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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
  • female
  • 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!

 

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.

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

 

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.

 

 
 

Summer is winding down and we're ready to welcome fall with lots of new programs for kids of all ages.

For Tween programs, please scroll down.

STORY TIMES

All story times begin the first week of October and adult accompaniment is required.

All story times are FREE with advance registration.

WIGGLES & GIGGLES     Ages birth to 3 years

Mondays: October 3, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21

Fridays: October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18, 25

AB Branch | 10:30 - 11:15 am

Get moving! Make some noise! Meet new friends!

IMAGINATION STATION  Ages 2 - 5 years

Tuesdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22

AB Branch | 10:30 - 11:15 am

Practice the skills that young children entering Kindergarten need to succeed. Listen to stories that develop literacy skills, do crafts that develop motor skills and learn new songs and rhymes to develop an awareness of phonics.

BABY TIME   Ages birth - 2 years

Wednesdays: October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23

ING Branch | 10:30 - 11 am

Songs bouncing and tickling rhymes help develop babies' large and fine motor skills. Story time will be followed by free play. Expectant parents are welcome.

PARACHUTE PLAY   Ages birth to 5 years

Wednesdays: October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23

AB Branch | 10:30 - 11:15 am

Fridays: October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 2, 9, 16, 23

CV Branch | 10:30 - 11:15 am

Rhymes, songs and stories using a parachute!

FAMILY STORY TIME   Ages birth to 5 years

Thursdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 10, 17, 24

CE Branch | 7:15 - 8 pm

Thursdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 10, 17, 24; December 1

ALT Branch | 10:30 - 11:15 am

Turn off the cartoons and join us for fun with favourite songs, stories, puppets and rhymes. Story times help enrich your imagination and build a lifelong love of reading through language and social development.

EWE CAN KNIT   Ages 6 - 12 years

This program is FREE with advance registration.

Tuesdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27

CV Branch |  5 - 6 pm

ALT Branch | 7 - 8 pm

Thursdays: September 8, 15, 22, 29

AB Branch | 7 - 8 pm

Do you knit or crochet? Do you want to learn? Bring your own knitting needles or crochet hooks and get started! No previous experience necessary. Needles and/or hooks will be available for borrowing while supplies last.

 

CHESS FUN   Ages 6+

This program is FREE with advance registration.

Wednesdays: October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23

AB Branch | 7 - 8 pm

Tuesdays: September 6, 20; October 4, 18; November 8, 22

ALT Branch | 2 - 4 pm

Come and play chess with your friends - or meet new ones! If you have a chess board, you are welocme to bring it. All levels of skill welcome! In December, Alton and Bolton chess members will face off in a Grand Master Chess Tournament. More details soon!

 

DO-WRITE CLUB   Ages 6 - 12 years

This is a FREE, drop-in program.

Tuesdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22

AB Branch | 5 - 6 pm

This club brings tohgether kids who like to write or would like to practice their writing skills. Do you have great stories going on inside your head and are just itching to share them? Or, do you have a great story to tell and just don't know where to start? This club will allow you the opportunity to brainstorm, create, draw and share all the things that inspire you.

 

 

 

MINECRAFT & VIDEO GAMES    Ages 6+

This is a FREE drop-in program.

Sunday, September 18; Fridays: October 7 and November 18

AB Branch | 2 - 4 pm

Tuesday, September 27

AB Branch | 10 am - 2 pm

Bring your friends to play Minecraft  on the PC or test out some new games on the PS4 or Xbox One game consoles. Please note: Children must have an understanding of MInecraft on the PC.

 

JUNIOR SCIENCE CLUB    Ages 6 - 12 years

This is a FREE program with advance registration.

Tuesday, September 20 | AB Branch | 7 - 8:30 pm

Celebrate Science Literacy Week by joining our first ever Science Fair! Get involved and explore the world through scientific inquiry. Observe scientific demonstrations and participate in hands-on experimentation.

 

READING BUDDIES   

Ages 7 - 10 years

Wednesdays: October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23

AB Branch | 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Reading Buddies is a FREE 8 week registered program for children to spend time each week reading aloud with a trained buddy. For more information about this program, please contact ys@caledon.library.on.ca; alternatively, Leo Scardicchio at 905-857-1400 ext. 239 by October 1.

