Caledon Public Library

Teens

Download the summer 2018 guide to programs, services, resources and more at CPL. 

 

Hey Teens! Check out our new conversation corner at the AB Branch. We'll be posting new questions each month and invite you to share your opinion on our chalkboard.

Teen Zine Club

Calling all artists, cartoonists, writers, photographers and poets. Collaborate to publish a zine (a DIY underground magazine) for teens, by teens. Unable to make the meetings? Email Natalie at nspaan@caledon.library.on.ca for more information on how to submit your work for publication.

Tuesday | AB Branch | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

Register here for May 29

Humberview Book Club 

Calling all Humberview students! If you love reading, check out this popular book club. We meet once a month during lunch period to discuss a selected title, share what we're currently reading and enjoy some tasty snacks. For more details, contact Natalie at nspaan@caledon.library.on.ca

Volunteer Orientations 

Our Teen Volunteer Program at CPL matches youth (ages 12 - 17) with a variety of engaging, age-appropriate volunteer opportunities throughout the year and at various branches. Students must attend a one time, mandatoryvolunteer orientation at the Albion Bolton Branch in order to volunteer at CPL. All participants must have a parent/guardian present for the first 30 minutes of orientation.For more information, contact Leo Scardicchio at lscardicchio@caledon.library.on.ca

Saturday, June 2 | 10:30 - 12 noon | register here

Saturday, June 9 | 10:30 - 12 noon | register here

Saturday, July 14 | 10:30 - 12 noon | register here

Saturday, August 11 | 10:30 - 12 noon | register here

Sneak Peeks

Sneak Peeks offers student volunteers the opportunity to read advance copies of books not yet available at book stores or libraries and earn volunteer hours for doing so! Read an ARC (advance reading copy) and submit a short review (short, not more than 500 words) which will be posted to our Teen Read Blog.  For more information, contact ysvolunteers@caledon.library.on.ca

 

Tech Savvy Teens: Tinker Stations

Tech Savvy Teens will be back in April with a difference! They will now be available to demonstrate a variety of hands-on tech and maker-focussed activities at our Tinker Station sessions. Of course, they will still be able to help you with all your basic tech needs, from downloading eBooks to your eReader, to setting up an email account, to printing double-sided and more. No appointment necesary. Contact our YS Department at ysvolunteers@caledon.library.on.ca if you are a teen interested in volunteering with our YS team.

 

Thursday, May  24 | 6 - 8 pm

Saturday, May 26 | 10 - 12 noon AND 2 - 4 pm

 

Exam Cram

Need a spot to study, spread out and cram for year-end exams?  CPL has a few spots at its Albion Bolton Branch to do just that, complete with some light refreshments.

Saturday, June 16: 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday, June 17: 12 noon - 4 pm; Monday, June 18:  3 - 8:30 pm; Tuesday, June 19: 3 - 8:30 pm; Wednesday, June 20: 10 am-8:30 pm; Thursday, June 21: 10 am- 8:30 pm; Friday, June 22: 10 am-6 pm; Saturday, June 23rd: 10 am-4 pm; Sunday, June 24th: 12 noon-4 pm; Monday, June 25th: 10 am-8:30 pm. 

Need some respite from all the studying?  The Caledon Animal Shelter will be joining us on June 20th and June 25th from 2 - 4pm with some very special guests - cats and kittens, to be precise.  The library's Computer Lab will be transformed into the Kitten Room for students to pop in and cuddle.  Any potential adoptions will be facilitated via Caledon Animal Shelter staff at the Caledon Animal Shelter located at 12889 Coleraine Drive, Bolton. Allergy Alert 

 

Teen Summer Reading Contest

Calling all teens! Join us for our most spectacular summer reading challenge yet! Receive a scratch card for every two books that you read for your chance to win amazing prizes like candy, gift cards and free books.  Every card is a winner...and there's more! For every two books that you read, you'll also receive a ballot to be entered into our grand prize draw.

All Branches | June 1 - August 25 | ages 13 - 17

 

Elizabeth Scavetta Memorial Teen Short Story Contest

Caledon Public Library is honoured to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Elizabeth Scavetta Memorial Teen Short Story contest.  This contest was named in memory of Elizabeth Scavetta, a promising, gifted young writer who placed first in the inaugural Caledon Public Library Teen Short Story Contest back in 2003. Short story submissions will be accepted from Saturday September 15th, 2018 - Saturday March 16th, 2019. More information coming soon! 

 

Teen Battle of the Books

Teen Battle of the Books is back for its 7th annual book war! CPL has selected 8 titles to compete against each other until one book is left standing. Teens are invited to read one, some or all of the books and vote for their favourite either online or in person at any of our six branches.
The 3 titles with the lowest votes will be eliminated by Saturday July 21st, the next 3 titles by Saturday August 4th leaving the remaining two titles to battle it out until August 25th.

Selected titles include: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, Warcross by Marie Lu, Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, Children of Bone and Blood by Tomi Adeyemi, Want by Cindy Pon, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, Goldie Vance Vol. 1 by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams, Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, The Promised Neverland Vol. 1 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu.

All branches | June 1 - August 25 | ages 13 - 17