Magic Show!

Join us at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium on Wednesday, July 24 at 10am for magic and fun with Eccentric Adam!  He’ll wow the audience with his mix of humour, magic tricks, juggling act, and maybe even a few puppets! We’re so excited to have him back!

Tickets are on sale now at the library for $3 each—children and adults, and will be available at the door on the day of the event for $4 each. This show is perfect for families, and aimed at children aged 4 and up.

Call us at the library if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

It’s here!

Our summer calendar has just gone out!  We’re excited to have so much going on—and still coming off our big win from last year’s TD Summer Reading Club!  It’s going to be a great summer!

Download our calendar here, or drop into the library to pick up a printed copy. We have special activities planned for each day, along with running our version of the TD Summer Reading Club, Teen Summer Reading, and Adult Summer Reading. There’s something for everyone!

Library Lemonade Stand!

We’re working hard to get ready for Friday, June 28th at the library….it’s our kick-off to Summer Reading!

Join us anytime from 1:30-3:30pm that day for a cold glass of lemonade…and some surprises! We’ll be handing out all of our summer reading kits, sharing information about the TD Summer Reading Club, putting out the Teen Book Buck Bingo cards, and registering adults for “I’d Rather BEE Reading”!

It’s free, and it’ll be a fun afternoon, so why not start summer with a bang. We’ll see you then!

Meet Katie!

We’re so pleased to welcome our Summer Programmer, Katie! She has been hard at work for almost two weeks now, planning and creating some amazing programs for July and August…and always with that smile on her face!

If you drop by the library, you might see her working on the front desk, or gathering supplies for an activity. Please say hello…she’s looking forward to meeting everyone!

A Big Accomplishment!

We’ve been keeping this news a secret for over a month, but we finally get to share it with our patrons and community members. The Carleton Place Public Library won 1st place in the 2018 TD Summer Reading Club Awards!

The TD Summer Reading Club Awards began in 2007, developed by the Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada, and sponsored by the TD Bank. They were established to promote excellence in summer reading programs by celebrating creative library staff who engage children in the joy of reading, promote community partnerships that strengthen children’s reading skills, and facilitate the sharing of information among public libraries across Canada so that they can further develop exemplary reading programs.

We’ve been lucky enough to win several honorable mentions in years past, as well as second prize in 2012, but this is by far our greatest achievement. We enter the awards not because we think we can win, but because we want to share our excitement at all of the wonderful things the TD Summer Reading Club has inspired us to do every summer. It’s  a fantastic program that allows smaller libraries like ours to feel like we’re just as important as the big city libraries, because in our hearts, we feel enormous!

Thank you to Library and Archives Canada, the Toronto Public Library, and the TD Bank for making this program so accessible, and more importantly, so inclusive. We are honoured to accept this award, and we’re sure they’ll be happy that they won’t have to wade through our applications anymore! Summer Reading is all about the participants, and we’d like to thank them as well, because our readers make us want to work harder, work smarter, and achieve more–for them.

We’re celebrating TODAY at the library, starting at 1:30pm, and we’d love for you to join us for some refreshments, and lots of happiness in a sea of library struggles lately. (Yes, there will be cake!)

Thank you!

 

 

Summer Literacy Tutoring!

We’re opening up the last few spaces for our Summer Literacy Tutoring program today!

If your child is in Kindergarten to Grade 3 and is in need of some extra reading help this summer, we’ve still got a few spaces left in our literacy tutoring program.

Kids will have one-on-one tutoring sessions for one hour a day, during a two week period. Tutors will assess your child for reading difficulties on the first day, and will tailor the program according to those needs. No need for recommendations from teachers now, but we do ask that you leave these tutoring sessions for children who really need some extra support (not just those who are looking for something for their children to do over the summer).

We only have a few spaces left, so it’s a first-come, first-served basis, and once the spaces are full, that’s it. Please drop by the library ASAP to fill out your registration forms and pay the $15 session fee (cash or cheque only, please). We will NOT take registrations through email, over the phone, or on social media.

*Please note…..we will ALSO be having a “Flex Friday” reading buddy session each week. Everyone—-even those not enrolled in the literacy tutoring program—-will have a chance to participate in this weekly, 30 minute reading session. There is no fee for this, and registration will take place weekly.

If you have any questions, we’ll answer them here, or give us a call. But this is going to fill up SUPER FAST, so don’t hesitate if you think this would benefit your child!

Book Bucks!

Next week is our last Book Buck Spending week of 2018! If you know a teen who has been reading and collecting all summer long, remind them to drop in next week anytime. We’ll have plenty of great items up for grabs.

Did you know that in the first Book Buck Spending week of the summer, teens handed in $117 in Book Bucks. That means they read 117 books….and we know there are plenty more out there to be spent. It’s going to be an exciting week!