It’s that time of year….yes, the time when we’re all either glued to our laptops, trying to pick out the perfect items for those on our shopping lists, or running around from store to store to find them. Well, I’m here to help you, especially if you have a reader (or librarian) on your list!
The Ontario Library Association has a wonderful Holiday Gift Guide–and shop—to help you find the perfect book-themed items. From card catalog socks, to colouring books, to puppets, they have all sorts of wacky and wonderful items that anyone who reads would love. Personally, I’m hoping for this Hand-Lettering book:
But don’t wait too long. Many of the items are already sold out (sorry to anyone who would have picked the Cats on the Go Tech Decals, but they still have some Cattoos!), so get on this right away. I wish I’d known about this before our Teen Book Club Christmas party…..but maybe next year!
It’s not quite December, but we’re excited that Cocoa will be back to help us out in December. And this year, he wanted to do something a bit special….a scavenger hunt with a prize! You can download the image above as your own card to play along, then drop into the library starting December 1st through December 24, or follow our Carleton Place Public Library Facebook page to see what he’s up to everyday, and check off the boxes as you see them. He promises to be really creative this year (and probably as mischievous as usual).
Once you complete the sheet, drop it off at the library with your name and phone number, and we’ll be making a draw for “Cocoa’s Favourite Things” right before Christmas! The prize is aimed at our young patrons, but everyone is welcome to participate. It’s going to be a fun month!
And as usual, remind your youngsters that if they see Cocoa at the library, they are not to touch him. Elves have very, very special magic, and we’d have to send him back to Santa to reinstate his powers if he gets touched, so, it’s fun to look, but no touching please. (Besides, Cocoa is a bit of a complainer, and if you touch him, you’re bound to have to listen to his ailments for quite a while.)
Cocoa arrives December first, so get downloading, or drop by the library to pick up your card right away!
Monday, Dec. 21 1:30pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday, Dec. 22 1:30pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, Dec. 23 1:30pm – 8:00pm
THURSDAY, DEC. 24 9am – noon
Friday, Dec. 25 CLOSED
Saturday, Dec. 26 CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 27 CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 28 1:30pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday, Dec. 29 1:30pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, Dec. 30 1:30pm – 8:00pm
THURSDAY, DEC. 31 9am – noon
Friday, Jan 1 CLOSED
Saturday, Jan 2 10am – 5pm
The blue return box won’t be out, but don’t worry….we won’t charge fines for the days we’re closed. Please keep all returns for the days we’re in the building.
Merry Christmas from the staff at the Carleton Place Public Library!
Here’s all you have to do:
- Register at the library by 8pm tonight.
- Go home and bake one type of Christmas cookie
- Bring them back to the library at 7pm on Thursday, December 17th
- Exchange cookies with other participants
- Take home a wide variety of cookies to enjoy!
We’re taking the stress out of the holidays! Call us for more information at 257-2702.