Costumes, anyone?

COSTUME EXCHANGE(1)We’re trying something fun…and environmentally friendly!  A Halloween Costume Exchange!

Drop off your gently used child’s halloween costume during the last week of September, and we’ll organize them and put them out on Wednesday, October 12 for you to take! While we can’t guarantee that we’ll have one for everybody, we’re hoping this might become a community tradition. Recycling at its best!

We only wish the whole thing involved candy.

Only Three Photos, Please.

Recently, the CBC Radio Program “Q” had an episode regarding those endless vacation photos people always post on their social media sites. While for some people, it’s a way to keep their collection of photos in one place so that they can look back on them five years from now and reminisce. But for those of us who are logging in to check our Facebook or Instagram feeds for five minutes, getting sucked into mediocre or over-filtered photos that go on and on, can be annoying.

Henry Alford, author of  WOULD IT KILL YOU TO STOP DOING THAT? : A MODERN GUIDE TO MANNERS, says that to stay within proper social etiquette and not annoy your friends and followers, you should only post a MAXIMUM of three vacation photos, stay away from those filters, and don’t try too hard to make your life appear “special”.

killIf you’d like to know a little more about this radio program, and hear more from Alford, you can drop by the episode entitled “How Not to be a Jerk About Sharing Vacation Photos”. And then get to your Facebook page and edit!!!

Happy Long Weekend!

Happy(5)Yes, it’s the last long weekend of summer, and a lot of kids are getting ready to go back to school (or have already been back for a week and need a holiday)! We hope that your summer has been as active and fun as ours was, and that you’re ready to face fall with gusto!

Just a reminder, the library will be CLOSED on Monday, Sept. 5th, but you can still return items in our blue box whenever you like. We’ll be revamping the library by taking down summer decorations, putting up posters for our exciting roster of fall programming, and doing a general clean up.  What will you be doing with this long weekend?

For all of our young readers, Sept. 6 – 10 will be the last week of reading programs, so make sure to drop by this week to get your stickers, penguins, and ballots.  We’ll draw for some exciting summer prizes at the end of the week, and will notify winners by phone early next week.

Teens….this will also be your last Book Buck Spending week!  Our window display will be filled with TONS of items to purchase with your book bucks, so make sure to come out and spend, spend, spend! Your book bucks won’t be any good after this, so don’t keep them. We’ll have something from $1 – $16, and our window will evolve as the week goes on. Come once, or come every day. It’s going to be a great week!

Have a safe and happy long weekend, everyone! See you on Tuesday, Sept. 6th!

It’s the LONG WEEKEND!!

13735569_1076719345697394_6099380073571312466_oJust a reminder that it’s the long weekend coming up. We’re open today and Saturday regular hours, but the library will be closed on Sunday and Monday. Drop in to renew items, get DVDs and more before it’s too late!

If you have items to return, feel free to put them in our blue return box outside the library anytime this weekend.  We’ll get them on Tuesday.

And if you’re looking at the August schedule, you’ll know we have some fun programs coming up next week for the kids. Call to sign up today so that they don’t lose out! You can access the library catalog by clicking here, or on the photo above.

Have a great long weekend! Stay safe, everyone, and we’ll see you on Tuesday!

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!

CLOSED on GOOD FRIDAY & EASTER MONDAY

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.