Extra Fun at the Library

MARCHWhile we won’t have a ferris wheel at the library this week (sorry to disappoint!), we do have lots of special events going on all week. You don’t have to be signed up for something to have a good time at the library, either, especially if you’re a kid!

What are all the extra things happening during March Break?

You can drop in anytime this week, and we have things to do. How about:

  • Playing a fun game of I Spy—there’s a new one each day!
  • Doodling on the moon (yes, we’re getting out the markers again)
  • A GIANT interactive Mr. Potato Head —it’s exactly what you think
  • Book Bundles—remember those from last year? They’re even more fun now!
  • A Library Lego Sculpture—drop in for books, get 3 LEGO pieces to put on the sculpture
  • A Teen Scavenger Hunt —a new one each day…with PRIZES!
  • Weird Words all over the place!
  • ….and plenty more

Can I sign up a younger child for a program that has an age range?

Sorry, we’re going to be fairly strict about ages during programs. But, you can always ask about being added to the waiting list. If a spot opens up, we’ll give you a call.

Then what can I do with a younger child when a sibling is attending a program?

Wander around the library and participate in one of the fun things I mentioned up above. Our I Spy events are some of the most popular things we do at the library for kids, and they’ll have a lot of fun. There is a new one each day, too. Or pick up a special Book Bundle…you won’t know what books are inside until you get home, but they’ll be good for the whole family.

A Teen Scavenger Hunt? Really? Isn’t that for kids?

Come on! Teens want to have fun, too! And this one is special, and requires them to keep their eyes open, and they don’t have to leave the library to do it. Plus, did we mention prizes??

Are the Drop-In Events going to be supervised?

Plan on staying with young children at our drop-in events. These will be largely unsupervised, but we’ll make sure to pop our heads in on occasion to keep the supplies organized and take a few photos.

Where can I find out what else is happening at the library during the March Break?

Right here! We posted about our events a few weeks ago. Most things require registration, so please call ahead or drop into the library to make sure there are still spaces in the program you want.

Happy March Break, everyone!  Can’t wait to see you at the library…….

 

March Break at the Library

2Our programs for March Break (March 14-18) are starting to fill up, but we’ve still got spaces for lots of great sessions. If you’re looking for something for the kids to do that week, remember that we have tons of things ongoing at the library while another event might be going on. If you bring one child to something, stay and wait with your other kids, and take part in something fun like our Interactive Mr. Potato Head, or a new daily I Spy. We also have plenty for teens, so bring them along, too!

If you haven’t registered yet for a program, give us a call today at 613-257-2702 to save your space. And stop by soon to pick up your tickets for DANGERBOY. It’s going to be a popular event, so get your tickets while they’re still $3 each, instead of paying $4 at the door.

Hurry…March Break will be here before you know it!

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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Dangerboy is Coming!

DangerboyWe’re getting excited for March Break…and that means fun events! While we don’t have our March Break Calendars ready quite yet, we’ve got one special item to announce: DANGERBOY!

Starting today, we’re selling tickets for DANGERBOY, who will be visiting the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium on Thursday, March 17th at 10am. Tickets are $3 in advance here at the library (adults and children), and we’ll have some on sale at the door for $4 each. But tickets will probably sell fast, so make sure to drop in early to get yours!

Here’s what we’ve heard about Dangerboy:

Dangerboy is a talented circus performer who provides a melange of various art forms, including magic, juggling, plate spinning, escape and lots of fun! His interactive show will captivate you and is packed with humour and surprises you will not soon forget!

This show is aimed at children aged 4+ and their parents, so it’s the perfect way to hit those middle-of-the-break blues. If you have any questions, give us a call at the library at 257-2702 for more information.

This is going to be a dangerous morning!

March Break Success!

We had such a fun March Break last week. It was busy, but it was also very successful! Now we’re recovering. But what did we do? Lots!

march.jpgWe had THREE young writers sessions, where we wrote poetry, learned about mysteries, and made up some fractured fairy tales

  • We had a very loud and exciting session of Crazy Library Bingo! (All right now everyone…switch cards!)
  • Although we were scheduled to paint with Coke, it worked better with Kool-Aid.
  • And our Big Hero Drop In was one of the busiest afternoons we’ve had in a long time. (I think everyone was satisfied with our care.)
  • On Thursday, the great people from Radical Science visited and helped us dissect diapers, and make slime! How sublime! (Yes, that was a leftover from the Poetry Party.)
  • And our first French Storytime was a great success. We can’t wait for the next one! (Even though I promised to learn French songs for the occasion.)

Thanks for donating cash and groceries for the Food Bank, for sharing your Shelfie Selfies with us, for drawing cave art and searching for all of the fun I Spy items in the library. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Where Are you?

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Photo courtesy of Kimberly Richards at Unsplash

If you’re not one of those lucky people who will be firmly planted on a warm, sandy beach next week, join us at the library for lots of great activities for the whole family. If you haven’t picked up our March Break calendar, you can download one here.

We’re excited to see everyone. Don’t forget to bring your overdue books back, or a donation for the Food Bank, and we’ll forgive your fines! Isn’t that a BREAK?

See you Monday……..

March 2015 at the Library

Photo by Danist Soh, courtesy of UNSPLASHMarch is here and whether it comes in like a lamb or a lion, we have plenty of great things going on at the library. After the cold stretch in February,  please remember that the library is a warm spot to visit, especially if you are in need of some shelter. We’re open Monday to Thursday 1:30 – 8pm, Friday from 9:30 – 5:30pm, and Saturdays from 10am until 5pm. Drop by during those hours and find a cozy spot to sit. We’d love to see you here!

If you’re looking for things to do this month, we have lots going on. We’re well into our new Toddler Time sessions on Thursday mornings at 10am, and we also run a regular storytime on Wednesday mornings, either 9:30am or 10:15am. Please call the library for more information and to register.

Forest of Reading continues this month, and our young readers are really racing through their books!  We have several readers who have completed their category, and have moved on to another. Who will read 30 books this time? It’s up for grabs!

Of course, the BIG thing happening this month is March Break, which takes place from March 16 – 20. We’ll have all kinds of fun events for the little ones, school age, teen and even a few things for adults! Please see our earlier post for the complete schedule, or drop by the library to pick one up. We’re going to be busy!

As usual, we’ll be having our monthly Craft Club meeting on Monday, March 16th from 6-7:30pm. This is a great session for adults who like to knit, crochet, or do any number of crafts. Bring along your work, and plan on meeting up with new people who also like to craft. Refreshments provided!

Have you taken advantage of our Ancestry Database training? If you haven’t, there are still slots available for anyone who wishes to know a little bit more about how to use the service and start researching your family tree. These are one-on-one sessions, and you do need to have some computer skills in order to get started. Call us to make an appointment!

To finish up this month, we’re getting ready to write books again in April. Join us on Tuesday, March 31st for the Camp NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party!  We’ll talk about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), discuss our plans for the month of April, and give writers a few pointers to begin writing. If you’ve been taking part in our sessions which began last year, this is a fun event, and one that gets our creative juices flowing. If you haven’t been writing, but think you might have a novel in you, join us from 6-7pm to find out how we can help you write that novel in April.

We hope to see you this month. Happy March!