The Retirement Tea

Friday was such a blustery, fall day, we were a little worried about the turnout for Janet’s Retirement Tea, but we shouldn’t have doubted the great people of Carleton Place. So many well-wishers dropped by! The library was bustling with good humour, a few tears and plenty of people hoping to catch a few minutes with Janet on her big day. It was lovely.

retirement1The staff was ready for almost anything….except regular library patrons! Who would have thought people would be coming to the library for books on Friday? But we pushed on through, and hopefully got everyone sorted without them having to wait too long. Thanks for your patience, everyone!

retirement2So many friends, family and patrons dropped by. Janet never had a moment to rest, but she smiled through it all and made everyone feel welcome…as she always does.


If you missed the festivities on Friday, please don’t worry. Janet will be here for the rest of November, and then will be in and out of the library in December, so you’ll still have plenty of opportunities to say goodbye and wish her well in her retirement in January!  A big thank you to Shirley for organizing the event and keeping us all on track. Happy Retirement, Janet!


One Week from Today…

RetirementWe’re almost ready for the big day….Janet’s Retirement Tea! One week from today, we’re inviting the public to come and say goodbye to our long cherished Head Librarian, Janet Baril.  Drop in anytime between 2 – 5pm for some cake and a chat. Janet would love to see you!

Don’t worry, if you can’t attend, she isn’t leaving until January. There should be plenty of opportunities to say goodbye. (But we won’t have cake!)

Join us for a Retirement Party!


Many of you already know that our Head Librarian, Janet Baril, is retiring in January. We’re going to be sad to see her go, but we’ve planned a drop-in at the library on Friday, November 1st, from 2 – 5pm to say goodbye. If you know Janet and would like to pop in that day to wish her all the best, please stop by for a special afternoon of cake, laughter and probably lots of tears. (Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of Kleenex on hand.)

The Carleton Place Public Library has seen many wonderful changes under Janet’s guidance, and we like to think we’ve been especially lucky to have her as our librarian all these years. We hope she’ll make a point of dropping in from time to time to visit us, even though we’re sure her schedule will fill up quickly. (She’ll still need books, though!)

If you can’t make it, please feel free to drop her a line here, and we’ll make sure to pass it on.

Thank you, Janet, for all your support, hard work and insight. We’re going to miss you!