Caledon, ON – Did you know that Caledon Public Library (CPL) added Go Pro cameras, walking poles, travel adapters and more musical instruments to their Library of Things? That over 10,000 people attended a combination of in-person and virtual programs? That they expanded their Artful Caledon initiative to include musicians and studios that offer spaces and services for the community to learn and experience their own creativity?
All of this, and more, is shared in Caledon Public Library’s new Annual Report 2022 video. The video features original music by Carri One Music Production, narration by radio station host Rick Sargent, with brilliant video filming and editing by Lucky Element Media (Caledon).
“2022 was a year of growth and change at the Caledon Public Library… with lots to be done and never a dull moment.” said Colleen Lipp, CEO and Chief Librarian of Caledon Public Library. “As we worked to return to our pre-pandemic service levels, we were thrilled to see familiar friends returning to our branches and new faces exploring our services for the first time.”
Video highlights include hosting the first large scale sold-out fundraising event with the screening of the award-winning documentary “The Long Rider”. Over 300,000 website visits, continued partnerships with local businesses, and over 400,000 items borrowed and enjoyed during 2022. Exciting future innovations were also emphasized including the re-opening of the Margaret Dunn Valleywood Collaboration Studio, and the relocation of the Caledon East Branch which will be home to the Cory Trepanier Creativity Studio.
“Ultimately 2022 was a year with far more ups than downs and we remained focused on realizing our vision for the Caledon Public Library,” added Lipp. “To build and connect a thriving, engaged, and informed Caledon – to be the heart of the community. “
The 2022 Annual Report video will be shared on all of CPL’s social media channels and can be permanently found on CPL’s YouTube channel. For information on what CPL has to offer you and your family, please visit caledon.library.on.ca