Book Bucks Galore!

20150804_190209It’s here! The last week to spend Book Bucks! If you have teen readers who were collecting their Book Bucks this summer, make sure to remind them to drop in anytime Monday to Saturday in order to spend them. Once this week is over, that’s it for this year!

We had a LOT of teen readers this summer, and it was fun seeing what they picked to cover the Book Buck Bingo squares. From books in a series, to books with a cyborg, our teen readers had to challenge themselves and read a bit outside the box in order to earn their Book Bucks.

For the first spending week, we took $87 book bucks in total. I’m pretty sure everyone enjoyed what they purchased, too. We expect that number to probably triple this week. Hmmm….what exactly is in that “Secret Prize” worth $16??!!

Don’t worry…if your young reader didn’t get a chance to participate in this fantastic summer reading program, we’ll be doing it again next year! Only 11 more months to wait….

 

Who Won?

It’s the official end to our summer programs, and along with that, we’re drawing for the last of our prizes. What’s up for grabs?  For our young readers, it is this HUGE gift basket full of fun items like books, games, candy and toys!

20150826_104816For our teen readers, we’ve made the draw for our second signed book…Megan Crewe’s EARTH & SKY.

20150826_104757And for the adult summer readers, we’ve got another fantastic gift basket, filled with fun items!

20150826_104843Congratulations to all our winners this summer!

We’re Almost Finished!

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While it’s hard to believe summer holidays are almost over for the kids, we’re happy to gear up for Fall programming soon. That said, this week is the LAST week of programs for kids at the library until the fall. If you haven’t signed up for something already, there’s still time, and a few spaces….but get going soon!

Sarah has done a marvelous job keeping the kids busy, learning, entertained, and reading! We had Lego days, scavenger hunts, Bingo, dinosaurs and safaris! And we had a huge number of readers taking part in the TD Summer Reading Club…..we’re not finished yet, and they’ve read close to 1000 books already.

While the literacy program finished last week, Erica is finishing up some reports and helping us with general library tasks this week. We’re so pleased with how well this program ran for our first summer, and the feedback we’ve received from parents and children who took part has also been positive.

If your teen missed the Book Bucks spending week last week, don’t fret…we’ll have another one in September.

For now, we hope everyone has had as much fun as we have, and we’re looking forward to offering up new, exciting programs this fall!

Lemonade, anyone?

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We’re getting ready for the annual Library Lemonade Stand TD Summer Reading Club Kick-Off event! Whew!  That’s a mouthful, but it’s always a lot of fun. It’s a great way for kids to get to know what the program is all about, and have some lemonade, too.

Join us on Thursday, July 2nd on the front steps of the library from 1-3pm. We’ll have two kinds of lemonade, we’ll hand out our summer calendar, and give out invitations for the TD Summer Reading Club of 2015.

If your young reader has never done this program before, we’ll answer all of your questions. And if they have, they’ll be eager to pick up the calendar and get going to start earning STUFF. Yes, there is stuff!

Rain or shine, we’ll be on the front library steps. Save a little of that Canada Day celebration attitude for July 2nd……we’re going to have some FUN!

Yalp!

TD Summer Reading Club 2015We’re visiting schools this week to talk about the TD Summer Reading Club 2015 which will start in July at the Carleton Place Public Library. That means, you might have kids come home talking about rushing to the library to join. There is no hurry.

First up, the Library Lemonade Stand Kick-Off to Summer Reading event on Thursday, July 2nd from 1-3pm. We’ll give your child everything he/she needs to start off summer with a bang…plus there will be lemonade! (And it’s all free!)

So, save a little Canada Day spirit, and drop by the library on July 2nd to get going. Our good friend YALP (he’s the cute little guy you see above), will be joining us at the schools, and will be there during the lemonade stand. He might also be a fun part of your child’s summer. Drop by the library in July to find out more!

Summer Planning Underway

Summer Reading Calendar Coming Soon!While you might not realize it, we’ve been working on summer programming for a couple of months now. Things are taking good shape, and we’ll have the summer calendar out really soon, we promise! Keep watch here, on our library Facebook page, and when you drop into the library…we’ll let you know when it’s available (and make a copy available online, too).

We’ll have lots of fun reading programs, including the TD Summer Reading Club for children, special events, weekly programs in the library, and much more. Make a “Play” date with us at the library…we promise lots of fun!