Next week is Silly Week at the library!

Yes, we’re almost ready for the onslaught of kids storming the library for Silly Week (aka March Break)! If you don’t already have lots of plans, we’re gearing up for something fun each day!

On Monday, March 12, it’s Silly Sushi Day!  Kids aged 6 – 12 are welcome to sign up for a fun hour of making paper Japanese bento boxes and then hoards of silly candy sushi to take home.We’ll be sampling products, I’m sure, so if your child has any food allergies, this may not be the event for them. There will be plenty of goodies on hand, so this is one event that’s filling up fast! Sign up today if you want a spot.

On Tuesday, March 13,  from 1:30 – 3:30, we’re showing a movie….Percy Jackson and the Olympians : The Lightning Thief.  This will be for kids aged 8 and up and we’ll have treats to make it lots of fun. Registrants are asked to bring a pillow and prepare to stay for two hours. As usual, this event requires registration, and parents can drop off kids and pick them up when the event is over.

Wednesday, March 14th will be so much fun, I can hardly wait.  It’s Superhero Storytime day!! Not only will we have a fun morning full of Superhero stories and crafts, but there will be a special guest…..Korny Klowns!! No, they won’t be performing, but they’ll arrive early and spend two hours here to face paint!!  Anyone who’d like it done will have a chance, so don’t worry if you get here a bit late.  As usual, this storytime will take place from 10-11am, but we have VERY LIMITED SPACES, so you need to sign up soon!  We’re almost full!

We hope to see all of you at the library next week. So call us to sign up for programs, or drop by the library and pick up tickets for the special event. You’ll be glad you did!


It was MAGIC!

What a fun morning we all had at the Carleton Place Town Hall!  It was beautiful outside but close to 200 kids and parents gathered inside for the Magic of Diego! He thrilled us all with some card tricks, a funny trick about a “bandana”, and even made a table float in front of our eyes!  Amazing!

Many of the kids were picked to help with a trick, but even if they didn’t have the chance to go up, everyone had a great time.  It was a fantastic way to spend a March Break morning!

This was just before the table started dancing around in mid-air!  Lots of fun!

It was another successful March Break, and now I’m looking forward to planning a few fun things for summer. Thanks Diego! Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday!

Take a Magical March Break!

We’ve got everything planned and in a few weeks, we’ll have lots of kids into the library to spend a bit of their March Break with us. If you haven’t already picked up your March Break Calendar, then stop in at the library and ask for one.  Or….there’s one on the right hand side of this page.  Just click, open and download.  We’re expecting the events to fill up quickly, so make sure you register early for anything you’d like to do.

On Monday, March 14th, there’s Poetry Slam with Danielle Gregoire from 9:30 – 11:30am.  This is a fun performance-based poetry event.  Kids aged 8 – 12 are welcome to sign up.  Bring a pencil and paper and be ready to perform! In the afternoon, we’re having AbraCraftDabra!….a fun hour of crafts, games and more from 1:30 – 2:30.

On Tuesday, anyone who missed out on AbraCraftDabra is welcome to sign up for another great afternoon of crafts!  This will  be the same as yesterday, so please, only sign up for one craft event!

Wednesday will be all about music!!  Issie is joining us with her magical combination of stories, music and FUN!!!  This is open to kids aged 2 – 5 and spaces are really limited, so sign up as soon as possible!

And finally, on Thursday, March 17th….we’re hosting a MAGIC SHOW with DIEGO!  Tickets are available right now at the library for $3 each…or at the Carleton Place Town Hall auditorium on the morning of the show for $4! Don’t wait….these tickets will go fast!

So…hurry on in and sign up for all the great things we have planned!  It’ll be a lot of fun and the kids will enjoy having something special to do!

Aliens have landed!

Yesterday, we had an event at the library…to help the aliens that landed complete a mission!  Teams of kids joined together to solve the clues they needed to help the aliens return to their planet with samples of Earth’s food, maps to an alien car wash nearby, some great presents and even pictures of human beings.  Along the way, the kids had to create helmets to protect themselves from radiation, translator bracelets so that they could talk with the aliens and uniforms for their teams.

Samples of Earth Food

Drawing a map to the alien car wash

If you’re visiting the library, stop by and see our pictures from the March Break later this month!  This afternoon…..Bibliopoly!!  Can’t wait!

March Break at the library!

The March Break is only a few weeks away and our programs are starting to fill up!  We’ve got plenty to do so check out our calendar on the right hand side of this blog.  Please note, the calendar says that Dr. Seuss Day is Wednesday, March 18th, but the correct day is actually Wednesday, March 17th.

Tickets are now on sale for Little Ray’s Reptiles which will be at the Town Hall Auditorium on Thursday, March 18th at 1pm.  You can buy tickets in advance for $3.00 here at the library or at the door on the afternoon of the event for $4.00 each.  Please note:  babes in arms (which only means babies that cannot walk yet) will not be charged for a ticket.  However, everyone else requires the admission.

Mary Lambert visted Carleton Place this week!

We had a great time on Thursday morning at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium.  As part of our Survive the March Break program, we had musical entertainer Mary Lambert drop by with her show “Monkey Sing, Monkey Do” and close to 170 people showed up for a morning full of laughter, music and dancing. (The funny thing is, in the following pictures, you can’t even see Mary Lambert.  It’s all about the audience!)


And one of the favourite numbers that morning was the Tooth Fairy, played by a good sport Dad in the audience.  You just never know what your day might bring!


Teddy Bears Everywhere!


We had a great morning with almost 20 little kids and their teddy bears during the March Break!  Everyone poured in on the bright morning and we had stories, dancing (with our teddy bears), crafts and snacks.  We always have a great time during storytime, but this was an especially fun morning and we can’t wait to have a special day again soon.  If you’re looking for something to do with your children ages 2 – 5 , we run storytime each Wednesday and Thursday morning from 10 – 11am at the Carleton Place Public Library.  Just call us to register and we’ll save you a space!bears

Our little teddy bear faces