Please note: the number of registrants accepted is dependent upon the number of available volunteers. First come, first served.

 

READING RANGERS    Ages 5 - 10 years

This program is FREE with advance registration

Thursdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 10, 17, 24; December 1

AB Branch | 5:30 - 6:30 pm

This is a fun based activity program that encourages reading through discussion, activities and crafts. Children will explore the world through reading and hands-on study. Each week, they will choose an age and reading level-approriate book to practice reading independently at home.

Please note: children must be able to read independently

 

SUNDAY MOVIE MATINEE    All Ages

Sundays: October 9, 16, 23, 30; l  November 6, 13, 20, 27

AB Branch | 2 - 4 pm | FREE drop-in

Movie, freshly popped popcorn, friends and family ... a great way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. All movies will be rated PG or PG-13 and titles will be available on our website 1 week prior to screening. Adult accompaniment is required.                                      Allergy Alert

 

WRITE TO THE TROOPS    All Ages

October 8 - November 11

Stop by any branch of the library and show your support for the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces by writing a letter or designing a postcard with a short note to be sent to our troops overseas.

 

LEGO CLUB     All Ages

FREE | drop-in | 10 - 11:30 am

Saturdays: September 10, 17 | BELF Branch

Saturday, September 24 - we'll be at the Belfountain Salamander Festival!

Saturdays: October 5, 15, 22, 29 | AB Branch

Saturdays: November 5, 12, 19, 26 | CE Branch

Watch your LEGO volcano erupt, build the biggest castle or compete a timed building challenge. Each week we will explore a different structure that can be built using LEGO and Mega Bloks. The activities in this program are designed for children ages 5 - 10 years; however, those under 5 are welcome to participate with adult accompaniment

 

PA DAY POPCORN & MOVIE    All Ages

Fridays: September 16 and November 18 | AB Branch | 1 - 3 pm

Tuesday, September 27 | MDV Branch | 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Fridays: October 7 and November 18 | MDV Branch | 1 - 3 pm

Some FREE drop-in fun. Movies titles will be updated on our website. Allergy Alert

 

ARTFUL LIBRARY    Ages 6 - 12 years

This is a FREE program with advance registration.

ACRYLICS

Saturday, October 8 | ALT Branch | 2:30 - 4 pm

Create a unique painting while experimenting with colours and silhouettes. All skill levels welcome.

SPOOKY SILHOUETTE ART

Saturday, October 22 | BELF Branch | 10 am - 12 noon

Get in the Hallowe'en spirit as we paint some spooky silhouette art depicting ghost filled haunted houses.

BLEEDING TISSUE PAPER ART

Tuesday, November 1 | CE Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm

Add colour to fall by creating a vivid scene using tissue paper.

STRAW PAINTING

Tuesday, November 8 | BELF Branch | 6:45  - 7:45 pm

Create wild and wacky art using just a straw and paint.

 

KIDS CAN COOK    Ages 10+

This program is held at The Exchange, 55 Healey Road in Bolton | 5:30 - 7:30 pm

FREE with advance registration

Allergy alert

BREAKFAST FOR DINNER   Monday, October 24

We're back in the kitchen and trying our hand at new recipes. Tonight we'll be cooking up some delicious bacon and egg waffle sandwiches.

PANCAKE MANIA    Monday, November 21

Traditionally a breakfast treat, we'll find out that pancakes are quick and easy to make and can be enjoyed any time of the day.

 

HACKER LAB: EYE SPY   

Ages 6 - 12 years

This is a FREE program with advance registration.

Tuesday, October 25 | MDV Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm

Create a Walter Wick-inspired "I Spy" book with a theme. Build miniature sets from objects provided for photo shoots. From the photographed sets, we will write rhymes for the text of the illustrated, collaborative book. Digital cameras will be provided or bring your own.

 

HALLOWE'EN HAPPENINGS   

Ages 12 & under

HALLOWE'EN SCAVENGER HUNT

Saturday, October 29 | CE Branch | 10 am - 12 noon | FREE drop-in program

Oh no! The library stash of Hallowe'en candy has been stolen. Dress up in your costume and join us as we search high and low for these treats, plus complete a series of challenges that will lead us to the ghost or ghoul who hid it away!     Allergy alert

WE'RE GOING ON A GHOST HUNT

Saturday, October 29 | ALT Branch | 2 - 4 pm | FREE drop-in program

Goin' on a ghost hunt...gonna catch a spooky one...we're not scared...are you?

