Happy Family Day

The library is CLOSED today. Please enjoy this nice long weekend with your family. See you tomorrow when we open at 1:30pm!


Don’t Let This Be You

We’ve all been there. It’s Sunday morning during a long weekend, and we realize…..we’re out of books!!

Yes, this is Family Day Weekend, and that means the library will be closed on Monday. If you are a regular user of our online services, you’ll still have access to everything from ebooks to magazines to movies, but if not, you’ll want to make sure you drop by the library before we close on Saturday. You can stock up your card with books, DVDs, magazines, puzzles, museum passes, and more! We’re open today from 9:30am – 5:30pm, and Saturday from 10am – 5pm.  But after that, you’re on your own for a few days.

Feel free to drop off returns anytime this weekend to our blue return box. You won’t be charged fines for Sunday or Monday, so it’s a great time to get those books back to us!

We’ll be here bright and early on Tuesday morning, prepping new books, getting programs ready, organizing schedules and events, and much more, so feel free to call us to sign up for programs, or to place holds before we open at 1:30pm.

Have a happy long weekend, everyone!

March Break Plans!

It’s just early February, but we’re already thinking about March. Our March Break calendar goes out today, and we’re excited about all of the fun we’re going to have!

Each day, we’ll have something going on in the library, whether you drop in, or register for a program. Take a look at the calendar, choose an event, and we’ll see you at the library!

You can download the calendar here, or drop in and pick up a nice, printed version. The contents are the same, but it all depends on you. Most programs this year are drop in…no registration required, but there are a couple that will require you to sign up ahead of time, or drop in to pick up a ticket. Read each event carefully, or call us to find out more. We wouldn’t want someone to be disappointed if a session fills up quickly!

As usual, we’ll have fun things going on at the library that you can take part in no matter what time you come in. Our ever popular daily I Spy game, Giant Sudoku, caption contests and much more will be available from Monday, March 12 – Friday, March 16. And if you can’t make it into the library, there will be something fun each day online on our Facebook page.

Our big event comes on Thursday, March 15th at 10am. Join us at the Carleton Place Town Hall for Eccentric Adam…and wild and fun comedic clown/magician/juggler/entertainer. We’ve got tickets on sale now at the library for $3 each (Adults and Children), or for $4 at the door on the day of the event. It’s going to be a fun family-friendly event, appropriate for children 4 and up (but feel free to bring along a younger child if you think they’ll be able to sit for a 40-minute show).

We’re going WILD during the March Break. What will YOU be doing?


As with many places in town, the library will be closed occasionally throughout the holidays. Please make sure to drop in on the days we’re open to update your checkouts, get your PIN so that you’re ready for any new devices you might receive as gifts, and get stocked up on books and DVDs.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 —– Open 10am – 5pm




WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 —- Open 1:30pm- 8:00pm

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28 —- Open 1:30pm – 8:00pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 —- Open 9:30am – 5:30pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 —- Open 10:00am – 5:00pm




Don’t forget—we don’t charge fines for the days we’re not open. And you can return items 24 hours a day, even on the days we’re closed. Just swing by and place your items in the appropriate slot in our blue return box out front.

Happy Holidaying….

Gift Giving Ideas

Have you finished all of your shopping yet? Stuck for ideas? I came across a wonderful and practical blog post that has “11 Minimalist Gift Ideas That Add to Happiness, Not Clutter”.

We’re not talking minimalist gifts like one of these Modern Nativity DIY sets (although c’mon…this is brilliant). No, these minimalist gift ideas are to inspire less waste, less clutter, and less fuss. But they’re all fantastic ideas (like giving a Texture Magazine subscription that can be read on a tablet or computer, or how about a single season’s worth of yoga classes).

Go ahead, click on the article and become inspired. Maybe you even have a few suggestions of your own for our readers? Comment below, and provide links if you have them. Inspire us!

Christmas Storytime Drop In

Bundle the kids into their pajamas and drop by the library tonight at 6pm for a fun Christmas Storytime! No registration required…and children of all ages are welcome. We’ll read Christmas stories, sing songs, and get the kiddies all ready for a slumber full of sugarplum dreams.

See you at 6pm!