Spend Your Book Bucks!

Next week is one of the most popular and fun weeks at the library….it’s the first Book Bucks Spending Week! All of our teen readers have been madly reading and collecting in hopes of scoring something fun to purchase with their Book Bucks. We’re getting all of the items ready and cloaking them in secret behind a window cover, just to keep prying eyes from seeing too much too soon.

20160728_171432If you have teen readers who have some book bucks to spend, they can drop in any day next week that we’re open and spend, spend, spend! But don’t worry…if they can’t be here next week, they can drop in during the week of September 5 – 10 to make their purchases.  We think this is going to be a very popular event this year!

Ready Player One

9969571We’re getting ready to welcome back our Teen Book Club, and first up for the Nerd Herd will be Ernest Cline’s READY PLAYER ONE.  With the popularity of Pokemon Go right now, we’re sure this book will be a big hit with our readers.

Here is the premise on Goodreads:

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

 

I loved this book! The concept is fresh, the voice is exciting and really well done, and I know both the boys and the girls will enjoy it. Have you read it? I can’t wait now until September!

(On a side note, if you have teenagers aged 12 + who would like to join our Nerd Herd Book Club, we’ll be putting out the new book list in mid- August, so drop by the library to find out more! We meet the last Wednesday of each month from 4-5:30pm, starting September 28th!)

How Many Have You Read?

books100-bannerdesktop-nwqCBC Books has just come up with a list of 100 Canadian novels they feel you should read. Take the simple quiz to see how many you’ve already read, and then add the rest to your TBR pile right away. We have amazing authors in Canada, and we should all be able to say we’ve read some from the list.

Not really into adult fiction? They also have a YA list for Canadian books for teens!

books-100-banner-revMake it your goal to expand your list this 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”.

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.

Summer Reading is Coming!

We’re gearing up for a WILD summer of reading at the library….but you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. We have WILD programs, WILD ideas, and WILD fun planned, so stay tuned. Summer Reading at the Carleton Place Public Library is about to be released!

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