Caledon Public Library

Children

Download the Books and Beyond winter guide to programs, services, resources.  

Story Time

Caledon Public Library offers regular story times during the fall that assist with the development of literacy skills for ages birth to 5. Each program is developed for a specific age group to encourage participation and engagement.  More information   

  NEW FOR 2019 ALL STORY TIME PROGRAMS ARE DROP IN

 

Do-Write and Read-a-Long Fun

This 10-week program is geared for children ages 6-10 who want to practice and hone their reading and writing skills. Each week we'll explore tips and tools that help make reading and writing f.u.n.!     Registration is limited and will be open only until the 3rd session of the program. 

  • Albion Bolton | 5:15 - 6:00 pm |  Ages 6 to 10 

Mondays:   January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 25

Children's Short Story Contest

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

Chess for Kids

Chess for Kids is back in Alton. All skill levels welcome.

  • Alton | 2 pm - 4 pm | ages 6-10 | Ages 6-10

Tuesdays:   February 5, 19

Family Literacy Day - Read, Discover & Create Together

Enjoy some self-directed early literacy activities to celebrate Family Literacy Day, and be sure to borrow a book or two!

  • All Branches | January 26 

Family Literacy Day - A Special PJ Story Time

Join us for a special story time in celebration of Family Literacy Day - a day to highlight the importance and value of reading together. There'll be delightful stories, crafts, and hot chocolate, too. PJs are strongly encouraged.

  • Albion Bolton | 10:30 am - 11:15 am | January 26 | All Ages

Valentine Hunt 

Oh no! Cupid was supposed to deliver some Valentine's Day cards but they've gotten all mixed up! Can you find hidden Valentines and match them to the character they're supposed to be sent to?

  • All Branches | January 26 - February 14 | Ages 12 and under

Reading Buddies 

Reading Buddies is a program for children to spend time each week reading aloud with a trained buddy, For more information about this program, contact Leo Scardicchio at (905)-857-1400 by January 26. Number of registrants is dependent upon the number of volunteers available. Ages 6-10

  • Albion Bolton | 6 pm - 6:45 pm 

Tuesdays:   February 5, 12, 19, 26

  • Alton | 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm 

Wednesdays:   February 6, 13, 20, 27

Glow in the Dark Valentine's Party

Let's glow crazy! Do you have anything that glows in the dark? Join us to have fun in a series of glowing Valentine's Day themed activities. Allergy alert. | All ages

  • Albion Bolton | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | February 8 
  • Storefront in Southfields | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | February 12

T-Rex Tea Party

Calling all dinosaurs...it's time for tea! Stomp on down to the library for stories, songs, crafts and more. Allergy alert.

Registration required

  • Alton | 2 pm - 3 pm | February 9 |  all ages

Harry Potter Craft Night

Join us for a magical evening making Harry Potter themed crafts while sipping on some delicious butterbeer hot chocolate. Allergy alert.

Registration required

  • Margaret Dunn Valleywood | 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm | February 21 | Ages 6-12

Unicorn Party Story Time

Join us for an evening of sparkles, glitter and slime as we celebrate unicorns. Enjoy unicorn milkshakes and listen to stories. Allergy alert.

Registration required

  • Storefront in Southfields | 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm | February 26 | Ages birth-6

 

March Break at CPL

All of our March Break programs are listed below, and you can view and download a two-page PDF of the programs here.

Tinkercad 3D Design

Learn about the basics of 3D printing by designing a 3D object in Tinkercad. Start with basic design techniques to create anything you can imagine like a keychain or a bookmark that will be printed on the Makerbot Mini 3D printer. No experience necessary.

  • Albion Bolton | 10:30 am - 12 pm | March 11 | Ages 6 - 10

Becoming an Evil Genius 101

Join our class of "Evil Geniuses". Participants will learn what it takes to be a true evil genius through a series of activities designed to help you formulate the perfect evil plan. Complete the "Evil Genius" activities to graduate our class and earn your badge.

  • Margaret Dunn Valleywood | 2 - 4 pm | March 11 | Ages 6+

Life-Sized Mario Candyland

Drop in and play our life-sized version of Candyland with a Mario themed twist! Parental participation required. Allergy alert. Must attend and participate with an adult.

  • Albion Bolton | 10:30 am - 4 pm | March 12 | All Ages

Video Game Dance Party

Drop in and show off your skills as we try out a variety of fun and hilarious dance moves from games like Fortnite and Just Dance!

  • Albion Bolton | 10 - 11:30 am | March 12 | Ages 6-12
  • Alton | 10 - 11:30 am | March 14 | Ages 6-12

Squishies!

Design and colour your own squishy creations. Use the templates or go completely off the grid with your own ideas. While supplies last.

