Once again, we’re starting the TD Summer Reading Program at the Carleton Place Public Library. Kids of all ages will have a blast collecting a poster, stickers and much more just by reading!
All they have to do to get started is come in and pick up an invitation. We’ll sort out the rest (it’s easy…they just have to read 3 books and bring the invitation back to the library). Once they’ve registered, they’ll receive a great starter kit and a ballot for one of our great prizes this summer. There’s plenty of time to read and collect ballots, so don’t worry.
This program doesn’t require you to come to the library on a particular day or time, so it’s perfect if you’ll be dropping in and out of town during the summer. Kids just need to keep track of what they’ve read, and we’ll bring everything up to date once they come back in. It’s always great to give kids incentive to keep reading during the summer. We’ll have once BIG grand prize and lots of smaller ones, so the more they read, the more chance they’ll have to win something!
For the older set (kids in Grade 5 and up), we’ll have a separate program to keep them occupied. Remember “BOOK BUCKS”? They’re coming back, only this year, they’ll have to play Book Buck Bingo to earn them. Drop in for more details.
One of the really fun things to watch for this summer is our Gnomebrarian (a library gnome, of course)! Not only will the kids be helping him put away books on our large wall, you’ll be able to follow all his antics on Facebook, here on our blog, and even on his own Twitter account!
As usual, we’ll also have lots of events running each week for all ages. Drop in to pick up a summer calendar, or download a copy here on the blog ( it just won’t be on our wacky paper). Almost everything is free, but you need to register for EACH event, so call us or drop by the library for more information. We’re looking forward to a great summer. IMAGINE what could happen!