The Long Weekend

Happy(1)This is just a reminder that the library will be CLOSED on Monday, May 23rd. We will be open regular hours today (9:30am – 5:30pm), and Saturday (10am – 5pm), so if you need materials, please make sure to get in before we close.

If you need to return items, please feel free to leave them in our large blue outdoor return box. You won’t be charged any fines on days we are closed.

Museum passes will be at a minimum this weekend, we assume, so you can check on availability by going to our website and clicking on the large green MUSEUM block on the top left of the page. These passes will be available on a first come, first served basis, so keep checking to see if the one you’re waiting for has been returned.  We can’t hold them, but you might get lucky!

The staff at the Carleton Place Public Library wishes everyone a safe and happy long weekend! See you on Tuesday……

Bunny Run in Carleton Place

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend, the Carleton Place BIA is hosting its 9th Annual Bunny Run!

BIAWhile we’re not taking part, this is a super fun event for kids. Drop by the website to see where all of the fun takes place, then get your kids to Bridge Street on Saturday morning to chase down those Easter treats!


Good Friday & Easter MondayThis is a long weekend for most of us, and we just want to remind patrons that the Carleton Place Public Library will be CLOSED on Friday, March 25th, and Monday, March 28th for Easter weekend.

We’ll still be open on Saturday, March 26 from 10am – 5pm, so if you need books, magazines, DVDs or anything else, drop by the library to pick them up. But what’s great about this long weekend is that you can return items to the library on the days we’re closed now that we have our fabulous new blue return box! Just one more way we’re trying to make your library experience even better!

If you have any questions about our closure, please feel free to give us a call today or Saturday at 257-2702. As usual, if you call outside of library hours, we’ll get back to you as soon as we get your message.

Legos, French Stories, and Holidays

Yes, it’s a busy day here at the library. Don’t forget, we’re back to our regularly scheduled French Storytime at 10:30am. This is for all ages, and no registration is required. We have great stories for the whole family, and a simple colouring session to keep everyone busy.

While you’re here, plan on staying for our Lego Drop in this afternoon between 2-4pm. Sure, it might not be a PA Day for everyone, but if you are around and looking for something for your young one to do, we’ll have lots of Lego out to play with. Plan on staying…this will be largely unsupervised.

SPIRITEDAnd don’t forget, the library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15 for Family Day. Please keep all returns until Tuesday at 9am when the blue return box will go out. Don’t worry…you won’t be charged any fines for the days we’re not open.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

It’s Valentine’s Craft Night at the Library!

Untitled design(2)It’s Valentine’s Craft Night at the library….our first craft night of the year! We’re looking forward to having our young friends join us for crafts, games, and treats tonight from 6-7pm.

Our craft nights are always popular, and the spaces have been filled for a while, so make sure to keep an eye on the blog or our Facebook page for future events like this.

What are we making tonight? Check out our Facebook page tomorrow to see the results. I’m sure there will be a red heart, or two.

March Break Menu!

We’re excited to put out our “March Break Menu” today for a fun week of programs (March 14-18, 2016) and drop-in events for our patrons of all ages. Please stop by to pick up your copy and get signing up for programs–they’ll fill up fast!

Most of our events are free (except for the DANGERBOY performance on Thursday, March 17th), but we do require registration for a lot of them, so please read the guidelines carefully to avoid disappointment.

You’ll also notice that we have plenty of great things going on every single day that don’t require you to attend a program. If you’re here with kids and need something to do while you’re waiting for another child who might be signed up for a program, take part in one of the fun things like our Interactive Mr. Potato Head, or Doodle on the Moon. We’ll also have I Spy, a Teen Scavenger Hunt, and much, much more….so don’t miss out. We’re the hottest destination in town for March Break!

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