Who won this week?

We had our first week of  “Find the frog” at the library.  Our froggie mascot (who , by the way, only speaks in frog) hung out at a variety of great stores in Carleton Place this spring.  We’ve asked our 12 – 16 year olds to figure out where he’s been and maybe win a prize in the process.

And for our first week…..the winner is… (Drumroll, please)

Abby C!  We’ll post the winner’s name by the new picture and she can stop in for her prize.

Not sure where the frog is in the picture above?  Why, it’s Dairy Queen on Hwy 7!  And wow….they even have a website of their own now!  They’re even getting ready to tweet and Facebook! Our frog had fun, but he was disappointed that they didn’t carry his favourite line of blizzard….Pond Pizzazz.  Maybe next summer? Thanks to our friends at Dairy Queen for letting us visit.

Where will the frog be this week?

What’s happening at the library?

It’s the day before Canada’s birthday and we’re expecting another CRAZY day at the library.  This week has been hectic with kids off school and everyone coming in to get books before the “long” weekend.  Just to remind people, we will be CLOSED ON CANADA DAY!  But, Friday and Saturday will be normal hours so don’t worry if you don’t have anything to read.

We’ve started the TD Summer Reading Program and already we’ve given out a huge stack of tickets for Destination Jungle.  If you have a reader between the age of 0 – 12, stop in and we’ll get them started.  And if you have older readers, there’s a schedule for them as well, and a fun contest going on all summer long.  Just stop by or give us a call for more information.

If you’re looking for instant updates on what’s happening, you can follow us on Twitter this summer.  Just click on the picture below and add us to your list.

We’ll also be posting information and photos from our summer fun on our library Facebook page.  You can visit that by clicking on the picture below!

So, have a Happy Canada Day!  Enjoy the sunshine and fireworks and we hope to see all of you really soon!

Our summer calendar is almost ready!

Our summer reading program mascot….just hanging out at Canadian Tire.

Our fabulous summer student, Kelsey, arrived on Monday and she’s working away at our 2010 summer calendar!  We’re just about ready to put it out and start signing kids up for some wonderful programs, so give us a call at the library later this week, or drop by to pick one up. I’ll post one here on the blog as well later this week.  We’ll have lots of fun things for kids of ALL ages to do this summer, all based on the TD Summer Reading Program theme which is Destination Jungle!!

I am almost finished visiting schools this week where I’ve been telling everyone about the fun program which includes reading, posters, stickers and prizes! I’m sure some of your kids have come home talking about my crazy safari hat and binoculars, not to mention the frog!  We’ll be officially starting that program the first week of July, so stop in and pick up an invitation then! There is no set time or day of the week that you need to be at the library, so kids can participate on their own terms and read as much as they like this summer.

If you want to know a little more about the TD Summer Reading Club, you can drop by the official website here.  And for the kids, there’s a great spot devoted to the program just for them, with online games, book reviews and much more!  We’ve also got book lists posted here on our blog if you’d like a few suggestions.  All of these books are available at our library, so come in and take a look, or request a book from another library.

So join us for a summer where we’ll be WILD about reading!