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Service Interruption: Catalogue

Dec 03, 2019 - Comments: 0
construction cone.

The catalogue will be taken offline for upgrades on Wednesday, December 11 from 3:00 to 9:00 a.m.

During this time, please use our mobile app to search, place holds, or manage your account.

The upgrade will not effect access to the eCollection (eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, hoopla media), eResources (research databases), or Kit Keeper Book Club in a Bag booking.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
 

Holiday Programs

Nov 12, 2019 - Comments: 0
holiday background.

Ho ho ho, the holidays are officially here! Sign the Lakeridge Health Bowmanville Holiday Card, drop by for Member Appreciation Day, and support your community with Food for Fines!

Browse through our holiday programs below, view them on our program calendar, or download and print our special holiday flyer

 

Special Events

mailbox icon.Lakeridge Health Bowmanville Holiday Card

Your Library is proud to continue our holiday tradition with Lakeridge Health Bowmanville this holiday season with an over-sized community card!

We’re encouraging our members to sign, write messages, or even draw on the card, which will be given to the patients and their families that need to remain in the hospital over the holidays.

The holiday card is expected to be in your local branch on the following days, but please note that this schedule is subject to change. Follow the Library on Facebook or Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

  • November 15 to 19: Newcastle Branch
  • November 20 to 23: Courtice Branch
  • November 24 to 27: Bowmanville Branch
  • November 28 to December 4: Orono Branch
  • December 5 to 8: Newcastle Branch
  • December 9 to 12: Courtice Branch
  • December 13 to 16: Bowmanville Branch

 

Thank you image.Member Appreciation

Bowmanville Branch
Sunday, December 15, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

We’re celebrating you, our wonderful members! Drop by to enjoy a warm drink and treats. Also enter the prize draw for your chance to win! This is all part of our way of saying “thank you” for being such great Library members!

 

Food for Fines can icon.Food for Fines

All Branches
Sunday, December 1 to Sunday, December 15

Alleviate hunger in Clarington! Help a family and your community while reducing your fines.

Your Library will credit $1 of the amount owed in fines (up to a maximum of $5) for every non-perishable food item donated. Food donations will also be welcomed where no fines are owed! All food collected will be distributed across Clarington by local food banks.

Christmas tree.Dear Santa Notes

Look for “Dear Santa” notes you can answer on each branch's Christmas trees and decorations! Each tag has food bank donation requests with items most in need this holiday season.
 


Technology Programs

holiday card icon.DIY Holiday Cards

Courtice Branch
Session 1: Friday, November 22, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. [REGISTRATION REQUIRED]; or
Session 2:
Saturday, November 23, 10:30 to 2:00 p.m. [REGISTRATION REQUIRED]

Send out personalized holiday cards to family and friends this year, with help from our staff and The Studio in the Courtice Branch! Book an appointment on Friday, November 22 or Saturday, November 23, then come dressed in your holiday best. We’ll take it from there!

Already have the skills to make an awesome card, but need the equipment or software? Book time in The Studio whenever works for you – we have a camera, backdrops, and variety of editing software for you to use! 

 


Family & Children's Programs

All programs are all ages. Drop in; no registration required. No charge.
 

Yeti icon.Christmas Creatures

[All ages]
All Branches
Monday, December 9 to Saturday, December 21

Reindeer, snowmen, and yetis, oh my! Visit any branch starting on December 9 and craft your very own Christmas Creature! (Hurry in while supplies last!)

 

Santa Claus.Dear Santa

[All ages]
Newcastle Branch: Tuesday, December 10, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.;
Bowmanville Branch: Saturday, December 14, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; or
Courtice Branch: Monday, December 16, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Write and decorate your Dear Santa letter, and get on the nice list! Pop them in our North Pole Mailbox.

 

Stuffed reindeer.Holiday Pajama Party!

[All ages]
Newcastle Branch: Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.;
Courtice Branch: Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; or
Bowmanville Branch: Tuesday, December 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Drop by for a special evening pajama party. We’ll have games, songs, activities, and a scavenger hunt to get you in the holiday mood!

 

Baby in Santa hat.Holiday Bookworms

[Ages 18 months and under]
Bowmanville Branch: Tuesdays, December 10 and 17, 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.;
Newcastle Branch: Wednesdays, December 11 and 18, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.; or
Courtice Branch: Thursdays, December 12 and 19, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

It’s our Baby Bookworms program, but with a holiday twist! Join us for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more.

 

snowy cabin.Winter Wonderland

[Families]
Newcastle Branch: Monday, December 9, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.;
Courtice Branch: Tuesday, December 10, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.; or
Bowmanville Branch: Thursday, December 12, 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Celebrate the best (and most fun) things about winter, and make a snowflake ornament to hang up at home!

 

Snowman.Frosty’s Forest Adventures

[Families]
Bowmanville Branch: Wednesday, December 11, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Newcastle Branch: Thursday, December 12, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Courtice Branch: Wednesday, December 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Frosty is having an adventure in the forest – what will he see? Find out in this woodsy storytime, then decorate your own tree.

