Books and Beyond, your 2017 summer guide to programs and services at Caledon Public Library, is available at all 6 branches or you can view it here.
TD Summer Reading Club for Kids June 17 - September 9
Babies, toddlers and preschoolers (ages 4 and under) are invited to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club this summer! Complete 8 literacy focused challenges between Saturday June 17 and Saturday September 9 to earn fun prizes. Pick up your summer reading package at any library branch to get started.
Children ages 5 to 9 are invited to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club. Keep track of the number of minutes you read through out the summer and collect fantastic prizes for reading for 200, 400, 600 and 800 minutes. Enter to win the grand prize every time you read 200 minutes. If you read for 20 minutes each day you can collect your first prize in 10 days! Visit any library branch to pick up your summer reading package!
Read a book that fits with each category on the Summer Reading Club Bingo card between Saturday June 17 and Saturday September 9 to earn fun prizes. Return your completed Bingo Card to pick up your prize and receive a ballot for the grand prize! Pick up your summer reading package at any library branch to get started.
I Spy Canada 150 Challenge
I spy with my little eye ... a fun hunt at the library! EAch week, the library will focus on a different part of Canada. Images of that province or territory's flag, bird and flower will be hidden for you to find.
This is a DIY activity.
June 3 - September 2 | All Branches | Ages 12 and under | Drop-in
Book Character Tea Party
Who is your favourite story book character? Dress up as your favourite book character and sip some juice while we lsiten to funny stories.
Tuesday, July 4 | CE Branch | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | Drop-in | All Ages with adult accompaniment | Allergy Alert
Let's Get Messy!
Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get messy in this hands on storytime full of songs, stories, and sensory activities galore! Make sure to wear some clothes you won't mind getting messy!
Tuesday, July 11 | ING Branch | 2 - 3 pm | Drop-in | Ages 5 and under with adult accompaniment
A Royal Affair
The perfect story time for princes and princesses or even fairy godmothers! After reading stories about the daring adventures of princes and princess you will design your own costume or magic wand.
Wednesday, July 19 | MDV Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am | Drop-in | Ages 5 and under with adult accompaniment
Drip, Drip, Drop!
Nothing helps to beat the heat like going swimming! Join us for a special summer themed story time where we will have some hands on fun with water! Some activities will occur outdoors (weather permitting).
Tuesday, July 25 | CV Branch | Drop-in | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | Ages 5 and under with adult accompaniment
Keep clean while camping at CPL.This story time designed for experienced campers and non campers alike, will have you listening too stories shared around a campfire while munching on graham crackers and marshmallows.
Tuesday, August 1 | ALT Branch | Drop-in | 10:30 - 11:15 am | Ages 5 and under with adult accompaniment | Allergy Alert
Fort building is a very exciting activity during sleepover's and birthday parties. Join us for an evening full of favourite fort-inspired stories, songs and rhymes. Afterwards, CPL encourages you to get creative and show off your own fort-building skills.
Monday, August 14 | AB Branch | Drop-in | 5:30 - 6:15 pm | Ages 5 and under with adult accompaniment
Leading to Reading Kits
Borrow a Leading to Reading kit and have fun while learning to read. Each kit contains literacy focused activities for a variety of ages, from learning the alphabet to identifying word sounds and creating descriptive sentences. These fun and educational activity boxes will help you practice your litracy skills.
June 17 - September 9 | All branches Ages 9 and under
Ready, Set, Code!
Join us as we complete new coding challenges each week and learn how to make games, animated stories and interactive art, that can be shared with others.
Mondays: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; August 14, 21 | AB Branch | 10:30 - 12 noon | Ages 8 - 12 | Register here
Ready, Set, Read!
Don't lose any of those hard earned skills over the summer - join us for this program which is geared specifically for children in grades 1 - 3. Facilitated by Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board
Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; August 14 | AB Branch | 6:30 - 7:30 pm | Ages 6 - 10 | Register here
Stem Village Club
Are you worried about falling behind this summer? Join the club and complete a weekly challenges to earn your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) badges. Learn how to design & print an object on the 3-D printer, build 3-D shapes or plan a space exploration mission.
Wednesdays: July 5, 12, 19, 26 | AB Branch | 1 - 2:30 pm | Ages 6 - 12 | Register here
Wednesdays: August 2, 9, 16, 23 | Alton Branch | 1 - 2:30 pm | Ages 6 - 12 | Register here
Young Director's Club: Green Screen Fun
Learn about the amazing things you can do with green screen technology while creating your own short film.
Wednesday, July 5 | ING Branch | 3 - 4:30 pm | Ages 8 - 12 | Register here
Wednesday, July 26 | ALT Branch | 3 - 4:30 pm | AGes 8 - 12 | Register here
Creature Quest is back to share some interesting, fun and sometimes hilarious or gross information about their animals. This presentation will be followed by one-on-one interactions with the animals.
Thursday, July 6 | ALT Branch | 1:30 - 2:30pm | All ages | Register here
Get techy with the mobile Tech Club! Use the Makerbot Mini 3-D printer to create something unique. Explore coding with the Ozobots, take some cool green screen photos and test out some retro tech.
