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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Lambs Down Park Festival!

Ewe-Poster-final-673x1024We’re going to be at the Lambs Down Park Festival this weekend to share our upcoming library events with all of the festival goers! Drop by our table to talk with Caroline or Melody about summer reading, programs at the library, and to enter one of our fun draws!

*Hint, if you don’t “like” us on Facebook already, when you stop by our table, use your phone to sign up, and you’ll be entered to win something really fun! We’re trying to get to 1000 likes by the end of the summer…and we’re thisclose!

Like Lemonade? Join us!

AKERY(1)Mark Thursday, June 30th on your calendars…..it’s our 4th Annual Library Lemonade Stand at the Carleton Place Public Library!  Join us between 1-3pm to sign up for summer reading, pick up your summer calendar, and enter to win a Library Gold Card.  Oh, and there will be lemonade!

You’ll find out all about our fun summer activities, the TD Summer Reading Club, Teen Book Buck Bingo, and our Adventures for Adults Summer Reading program. We’ll also enter you into the draw for a Library Gold Card, which is going to be the hottest thing going this summer—a chance at NO FINES for the entire summer! Who wouldn’t want to win that?

Our summer calendars are almost ready to go out, so keep watching here, or on our Facebook page for more information.  You’ll also be able to pick one up in the library starting soon. It’s going to be an exciting summer full of WILD things, so don’t miss out. 

See you at the library the day before Canada Day!