Celebrating 150 Years of Library Service
It’s party time! In 2018, CPL will recognize the important milestone of 150 years of continuous library service in the Town of Caledon.
Join us for special events & programs throughout the year.
CPL has come a long way from the first Mechanics’ Institute that opened in Bolton in 1868 with only 150 books and 24 members. Today, Caledon Public Library has 6 branches, holds lockers and a brand new branch for the Southfields community slated to open in 2019.
Year at a Glance
Official Kick Off and Family Literacy Day
Interactive activities for the entire family including a local history display, games and fun. Bring your own lunch for an indoor winter picnic. For the full agenda, click here
January 27 | Albion Bolton Branch | 11 am - 2 pm
Discover exciting new technologies, presentations and displays for all ages at our first annual Tech Fair. Visit exhibitors for great fun and be entertained with cool new technologies. Leap into the future with us!
April 21 | Albion Bolton Branch | 10 am - 2 pm
Caledon Day & CPL Birthday Bash
Join the biggest birthday party in Caledon! We are inviting all your favourite story book characters to join us for games, music, prizes and of course cake and loot bags.
June 16 | Caledon East | 2 pm – 11 pm
CPL’s Amazing Race
A car rally, scavenger hunt and team competition exploring the Caledon community. with the chance to win great prizes. The day will end with a delicious BBQ featuring music, games, prizes and fun!
September 29 | Caledon | 10 am - 4 pm
A special evening celebrating 150 years of library service in Caledon. An open invitation will be extended to all current and former board and staff, library champions and supporters.
November 30 | Glen Eagle Golf Club | 6 pm - 11 pm
One Book One Caledon 2018
A year-long reading event encouraging everyone in Caledon to share the experience of reading the same book, engaging in discussions and attending programs. In the fall we will invite the community to join us for a special event to meet the author. The book will be announced on January 27th at the Official Kick Off to CPL 150.
Discover Caledon's Rich Heritage of Library Service
Public Library service has been provided continuously in the Town of Caledon since the establishment of the Mechanics Institute in Bolton in 1868. The existing system results from the amalgamation of the Caledon East Public Library (which previously absorbed the Mono Road Library Association), the Township of Caledon Public Libraries (comprised of the former Alton Mechanic's Institute, the former Inglewood Mechanic's Institute, the J.T. Thomas Memorial Library, and the Belfountain Public Library) and the Albion and Bolton Union Public Library. The initial meeting of Caledon Public Library Board was held in Caledon East on July 9, 1974.
For the full history of the Caledon Public Library, click here.