Caledon Public Library

Children

 Summer Programs

Download the Books and Beyond summer guide to programs, services, resources and more at CPL.  

 

Stories Under the Sun | Ages birth - 9

Pack for a picnic: your favourite blanket, a delicious lunch and meet us for some stories and activities "under the sun" at CPL's Inglewood branch . We'll partake in a variety of  songs, activities, crafts and stories, all while enjoying the sun and a yummy picnic lunch!   As a special treat, we'll enjoy ice cream sandwiches for dessert!  Allergy Alert

Wednesday, July 4 | Inglewood Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am | register here (everyone registers)

Ready, Set, Read! | Grades 1 through 3

Don't lose any of those hard earned reading skills over the summer - join us for Ready, Set, Read to practice your reading and reading comprehension at the library!

Advance registration is required.

Monday, July 9 - August 20 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm | register here

Evil Genuis Lab | Ages 6+

Join our class of 'Evil Geniuses'. Participants will learn what it takes to be a true evil genius through a series of weekly activities and experiments. Participate in enough 'Evil Genius' activities to graduate our class and earn your badge! 

Monday, July 9 | Albion Bolton Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am | drop-in

Mystic Drumz Workshop | Ages 6 - 12

Learn the art of drumming through this hands on workshop! Try other percussion instruments too like BoomWackers and percussion sticks!  

Monday, July 9 | Albion Bolton Branch |  3 - 4 pm | register here (chidlren only register)

Read*Play*Learn | All Ages

Grab a beanbag chair, cozy up on the couch or build a fort. Get cozy with your family and read some great stories before jumping into engaging activities and crafts. A great DIY program for families. 

Tuesday, July 10 | Albion Bolton Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am | drop-in

Glow In The Dark Party | All Ages

Do you have anything that glows in the dark? Let's glow crazy during CPL's first Glow in the Dark party. Participants will engage in a series of glowing activities.

Wednesday, July 11 | Alton Branch | 11 - 12 noon | drop-in

Harry Potter-fest | All Ages

Calling all witches and wizards! Your Hogwarts letter has finally arrived! Join us for a fun Harry Potter themed afternoon filled with Quidditch, scavenger hunts, crafts, and more!  

Wednesday, July 18 | Albion Bolton Branch | 2 - 3:30pm | drop-in

Creature Quest: The Care of (Not) So Magical Creatures | All Ages

Join us before Harry Potter-fest for a special visit from Creature Quest, where we will get a close up look at some awesome non-magical creatures, including owls!  

Wednesday, July 18 | Albion Bolton Branch | 1 - 2 pm | register here (everyone registers)

Peppa Pig Party | All Ages

Celebrate all things Peppa with games, activities and tasty treats. Allergy Alert

Wednesday, July 25 | Inglewood Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am | drop-in

Yellow Fish Road | Ages 6+

Join TRCA for an interactive session about stormwater pollution and the impacts on local ecosystems including fish and wildlife communities. Participants will engage in fun activities that create awareness and identify actions the public can take to reduce stormwater pollution! This program is suitable for families with children aged 6 and up. 

Monday, July 30 | Margaret Dunn Valleywood | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | register here

Cooking with Emojis | Ages 4 - 12

Gather your favourite emojis and join us in the kitchen where we will create a funny feast. From decorating cookies and beyond you will LOL as you create a delicious masterpiece. Parent or caregiver is required to be in the program with their child(ren) who is/are under 6 years of age. 

 Wednesday, August 15 | Inglewood Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am | register here

Art Attack in the Library | All Ages

Are you a budding artist, the next Piccasso or Michaelangelo?  Let's find out when we explore our artsy side at CPL's summer Art Attack Party! We'll have a variety of art stations for you to discover and create. Your next masterpiece awaits -  maybe it's a painting, a sculpture, or 3D art collage!  Please note: Parents/caregivers of children under the age of 6 years are required to participate in the program. 

Friday, August 17 | Caledon East Branch | 10:30 - 12 noon | drop-in

Sonshine and Broccoli | All Ages

Come rock out at the library with Lisa Sonshine and Brock (Broccoli) Burford. Families with children of all ages can sing, dance, and imagine that they are famous rock stars during this high-energy pop-rock show!  Everyone

Wednesday, August 22 | Caledon Village Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am | register here (everyone registers)

Tech Tables | All Ages

Discover new technology, apps and programs that CPL has to offer. Hands on activities will accompany our tech tables, providing opportunities to learn and ask any questions you might have.

