Thanks for dropping by to see Flip grow from your donations, and thank you for helping us to conserve the habitat of these lovely creatures! With your generous donations, we’re able to submit over $250 to the WWF program! That’s amazing!

Bye Bye Summer…

summer2016Our summer programs are done, our wonderful summer students are gone, and we’re busy gearing up for fall programming. But wasn’t it fun? We had a great time in July and August, and it was all thanks to YOU!

Thank you for:

  • attending programs,
  • taking out books, DVDs, and museum passes,
  • for downloading eBooks and audiobooks,
  • for using Flipster and Mango Languages,
  • for signing up for summer reading programs
  • for spending Book Bucks
  • for donating money to adopt a giraffe
  • for sharing treats with us after baking for book bucks
  • for getting enthusiastic about penguins
  • for bringing your children for literacy tutoring
  • for attending magic shows and visiting local museums with us
  • for enjoying our new water cooler
  • for playing Pokemon Go

…and for all of the other “wild” things that went on this summer. Stay tuned for more exciting things to come!

Grand Prize Draw coming soon…

20160819_093840If you have a young reader at home, there are still a few days left to finish up the TD Summer Reading Club program. We’ll be drawing for the Grand Prize (the wonderful basket above), and smaller prizes late next week, so make sure to come in and get the last of your penguins, stickers, ballots, and more. After that, we’ll be finished for another year.

Who will win??