Caledon Public Library

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

Tech Fair
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!
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.
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!
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.
One Book One Caledon 2018
The title chosen for One Book One Caledon is Bellevue Square. Author Michael Redhill won the 2017 Scotiabank Giller prize for this novel about a young woman, Jean Mason, who is a bookstore owner in Toronto's Kensington Market neighbourhood. She learns that she has an apparent doppelganger named Ingrid Fox in the market's park, Bellevue Square, and becomes obsessed with finding the woman. 
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. 

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.