Library of Things
More than just books!
You probably know that we have books. Best-sellers, fast lane, talking, electronic, fiction, non-fiction, picture, easy read, romance, history, thrillers – the list could go on but we hate to brag.
But did you know that we also have items in our collection that have nothing to do with books?
Check out the other items that are free to borrow with your library card:
Check out a pair of binoculars today to get a closer look at birds and other wildlife in our community.
Binoculars are available at all branches and have a 7 day loan period.
Self-measuring your blood pressure allows you to track and to share those readings with your doctor to better manage your high blood pressure.
Our blood pressure monitoring kits include an electronic blood pressure monitor, arm cuff, AC adapter, a user guide and educational materials.
The kits are available at all branches and have a 21 day loan period.
Grab a board game to play in the library, or take one home with you!
Board games have a 7 day loan period.
A DAISY reader is an assistive device which plays a special type of audiobook format called Digital Accessible Information.
Users can listen to the audiobook, search the text, place bookmarks, navigate line by line, and control the speaking speed of the text. These machines also play MP3-CDs and regular audiobooks on CD.
CPL’s model is a Victor Reader Classic.
DAISY readers have a 21 day loan period and are available at the Albion Bolton branch, or you can place a hold and have one delivered to the branch of your choice. It must be returned to any branch Service Desk; no dropbox or locker return.
Our latest addition to our instrument collection – dhol drums!
A dhol is a double-sided barrel drum played mostly as an accompanying instrument to the traditional Punjabi dance of Bhangra. It is widely used in India, usually in the Punjab region.
The dhol comes in a bag and includes a strap and 3 different sticks for playing. Click here for a tutorial.
Dhols have a 21 day loan period and are available at the Southfield Village branch, or you can place a hold and have one delivered to the branch of your choice.
You can channel your inner rockstar by borrowing a guitar or ukulele with your CPL card! The collection is housed at the Albion Bolton Branch but holds can be placed for pick up at any branch.
Instruments have a 21 day loan period and must be returned to any branch Service Desk; no dropbox or locker return. You must be 18+ to borrow with only one instrument can be borrowed per card at one time.
What to know more about playing and tuning? Check out our Reference Guide for Acoustic Guitars and Concert Ukuleles. We also have a tutorial with handy links for your convenience.
This collection was launched with financial support from Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation and Friends of Caledon Public Library with continued support from Degazon Music Studios.
Our mobile Wi-Fi hotspots provide Internet access to Wi-Fi enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs. They offer unlimited data and work anywhere within Canada where there is Rogers cellular coverage.
Hotspots are available at all branches and have a 7 day loan period. You must have a valid CPL library card and be 18+ years old to borrow a hotspot, or be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Kilowatt monitors help you assess the efficiency of your appliances, and cut down on costs by monitoring your expenses over time.
The monitors are available at select branches and have a 21 day loan period. Call 905-857-1400 ext 228 for more information.
Preloaded with content, Launchpad tablets are 100% secure, have no download time, no need for Wi-Fi, and provide access to educational and engaging content. Their interactive, multimedia content is curated and bundled together by age from 3 years to adult, and by subject and themes such as STEAM, language arts, math, science, animals and nature as well as brain games for adults.
Launchpads are available at all branches and have a 21 day loan period.
Adult Launchpads – Funding for this collection generously provided by Palgrave Rotary
Chase away your winter blues with light therapy lamps for in-house use at selected branches. A limited quantity are also available to check out to use in the comfort of your own home.
The bright light from this therapy lamp simulates the natural sunlight that may be missed during the winter months or as people work or live in a space without adequate natural lighting. Light plays an essential role in our circadian rhythm, which affects our energy levels, mood and sleep.
Light therapy lamps are available at all branches and have a 7 day loan period.
A special backpack collection dedicated to kids, 3 – 12, who want to discover and explore the great outdoors.
There are eight-themed backpacks in all:
- A Bugs’ Life
- Caledon Critters
- For the Birds
- Junior Fisherman
- Outdoor Exploration
- Pond Life
- Star Gazing
Each backpack features one book, an activity package and other interactive tools to make your outdoor trek all that more adventurous.
Nature backpacks have a 7 day loan period; no renewals. Only one backpack can be placed on hold per card. Please return to any branch Service Desk; no dropbox or locker return.
A vehicle permit, a $5 day-use coupon, is also included, which can be kept for future regular day-use.
Passes have a 7 day loan period.
Due to COVID restrictions, please visit the Ontario Parks website for the latest updates.