  • Alton | 2 - 4 pm | March 12 | Ages 6-12
  • Albion Bolton  | 10 am - 12 pm | March 15 | Ages 6-12

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Use your imagination to create, build and discover. We will have everything (but the kitchen sink) for you to get crafty or techy or just have fun! From 3D printing to awesome crafts there is something for everyone.

  • Storefront at Southfields | 4 - 7 pm | March 12 | All Ages
  • Caledon East  | 10 am - 12 pm | March 15 | All Ages

Are You Scared Darth Vader?

Do you know what scares Darth Vader? Find out as we read the book by Adam Rex, followed by Star Wars themed crafts!

  • Margaret Dunn Valleywood | 1 - 2:30 pm | March 13 | All Ages

I See a Shadow Story Time

A shadow themed Story Time featuring shadow stories, shadow puppets and shadow silhouettes.

  • Inglewood | 10:30 - 11:30 am | March 13 | All Ages

Create Your Own Boardgame

Participants will create a concept for a board game, design characters and tokens, a set of rules and, of course, a chance to playtest their games. Participants will have the option to design their tokens and characters using tinkercad and our 3D printer.

  • Albion Bolton | 10 am - 12 pm | March 13 | Ages 6-10 | Register

Drag Queen Story Time

Fay & Fluffy's Storytime is a fantastic way to celebrate literacy and diversity in a supportive and inclusive environment! Join us for stories, songs and lots of laughs as Fay & Fluffy show us how Reading is FUN-damental! Everyone is welcome! Advanced registration is required and everyone must register.

  • Albion Bolton | 2 - 3 pm | March 13 | All Ages | Register

Unicorns vs Zombies

The long-lasting battle between unicorns and zombies continues. Pick a team and choose your colours. Complete a series of challenges and activities to determine the winner of the unicorns vs. zombies skills competition.

  • Albion Bolton | 6 - 7:30pm | March 13 | Ages 6-12

Screen Print a T-Shirt

Bring a t-shirt, pillowcase or tote bag and try your hand at screen printing! Decorate the preselected designs with fabric paint and markers. While supplies last.

  • Albion Bolton | 1 - 3 pm | March 14 | All Ages

Shoebox Upcycle

Bring your own shoebox and create a miniature foosball table or puppet theatre!

  • Albion Bolton | 6 - 8 pm | March 14 | Ages 6-12

Super Smash Bros Wii Tournament 

Come out to an afternoon full of Super Smash Bros. All participants who arrive within the first 15 minutes of the program start time will be entered into the tournament. Space is limited! Be sure to arrive early to guarantee your spot in the tournament. Prizes will be awarded.

  • Albion Bolton | 1 - 5 pm | March 15 | Ages 8-12

 

     

Superhero Search

Can you find the superheroes hiding in the library? Check for a new superhero each week and enter your name into our draw to win a prize!

  • All Branches | April 1-April 29 | Ages 10 and Under

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies is a program for children to spend time each week reading aloud with a trained buddy. For more information about this program, contact Leo Scardicchio at 905.857.1400 by January 26. Number of registrants is dependant upon the number of volunteers available. Ages 6-10

  • Albion Bolton | Tuesdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21 | 6 - 6:45 pm
  • Margaret Dunn Valleywood | Wednesdays: April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22 | 5:15 - 6 pm

Do-Write & Read-a-Long Fun

This program is geared for children who want to practice and hone their reading and writing skills. Each week we'll explore tips and tools to make reading and writing f.u.n.! We'll have guest readers, guest writers and more. Ages 6-10

  • Albion Bolton | Mondays: April 1, 8, 15, 29; May 16, 13 | 5:30 - 6:15 | Registration Required

Who Stole the Pokemon?

Some Pokemon have gone missing from the Pokelab. Detective Pikachu is on the case but he needs the help of the best poke trainers! Unravel the mystery in this real-life Clue-style game.

  • Albion Bolton | 10:30 am - 12 pm | April 13 | Ages 10-12

Kids Comic Expo 

The kids comic expo is back again with another great lineup! Create new masterpieces at the fandom factory, build in the collaborative Lego Lab and learn great comic drawing tips and tricks from the experts. Don't forget to collect your free comic book! Details to be released in April. 

  • Albion Bolton | 10 am - 3 pm | May 4 | Ages 4-12

 

 

 

Tween Programs - Winter

Tween Short Story Contest

  • Saturday, June 16 - Saturday, December 15, 2018 | ages 10-12 years

Contest Details

Video Game Design with Bloxels

Design your character, and each level of a video game, using the Bloxels board and app. Ages 10-12

Registration required

  • Caledon East | 10:30 am - 12 pm | February 23