This summer, kids are encouraged to escape their everyday, step outside their ordinary and seek the unknown and untamed through reading. Whether it's outdoors, outrageous or out of bounds, the unexplored is calling and with books, activities and an unleashed imagination, kids can let go and find their wild this summer. For more information about all programs for kids this summer, look no further than the summer edition of Books and Beyond. Registration Now Open.
Summer Reading Club 2016
In conjunction with the great WILD programs we’re offering, don’t forget that Caledon Public Library hosts the TD Summer Reading Club program. This is an independent reading initiative that encourages kids to keep reading all summer long! Kids can sign up at any CPL branch, read 5, 10, 15 or 20 books at their pace and receive small prizes/incentives for their efforts. There are some cool online features offered through the TD Summer Reading Club website to complement this program as well. Sign up today, it’s FREE!
Participated in this year's Teen Summer Reading program? Take our online survey.
Ember the Canadian Lynx
In anticipation of this year's SRC theme WILD, Caledon Public Library is extremely excited to introduce Ember the Canadian Lynx. Ember has been adopted by the library from the Toronto Zoo for the duration of the calendar year. Look for her poster throughout your travels at any of our CPL branches this summer.
SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT EMBER
born May 2009
travelled to Toronto from the Assiniboine Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba
lynx are medium-sized cats that are characterized by long ear tuffs, flared facial ruff and a short bobbed tail that has a completely black tip
Ember has very good eyesight and can spot a mouse when its over 76 meters away!
She also has exceptional hearing and those ear tufts help to make it even better
WE'RE GOING ON SAFARI
June 4 - September 3 | All Branches | All Ages | FREE
Can you find all 7 of Ember's animal friends? They have scattered across the library in a game of hide-and-seek and we're hoping you will help us locate them.
Pick up your animal passport at any of our seven branches and take it with you as you travel around to the branches in search of Ember's seven friends. At each branch, you will discover one of the seven wild animals and interesting facts about him or her. Print the information in your passport . Find all seven, show your completed passport to any staff and receive a ballot for your chance to win the grand prize of a pair of tickets to Parents Day at the Toronto Zoo!
WILD! Summer Reading Club Weekly Drop-in Programs
These weekly themed programs are FREE for children ages 10 and under.
ALTON BRANCH | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Thursdays: July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
CALEDON VILLAGE BRANCH | 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Tuesdays: July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23
ALBION BOLTON BRANCH | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Tuesdays: July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23
MARGARET DUNN VALLEYWOOD BRANCH | 1 - 2 pm
Wednesdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24
INGLEWOOD BRANCH | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Wednesdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27; AUgust 3, 10, 17, 24
CALEDON EAST BRANCH | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Wednesdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24
Week 1: Summer Launch
Week 2: Ocean Adventures
Week 3: Magical Creatures
Week 4: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
Week 5: Wild, Wild West
Week 6: Dinosaur Digs and More
Week 7: Jungle Fever
Week 8: Wild About Candy - allergy alert
Click.Create.Celebrate: a contest for all ages
Caledon Public Library is proud to offer its writing contest for all ages once again. In honour of Heritage Caledon as it celebrates 40 years of Heritage Conservation, the theme this summer is My Story, My Community, My Caledon: Honouring the Past, Connecting the Present, Growing the Future.
The contest opens on Saturday, June 4 and closes on Saturday, September 10. There is prize money for place winners in all categories.
Short Story: Adult (18+ years), Teen (13 - 17 years) and Children (ages 6 - 8 years and 9 -12 years )
Poetry: Adult, Teen
Photography: Adult, Teen, and Children (6 - 12 years)
Guidelines and entry form are available in paper copy at all 7 branches as well as online.
THE GREAT CHARACTER HUNT
Oh no! Some of the characters have escaped from their books and are hiding in the library. Help us find a new character each week for your chance to win a prize.
July 2 - August 27 | All Branches | All day | Free activity for the entire family
EXPLORE ON THE FLOOR
Mondays: July 4, 11, 18, 25: August 8, 15, 22 | Albion Bolton Branch | 10 - 12 noon | FREE fun for the entire family | Drop-in
Stop by the library for stories, music, activities and crafts. Explore and play with sensory bins, puppets and toys or sit and read a themed story. Travel to the world of Dr. Seuss and fairy tales, visit the beach or meet new animals.
