The summer calendars are ready to pick up at the library this morning! We’ve got all kinds of fun things planned for this summer…for all ages! You should really drop by to pick one up because they’re full of information about what’s happening this summer, but you can print one of these at home, if you like. (They’re pretty, but just a mere shell of the real thing!)
There are plenty of events happening each week. Registration is required for ALL programs, and you can call us to sign up one week ahead for each program. (Spaces are limited, so don’t forget to call!) Since the theme this summer is GO!, we’ve got adventure, travel, exploration and all sorts of other go-related things happening.
There are two special events this summer….a visit to the Carleton Place and Beckwith Museum in July, and Yvette and her Puppet Friends in August. The puppet show will require tickets, which will go on sale July 2nd. They’re $3 each at the library in advance and will be available for $4 at the door. This is a family show, so all ages are invited!
We also have two reading programs going on all summer. The regular TD Summer Reading program is for ages 0 – 12, with booklets, passports and stickers to collect. All the kids have to do is come in to register, then read three books and bring their invitations back to us. We’ll do the rest! There are ballots to collect for great prizes at the end of the summer, too! It’s going to be so much fun. The more they read, the more chances they have to win!
For the older set, we’re having Book Buck Bingo again this summer. Kids in grade 5 and up can pick up their card and start reading according to the spaces. We’ll give them ONE book buck for every space they read on the card. There will be two great weeks to spend all those bucks, so watch for more information.
Because our theme is GO!, we’re hoping to do a few new exciting things this summer as well. We’re on Instagram now, so children and adults are invited to take photos of library events, books they’re reading or even selfies at the library. Just use the hashtag #cplibrary to share them with us!
During the Bridge Street Bazaar in August, we’re going to have a Geocaching event! Get out those cell phones and get ready to search for fun library caches all over town. Go! (Okay, wait….we’re not actually doing this until August. Watch here and at the library for more information.)
If you need to know more about any of our programs, feel free to call, email or drop in. We’d love to talk to you!