Adult Summer Reading is back!

adultWe’re doing it again….Adult Summer Reading!  Don’t just let the kids have fun this summer, sign up for Adult Summer Reading right now and maximize your chances of winning a great prize!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

All you have to do is come in and ask for the Adult Summer Reading Kit! Our amazing staffer Caroline has put together some fabulous–and fun–kits for adults. Open it up here, or take it home to find out what’s inside. (Hint….there is a guide to the reading program, and a SCRATCH card!)

DO I HAVE TO READ CERTAIN BOOKS?

Yes…and no. We want you to read what you like this summer, but we also want to challenge you to get out of your comfort zone. So, the summer reading cards inside your kit will get you to do just that. Give it a try. The more you experiment, the more chances you’ll have at winning. And who doesn’t like winning?

WHAT CAN I WIN?

We have SO many fun things, from special Library vouchers, to gift cards, to a crazy amazing prize (shh….it’s a secret).  With every book you read, you’ll have more chances at winning. Don’t stick with the same old-same old….try something new. You might be surprised!

Come in and pick up your kit today!  It’s going to be a wild summer!

 

What’s Going On?

Summer StorytimeThis is a fun week for us at the library. We’re starting ALL of our summer programs! That also means our reading programs have begun. But wait…what can you do this week at the library?

  • Participate in an art class with the amazing Matt MacKay!
  • Take part in a fun crafting program for kids on Tuesday or Thursday (see calendar for schedule)
  • Sign up for Storytime for Wednesday
  • Join the Young Writers on Wednesday
  • Meet up with our adult writers for our first Camp NaNoWriMo meeting of the summer on Tuesday afternoon
  • Adults can also do a FUN craft on Thursday mornings!
  • Take in a MOVIE on Thursday afternoon! (It’s going to be a fun, cool place for the kids)
  • Toddler sessions begin Thursday mornings
  • Join us for Une Heure de Conte en Francais on Friday morning
  • Friday afternoon is all about the Lego!

All of these programs can be found in our calendar at the top of this page, or on our website at http://carletonplacelibrary.ca

But…..we also have THESE fun things you can participate in when you drop by the library anytime….

  • Fill out a ballot to win a library gold card (that means no fines all summer)
  • Donate your dimes to our “Adopt a Giraffe” program
  • Read some of our “Wild” trivia placed all around the library
  • Pick up an ADULT summer reading kit and maybe win a great prize!
  • Find the weekly I Spy search
  • Fill out ballots to win signed books in the Teen area, or our weekly prize!

If you have any questions, give us a call at the library today at 257-2702. We’re going to have a wild summer!

We’re Instagramming!

teenThis summer, our Teen Summer Reading is taking off in a big way! We begin with our Teen “Take and Make” program. Each week, we’ll put out a new project/challenge/craft for teens to take home and have fun with. This week, we’re starting with an Instagram challenge.

And along with the challenge is a prize (this week we’re giving away a chocolate bundle). All your teen has to do is fill out a ballot, and they could win!

Today’s Instagram challenge is to take a photo of your #CoverCrush, and use the hashtag #CPlibrary so that we can find your photos!  Our cover crush is Alyson Noel’s, UNRIVALED.  Strawberries on a book cover?  Come on!

If you don’t already follow us on Instagram, get over there now and click “FOLLOW”.

Just a reminder…

20160616_104059We’d just like to remind you that the library will be closed tomorrow for Canada Day. You can return any items to our blue return box outside, and we’ll take care of them on Saturday, when we re-open at 10am.

But if you’re looking for something FUN to do today, it’s the 4th Annual Library Lemonade Stand on the front steps today from 1-3pm, rain or shine. Drop by to have a cup of lemonade, pick up summer reading information, and enter to win one of this summer’s Library Gold Cards! It’s going to be a busy day, but we’re looking forward to seeing everyone!

Parent Information Night

SUMMERTonight is our Parent Information Night for all of the children registered in the Summer Literacy Tutoring program. We welcome all parents or guardians who would like a little more information about what their children will be doing this summer.

We’ll get started at 6pm, have a quick info period, and question session at the end. You’ll get a chance to look at materials we’ll be using this summer, take a look at a sample session, and give us any last-minute information we might need regarding your child’s attendance.

The schedule is set, and we’ll be contacting parents regarding the sessions a few days before they start, so no need to worry that you’ll miss it. This is going to be a great summer for getting children to enjoy reading and improve their skills. They’ll be taking part in the TD Summer Reading Club at the same time and earning stickers and other fun things toward their goals.

Hope to see you tonight!

TD Summer Reading Club

TDSRC_Logo_colour_ENG_with_2016Once again, we’re taking part in the TD Summer Reading Club! This is a wonderful program aimed at children aged 0 – 12, and it provides tons of support–and fun–to help get your child reading this summer.

First up, we’re holding our Library Lemonade Stand Summer Reading Kick-Off on Thursday, June 30th, from 1-3pm.  This is a rain or shine event, with lots of ice cold lemonade, to kick off summer reading in the best way possible.  Join us on the front steps of the library to get your glass of lemonade, register for summer reading, and enter to win one of our Library Gold Cards!  It’s going to be WILD!

Once your child registers, they’ll be given a fun bag full of reading supplies to get them through the summer. They’ll be collecting stickers, filling out ballots for great prizes, and adding to our special summer display…just for reading books! Children taking part in our literacy tutoring sessions will also join in the fun, so don’t worry, we’re not leaving anyone out.

Speaking of everyone, during the Lemonade Stand, teens can also register to read and pick up their Book Buck Bingo card. This summer is going to be one of the most fun ones ever, with lots of new challenge squares, weekly Take and Makes with prizes, and fun things to spend your Book Bucks on in August and September.

And we’re not leaving out adults. During the week of July 4-8th, you can register for Adult Summer Reading, which is all about choosing whatever books you enjoy–and maybe finding some new ones–and getting your chance at a Library Gold Card, too! We’ll have some fun planned for you as well, with prizes and more….but you’ll have to come to the library to find out what.

If you want to get a jump on summer reading, the TD Summer Reading Club website has great book suggestions for the kids, some fun ideas to do with the kids on days off, and much more. Take a look around, and come to the library to find out more.