Carleton Place Winter Carnival

16387347_1201530616628861_8551207839281272972_nThe Carleton Place Winter Carnival is this weekend, and you still have time to drop off your Birthday Cards for Chilly at the library!


Draw, write or craft a birthday card and drop it off in the special mailbox in the library, and we’ll make sure Chilly gets it.


The Carleton Place Winter Carnival will be featuring them on their Facebook page, as well as hanging them up to decorate the Carleton Place Canoe Club on Carnival day. One lucky winner will be drawn at random on February 25th to win a special prize. Isn’t that fun?

Parents can pick up their child’s artwork at the Canoe Club that day too! #cpwintercarnival #chillysbirthday #CPWC5

 Happy Winter Carnival-ing!

TELUS Internet & Smartphone Safety at the Library

wise2Internet and cell phone safety is a big concern for most parents. And with kids getting their own devices and being online from an early age, they need to know some smart facts about what they need to do to protect themselves online.

Kim Schreader, from our local TELUS location, will join us on Tuesday, March 14th from 2-3pm for a fun and informative session about Internet and Smartphone safety for kids. They’ll learn about all kinds of things that they probably aren’t aware are causing them to broadcast their locations, what actually stays online even after a post is deleted, and much more.

This is going to be a popular program, and is aimed at kids in Grades 4-6, so call the library today to sign up. 257-2702

We’re Crafting Tonight!

februaryWe’re really looking forward to tonight! It’s our Valentine’s Craft Night at the library!  While the event registration is full, if you drop by the library tonight, I’m sure you’ll hear a lot of excited kids working on their crafts.

We’ll have plenty of heart-y things to make, a few games, and maybe a treat or two. If your young person missed out on this, don’t fret—we still have ONE MORE craft night coming in April. Happy Valentine’s Day!

March Break!

1Our March Break calendar is going out later this week, but we thought we’d give you a bit of a teaser.  We’ll have LOTS of fun programs going on each day, many of which will be drop ins and won’t require registration, and even a few online activities!

We’ll have calendars available to pick up at the library, we’ll post some here, and on our Facebook page and website. Feel free to download these online versions in full colour, drop in to register for that special event, or give us a call for more information. We’re gearing up for lots of excitement!

Stay tuned!

Blind Date with a Book

16195594_1241718475864146_2420850322450417109_nIt’s that time of year again….Blind Date with a Book! We’ve found our favourites from the last year, and packaged them up in pretty paper and stickers! If you drop by the library anytime between now and the end of February, we’d love it if you took one home.

Some of the books have a little blurb on them to give you a hint, but why not be wild and pick one up because you like the look of the decorations? Maybe you’ll fall in love with a new author. Or maybe it’ll be a bore. But either way, it’s a lot of fun and a nice way to make the month go by a little faster.

We have a nice selection of books for adults–both fiction and non-fiction, and books for kids (8 years and older), and teens. All of them are good. Keep an open mind, and you’ll have fun.

16143316_1241719109197416_2926013362927477432_n 16179843_1241718745864119_6040080664942583363_oHappy Blind Dating!