Thank you!

We’d like to share a BIG thank you with Andrea at Hamsa Yoga in Carleton Place for arranging a yoga session for kids at the library during the March Break. Amanda dropped by the library last Thursday morning, and did stretches, mindfulness, and much more with almost a dozen kids aged 7 – 12. We were thrilled!

And if your child didn’t get a chance to try yoga for free, maybe we’ll do this again next year. It was such a success!

March Break!

March Break is almost here! We’re expecting a very busy week of laughter, exploration, learning, relaxation, and relief that it’s finally here (and then over!).

A few things to remember….

  • most of our programs are drop ins…that means NO REGISTRATION! And, they’re open to all ages. The crafts and activities are scalable to both young children, and those who can do a little more.
  • We’ll have plenty to do if you just want to drop in outside of a program. There will be a daily I Spy, a fun ball pit for the littles, some wacky colouring pages, and much more. Feel free to stop in for a few minutes, or come for the afternoon.
  • Parents, we haven’t forgotten you. Make sure to pick up your parent relaxation kit early on. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
  • We’ll still have tickets for the magic show at the Town Hall on Wednesday morning at 10am. Come a few minutes early…and bring cash. Tickets are $3 each right now at the library, but they’ll be $4 each on the morning of the event.
  • Yes, you have to stay with your kids. Our policy states that children EIGHT years old and under must have a parent stay with them in the building when they come to a program. For older kids, we suggest making sure they know your cell phone number, and leave instructions as to how/where we could get in touch with you if we need to. It rarely happens, but sometimes, things happen.

And one quick addition….we’ll have a FRENCH element to some of the craft afternoon drop ins! Make sure to ask where the French table is when you drop in!

If you have any questions about any of the programs, please feel free to give us a call at 257-2702. We want to make this week as fun for you as it’ll be for the kids!

It’s Almost March Break

It’s almost March Break!  Sign up today for our first session on Monday, March 12…”Silent Library”.  Or get ready to drop in for lots and lots of library fun all week long.

Don’t forget, we have lots of tickets for Eccentric Adam!!  He’s going to be at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium on Thursday, March 15 at 10am. Get your tickets now…they’re only $3 each…..or wait and get them at the door for $4 each.  It’ll be a fun morning!

Have questions? Call us at the library at 257-2702 for more information.  We’re getting ready for a wild week!

March Break at the Library!

1Just a few more days until March Break! Don’t forget, we have LOTS of fun things going on at the library all week, for all ages. Drop in, participate, read, pick up materials…we’re going to be busy!

Since it will be a VERY busy week, if you’re looking for Museum Passes (they’ll be in big demand), you can stop by our website to see what’s available. We’ll try to keep a running list of what we have when you drop in, but you can stay one step ahead by checking the website. Just click on this link, and scroll down to the bottom of the page to see availability. You can’t place holds on museum passes, so be patient. And if you take one out and use it, please bring it back as soon as you can so that others might take advantage of the savings. We know there will be a lot of people waiting!


Extra Fun at the Library

MARCHWhile we won’t have a ferris wheel at the library this week (sorry to disappoint!), we do have lots of special events going on all week. You don’t have to be signed up for something to have a good time at the library, either, especially if you’re a kid!

What are all the extra things happening during March Break?

You can drop in anytime this week, and we have things to do. How about:

  • Playing a fun game of I Spy—there’s a new one each day!
  • Doodling on the moon (yes, we’re getting out the markers again)
  • A GIANT interactive Mr. Potato Head —it’s exactly what you think
  • Book Bundles—remember those from last year? They’re even more fun now!
  • A Library Lego Sculpture—drop in for books, get 3 LEGO pieces to put on the sculpture
  • A Teen Scavenger Hunt —a new one each day…with PRIZES!
  • Weird Words all over the place!
  • ….and plenty more

Can I sign up a younger child for a program that has an age range?

Sorry, we’re going to be fairly strict about ages during programs. But, you can always ask about being added to the waiting list. If a spot opens up, we’ll give you a call.

Then what can I do with a younger child when a sibling is attending a program?

Wander around the library and participate in one of the fun things I mentioned up above. Our I Spy events are some of the most popular things we do at the library for kids, and they’ll have a lot of fun. There is a new one each day, too. Or pick up a special Book Bundle…you won’t know what books are inside until you get home, but they’ll be good for the whole family.

A Teen Scavenger Hunt? Really? Isn’t that for kids?

Come on! Teens want to have fun, too! And this one is special, and requires them to keep their eyes open, and they don’t have to leave the library to do it. Plus, did we mention prizes??

Are the Drop-In Events going to be supervised?

Plan on staying with young children at our drop-in events. These will be largely unsupervised, but we’ll make sure to pop our heads in on occasion to keep the supplies organized and take a few photos.

Where can I find out what else is happening at the library during the March Break?

Right here! We posted about our events a few weeks ago. Most things require registration, so please call ahead or drop into the library to make sure there are still spaces in the program you want.

Happy March Break, everyone!  Can’t wait to see you at the library…….


Dangerboy is Coming!

DangerboyWe’re getting excited for March Break…and that means fun events! While we don’t have our March Break Calendars ready quite yet, we’ve got one special item to announce: DANGERBOY!

Starting today, we’re selling tickets for DANGERBOY, who will be visiting the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium on Thursday, March 17th at 10am. Tickets are $3 in advance here at the library (adults and children), and we’ll have some on sale at the door for $4 each. But tickets will probably sell fast, so make sure to drop in early to get yours!

Here’s what we’ve heard about Dangerboy:

Dangerboy is a talented circus performer who provides a melange of various art forms, including magic, juggling, plate spinning, escape and lots of fun! His interactive show will captivate you and is packed with humour and surprises you will not soon forget!

This show is aimed at children aged 4+ and their parents, so it’s the perfect way to hit those middle-of-the-break blues. If you have any questions, give us a call at the library at 257-2702 for more information.

This is going to be a dangerous morning!