Merry Christmas!


We wish you a Merry Christmas,

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

And a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from the staff at the Carleton Place Public Library…

Janet, Shirley, Judi, Sheila and Heidi

Published in: on December 25, 2012 at 4:11 am  Leave a Comment  

Christmas Hours


The library will be closed off and on over the next week. If you want to return your books, please keep them until one of the days we’re open. The blue return box will be outside by 9am on those days. Please do not leave books at the front door as we might not get them for days.


CLOSED Monday, December 24th

CLOSED Tuesday, December 25th

CLOSED Wednesday, December 26th

Open Thursday, December 27th from 1:30pm – 8:00pm

Open Friday, December 28th from 9:30am – 5:30pm

Open Saturday, December 29th from 10:00am – 5:00pm

CLOSED Sunday, December 30th

CLOSED Monday, December 31st

CLOSED Tuesday, January 1st

To all our patrons, friends and family,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Janet, Shirley, Heidi, Judi and Sheila!

Thank you!

It was another enjoyable Christmas luncheon at the Carleton Place Public Library. Staff members, volunteers and Library Board members gathered in the Barbara Walsh Room for a wonderful hour of food, laughter and visits.  


Our fantastic volunteers do a great job keeping our library going, with little (and BIG) jobs that we just don’t have time to accomplish. They cover books, “read” our shelves and help put away books.  Thank you to Bev, Beth, Anne, Jennifer, Jean, Glenwyn and Rexann.christmas2.jpg

Once a month, our Board members meet to discuss important or upcoming library business. They do a lot to make our library a wonderful place to work, and we are always happy to have them attend our Christmas luncheon so we can thank them in person. A very warm thank you to Robin, Tim, Rob, Bernard and Mike.






Another lunch under our (expanding) belts, we can’t wait for next year! Merry Christmas to our volunteers and board members!

Christmas Hours at the Library


Yes, the library will be closed for a few days once again…but not until Christmas.  If you’re planning on doing some traveling over the holidays, or just want to make sure you have lots of reading during your time off, stop into the library over the next few weeks and pick up an armful.  The library will be closed the following days in December:

CLOSED Sunday, December 23rd

CLOSED Monday, December 24th

CLOSED Tuesday, December 25th

CLOSED Wednesday, December 26th

We’ll open again on Thursday, December 27th from 1:30pm – 8:00pm, Friday, December 28th from 9:30am – 5:30pm, and Saturday, December 29th from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

CLOSED Sunday, December 30th

CLOSED Monday, December 31st

CLOSED Tuesday, January 1st.

Don’t worry about trying to return books etc.,  on the days we’re closed–the blue return box will not be out.  But you won’t be charged fines, so keep everything until one of the days we’re open again. We’ll re-post this information on the blog closer to Christmas, but you can also drop in and pick up a list of hours at the library to pop on your fridge.


We’re taking a break

Like most of you, we’ll be taking a short break from library duties over Christmas. During that time, we won’t be updating the blog, Twitter or Facebook. But watch for us back here on Wednesday, December 29th! It’ll be a busy day for us, but we’ll be happy to be back. Drop in and see us and pick up a new book to read before the New Year.

You can find our holiday hours on the Right Hand side of this blog.

In the meantime, here’s a list of 10 Things to Do If You Don’t Have a Book to Read:

#1.  Clean your house.  You know it needs it. Now’s the time and you have no excuse. (I didn’t say this was going to be a fun list, did I?)

#2.  Visit a friend. Call them first, or just drop in unexpected for a cup of coffee. (Who knows?  Maybe they’ll have a good book for you to borrow!)

#3.  Watch a bad movie on TV.  This is really fun if you’re exhausted after all that cleaning. You won’t have to think too hard and you’ll be too tired to change the channel.

#4.  Play a board game with your kids! (Do they even know what those are now??)  Get one down, dust it off and show them how you used to entertain yourselves before computers, video games and Netflix.

#5.  Exercise. Go for a walk outside. You burn lots of calories in the cold. And you might see something interesting when you’re out. Plus, you won’t feel so guilty for eating that last shortbread cookie.

#6.  Write your OWN book.  Admit it, you’ve always wanted to do it.  Why not take the time to sit down and start something. Write the book you’ve always wanted to read. Write a short story for your favourite young person. Write down your grocery list. Whatever works……

#7.  Download an eBook!  Don’t worry if you don’t get an eReader for Christmas. If you have your library card, your PIN for renewing books and a computer, just go to the OverDrive website and choose a book to download.  You can read it right on your computer!

#8.  Write someone a letter. (Yes, you could write us a nasty letter complaining that we’re not open when you really need us, but we’d appreciate it if you just wrote to your Great Aunt Suzie or someone like that.)

#9.  Take a drive.  We have lots of wonderful places to visit and things to do in and around Carleton Place.  Just get out your GPS, type in a random destination and drive.  Or wing it and take a road you’ve never taken before. (For a while, I thought all roads led to Lanark.  That was before I realized my husband just liked that particular drive. Find your own new “Sunday drive”.)

#10.  Do the crossword puzzle in today’s newspaper. See if all that reading really has paid off!

See you in a few days…………..

Holiday Hours at the library

Reindeer by Annel

It’s that time of year again, and the library will be closed for a few days over Christmas. Please note that our book return bin WILL NOT be outside on any day that we are closed (but you won’t be charged late fees for those days, so don’t worry about getting your books here). Otherwise, the book return bin will be out at 9am on each morning we’re open.

Library hours will be as follows:

Saturday, December 24   CLOSED

Sunday, December 25   CLOSED

Monday, December 26    CLOSED

Tuesday, December 27   CLOSED

Wednesday, December 28    OPEN 2:30 – 9:00pm

Thursday, December 29   OPEN 2:30 – 9:00pm

Friday, December 30   OPEN 9:30am – 5:30pm

Saturday, December 31   CLOSED

Sunday, January 1   CLOSED

Monday, January 2  CLOSED

We hope all our patrons will have a very happy, safe and healthy holiday. See you in 2012!


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