Museum Passes

13927388698_042687a6f3_bCanadian Museum of Nature photo credit to Ottawa Tourism

With the long weekend upon us, we’re seeing a lot of activity regarding the museum passes we have for Ottawa and Brockville attractions. Just a few reminders:

  • most museum passes go out for FOUR days (which includes the day you pick it up, and the day you must return it), the exception being the Brockville Aquatarium which goes out for a week
  • passes go out on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • You’re welcome to call us to check on availability, or go online to and check under the “Museum Passes” tab
  • We have multiple passes for each museum, but some will be more popular than others
  • If you keep a museum pass out past the due date, fines are $5 per day

These are such a popular item in the library, and understandably so. The passes allow FIVE admissions (usually two adults and up to three children), and make going to see the exhibits much more affordable. While we would love to have an unlimited number of passes for each museum, we do not. Please keep in mind that the loan policies we have put in place are to make it easier for everyone to have the opportunity to experience exhibits, not to make it impossible. We will certainly call a patron if a pass is very overdue, however, we cannot call simply because it is a day late. It is up to patrons to return items on time, and we hope that everyone will appreciate that these are in high demand, and get their passes back promptly.

The library isn’t just about books anymore!

A Visit to the Museum!

museumIn August, we have plans to visit the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum in Carleton Place with a group of kids. This is always such a fun afternoon, and it is not only interesting, but always leaves us wanting to go back. The people are so friendly, and they make the town’s history exciting and relevant to all of their visitors.


While we were slated to go on Wednesday, August 17th, we are now going on Wednesday, August 10th from 1-2pm!! (Just a little scheduling conflict that couldn’t be helped.)  While you register for this visit for another few weeks, we wanted to give everyone a bit of a heads up. The program is for children aged 7 – 11, and we’ll be meeting over at the museum for 1pm that day, so mark it on your calendars!

Get ready for a fun afternoon!


rynestone.jpgWe’re excited that the week Rynestone is visiting is finally here! If you haven’t got your tickets yet, they’re still on sale here at the library for $3 each, children and adults. And if you decide you’d like to attend, we’ll have some available at the door on the day of the event for $4 each. Don’t delay….you’ll save some money.

This is a fun magic show for all ages, and we’re suggesting an audience of children and families aged 4 and up. The show takes place at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium (which has A/C), on Thursday, July 21st at 10am. If you’re worried about taking the large staircase up, the elevator will be available, and will hold strollers and wheelchairs.

You can call us at 257-2702 for more information, or drop by to pick up your tickets.

Une Heure de Conte en Francais

Espresso ShotToday is the day!  French storytime is back!  Join us at 10:30am for fun stories, songs and more…en francais!

No registration is necessary, and this is aimed at all ages, but is most appropriate for children aged 3-7, with some knowledge of French.

See you at the library!

Hey Toddlers!

TODDLER TIMEThis morning is our first Toddler Time of the summer. We’re excited to have these little people (ages 1 – 2 years) back at the library for a session. We start at 9:30am, so call to register if you haven’t already. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone!

This is a great transition program for children who were in babytime, but might not have the stamina or attention span for Storytime yet. We’ll sing songs, do lots of fun rhymes, read books and more!  It’s going to be a nice way to introduce your toddler to the library.

Call us to register for this 6 week program at 257-2702.

What’s Going On?

Summer StorytimeThis is a fun week for us at the library. We’re starting ALL of our summer programs! That also means our reading programs have begun. But wait…what can you do this week at the library?

  • Participate in an art class with the amazing Matt MacKay!
  • Take part in a fun crafting program for kids on Tuesday or Thursday (see calendar for schedule)
  • Sign up for Storytime for Wednesday
  • Join the Young Writers on Wednesday
  • Meet up with our adult writers for our first Camp NaNoWriMo meeting of the summer on Tuesday afternoon
  • Adults can also do a FUN craft on Thursday mornings!
  • Take in a MOVIE on Thursday afternoon! (It’s going to be a fun, cool place for the kids)
  • Toddler sessions begin Thursday mornings
  • Join us for Une Heure de Conte en Francais on Friday morning
  • Friday afternoon is all about the Lego!

All of these programs can be found in our calendar at the top of this page, or on our website at

But…..we also have THESE fun things you can participate in when you drop by the library anytime….

  • Fill out a ballot to win a library gold card (that means no fines all summer)
  • Donate your dimes to our “Adopt a Giraffe” program
  • Read some of our “Wild” trivia placed all around the library
  • Pick up an ADULT summer reading kit and maybe win a great prize!
  • Find the weekly I Spy search
  • Fill out ballots to win signed books in the Teen area, or our weekly prize!

If you have any questions, give us a call at the library today at 257-2702. We’re going to have a wild summer!