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 2018 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 the 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.  Contest Details

Handmade Valentine Wishes for Veterans

Create a handmade Valentine and help bring joy to a Canadian Veteran this Valentine's Day. Please bring your Valentine's card to any branch of the library by January 19, 2019.

  • All Branches | December 29, 2018 - January 19, 2019 | all ages

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:   January 15; February 5, 19

Slime!

Looking for something to do this PA day? Explore the exciting and gooooey world of slime! Get messy as you experiment with slime recipes and create your own slime for the Amazingly Awesome Slime Contest.

  • Albion Bolton | 1 pm - 3 pm | January 21 | all ages

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

  

 

Tween Programs - Winter

Fortnite Party

Come to celebrate your favourite game with a Fortnite themed party! Includes snacks, crafts, and an epic dance battle.

  • Pop-Up Library in Southfields | 7 - 8 pm | November 13 | ages 10 to 12 | Register

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

  • Storefront in Southfields | 6 pm - 7 pm | January 22
  • Caledon East | 10:30 am - 12 pm | February 23