We’re Voting!

It’s Forest of Reading® Voting Night at the library, and we’re excited! We have the polling stations ready, pencils sharpened, and ballots ready to cast. Who knows what books we’ll be picking as the winners tonight?

20160414_112710If your young reader finished all of the required books in their category, they are eligible to come and vote starting at 6pm.  If they did not finish enough books to vote, they can still come and enjoy the party from 6-7pm.  At the end of the session, we’ll announce the winning books, and get our votes all sent off to Toronto for the final tabulations.

This is an exciting night, so if you’re at the library, expect to hear kids having fun talking about books!

Forest of Reading® Voting Night

Forest-of-Reading-LogoNow that it’s April, we’re thinking about voting night at the library. These are the last few weeks for readers who are participating in Forest of Reading®, so we know they’ll want to get finished up in order to vote.

A reminder….readers in the Silver Birch Express™. Silver Birch Fiction™, and Silver Birch Non-Fiction™ categories only have to read 8 out of 10 books in their category in order to be able to vote. Readers in the Blue Spruce™ category MUST read all 10 books in their level.

Our voting night will be a fun combination of voting, eating cake, and prizes. Everyone who makes our voters list will be able to drop in on Thursday, April 21st from 6-7pm  to cast their ballots, and then stay for the party.  If your young reader hasn’t read all of the books needed to vote, they can still come to the party. It will be a lot of fun!  And we’ll announce the winners we’ve picked at the end of the night!

We are updating our “WHO CAN VOTE” list each week to make sure everyone knows who is eligible to vote at the end of  April.  If your reader hasn’t been marking their books in our binder, we won’t know they’re ready, so make sure to drop in and update the binder. We have our voting lists posted here at the library now, so pop in to see if your reader’s name is on the list today!

In the running…

There are only a few short days left before the elections on October 19th, but you still have time to read a little more about some of the candidates. And wouldn’t you know it, two of the three party leaders have new books out, and the third has one from 2014.

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While these books might not sway your vote in one direction, it might be interesting to read more about each of these men who are vying to take/keep control of the reins this fall. Don’t forget, the library is a great place to further your understanding of important political issues, people, and party standings. Drop in to read the daily newspaper to keep abreast of everything happening in our area, or book a computer to surf the web and read current news articles.

And don’t forget to exercise your right to vote on October 19th.

Are You on the List?

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Voting Day is not far off. If you live in our community and haven’t received your voting card in the mail yet, you can stop by the library to make sure your name is on the list.

If you’re interested in doing this from home, the Elections Ontario website has a variety of different ways for you to do your own search. You can check to make sure you’re on the list, find out where you vote, and much more. Click this link to get started.

Voting Week!

Yes, it’s that time again.  Forest of Reading® voting week!  Specifically, we’re voting on Thursday, April 18th from 6 – 7 pm, but if you can’t make it that day, feel free to drop by the library anytime this week before then.

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The voting list has been posted in the library.  If your name is on it (meaning…you’ve read at least 8 – 10 books & you’ve checked them off in our book), you are eligible to vote.  If you haven’t read enough books (but you’ve read at least 5), you’re invited to the party anyway.

We’ll post the list of winners that our library readers voted for later this week. And in May, we’ll let you know the official winners.  This is going to be exciting!

Get ready to vote!

Forest of Reading® voting night is almost here! We’ve got all the ballots, pencils and voting booths ready for the big night, which is THURSDAY, APRIL 26th from 6-7pm. (That’s THIS Thursday, for anyone who isn’t sure.)

This year, we tried a different category….The Blue Spruce™ Award for kids in Kindergarten to Grade 2.  And what a success! We have almost 17 voters who read all 10 books in this category, which is our best showing ever! (And we may even have more by Thursday night.)

If you’ve read enough books to vote (we expect voters to have 8 books finished), don’t forget, voting starts at 6pm and then we’ll get right into the party! Yes, there will be cake! If your name isn’t on  our list, check with one of us at the front desk. We’ll sort it out!

Until Thursday…..keep reading!

Forest of Reading Voting Day…April 23rd!

forest2009It’s almost here!  The official Forest of Reading 2009 voting day is Thursday, April 23rd.  At the Carleton Place Public Library, we’ll be having an official vote for all of our readers who finished at least 8 books in their category.  Voting takes place at 7pm, followed by a fun party, complete with cake and pop and prizes for those who finished.  We have quite a few readers this year who completed all 10 books on their list and we’re very proud of everyone who read this year.  There were some great books and it will be hard to choose a winner.

Watch this blog for an update on Friday to see who OUR readers picked!