Did you know that Caledon Public Library (CPL) added dhol drums, travel adaptors, life jackets/PFDs, Ontario Park passes and nature backpacks to their Library of Things collection? Hosted multiple Teen Café programs led by local teens? Relaunched their Artful Caledon initiative with a new website? Added two TikTok channels to their array of social media platforms?
All of this, and more, is shared in Caledon Public Library’s new Annual Report 2021 video.
The video features original music by Carri One Music Production, narration by Jocelyn Martin of local radio station 102.7 Moose FM, with brilliant video filming and editing by Lucky Element Media (Bolton).
“There’s no doubt 2021 was another challenging year, but with those challenges came opportunities – chances to re-examine the status quo and to set a clear direction for the years ahead.” said Colleen Lipp, CEO and Chief Librarian of Caledon Public Library. “Most notably this included the shared work of the Library Board and Staff in developing our new strategic plan – Building the Bridge to Possibilities. This plan will guide our efforts to grow and innovate in response to community needs, to celebrate Caledon’s unique and diverse culture, and to demonstrate CPL’s value to those who live, work and study in Caledon.”
Video highlights include the installation of a new library catalogue, over 341,000 website visits, continued partnerships with local businesses, permanent elimination of fines, and over 300,000 items borrowed and enjoyed during 2021. Exciting future innovations were also emphasized including the Southfields Village Reading Garden, the upcoming Collaboration Studio at Margaret Dunn Valleywood, and the reopening of the newly renovated Albion Bolton branch. “We are inspired by our new mission and excited to show you how we empower community connections, spark innovation and creativity, and energize the transfer of knowledge,” added Lipp. “It’s all in a day’s work at the Caledon Public Library.”