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Service Interruption: Bowmanville phone system malfunctioning

Apr 24, 2019 - Comments: 0
construction pylon.

The Bowmanville Branch phone system is malfunctioning. Phone extensions cannot be dialed, including “1” for Member Services. The system will transfer callers to a staff member after listening to the entire automated message. In order to make repairs, the phone system will be down between 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

During repairs, Library staff can be contacted by email or by calling the Courtice, Newcastle, or Orono Branches.

Service Interruptions due to Budget Cuts

Apr 23, 2019 - Comments: 0
construction pylon.

The provincial government recently cut funding to the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) and Ontario Library Service-North (OLSN) by 50% for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. As a result of the cuts, SOLS has suspended its inter-library loan (ILLO) service until May 31st and permanently cancelled its courier service.

Clarington Public Library relies on the SOLS courier service to transport materials between branches in Bowmanville, Courtice, Newcastle, and Orono. The province’s funding cut results in the following service interruptions for Library members:

Service Interruption: Courtice Community Complex Entrance

Apr 17, 2019 - Comments: 0
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Beginning on Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 a.m. and continuing until Thursday, April 25, 10:00 p.m., the Courtice Community Complex’s main entrance will be unavailable due to the installation of the new doors.

The alternative entrance will be on the north side of the Community Complex; Municipal staff will be on hand to assist anyone with accessibility concerns using that entry point. The lobby will still be safe to cross and enter the Library as usual. Members should expect some construction noise during this time. 

Movies Now Available for Holds

Apr 15, 2019 - Comments: 0
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bowl of popcorn.Grab your Library card and get ready to place some holds! The following movies are entering the general collection after being Quick Flicks, and are now available for holds:

April 15:

How-To in 10 Festival

Apr 08, 2019 - Comments: 0
How-To logo with stop watch.

Got ten minutes? Learn something new and explore what’s available in your community at the How-To in 10 Festival on Saturday, April 27, from 10am to 2pm at the Bowmanville Branch!

In 10 minutes or less, you can learn a new skill from any one of our booths, each hosted by a local organization or business. It’s fun, easy, free, and fast! Learn and explore the amazing resources in our community.

Learn amazing new skills from:

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:
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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:

Spring Library Guide

Mar 13, 2019 - Comments: 0
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The Spring 2019 Library Guide is now available! Shake the winter blahs with spring programs for every stage and every age!

Learn how to get out of debt, save for retirement, or invest in your child's education with Financial Literacy, create personalized Mother's Day and Father's Day cards with DIY Greetings, and discover tech-tacular after-school programs for youth including Girls Who Code, LEGO Robotics Challenge, Stop Motion Magic, and STEM Champions!

View the Guide online! Printed copies will be available at all branches by late March.

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!


Value Calculator

Jan 16, 2019 - Comments: 0
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How much money have YOU saved? Use our Value Calculator tool to see how much you saved during your most recent visit to the Library, or during a typical week or month!

Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month or per visit you or your family use each service, and the tool will calculate how much you saved! Be sure to share your results with us via Facebook or Twitter!


Jan 10, 2019 - Comments: 0

launchpad.The Library is excited to expand our technology lending services with Launchpads!

No Internet connection or downloading is required for these colourful tablets; simply borrow a Launchpad and you’re set for take-off! Each tablet is pre-loaded with a curated selection of activities and games for:


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