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Programs

Adult Book Club

Meets the second Monday of the month, 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

Book club is a perfect time to relax and discuss some great reads.  Copies of books are available as eBooks, and are also sourced through the Provincial interlibrary loan network.  Contact Meriah for details or for a copy of the book.

November 8, 2021 – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

December 13, 2021 – Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett

January 10, 2022 – The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

February 14, 2022 – Ancillary Justice by Anne Leckie

March 14, 2022 – The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

April 11, 2022 – The Black House by Peter May

May 9, 2022 – The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

June 13, 2022 – Planetfall by Emma Newman

It’s back–Forest of Reading at the Carleton Place Public Library!

Forest of Reading is a fun program for young readers in Kindergarten to Grade 8 that runs from December through to the end of April. Readers will be divided into reading categories based on grade levels and will take on the challenge to read all ten books in their category. Each group of books were hand-picked by educators and librarians as the best books from Canadian authors and illustrators from the past 2 years. Readers who complete the challenge will be able to vote for their favourite book and help to crown the 2022 winners for this prestigious award! This is the only award given to Canadian books voted on by children!

We’re doing things a little bit differently this year, starting with online registration. You can stop by the library for your welcome kit or click the link to register for the program. Once you do, you’ll be sent a reading guide that will allow each reader to access our special online tracking website this year. It’s going to be a fun way to keep track of all your reading!

Click this link to register for the Forest of Reading!

Blue Spruce – Kindergarten to Grade 2

Silver Birch Express – Grades 3 & 4

Silver Birch Fiction – Grades 5 & 6

Yellow Cedar – Grades 5 – 8 (Non-Fiction)

Red Maple – Grades 7 & 8 (fiction)

Click here to register for any of the programs above!

Storytime

Wednesday mornings at 10am on Zoom in 2022!

We have lots of fun planned with new books, new songs, fun new activities and more–and this time, we’re doing it LIVE on Zoom!

Each session is perfect for 2 – 5 year olds, and we’re adding an extra element to each session, like a download or activity to pick up after the session to keep storytime going a little longer. Registration is a must, so please click here to register your child for the first session on January 12th at 10am. We’ll send you all of the information you’ll need for this session once you register.

Reading Rabbits Picture Book Club for Kids!

Reading Rabbits Book Club for kids in Grades 1 & 2

We’re excited to have a picture book club for kids in Grades 1 & 2 starting in February 2022!

This is the first time we’ve had a Book Club for kids at the library in over 20 years! With lots of young readers out there, we thought it would be fun to have a Picture Book Club celebrating all of the great books for kids in Grades 1 & 2.  You will be notified when the book arrives for pick up, and all books will be read and discussed at each meeting.

We might be meeting virtually for the first few months, but hope to transition to in-person meetings eventually. All children attending an in-person session will be required to show proof of full vaccination.

To receive more information, please email Heidi at hsinnett@carletonplace.ca

To register for this great new book club, please click here.

Book Dragons Book Club for kids!

Book Dragons Book Club for kids in Grades 3 - 6

We’re excited to have a picture book club for kids in Grades 3 – 6 starting in February 2022!

Readers in this book club will receive their book ahead of time and be expected to have it read in time for book club. We’ll meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6-7pm to talk about the book and do a fun activity. Parents will receive information on helping readers to finish in time for book club, and what to expect at each meeting. We will be meeting virtually for the first part of the year, but hope to move to in-person meetings when we can. All children attending in-person meetings will be required to show proof of full vaccination.

To receive more information, please email Heidi at hsinnett@carletonplace.ca

To register for this great new book club, please click here.

Upcoming Online Events

Wednesday, January 19
  • Storytime

    Wednesday, January 19  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Storytime is for 2 - 5 year olds and will take place over ZOOM. Join us for stories, songs, and a fun activity you can download or pick up after storytime.

    To register, please click here.

    See more details

Wednesday, January 26
  • Storytime

    Wednesday, January 26  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Storytime is for 2 - 5 year olds and will take place over ZOOM. Join us for stories, songs, and a fun activity you can download or pick up after storytime.

    To register, please click here.

    See more details

Wednesday, February 2
  • Storytime

    Wednesday, February 2  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Storytime is for 2 - 5 year olds and will take place over ZOOM. Join us for stories, songs, and a fun activity you can download or pick up after storytime.

    To register, please click here.

    See more details

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