Caledon Public Library acknowledges the support of the Government of Ontario in bringing the health benefits of access to nature to library cardholders.
Have some mini innovators in your life? Our Ozobot kits are a great introduction to coding! These pocket-sized coding robots follow the lines you draw with markers and respond to colour codes by changing their speed, direction or LED light colour. Once you learn the basics, you can use drag-and-drop coding to build more advanced programs.
Ozobots have a 21 day loan period.
The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) collects, tells, and shares the stories of Peel Region. It is currently closed.
PAMA is undergoing a significant upgrade project to improve Peel’s heritage complex. This construction project will see improved airflow to enhance visitor experience and to ensure the safeguarding of collections. PAMA will also be taking this time to revisit permanent exhibitions, conduct community consultations and refresh spaces.
PAMA will remain closed until early 2022, while remaining active with online programming, community partnerships and virtual and outdoor exhibitions. Re-opening in early 2022 will take place in a phased approach, starting with the Art Gallery. Thank you for your support and understanding.
For more information visit http://www.pama.peelregion.ca/
Pedometers track the number of steps taken in a day, allowing you to set goals and increase your fitness level.
Pedometers are available at all branches and have a 21 day loan period.
Borrow one today, and get stepping!
Off to the lake or cottage? Borrow a pfd!
PFDs/life jackets may be taken out for 14 days at a time. You must be 18+ and sign a waiver at the library to check out.
- Canadian Red Cross: How to choose lifejackets for kids
- Government of Canada: Choosing lifejackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs)
This collection is a partnership between CPL and the Town of Caledon’s Recreation Department.
The Town of Caledon and Caledon Public Library disclaims all responsibility for any injuries or damage that might occur to your person from use of any supplied equipment. The use of the supplied equipment does not replace or eliminate the need for active adult supervision and responsible behavior of the user in and around the water.
The Caledon Seed Library is a free community-led seed saving initiative. It is committed to conserving Caledon’s rich agricultural ecosystem by preserving local plant varieties through distributing, growing, nurturing, harvesting, and sharing seeds.
With your CPL library card, you can take out 10 seed packages/year. No due date, no cost!
Visit Our Seed Cabinets
Sorry, loaning of seeds is on hiatus – we are re-stocking our cabinets for the next growing season!
- Albion Bolton Branch, 150 Queen Street South, Bolton
- Southfields Village Branch, 225 Dougall Avenue, Caledon
In partnership with Albion Hills Community Farm and Bolton & District Horticultural Society.
Do you have seeds that you would like to donate? It’s as simple as 1,2,3. Donate your seeds to continue to GROW the collection.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)’s partnership with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) gives members access to a variety of local places and activities.
- Passes will admit up to 6 people to all CVC & TRCA conservation areas in 1 vehicle
- FREE general admission, to all six TRCA Parks, including Albion Hills, Boyd, Bruce’s Mill, Glen Haffy, Heart Lake, Petticoat Creek, as well as Black Creek Pioneer Village and Kortright Centre,
- FREE general admission to all of CVC Conservation Areas, including Belfountain, Island Lake, Ken Whillans and Terra Cotta Conservation Areas
- FREE parking when visiting TRCA locations. Some restrictions apply*.
- FREE Cross-Country Ski Trail admission at Albion Hills.
- FREE general admission to special events such as the Maple Syrup Festival, Kite Festival, and Pioneer Festival.
- Discount at pools located at Albion Hills, Heart Lake and Petticoat Creek Conservation Areas.
- Savings at Albion Hills, Indian Line, and Glen Rouge campgrounds.
- Discounts at Treetop Trekking located at Heart Lake Conservation Area and at Bruce’s Mill.
- Discounts on Black Creek Pioneer Village’s Christmas By Lamplight tickets
- Discounts on a variety of events at Credit Valley Conservation Area
- 10% Discount on food and retail purchases at TRCA locations
- 10% Discount on workshops and Kortright Centre and Black Creek Pioneer Village
- 15 % Discount on Credit Valley Conservation Area’s equipment rentals
*Parking is only free when visiting TRCA locations during normal operating hours. Membership features are subject to change.
*Some restrictions apply. See website (www.conservationparks.ca) for details and a link to our park guides.
Passes are available at all branches and have a 7 day loan period.
Is travel in your future? Borrow one of our international travel adaptors with 4 USB plus type C ports in a handy case. Maximum input is 100-240 Vac 50/60 Hz.
Adaptors are available at all branches and have a 21 day loan period.