Caledon Public Library

Official Kick Off and Family Literacy Day

Please join us on January 27th at the Albion Bolton Branch between 11 am and 2 pm as we kick off the year-long celebrations of Caledon Public Library's 150th anniversary of continuous library service. In addition, we will be tipping our hat to Family Literacy Day 2018, with story times, literacy-based activities and a fun family indoor picnic!

Agenda for January 27th

11:00 am  Kick Off of CPL's 150th anniversary
11:10 am  Launch of One Book One Caledon
11:15 am  Story Time with Mayor Allan Thompson
11:35 am  Crafts
12 noon  PICNIC* and literacy-based DIY activities
12:45 pm  Fun with CPCC
1:00 pm  Special Guest, author Ruth Ohi












* PICNIC - what fun to have an indoor winter picnic with your friends and family at the library! Bring your lunch and we'll provide drinks and dessert.

Displays on the history of Caledon Public Library throughout the years will be available for your viewing pleasure throughout the day.

About author RUTH OHI

 Ruth is a Canadian illustrator of over 60 books (19 of which she is also the author). She has had the great pleasure of illustrating for authors such as Hazel Hutchins and Sharon Jennings.  Ruth lives with her family in Toronto, Canada and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. Ruth's books have been shortlisted for awards such as the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book, Mr. Christie, Shining Willow, Rainforest of Reading and Blue Spruce.  They have been selected for the NYC READS365, Pennsylvania Centre for the Book's “Baker’s Dozen”, the Canadian Toy Testing Council's "Great Books", the Ontario Library Association's "Best Bets", Canadian Children's Book Centre "Best Books" and the Toronto Public Library's "First & Best".  Ruth's latest books include "Scribble" (Scholastic Canada) and "Fox and Squirrel The Best Christmas Ever" (Scholastic Canada).

I've had the pleasure of presenting across Canada at events such as the Alberta Library Association Conference in Jasper, Edmonton's Early Childhood Education Conference, Saskatchewan's Festival of Words, Calgary's Wordfest, Moncton's Frye Festival and Nanaimo's Children's Book Festival.  I've shared my work at schools and libraries from Newfoundland to Nanaimo to the Northwest Territories. I've enjoyed being a Durham Catholic School Board Full Day Kindergarten Summer Camp guest speaker,  instructor for Toronto Public Library's 4 week workshop (for ages 8-12)  "Create the Next Great Picture Book" and the 2011-2012 Writer-in-Residence for the Toronto District School.