Spend Those Bucks!

It’s our final Book Bucks Spending Week of the summer! Drop by the library anytime this week to spend the last of your Teen Book Bucks. We’ll have the window filled with tons of great items worth one Book Buck all the way up to Thirteen Book Bucks!

Your Book Bucks are only good this year—so don’t forget to drop by often! When we’re done, we’re done.

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Summer Schedule

Next week, we’re finishing up our summer programs at the library. Can you believe it? Where did summer go? And while we’ll be continuing on with summer reading for a few more weeks (including draws for prizes), you only have one more week of fun activities to get your children excited about. What’s coming up this week?

  • We’re building VERY interesting things on Monday at “Build It”, from 10-11am. This is for 6-8 year olds…and it will be very hands-on.
  • It’s another Draw Yourself Drop In on Monday afternoon between 1:30-3:30pm (ages 5+). The kids will have a blast lying on the floor while we trace them–and then drawing life-sized versions of themselves. It was super fun when we did it in July!
  • Tuesday is an Olympic challenge, and weather permitting, we’ll be outside. Don’t forget to sign up!
  • Wednesday is our last Storytime for a few weeks, and our last Craftnoon Drop in. (We’ll also be eating pizza for lunch as we say goodbye to our summer students and another staff member, so please excuse us if we’re asleep at the desk when you come in.)
  • Thursday is a Junior Olympic challenge, and our visit to the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, which we’re SUPER excited about! I can’t wait to see their exhibit this year!
  • And last but not least, its our French Storytime and Lego Drop In on Friday.

Take a closer look at the calendar above to see when everything takes place, the ages, and if you need to register. We left the best for last, so don’t miss out!

What’s Happening?

Did you know that next week, we have TONS of great daily programs happening at the library? We’ve been super busy at the library, with drop ins, registered programs, and more. But in case you’re looking for something to do, here’s what’s happening next week, July 17-21st.

  • Monday — Water Wonders (ages 6-8) 10am—registration required
  • Monday — Library Scavenger Hunt Drop In (ages 6+) 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Monday — National Film Board Screening (all ages) –7-9pm (see Facebook for details)
  • Tuesday— Liquid Life (ages 8-12), 10am–registration required
  • Tuesday—-Find Your Creative Self–(adults)—Session #3 (closed to registrants)
  • Wednesday — Storytime (Ages 2-5) 10am—-Registration required
  • Wednesday — Crafternoon Drop In (ages 7+)
  • Thursday— Art Through the Ages (adults and teens) – 10am
  • Thursday — Elliot Smith, Magician—10am at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium (tickets $3 in advance at the library, $4 at the door) , ages 4+
  • Thursday — Fort Drop In Day — All Ages — 1:30 – 3:30
  • Friday — Une Heure de Conte en Francais — all ages, no registration, 10:30am
  • Friday — Lego Drop In — all ages—-no registration

If the kids are getting a bit restless, we have lots going on all week, plus I Spy, and summer reading. Oh, and we have books to take home, too!

 

Welcome, Peggy!

Welcome to Peggy, our summer reading mascot!

We’re always so excited to have a fun and friendly mascot to help us out during the summer, and our young readers love being able to come to the library and check one out. Peggy is no exception! We’re looking forward to seeing where she goes this summer.

Want to have a visit with Peggy? Drop by the library anytime this summer, and check her out, just like you would check out a book. She’s quiet, neat, and doesn’t require much in the way of food. She loves to watch YouTube videos, collect ketchup packets, and dance. Doesn’t she sound like the perfect house guest? We’d love it if you took a few photos of your adventures together, and upload them to our library Facebook page, or send them to us at cplibrarykids@yahoo.ca

Say hello to Peggy when you’re in! She’s very friendly….

The Gold Card….Maple Edition

It’s our Library Lemonade Stand Kick-Off event today, and that means you’ll be able to fill out a ballot between now and July 8th for a chance to win one of SIX Carleton Place Public Library Gold Cards!

We’ll draw for the Gold Cards on Monday, July 10th—two for children, two for teens, and two for adults, so make sure to fill out a ballot for every member of your family to give yourself more chances to win. The card will only be valid for the person who wins it, is non-transferable, and lasts for 150 days. During those 150 days, the winners will not be charged any fines…a very special allowance in honour of this year’s Canada 150 celebrations!

And while you’re here, sign up for one of our great summer reading programs or events. We’ve got lots going on, and this is going to be an extra special year.

Don’t forget, the library is only open tomorrow, and then we’re closed for a few days to celebrate. Make sure to drop in to get all of your items for the long weekend!

See you at the lemonade stand!

Library Lemonade Stand Kick-Off for Summer Reading!

Tomorrow is our Library Lemonade Stand Summer Reading Kick-Off!  Join us on the front steps of the library from 1:30 – 3:30pm (rain or shine), for a glass of lemonade, and lots of fun!  You can also pick up all of your registration kits for the TD Summer Reading Club, for Adult Summer Reading, and our Teen Book Buck Bingo cards. Plus, our library will be all decked out for summer. Don’t be surprised if you see a fun character or two.

You’ll also be able to fill out a ballot starting tomorrow for one of our very special Library Gold Cards. Win one of these, and you won’t have any library fines for 150 days…that’s almost until the end of November! Exciting, right?

It’s going to be a busy day, as the library will be closed for the holiday weekend, so drop in sometime Thursday or Friday to pick up books, DVDs, museum passes and more. We’re kicking off with lots of great things!

Happy Canada 150!

Summer Reading Toolkit

The wonderful people who put together the TD Summer Reading Club have put together a fun toolkit to help parents, teachers, and librarians prep for summer reading. If you’re looking for ways to keep (or get) your kids interested in summer reading, this is a great place to start. There is a fun quiz to start, which will help determine what type of summer reading club your child might be interested in, and then a download with tons of suggestions province-wide. Even if you happen to be leaving the area for the summer, most libraries do participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, in some way, shape, or form. While we all do something a little bit different, everyone will have access to the stickers and booklets as motivation.

If you’re in Carleton Place this summer, don’t forget, we have our Library Lemonade Stand Summer Reading Kick-Off on Thursday, June 29th from 1:30 – 3:30pm. We’ll be handing out information for summer reading, giving out invitations, and answering all your questions about the program. We have some fun things planned for our readers…so stay tuned!