Caledon Public Library

Children

NEW: Introducing our Kids Reasons 2 Read Blog! Stumped with finding books your're hoping your kids will like? Are you hoping to turn your kids o to books and aren't sure where to start? Look no further than this blog for all kids reading needs.

 

Virtual Colouring Page Exhibit | June 1 - August 23

Contribute your work of art to our very first digital colouring exhibit. Click on your favourite colouring page, download a copy, take a photo of your best work and e-mail an image of your finished colouring sheet to lscardicchio@caledon.library.on.ca to see your colouring sheet in our gallery!

Caledon: Through the Lens a CPL Smartphone Photo Contest | July 15 - September 5
It’s a new twist on our contest! The rules are very simple – you just need a photo taken with a smartphone. Open to all ages.  Contest guidelines.

Silly Summer Time Scavenger Hunt | Wednesdays | July 18 - August 22

Our scavenger hunt will get you up and moving around this summer. Check out our CPL Youth Group on Facebook to see what each week's Scavenger Hunt task is. Post a picture and comment where you found the object or item we asked you to find. Every comment earns you one ballot towards a prize!!

Virtual Reading Buddies | Thursdays | July 2 - August 27  | 10 am - 12 pm 

Looking for a way to keep your reading skills sharp while school's out? CPL has you covered with our weekly Virtual Reading Buddies program. Sign up for a half hour timeslot and join us on Zoom to read one-on-one with a member of our Youth Services Team.  Please note, participants are limited to signing up for one half hour session per week.   Participants need to have access to a mobile device or computer, access to internet and ability to join an invite to participate in a Zoom video call.
 

TD Summer Reading Club for Kids | June 1 to September 5 

TD Summer Reading Club is easy to join - become a member today to be sure you're not missing out on all the fun! If you're not already a READsquared account holder, visit READsquared to log your books, collect points and enter ballots into the biweekly prize draws.  Ballots for prizes will be earned every 100 minutes read for both age groups, birth to 5 and 6 to 9. So many chances to win! 

For the third year in a row, TD Summer Reading has gone digital! Using an online platform called READsquared, keeping track of your books has never been easier! Simply register for an account online or download the app, and start reading! READsquared will tally any points that you have earned, allow you to enter weekly raffles, and even alert staff to when you have won a prize! 

Summer Reading BINGO! (4 - 9 years) | July 2 - August 30

Calling all bingo fans!  Download a bingo sheet and read a book in all 24 categories by the end of August and enter yourself in a draw to win a fantastic summer prize!

  • register or log in online for READsquared. Parents you can create an account first to easily monitor your children's activity
  • select SUMMER READING BINGO
  • for every book in a bingo square read, log each book you read                                
  • each completed BINGO square will accumulate points that you can put towards a ballot upon completion of the card 
  • September 1, 2020, a winner will be randomly determined from all entries received 

Hands on Exotics |  August 10 | 1 pm

Join us on a wild and awesome animal safari and meet a variety of amazing and exotic creatures from across the world! Learn and have fun with giant boa constrictors, colour changing lizards, plus a whole host of furry friends.  Everyone must register. To enjoy this live program, participants will need access to a tablet, laptop or computer with internet access. All registered participants will be provided instructions on taking part in this live event via a confirmation email (as provided at time of registration). A reminder email will also be sent to all registrants a few days in advance of the program.

Little Tykes LIVE! TD SRC (birth to 5 years) | Tuesdays | July 7 - August 25 | 10 am
Join CPL staff once a week throughout the summer for a LIVE fun filled programs featuring interactive stories, songs and other activities. Programs may be on Facebook Live, pre-recorded or hosted through Zoom – specific details for each program will be posted in the CPL Youth Group on Facebook the day before the program.

Tween BYOB Book Club | Tuesdays | July 7 - August 25 | 2 pm

Bring a book you've read recently and let everyone know why you liked it! Get recommendations for new reads. To enjoy this live program, participants will need access to a tablet, laptop or computer with internet access. All registered participants will be provided instructions on taking part in this live event via a confirmation email (as provided at time of registration). Zoom meeting link

Kids Summer Explorers TD SRC (6 - 9 years) | Wednesdays | July 8 - August 26 | 10 am

Calling all kids ages 6-9!  Join us on Wednesdays throughout the summer featuring fun-filled programs with science experiments, crafts, games and other activities.  Children will discover and learn all  summer long! Programs may be pre-recorded or hosted through Zoom – specific details for each program will be posted in the CPL Youth Group on Facebook the day before the program. 

  • Wednesday July 8          Do It Yourself Easy Bird Feeders          Pre-recorded
  • Wednesday July 15        Online Trivia                                          Zoom
  • Wednesday July 22        Wacky Science                                      Pre-recorded
  • Wednesday July 29        Harry Potter Day                                    Zoom
  • Wednesday August 5     Cool Contraptions                                   Pre-recorded
  • Wednesday August 12   Family Feud                                            Zoom
  • Wednesday August 19   Spy School                                              Pre-recorded
  • Wednesday August 26   National Film Board Movie Screening     Zoom                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Tweens STEAM TD SRC (10 - 12 years) | Thursdays | July 9 - August 27 | 10 am

Tweens are invited to tune in throughout the summer as we show you how to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math with supplies you have at home! Programs may be pre-recorded or hosted through Zoom – specific details for each program will be posted in the CPL Youth Group on Facebook the day before the program.

  • Thursday July 9                  Online Gaming                                             Zoom
  • Thursday July 16                Create your own virtual escape room          Pre-recorded
  • Thursday July 23                Family Feud                                                 Zoom
  • Thursday July 30                Learn Tinkercad                                           Pre-recorded
  • Thursday August 6            Jackbox Trivia                                               Zoom
  • Thursday August 13          Make your own marble labyrinth                   Pre-recorded
  • Thursday August 20          Fandom Trivia                                               Zoom
  • Thursday August 27         Jackbox Trivia Party                                      Zoom       

 

Mad Science: Chem-Mystery (6-12 years) | August 17 | 1 pm
Mad Science is excited to pay a virtual visit to our library with an interactive, exciting workshop featuring the wonders of chemical science! Registration is required.  To enjoy this live program, participants will need access to a tablet, laptop or computer with internet access. All registered participants will be provided instructions on taking part in this live event via a confirmation email (as provided at time of registration). A reminder email will also be sent to all registrants a few days in advance of the program.
 
 
Check out our
Online Story Time playlist on YouTube!

Check out our
Cool Craft Creations playlist on YouTube

The Great Caledon Mystery Digital Escape Room 

Staff is responding to voicemails, emails and text messages from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Please call our main line at 905-857-1400, text us at 416-828-7086 or email reference@caledon.library.on.ca.