 

Mrs Claus.Mrs. Claus Storytime

[Families]
Courtice Branch: Wednesday, December 11, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Orono Branch: Tuesday, December 17, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Bowmanville Branch: Wednesday, December 18, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Newcastle Branch: Thursday, December 19, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Join Mrs. Claus at the Library for a very special storytime with festive stories and songs, and lots of holiday cheer!

 

Rudolph the reindeer.Rudolph’s Tales

[Families]
Newcastle Branch: Monday, December 16, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Courtice Branch: Tuesday, December 17, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Bowmanville Branch: Thursday, December 19, 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Join in all the reindeer games, sing some songs, listen to tall tales, and enjoy a special holiday craft!

New Bowmanville Branch Entrance

Oct 31, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:
Bowmanville front entrance.

The new temporary entrance for the Bowmanville Branch is now in place, and the main doors are in the process of being removed. An accessible automatic door opener has been installed for the temporary entrance.

During the replacement of the main entrance, the accessibility lift in the shared Library and Municipal Administration Centre (MAC) lobby will be unavailable until approximately late January 2020. An exterior accessible ramp is available for the MAC on the north side of the building on Church Street.

There will be construction noise and occasional service interruptions related to this project. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information, please see our Bowmanville Branch Accessibility Redesign project page.

Bowmanville Branch Renovations Begin

Oct 18, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:
hard hat and construction plans.

Construction for the Bowmanville Branch Accessibility Redesign project will soon begin!

The first phase starts on Monday, October 28, and will include replacement of the main entrance of the Library, removal of slate flooring throughout the atrium and stairs, construction of a universal washroom, and some work on the Mezzanine washrooms.

We expect the main doors will be removed on Monday, November 4, and a temporary entrance will be installed. During the replacement of the main entrance, the accessibility lift in the shared Library and Municipal Administration Centre (MAC) lobby will be unavailable until approximately late January 2020. An exterior accessible ramp is available for the MAC on the north side of the building on Church Street.

Updates will be provided as the project progresses.

There will be construction noise and occasional service interruptions related to this project. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information, please see our Bowmanville Branch Accessibility Redesign project page.

New Mobile App!

Jun 17, 2019 - Comments: 0
woman holding up a phone with the new app on it.

The new and improved Clarington PL mobile app puts your Library in the palm of your hand!

With an intuitive, easy-to-navigate interface, you can:

  • Browse hot titles and new item lists;
  • View your checkouts and holds;
  • Find Library hours and locations at a glance;
  • Scan ISBN barcodes to see if your Library owns a copy;
  • Discover eContent through Overdrive and Hoopla; and
  • Access 24/7 eResources.
     

There are also new features!

  • Link accounts, and manage your family’s cards with no need for logging out and switching accounts; and
  • Enjoy personalized customization options to tailor the app to your needs!
     

Download the improved Clarington PL mobile app today! If you downloaded the app previously, all you’ll need to do is update the app through your iOS App Store or Android Google Play store!

Please note, the new app may fail to overwrite the previous one. If so, please uninstall the previous app (by Boopsie Inc.) and download the new app (by Solus UK Ltd) from your app store.

Inter-Library Loan Service Resumes

Jun 10, 2019 - Comments: 0
pile of books.

Clarington Public Library is resuming its Inter-library loan (ILLO) service through the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) as of Monday, June 17.
 

ILLO Changes

ILLO delivery service will operate through Canada Post with several key changes:

Service Interruptions due to Budget Cuts (Updated)

May 03, 2019 - Comments: 0
construction pylon.

Service Update (June 10)

Clarington Public Library is resuming its Inter-library loan (ILLO) service through the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) as of Monday, June 17.

Please see our recent web post for more information.

 

Service Update (May 3)

Clarington Public Library's inter-branch courier will be resuming on Monday, May 6th. The inter-branch courier allows the Library to transport material between the Bowmanville, Courtice, Newcastle, and Orono Branches.

Closing the Gap

May 01, 2019 - Comments: 0
infant holding a book.

Speaking more to infants and toddlers each day can add up to a difference gap of 30 million words by the time they're three-years old!

Studies have shown this 30 million word gap can result in a significant vocabulary and language processing and comprehension disparity, which greatly impacts later reading skills and school success.

For more information, please visit our Closing the Gap page.

Orono Sunday Hours

Apr 08, 2019 - Comments: 0
exterior of Orono Branch.

The Orono Branch will soon be open on Sundays!

Starting on Sunday, May 12th, the Orono Branch will be open on Sundays from 12 to 5:00 p.m. Other hours of operation will remain unchanged.

Bowmanville Branch Accessibility Redesign Plans

Mar 25, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:
interior view of the Bowmanville Branch.

A revised project design has been approved by the Clarington Public Library Board, which addresses the high priority accessibility needs identified by the Project Steering Committee and the Municipality of Clarington's Accessibility Coordinator. The Municipality of Clarington's General Governance Committee received the plans on March 25, 2019.

Accessibility improvements include:

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