Lemonade, anyone?

20150525_111619We’re getting ready for the annual Library Lemonade Stand Summer Reading Kick-Off event! Whew!  That’s a mouthful, but it’s always a lot of fun. It’s a great way for kids to get to know what the program is all about, and have some lemonade, too.

Join us on Thursday, July 2nd on the front steps of the library from 1-3pm. We’ll have two kinds of lemonade, we’ll hand out our summer calendar, and give out invitations for the TD Summer Reading Club of 2015.

If your young reader has never done this program before, we’ll answer all of your questions. And if they have, they’ll be eager to pick up the calendar and get going to start earning STUFF. Yes, there is stuff!

Rain or shine, we’ll be on the front library steps. Save a little of that Canada Day celebration attitude for July 2nd……we’re going to have some FUN!

Young Writers are Doing It Again!

It’s summertime, and that means fun programs for kids! And we couldn’t have a summer program without offering a fun session for our Young Writers. This program has proven to be a lot of fun, and we love to see the creativity pouring out of our young patrons.

Young Writers SummerSessions will take place on Tuesday afternoons at the library, beginning July 7th. We’ll have two groups…..1-2pm for kids aged 7-11 years, and 2-3pm for teens 12-16 years.

Registration is taking place now, so if you have a young writer who might like to take part, give us a call today at 613-257-2702 to reserve a space. It’s going to be a fun summer!

It’s Summer at the Library!

TD Summer Reading Club 2015Okay, it isn’t summer yet, but we’re getting ready for it. And that means the Summer Calendar is out! We have plenty of fun options for out patrons this summer, from children to teens, and even adults.

Print off a basic calendar here, but drop in to pick up the “official” paper copy. Inside, we’ve answered all your questions about the programs, and there is also information about programs not listed on the calendar due to space restrictions.

TD Summer Reading Club July calendarTD Summer Reading Club August 2015 calendar

  • Along with fun daily activities, we’ll be running the TD Summer Reading Club 2015 for children aged 2-11. Pick up an invitation at the Library Lemonade Stand on July 2nd, or anytime after that to start reading.
  • We’ll also be doing Book Buck Bingo again this summer for our teens in Grades 5 and up. This is a POPULAR program, so be sure to get your bingo card starting July 2nd as well. 
  • And for the adults, we’re doing “Goodies for Grown Ups” once again. It’s a slightly different format this year, but it will still be a lot of fun…and you can read what you want!

Stay tuned for more summer fun coming up soon!


TD Summer Reading Club 2015We’re visiting schools this week to talk about the TD Summer Reading Club 2015 which will start in July at the Carleton Place Public Library. That means, you might have kids come home talking about rushing to the library to join. There is no hurry.

First up, the Library Lemonade Stand Kick-Off to Summer Reading event on Thursday, July 2nd from 1-3pm. We’ll give your child everything he/she needs to start off summer with a bang…plus there will be lemonade! (And it’s all free!)

So, save a little Canada Day spirit, and drop by the library on July 2nd to get going. Our good friend YALP (he’s the cute little guy you see above), will be joining us at the schools, and will be there during the lemonade stand. He might also be a fun part of your child’s summer. Drop by the library in July to find out more!

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, special events, weekly programs in the library, and much more. Make a “Play” date with us at the library…we promise lots of fun!


Welcome back, Sarah!

We’re gearing up for summer here at the library, and that means saying goodbye to old friends, and welcoming back friends we haven’t seen in a while. And it’s going to be an exciting summer!

If you’re at the library over the next few months, you’ll likely run into our summer student in charge of running the children’s fun activities in July and August. And she’s a familiar face…our lovely former page, Sarah!

sarah.jpgSarah will be busy planning and prepping the calendar this week, so look for it in the next week or so. We’re excited about so many new projects and ideas…it’s going to be a great couple of months, with lots of activities for children, teens and adults.

Summer Reading is back!


Reading Help

You’ve probably noticed a lot of changes at the library in the past year. It’s been an exciting time for all of us, and one of the newest challenges is going to be a rewarding summer tutoring program for youngsters in our community. We’re pairing up with two local schools this summer to provide a one-on-one reading program for students who face losing reading skills over the summer months. This is part of a County-wide literacy project called the Lanark County Summer Literacy project.

20150525_150928We’d like to welcome Erica to the Carleton Place Public Library as our summer tutor! Erica will be working closely with the schools this month to help them identify children in need of this program, and then with the children over the upcoming weeks to keep their reading skills strong. She’ll implement tactics learned during an extensive training program, and encourage each emergent readers to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club in a variety of ways. She’s a wonderful addition to our summer programming, and we’re delighted to have her with us.

So, if you see Erica and her young readers in the library this summer, rest assured this is one program that is going to make a difference in the lives of our local children. We’ll report on how we did at the end of the summer, so make sure to check back in August!