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Fall 2017 Library Guide

Aug 17, 2017 - Comments: 0
little girl stood with Mountain.

The Fall 2017 Library Guide is now available!

Register today for Brain Health and the Money Intelligence Series, including Wealth Management for Older Adults, Identity Fraud, and Kids and Savings. Youth can also become STEM Champions this fall! They can master the skills of coding, circuits, and electronics, or take those business ideas and become budding entrepreneurs at the NEET Youth Incubator! Your little ones can create, escape, and investigate at the Library's P.A. Day programs on Fridays, September 29th, October 27th, and November 24th! This September, drop in to Crime Scene or Pirate and Princess Adventure, or sign up for Design It! Build It! There's also information about the Library's great French eResources!

View the Guide online! Printed copies should be available in all branches before the end of the month.

Don't miss the next Guide release! Sign up for our eNewsletter and receive notifications about our quarterly Guides and other great programs, events, and news!


TD Summer Reading Club Book Reporting

Jul 05, 2017 - Comments: 0
Colourful Canada map.

Join us on our journey across Canada! Every book read is a kilometre along the Trans Canada Highway this summer with the TD Summer Reading Club! Large maps are on display in all branches so you can track our progress and learn interesting facts about our pitstops along the way!

Fill it out our online book reporting tool each week to let us know how many books your child has read, and to help us on our journey as we Read Across Canada!

More about the TD Summer Reading Club

Avoid Summer Brain Drain and celebrate everything that makes Canada epic with the TD Summer Reading Club! Register today! 

Registration for the TD Summer Reading Club includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Friday, June 30th or at any branch or TD Summer Reading Club program after this date.

Programs are weekly and will run from Monday, July 3rd to Thursday, August 24th. Special Epic Experiences will be jam-packed with celebratory fun and activities! View the online program calendar, or download a printable booklet!

Co-created and delivered by 2,000 public libraries across Canada, development of this national, bilingual program is led by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

TD Summer Reading Club

Jun 01, 2017 - Comments: 0
colourful illustration of Summer Reading Club characters.

Registration for the TD Summer Reading Club is now open! Avoid Summer Brain Drain and celebrate everything that makes Canada epic with the TD Summer Reading Club!

Registration includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Friday, June 30th or at any Summer Reading Club program.

Service Interruption: Orono Branch Photocopier

May 29, 2017 - Comments: 0
Construction cone image.

Please be advised that the photocopier in Orono Branch is temporarily unavailable due to maintenance work in the surrounding areConstruction cone image.a. Photocopying and scanning services remain available in Bowmanville, Courtice, and Newcastle Branches.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Mini-Maker Kits

May 18, 2017 - Comments: 0
Banana piano created with Makey Makey.

Fruit piano made with Makey Makey.Boost your child’s skills and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with the new Mini-Maker Kits!

Each kit contains everything you and your budding scientist or engineer need to complete fun STEM-based projects. Construct a door alarm or traffic light, explore creative computing with apps and games, or create a tinfoil dance pad or fruit piano!

Three of each type of Mini-Maker kit are available:

Enjoy the Trails with eAudio!

May 02, 2017 - Comments: 0
Green wooded trail.

Find that great new read or listen on the go with OverDrive!

Explore some of Clarington's many walking trails with your favourite authors and eAudiobooks. Wander the Bowmanville Valley Trail with Michael Connelly, or explore Courtice's Millennium Trail with Nora Roberts! Visit the Municipality of Clarington website for more information about our community's trails, including maps, descriptions, and access points for all trails.

Browse and download titles directly with your mobile device and the OverDrive app, then listen offline on the trail, during your commute, or anywhere!

To get started, visit the OverDrive site or drop in to any branch to speak with staff! View more eContent for on the go at our eCollection page.

Annual Report 2016

Mar 23, 2017 - Comments: 0
Annual Report cover.

The Library’s 2016 Annual Report is now available!

The Report contains a message from our Board Chair, the Library's economic impact for our community, a brief look at our finances, and highlights from the past year such as Winter WonderLearn, author visits, and our new LEGO Robotics League program!

Highlights for 2016 include:

  • 39,930 members
  • 732,518 items borrowed
  • 1,661,477 visits, including
    • 439,648 website
    • 745,927 in-person
    • 475,902 app
  • 23,340 program participants in 996 programs
  • 801,293 social media reach


Book Club in a Bag

Feb 07, 2017 - Comments: 0
Book Club in a Bag duffel.

Simplify your book club selection with Book Club in a Bag! These kits contain 12 copies of book-club-worthy titles, from biography to historical fiction to suspense, along with a discussion guide.

You may book a kit up to a year in advance, and pick up from any branch. For more information, or to request a kit, please visit the Book Club in a Bag page.

Join Toastmasters!

Oct 19, 2016 - Comments: 0

Discover if Toastmasters is right for you!

Speak with confidence! Toastmasters is a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your public speaking and leadership goals at your own pace. Toastmasters has the ability to change the lives of its members. 

Visit a meeting to learn more about the club and membership!

Chose the meeting time that fits your schedule! Clarington Toastmasters meets from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, and Bowmanville Toastmasters meets from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays. Both clubs meet in the Mezzanine Room of the Bowmanville Branch.


Drop-ins welcome; no registration required. Fee for six-month or annual membership.

Presented in partnership with Clarington Toastmasters Club and Bowmanville Toastmasters Club.

Get Carded!

Feb 24, 2016 - Comments: 2
People holding up Clarington Public Library cards.

Calling all teachers, organizations, and local community groups! The Library is currently running a "Get Carded" campaign, encouraging people to sign up and become a member of the Library. 

Library staff can arrange for a special visit at any of our branches, at your classroom, or other location to discuss Library online and in-house services and resources, and help facilitate registration for your students or group members.

You can download and ask your members to pre-fill our Library Card Registration Form, or we can help sign everyone up during your visit!

Please contact Ray Robinson at or 905-623-7322 x2719 to arrange for your customized Get Carded visit!


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