READY, SET, READ
Mondays: July 4, 11, 18, 25; August 8, 15 | Albion Bolton Branch | 6:30 - 7:30 pm | FREE | Ages 6 - 10 Advance registration
CPL is pleased to be able to offer your child the opportunity to join the Ready, Set, Read program this summer. Offered jointly with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, there is no cost to participate and all children in Grades 1, 2 and 3 and their families are invited to join.
KIDS CAN COOK
We're back in the kitchen and trying our hand at some new recipes.
Both sessions meet at The Exchange, 55 Healey Road, Bolton
5:30 - 7:30 pm | FREE with advance registration | ages 10+
Thursday, August 18 | Sweet Summer Salads
FAMILY BOARD GAMES, LEGO and CRAFTERNOONS
Sundays: June 5, 12, 19, 26 | Albion Bolton Branch | | 11 am - 3 pm
Saturdays: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27 | All Branches | 11 am - 3 pm
This is a FREE, drop-in, self-directed activity for all ages.
Just drop in to any branch for Saturday fun! Play a board game, have fun with great crafts or create a do-it-yourself building project.
Parental accompaniment is required.
Wednesday, July 27 | Alton Branch | 1 - 2 pm | FREE | All Ages | Advance registration
Have fun learning about insects and arachnids in this hands-on presentaion featuring live creepy crawlers.
BUILDING RESILIENCY IN GIRLS
Thursday, August 11 | Alton Branch | 3 - 5 pm | Ages 11 - 13 | FREE | Advance Registration
This is a prevention and intervention based program that utilizes the Girls Cycle group model to address the needs of adolescent girls, as well as issues they might be experiencing. Some of the issues addressed in BRG group sessions include that of diversity, body image, self-esteem, relationships, goal setting, bullying, personal boundaries, communication and high-risk behaviours. In partnership with Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton
These are FREE programs for ages 6 - 12 which require advance registration.
COMIC BOOK SPLATTER ART
Friday, August 12 | Albion Bolton Branch 10:30 - 12 noon
Bang! Kapow! Boom! Design and create your own comic book splatter art, inspired by your favourite superheroes or comic book characters.This activity may be messy, so please wear clothes that can get a little messy too!
MOVIES & MORE!
Friday, August 12 | Margaret Dunn Valleywood Branch | 2 - 4 pm FREE drop-in program for all ages
Join us for an afternoon at the movies. Enjoy some tasty popcorn and complete a themed craft while you watch! Film titles will be confirmed one week prior to the showing. Allergy Alert
MESSY STORY TIME
Friday, July 29 | Caledon Village Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Wednesday, August 10 | Margaret Dunn Valleywood Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am
Suitable for children 6 and under
Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get messy in this interative story time. This is a FREE, drop-in program.
MYSTERIES OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY
Saturday, August 13 | Margaret Dunn Valleywood Branch | 10 am - 12 noon OR 1 - 3 pm | Ages 6 - 12 FREE | Advance registration is required.
Participants will learn about Monarch Butterfly ecology, conservation efforts and their significance in nature.
Tuesday, August 9 | Caledon Community Complex Parking Lot, Caledon East | 10:30 - 12 noon | All Ages | FREE | Drop-in
Have you ever wanted to see a firetruck up close? How about a police cruiser or a Zamboni? Well, now's your chance! There will be an assortment of mega machines on hand and the community helpers who operate them will be there to answer all your questions. Raindate: Thursday, August 11
Thursday, July 21 | Caledon East Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am | FREE | All Ages | Advance Registration
Wednesday, August 24 | Inglewood Branch | 1 - 2 pm | FREE | All Ages | Advance Registration
The Amazing Rainforest is coming to the library with all sorts of reptiles and other creatures. Learn all about how reptiles adapt and survive in the wild.
