Caledon Public Library

Special Collections

We all know that the library has books. Best-sellers, fast lane, talking, electronic, fiction, non-fiction, picture, easy read, romance, history, thrillers....the list could go on and on but we hate to brag.

But...did you know that we also have another kind of collection - a very special collection -  which has nothing to do with books? It's a group of items which will benefit our patrons and community and each item is free to borrow with your library card:

Musical Instrument Collection  

Caledon Public Library is now offering guitars and ukuleles for loan with your library card. This new collection will be housed at the Albion Bolton branch and holds can be placed to pick up at any branch. The guidelines are as follows:

  • 3 week loan
  • Must be 18+ to borrow
  • Instruments MUST be returned to a service desk (no drop box or locker returns)
  • Only one instrument can be borrowed per card at one time
  • Overdue charge is $1/day

PLACE YOUR HOLD TODAY!  www.cpl.social/instruments 

This collection has been made possible thanks to the financial support of Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation and the Friends of Caledon Public Library. 

 

 

Library Hotspots

Check out the Internet! Caledon Public Library is now offering

mobile Wi-Fi hotspots which provide Internet access to Wi-Fi enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs.  The hotspots are great for job seekers, students, or anyone who needs to access the Internet outside the library.

Our wireless hotspots offer unlimited data and work anywhere within Canada where there is Rogers cellular coverage.  You must have a valid CPL library card and be 18+ years old to borrow a hotspot, or be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

Hotspots can be borrowed for one week from any CPL service point.  

Get yours here cpl.social/5116

After borrowing the hotspot, we would love to get your feedback! Complete our survey at cpl.social/hotspot

For more details, click here.

Blood Pressure Kits

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, raises your risks for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Self-measuring one's blood pressure allows individuals to track and to share those readings with their doctor to better manage their high blood pressure. The blood pressure monitoring kits will include an electronic blood pressure monitor, arm cuff, AC adapter, a quick user’s guide and educational materials. The kits are now available at all branches of Caledon Public Library and have a 3 week loan period. 

Kilowatt

Nothing encourages conservation more than putting a price on waste. With this simple monitor, you can see exactly how much electricity an appliance consumes in kilowatt hours (kWh), so you can calculate the device's operating cost based on your local utility price.

It can be a real eye-opener to learn just how much power some devices draw, even when they're off. This knowledge can then be used to find savings by prompting you to unplug items not in use, use equipment less, or replace some devices with more efficient models.

  • designed to help you assess the efficiency of your appliances
  • cut down on costs by monitoring your expenses over time

The kilowatt monitor is available at select branches. Call 905-857-1400 ext 228 for more inofrmation.

PAMA Passes

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives collects, tells and shares the stories of Peel Region.  PAMA serves the Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga), a growing municipality with a population of over one million individuals from diverse backgrounds.  Caledon Public Library is pleased to be a proud supporter of PAMA and offer FREE family passes to PAMA.

General Family Pass Admission includes:PAMA

  •  Entitles a family (2 adults & 5 children) to family general admission to PAMA
  •  Passes have a loan period of seven (7) days
  •  No renewals
  •  Passes are available at and returned to any branch of Caledon Public Library (CPL)
  •  Passes are subject to CPL's borrowing privileges (late fee of $1/day to a maximum of $10; lost/replacement fee $25) and PAMA's rules & regulations

 For more information about PAMA, be sure to visit http://bit.ly/Tv9HA4  

 

Combination Family Passes (TRCA & CVC Combo Passes)

TRCA’s new partnership with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) provides members with a greater assortment of places to visit and activities to do.

  • Passes will admit up to 6 people to all CVC & TRCA conservation areas in 1 vehicle
  • Passes are available for pick up at all 6 CPL branches and lockers
  • Borrow a pass for a 1 week loan, no holds, no renewals - $1.00/day fine

 

  • FREE general admission, to all six TRCA Parks, including Albion Hills, Boyd, Bruce’s Mill, Glen Haffy, Heart Lake, Petticoat Creek, as well as Black Creek Pioneer Village and Kortright Centre,
  • FREE general admission to all of CVC Conservation Areas, including Belfountain, Island Lake, Ken Whillans and Terra Cotta Conservation Areas
  • FREE parking when visiting TRCA locations. Some restrictions apply*.
  • FREE Cross-Country Ski Trail admission at Albion Hills.
  • FREE general admission to special events such as the Maple Syrup Festival, Kite Festival, and Pioneer Festival.
  • Discount at pools located at Albion Hills, Heart Lake and Petticoat Creek Conservation Areas.
  • Savings at Albion Hills, Indian Line, and Glen Rouge campgrounds.
  • Discounts at Treetop Trekking located at Heart Lake Conservation Area and at Bruce’s Mill.

In addition:

  • Discounts on Black Creek Pioneer Village’s Christmas By Lamplight ticketsDiscounts on a variety of events at Credit Valley Conservation Area
  • 10% Discount on food and retail purchases at TRCA locations
  • 10% Discount on workshops and Kortright Centre and Black Creek Pioneer Village
  • 15 % Discount on Credit Valley Conservation Area’s equipment rentals

*Parking is only free when visiting TRCA locations during normal operating hours. Membership features are subject to change.

*Some restrictions apply.  See website (www.conservationparks.ca) for details and a link to our park guides.

 

BINOCULARS

Caledon is blessed with an abundance of opportunities to get in touch with nature. It’s all around us and provides us with unlimited benefits that are essential for a healthy life; yet, it’s so easy to forget, as we spend so much of our time indoors. The more we experience nature, the more we understand how it needs our help.  These binoculars, bird books and paired with free local Toronto Regional Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) family passes are available at all 6 library branches so that kids and adults alike can get a closer look at birds and other wildlife in their community. Where nature thrives, so do we all. Caledon Public Library is one of the proud recipients of the 2016 WWF Canada Go Wild Community Grant.

 

 

Launchpad

LAUNCHPADS

Preloaded with content suitable for children aged 3-10 years old, Launchpad tablets are designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface. Launchpads are 100% secure, have no download time, no need for Wi-Fi and provide access to educational content. Their interactive, multimedia content is curated and bundled together by age, subject and themes such as STEAM, language arts, math, science, animals and nature. On a Launchpad, there’s so much for children to discover!

Launchpads are available for a one week loan at all CPL branches. Late fee: $1/day to a maximum of $10. No renewals. Holds permitted.

 

PEDOMETERS

A pedometer is a small device that tracks the number of steps taken in a day, allowing you to set goals and increase your fitness level.

Clip the pedometer to your waistband, or, wear it on lanyard around your neck. Available on a three week loan, at all branches. Get stepping!