Monday July 9 | Margaret Dunn Valleywood Branch | 2:30 - 4 pm | drop-in

Friday, July 13 | Albion Bolton Branch | 10:30 - 12 noon | drop-in

Happy Birthday CPL! | All Ages

CPL is celebrating 150 years of continuous library service! Help us celebrate by decorating a picture of a cupcake at your nearest branch, and writing down something that you love about the library! Your cupcake will be put on display for everyone to see!  

July and August | All Branches

Guess That Profession Scavenger Hunt | All Ages

Our weekly summer scavenger hunt is back but with new challenges. Each week, the library will hide clues about a chosen profession. Maybe it will be a dog walker, a policeman or a chef. Maybe it will be a dinosaur tamer!  We're not telling but you'll be able to solve the mystery by finding the clues hidden around the library. Get all the clues, figure out the profession and then participate in an activity about that profession.

Monday, July 9 - Saturday, August 25 | All Branches | free activity

Contests

Guess the Book Contest

Can you guess the title of a book from just a few clues? There will be a new challenge each week - look at the quotes from the book and look carefully at the pictures. Does it look familiar? Can you guess the title? If you can, you'll be entered into a draw for a grand prize. Guess the author and you get a bonus entry! The grand prize will be drawn on Saturday, September 8. Good luck! Bonne chance!

July and August at all branches

Children's Short Story Contest

Caledon Public Library will be accepting submission to its Children's Short Story Contest for childen ages 6 - 9 years of age between Saturday, June 16 and Saturday, December 15. The theme this year is Inspiration.  Contest Details

  

 Tween Programs - Summer

Tween Short Story Contest

Saturday, June 16 - Saturday, December 15, 2018

Ages 10 - 12 years

Contest Details

STEM Village Club and Contest

Join the STEM Village Club! Collect points by watching STEM related videos and completing games or quizzes. Enter your name into the draw for a chance to win an Ozobot. Contest is open to ages 10-14.  Guidelines and instructions for CPL's STEM Village Club & Contest are available at cpl.social/stem and will be updated regularly over the summer.    

 

Tween: Geek Out

From Harry Potter to Pokemon, Star Wars to Marvel, come show off your fandom pride trough a variety of art and design activities including Perler Beads, Shrink It Art and more.

Albion Bolton Branch | Thursday, July 19 | 1 - 2 pm | drop-in

Caledon Village Branch | Thusrday, August 9 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in

Alton Branch | Tuesday, August 21 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in

 

Tween: Milkshakes and Murder!

Enjoy a milkshake from Pop's diner and join us for a lie-sized version of CLue with a fun Riverdale-themed twist. Allergy Alert

Caledon Village Branch | Thursday, July 12 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in

Alton Branch | Tuesday, July 24 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in

Albion Bolton Branch | Thursday, August 9 | 1 - 2 pm | drop-in

 

Tween: Plaster Flower Art

Create a stunning display using artificial flowers and Plaster of Paris. An easy and fun project that will leave you amazed.

Albion Bolton Branch | Thursday, July 12 | 1 - 2 pm | drop-in

Alton Branch | Tuesday, July 17 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in

Caledon VIllage Branch | Thursday, July 26 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in

 

Tween: Nerf Derby

Test your Nerf skills in a series of challenges to see if you can be crowned our Nerf Derby King or Queen! Please bring your own Nerf gun and darts if possible. Protective eyewear is mandatory - swimming goggles are an option!

Caledon Village Branch | Thursday, July 19 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in 

Albion Bolton Branch | Thursday, August 2 | 1 - 2 pm | drop-in

Alton Branch | Tuesday, August 7 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in

 

Tween: Chocolate Olympics

Looking for a tasty way to spend your day? Try our Chocolate Olympics and compete in an assortment of mini challenges involving our favourite sweet treat. Allergy Alert

Caledon Village Branch | Thursday, August 2 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in

Alton Branch | Tuesday, August 14 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in

Albion Bolton Branch | Thursday, August 23 | 1 -2 pm | drop-in

 

Tween: Oh the Places You'll Go!

Create your own wooden signpost leading you to the fictional worlds you've always wanted to visit. From Hogwarst to Narnia, Neverland to Middle Earth, the choice is yours!

Alton Branch | Tuesday, July 31 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in

Albion Bolton Branch | Thursday, August 16 | 1 - 2 pm | drop-in

Caledon Village | Thursday, August 23 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in

 

Tween: Circuit Art

Create electrifying art that glows using LED lights and simple circuits.

Alton Branch | Tuesday, July 10 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in

Albion Bolton Branch | Thursday, July 26 | 1 - 2 pm | drop-in

Caledon Village Branch | Thursday, August 16 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | drop-in