Summer Reading is Coming!

We’re gearing up for a WILD summer of reading at the library….but you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. We have WILD programs, WILD ideas, and WILD fun planned, so stay tuned. Summer Reading at the Carleton Place Public Library is about to be released!


Goodies for Grown Ups!

adultreadingYes, we’re doing it again! Adult Summer Reading at the Carleton Place Public Library!

We’re starting now. All you need to do is pick up your Goodies for Grown Ups kit at the front desk. Each kits has fun things to get you started, and make your summer reading count.

You don’t have to read specific books or some to the library on a specific day…..this is reading at your own pace, and for your own enjoyment!

On your next visit, let us know you’re taking part, and we’ll give you a fun shot at winning a prize.  We’ll make our draws at the end of July, and one at the end of August for fun prizes to be announced soon! The more you visit the library, the more chances you’ll have to win.

If you have any questions, please drop by the library or give us a call. We’re looking forward to getting everyone reading this summer!

It’s Summer at the Library!

TD Summer Reading Club 2015Okay, it isn’t summer yet, but we’re getting ready for it. And that means the Summer Calendar is out! We have plenty of fun options for out patrons this summer, from children to teens, and even adults.

Print off a basic calendar here, but drop in to pick up the “official” paper copy. Inside, we’ve answered all your questions about the programs, and there is also information about programs not listed on the calendar due to space restrictions.

TD Summer Reading Club July calendarTD Summer Reading Club August 2015 calendar

  • Along with fun daily activities, we’ll be running the TD Summer Reading Club 2015 for children aged 2-11. Pick up an invitation at the Library Lemonade Stand on July 2nd, or anytime after that to start reading.
  • We’ll also be doing Book Buck Bingo again this summer for our teens in Grades 5 and up. This is a POPULAR program, so be sure to get your bingo card starting July 2nd as well. 
  • And for the adults, we’re doing “Goodies for Grown Ups” once again. It’s a slightly different format this year, but it will still be a lot of fun…and you can read what you want!

Stay tuned for more summer fun coming up soon!

Summer Reading is Almost Here!


We’re busy working on Summer Reading programs, so I thought I might get everyone thinking about books they might like to read this summer. The warm months are great for sitting down with a good book, relaxing, and letting your reading take a different turn. If you normally read literary fiction, why not venture out into non-fiction, or trying something different like a mystery or romance. If you like your cozies or thrillers, maybe now is the time to give magazines a go, or listen to an audiobook in a different genre. Whatever you choose, here are a few new releases you might want to pick up!

beesTHE BEES by Laline Paull is a sci fi/dystopian novel, written from the viewpoint of the bees!

birdBIRD BOX by Josh Malerman is a thriller about a society where something lurks outside, and must not be seen or a person will be driven to unspeakable violence.

findDON’T TRY TO FIND ME by Holly Brown is for fans of twisty books like GONE GIRL. Here, a family turns to social media to help find their runaway daughter, but they end up revealing more about themselves than they prefer.

fourthFOURTH OF JULY CREEK by Smith Henderson is a thriller with a psychological edge. A classic American story turned on its head.

lookingHERE’S LOOKING AT YOU by Mhairi McFarlane is on the lighter side of contemporary adult romance. Feel like slipping into a (bitter)sweet love story? This might be the book for you.

illusionTHE ILLUSIONISTS by Rosie Thomas. Set in London, 1870, this book is a dark look at magic, love and mystery.

While it feels like we’ve only just begun our spring, start thinking about summer reading. The warm weather is just around the corner (I hope!).

(Photo credit: Pierre-Olivier Bourgeois)

Is Anything Missing?

Time Magazine recently listed their Top 12 All-Time Great Summer Reads. It includes books from the last 40 summers. Some are expected, some are debatable. Which ones do you agree with and are there any great summer reads that you think are missing?

“What defines a summer read? To us, it’s the kind of buzzed-about book that seems to flourish in warmer months, equally ubiquitous on beaches and in subway cars.” Editors at Time
harryPhoto courtesy of Scholastic