Tech Thursdays!

techAre you having trouble figuring out your email? Finding that new tablet confusing? Wanting to learn how to download eBooks or Audiobooks? We can help!

We’re now offering “Tech Thursdays at the Library!” Sign up for a one-on-one session, and we show you the basics, or help you get past that stumbling block. Give us a call to reserve your space with Caroline, starting today!


Yalp’s Friday Round Up!


This was a BUSY week for us at the library….and we were closed on Monday! It sure does make the days goes fast, however.

Yalp was in charge of fun, as usual, and the results were amazing. This week:

  • We participated in the Bridge Street Bazaar and gave out tons of creative buttons. Did you get yours?
  • We had a brand new round of literacy tutoring participants, and they are adding so many apples to the reading tree, I don’t know if there will be enough room for them all! Yay, readers!
  • Thursday was a Splash-tastic kind of day! If you heard lots of laughter coming from the park behind the library, it was likely our young participants in “Make A Splash” day!
  • Book Bundles continue to be popular in the TD Summer Reading Club. If you haven’t been to the library this summer, we have an amazing selection of bags full of books for the kids, all themed so that you can just drop in and pick up a bag. We’ve made picking books for the kids really easy!
  • Our DVD collection is growing, and recently we added movies like “It Follows”, “Woman in Gold”, “Get Hard”, and “The Duff”. Have you taken out a movie lately?

If you’re looking for things for the kids to do next week, we have plenty going on. Drop in and pick up a calendar or simply come by to take out a movie, participate in our weekly I Spy game, or use our free WiFi. We’d love to see you!

Summer Reading Help

summer tutorIf you have a young reader in Kindergarten in our community, you might be one of the lucky ones to take part in our first summer of the Lanark Literacy Tutoring Program. All of the surrounding libraries in Lanark County are running some sort of literacy tutoring program throughout the summer (some even run them all school year long as well), so we are excited to jump into the mix.

Over the last month, our literacy tutor, Erica, has taken extensive training to help prepare her for the young people she’ll be working with this summer. She’s put together an exciting and encouraging program for these students who need a little coaching to keep their literacy skills strong over the summer months.

If your family was contacted by your school regarding this program and you filled in the registration papers, Erica will be contacting you over the next few days to arrange your child’s tutoring session this summer. It will be a two-week session, an hour each day, with some fun “homework” to help support your child in his or her reading efforts.

As well, each child will be participating in our TD Summer Reading Club program at the library (although in a slightly different way), so we’re hopeful they’ll have fun, learn some skills…and take home some extras from the library this summer.

Just a reminder, there will be a Parent Information Session on Monday, June 29th from 6-7pm at the Carleton Place Public Library. Parents will receive the starter kit, sign some important forms, and will be able to pay the $15 fee for supplies (fees will be waived if necessary). Please plan to attend. If you can’t make it, please let us know so that we can provide an alternate plan to get your child started with summer reading.

Summer Planning Underway

Summer Reading Calendar Coming Soon!While you might not realize it, we’ve been working on summer programming for a couple of months now. Things are taking good shape, and we’ll have the summer calendar out really soon, we promise! Keep watch here, on our library Facebook page, and when you drop into the library…we’ll let you know when it’s available (and make a copy available online, too).

We’ll have lots of fun reading programs, including the TD Summer Reading Club for children, special events, weekly programs in the library, and much more. Make a “Play” date with us at the library…we promise lots of fun!

New Positions

libraryYes, there are some changes in the works here at the Carleton Place Public Library with one of our longtime staff members retiring at the end of June. We’ll be sad to see her go, but we’re also looking ahead to new adventures, and that means hiring some new staff.

We have two part-time positions opening up at the library: a Materials Processing Clerk, and an Adult Services and Outreach Coordinator. Applications for both positions, and a detailed job description can be found on our library catalog right here.

If you’re interested in applying for either of the positions, we’re accepting resumes until noon on Thursday, June 11/15. Please quote the job title you’re interested in, and either drop off your resume to the library, or send it to

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Check Out a Skill!

skillCheck out a Skill at the library is only in the mid-week phase, but it’s already been super popular, and helpful to those participating.  We still have sessions that are available if you have a technology skill you’d like to learn….anything from setting up an email, to opening a browser for the first time, to downloading audiobooks to your phone. Whatever your questions, we’ve got the answers.

Call us to book a half hour session sometime later this week, or next week. Our fabulous Skill Master, Caroline, will guide you through the steps to learn a new skill. Bring along your laptop, tablet, phone or other device you want to learn, or we can book you on one of our own computers to assist with the session. So far, it’s been a popular program, and maybe something we’ll be able to offer up periodically at the library.

So, check out a new skill today! (Or next week!)

They’re Human

Don’t forget, this weekend is the Lanark County Human Library Project. We’ve got four spectacular Human Books lined up, and the spaces are filling up fast.  If you’d like to reserve your space to speak with any of our featured books, please drop by the website to get your ticket. (If you’re unable to print one off at home, drop by the library and we’ll do it for you!)

humanfourThis is a fun project that each library in Lanark County will be running this weekend, with different Human Books to be reserved. The sessions are bound to be fascinating, and you can either ask the participants questions, or just sit and listen to them talk about their projects.

Please give us a call if you have any questions about reserving your space, or about the Human Library project in general. See you on Saturday!