Thursday, August 4 | Inglewood Branch | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | FREE | All Ages | Advance Registration
You'll be amazed at how easy it is to make fresh ice cream using a few simple ingredients and some ziplock bags. Zip, shake and enjoy! Allergy Alert
RINGTAIL RANCH & RESCUE
Wednesday, August 17 | Caledon Village Branch | 1 - 2 pm | FREE | All Ages | Advance Registration
Our friends at Ringtail Ranch and Rescue are bringing some of their amazing and unique animals to the library. Join us as we learn cool facts about some of these creatures and even get up close and personal with a few!
HARRY POTTER MOVIE MADNESS
Mondays and Fridays: July 22, 25, 29 | Albion Bolton Branch | 2 - 4:30 pm | All Ages | FREE | Drop-in
Movies, freshly popped popcorn, friends and family - a great way to spend an afternoon. All movies will be rated PG or PG-13. Adult accompaniment is required. Allergy alert
July 18: Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
July 22: Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince
July 25: Hary Potter and The Deathly Hallows (Part I)
July 29: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (Part II)
Mondays: July 4, 11, 18, 25: August 8, 15, 22 | Albion Bolton Branch | 10 am - 12 noon This is a FREE program for ages 6 - 8 with advance registration
Fridays: July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26 | Albion Bolton Branch | 10 am - 12 noon This is a FREE program for ages 9+ with advance registration
Back by popular demand! Work together to design the ultimate library landscape while searching for resources that will keep you safe from zombies at night. Are you the ultimate Minecrafter?
Pleae note: participants must be knowledgeable in Minecraft; they do not need to bring their own mobile devices or their own Mojang account
TWEEN SUMMER READING CLUB
Summer Reading Club is a series of FREE drop-in programs for tweens ages 10+
Thursday, August 25 | Albion Bolton Branch | 1 - 2 pm
Looking for a tasty way to spend your day? Come participate in our Chocolate Olympics by competing in an assortment of mini challenges involving our favourite sweet treat. Allergy Alert
NAIL & STRING ART
Thursday, August 18 | Albion Bolton Branch | 1 - 2 pm
Create a unique and stylish work of 3D art using a hammer, nails and string. Follow one of our templates or use your imagination to make your own abstract piece! If you have a hammer, please bring it.
LIFE-SIZED BOARD GAMES
Tuesday, August 16 | Alton Branch | 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 18 | Caledon Village Branch | 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Bring your game face and join us as we play life-sized versions of some of our favourite games, including Jenga, Snakes and Ladders and Connect Four!
STOP MOTION LEGO
Tuesday, July 19 | Alton Branch | 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Thursday, July 21 | Caledon Village Branch | 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 11 | Albion Bolton Branch | 1 - 2 pm
Lights! Camera! Action! Work in small groups to create a short stop motion film starring LEGO mini figures.
iPads /iPods will be provided or bring your own Apple device (must have a camera and free stop motion movie app)
SEW YOUR OWN BOOK BAG
Thursday, July 21 | Albion Bolton Branch | 1 - 2 pm
Tuesday, August 9 | Alton Branch | 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 11 | Caledon Village Branch | 2:30- 3:30 pm
Learn how to sew your very own book bag. No prior sewing experience required!
DIY SPA DAY
Tuesday, July 26 | Alton Branch 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Thursday, July 28 | Caledon Village Branch 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 4 | Albion Bolton Branch 1 - 2 pm
Join us for a relaxing afternoon and learn how to make your own body scrubs and lip gloss.
Thursday, July 28 | Albion Bolton Branch | 1 - 2 pm
Tuesday, August 2 | Alton Branch | 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 4 | Caledon Village Branch | 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Create riviting art using motion and action, including pendulum painting and kinetic sculptures.
ZOMBIE SURVIVAL 101
Tuesday, August 23 | Alton Branch 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 25 | Caldon Village Branch 2:30- 3:30 pm
Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse? Test your survival skills and discover the secrets to destroy the walking dead through a series of games and challenges.
LAST BLAST SUMMER MOVIES & CRAFTERNOONS
Monday - Friday: August 29, 30, 31; September 1, 2 | Albion Bolton Branch | All Ages | FREE | Drop-in
Crafternoons: 11 am - 3 pm | Movies*: 2 - 4 pm * TBA Allergy Alert
Let's say goodbye to summer in style! Every afternoon, drop in and create something cool with our craft supplies, then stick around for some delish fresh popcorn and a movie.