Friday, July 7 | MDV Branch | 1 - 2:30 pm | Ages 6 - 12
Tuesday, July 11 | CV Branch | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | Ages 6 - 12 | Register here
Friday, August 11 | AB Branch | 10:30 - 12 noon | Ages 6 - 12 | Register here
Thursday, August 17 | CE Branch | 3 - 4:30 pm | Ages 6 - 12 | Register here
Tuesday, August 22 | ING Branch | 3 - 4:30 pm | Ages 6 - 12 | Register here
DIY: Mini Minecraft Architects
Minecraft fans will have a blast creating and designing new landscapes each week. Participants will find a series of tasks within the world to aide them with their building. Have fun exploring your new world.
All minecraft abilities welcome. Participants do not need to bring their own mobile device or their own Minecraft account.
Fridays: July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25 | AB Branch | 1 - 3 pm | Ages 6+ | Drop-in
Befriending Bees and Butterflies
Did you know there are over 700 native species of pollinators in Canada? Learn the importance of bees and other pollinators in our local communities through interactive activities. Everyone will have an opportunity to take home wildflower seeds and a small habitat feature for your backyard!
Tuesday, July 11 | MDV Branch | 3 - 4:30 pm | Ages 6+ | Register here
Bumbling Bert's Magic Show
Magical entertainment for the whole family! Hilarious comedy, dazzling magic and loads of audience participation.
Thursday, July 11 | AB Branch | 10:30 - 11:10 am | All Ages Register here
Escape the heat, enjoy some popcorn and watch a fun movie!
Tuesday, July 18 | ALT Branch | 12 - 2 pm | Ages 12 and under with adult accompaniment | Allergy Alert The movie for today is Tangled: Before Ever After.
Friday, August 11 | AB Branch | 1 - 3 pm | Ages 12 and under with adult accompaniment | Allergy Alert The Movie for today is Surf's Up 2: WaveMania.
Police Academy for Kids
Join us for a very special story time hosted by the Caledon OPP in partnership with the library. Children will have an opportunity to learn about some of the items and gadgets our OPP officers carry with them on the job and learn what it takes to be a police officer.
Tuesday, July 18 | AB Branch | 1 - 2 pm | Ages 3 - 8 | Register here
Children will step into the role of a detective and discover how forensic science plays a central role in solving crimes. They will create and analyze fingerprints, examine dental records, make teeth impressions and discover how written materials can be analyzed to help solve a crime. Their powers of observation will be put to the test. Everyone will make a Child Identification Kit to record their fingerprints and other vital information.
Wednesday, August 16 | AB Branch | 2 - 3 pm | Ages 6+ | Register here
True North Science
Mad Science is excited to visit your Summer Reading Club with an interactive, exciting workshop featuring home-grown Canadian science! Your junior scientists will get to experience hands-on experiments and discoveries while they learn about Canada’s contribution to science for the past 150 years.
Wednesday, July 19 | ING Branch | 2 - 3 pm | Ages 5+ | Register here
Learn about the real-life animals that inspired Pokemon, along with their habitats before designing your very own Pokemon in our Pokelab! Pokemon Go fan? We'll be dropping a lure after the program, so stick around to catch'em all!
Friday, July 21 | MDV Branch | 3 - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 12 | Register here
Feast your eyes and hands on exotic reptiles and cute critters from around the world! Be ready for cuteness overload as you learn with cuddly critters and crazy reptiles. Learn how to safely hold them all on your own!
Tuesday, August 1 | CE Branch | 3 - 3:45 pm | Age 4 - 12 | Register here
Mike Cope: Cartoon Animation
Explore the magic of aniation with professional cartoonist MIke Cope. Learn some of the basic principlesof cartoon animation brainstorm an storyboard your ideas and then bring your drawings to life. Participanst will have the opportunity to photograph ther own work for a video compliation shared by the library. Please bring a suitable lunch.
Friday, August 4 | CV Branch | 10:30 - 2:30 pm | Ages 10+ | Allergy Alert | Register here
Harry Potter Palooza
Join CPL and show your Potter Pride and help celebrate the 20th anniversary of a character who changed the literary and movie world forever: Harry Potter! Come in costume and engage in a variety of Harry Potter inspired activities such as Wand Making, Stinky Potions, Table Quidditch and much more!
Tuesday, August 15 | CV Branch | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | Ages 6+ | Register here
HAve you ever wanted to see a firetruck up close? How about a police cruiser or a Zamboni? Now's your chance! Join us for our second annual Mega Machine event. Expect a fun filled morning where you will be able to get up and close with some amazing machines and the people who operate them.
Friday, August 18 | Caledon Community Complex parking lot - Caledon East | 10:30 - 12 noon | All ages | drop-in
Join us for an afternoon of fun activities and crafts inspired by everyone's favourite video game character while munching on some Mario themed snacks!
Tuesday, August 22 | CE Branch | 3 - 4:30 pm | Ages 6 - 12 | Allergy Alert | Register here
Click Create Celebrate Contests
Get Published & Win Money
February - September 2017
Using the theme Celebrating Canada 150, submit your short story, poetry and/or photography and you could win! New this year! Click.Create.Celebrate is having a bit of a makeover! The different components of the contest, that is photography, short story and poetry, will be held at various times throughout the year. We hope this will give more people the opportunity to enter more than one contest. More time = more creativity! Also, entries are now all submitted online. Click Here for more details.
DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Activities @ CPL
There’s always something to do at the library, including DIY (do-it-yourself) activities that you can enjoy anytime you visit. Activities can appeal to all ages from young families with small children to teens and adults. Activities are informal and may be ongoing or spontaneous and they offer wonderful ways to discover, create, explore and interact, all while in the comfort of your community library.