Make your way through a seris of obstacles as we bring the book 'We're Going on a Ghost Hunt' to life through a spooktacular storywalk. Find  the ghost at the end and collect a tasty treat as your reward. Allergy alert

SPOOKY CHARACTER HUNT

All branches | October 1- 31

Some strange and ghoulish creatures have snuck into the library, just in time for Hallowe'en! Find them for your chance to win a spooktacular prize.

 

 

 

HACKER LAB: HOUR OF STAR WARS EDITION   

Ages 8 - 12 years

Tuesday, November 15 | AB Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm

Learn basic concepts of coding and computer science with fun game-like tutorials featuring characters from Star Wars. At the end of the hour, you should be able to construct your own mini computer game.

 

DISCOVERY CLUBS     Ages 6 - 12

These programs are FREE with advance registration.

DIY Balloon Race Cars

Tuesday, October 4 | CE Branch | 6:45  - 7:45 pm

Learn simple axel and wheel techniques and work either individually or with friends to build your own balloon racers. Test out your new creation on a racetrack!

Offline Minecraft

Tuesday, October 11 | ING Branch | 6:45  - 7:45 pm

You can evade creeper and endermen, mine for supplies and build the biggest and strongest house in Minecraft ... but what is Minecraft were real? Use your skills to navigate through an obstacle course to collect building material, build a sturdy shelter for protection and escape some zombies in the Steve vs Zombies game.

Glove Monsters

Saturday, October 15 | CV Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Let your imagination run wild and create the most awesome monster just out of a few simple materials. Some minimal sewing is required.

Frankenstein's Kitchen

Tuesday, October 18 | CV Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm

Saturday, October 22 | ING Branch | 2 - 3 pm

Ghouls and ghosts, witches and wizards ... it's time to create the most magnificent (and delicious) monster you have ever seen. Toe of giant, wing of bat ... collect your monster's pieces and assemble him or her into a tasty treat. Allergy alert

Mummies Alive

Tuesday, November 22 | CV Branch | 6:45  - 7:45 pm

From mummies and King Tut, hieroglyphs and more ... join us as we explore the wonders of Ancient Egypt.

 

TWEEN PROGRAMS

TWEEN MAKER CLUB    Ages 10+

Mondays: Octpber 3, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 21

MDV Branch | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | FREE with advance registration

Do a different activity each week while watching a movie! From cooking pizza to rolling sushi or creating an emoji piillow - it's a night you won't want to miss. Allergy alert

October 3 - Pizza Party

October 17 - Emoji Pillows

October 24 - Murder Mystery Dinner Party

November 7 - ElectroCard Creations

November 14 - Make Your Own Sushi

November 21 - Build Your Own Board Game with Makey Makey and Scratch Coding

 

YOUTH VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION    Ages 12+

Sundays: September 18, October 16 and November 20

AB Branch | 12:30 - 2 pm

This program matches youth with a variety of engaging, age-appropriate volunteer opportunities throughout the year at all branches. Students must attend volunteer orientation in order to volunteer with the library. All students interested in volunteering must send an email to  ysvolunteers@caledon.library.on.ca one week prior to registration.

Please note: registrations
will be accepted on a first come, first served basis; all participants must have a parent/guardian     present for first 30 minutesof orientation.

 

TAG: TEEN ADVISORY GROUP    Ages 12 - 17

Wednesdays: September 21, October 19 and November 23

AB Branch | 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Are you between the ages of 12 and 17? Do you want to earn community hours, build relationship skills and meet new teens in your community? Be sure to join CPL’s TAG (Teen Advisory Group) where you can suggest/implement additions or changes to our teen collections as well as recommend teen programs and events. Please contact Natalie atnspaan@caledon.library.on.ca for more information.

 

YOUNG REELS FILM FESTIVAL    Grades 9 - 12

Every year, CPL invites youth in high school to create short films in any genre. Prizes are awarded in a  
variety of categories. This contest culminates in a special screening of all films, bringing
together all participants, teachers, mentors, friends, family and  CPL staff.                                SUBMISSION DEADLINE is Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Submit today!