Happy Long Weekend!

Just a reminder, the library will be closed on Monday, May 20th for the holiday weekend. Make sure to drop in today or Saturday to renew items, check out new items, or pick up your PIN so that you can access our online resources.

We hope everyone has a very safe and happy long weekend! See you on Tuesday!


Mother’s Day Alternatives

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12th (you’re welcome), but instead of giving her flowers this year, why not celebrate supporting local businesses? You’ll end up getting her something unique, and make your community stronger in the process.

A few suggestions from a librarian who sees lots of moms everyday?

  • buy her a boxed set of DVDs—The Crown, Game of Thrones, or any of the BBC series would probably be a big hit.
  • think about a nice stack of books as an alternative to flowers. Choose her favourite author, or pick several according to the genre she likes to read.
  • a spa package or gift card probably wouldn’t be frowned upon. Moms are tired!
  • a gift card to a local coffee shop or restaurant, for those early morning drop offs or escapes at lunch
  • buy her a subscription to her favourite magazine, or go all out and get her a nice tablet to read them online! (If she has a library card, she can access tons of great magazines online through our website—for free!)

We hope you enjoy this weekend and celebrate the moms in your life!

Good Friday

The library will be CLOSED today in observance of Good Friday. Please note our holiday weekend hours:

Friday, April 19    CLOSED

Saturday, April 20    10am – 5pm

Sunday, April 21    CLOSED

Monday, April 22   CLOSED


Make sure to drop in on Saturday to renew items, pick up new items, or ask for your PIN so that you can download eBooks or Audiobooks from Libby or Hoopla over the long weekend.  We’ll be back open on Tuesday, regular hours.

In the meantime, feel free to drop by our website at http://carletonplacelibrary.ca

Happy Easter Weekend!



Holiday Hours

The Carleton Place Public Library will be closed off and on over the holidays, and we don’t want you to miss out. Make sure to get in on the days we’re open to renew items, check out new items, grab your PIN (in case you get a fancy new device for Christmas!), and use our free WiFi.

Our holiday hours are as follows:

Saturday, December 22     10am – 5pm

Sunday, December 23      CLOSED

Monday, December 24   9am – noon  *special hours!

Tuesday, December 25     CLOSED

Wednesday, December 26  CLOSED

Thursday, December 27     1:30pm – 8pm

Friday, December 28   9:30am – 5:30pm

Saturday, December 29    10am – 5pm

Sunday, December 30   CLOSED

Monday, December 31   9am – noon  *special hours!

Tuesday, January 1   CLOSED


None of your items will be due on days we’re closed, so you won’t be charged fines. Keep in mind we have two special days with different hours…Monday, Dec. 24 & Monday, Dec. 31.  If your items are due those days, you can return them to the blue box, or stop in while we’re open.

We’ll keep an eye on Facebook and our contact email when we’re closed, but we might not be able to respond right away, so please keep that in mind.

Happy Holidays!

Christmas Drop In

Our Teen Advisory Group has been busy planning a super fun Christmas Drop In. Join us on Saturday, December 15 from 10am – noon for Christmas crafts, and I Spy, treats…and a few surprises!

We’ll also have a Christmas storytime at 10:30am and 11:30am, so make sure to be here for one of those sessions.  This is “Santa’s Library” at its best, and is suitable for all ages. No registration is required….come for a few minutes, or stay the whole time. The elves are looking forward to it!

The Elf Cards are Ready!

Cocoa is coming back to the library on December 1st! And that means we’ll be starting our fun Elf Sighting Game. Download your card here, or pick one up at the front desk, and start watching. We’ll post Cocoa’s whereabouts each day on Facebook, or you might drop by the library to find him. If you see him in one of the situations listed on the card, check it off. Complete your card and bring it in by Friday, December 21st to be entered into a draw for “Cocoa’s Favourite Things”. We’ll draw for a fun gift basket full of Christmas-y things over the holidays.

Even if you don’t want to play, make sure to visit our Carleton Place Library Facebook page each day to see what Cocoa’s up to. It’s bound to be festive!