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Literacy Ship Launch

Oct 16, 2019 - Comments: 0
literacy ship.

Join Clarington Public Library for the grand launch of the Courtice Literacy Ship!

The Ship is an architectural furniture piece designed to attract families to the Branch’s children’s area. It features interactive play stations that help build children’s early literacy skills.

The Library will be celebrating the launch of the Literacy Ship at a special event and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 23 at the Courtice Branch (2950 Courtice Rd.). The event starts at 4:00 p.m., with an official ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

The Literacy Ship would not have been possible without the generous support of numerous sponsors, including Ontario Power Generation (OPG), LiUNA Local 183, and Veridian Connections/Elexicon Energy.

For more information, please see our recent press release.

Music survey

Oct 11, 2019 - Comments: 0
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Have your say!

Clarington Public Library wants to hear from you! We invite you to tell us a bit about how you listen to and access music. Your feedback is important to help ensure that our collections and services meet your needs.

Please take this quick 60 second survey

New Title Release Party

Oct 04, 2019 - Comments: 0
Book club in a bag with teaser images.

Stop by the Courtice Branch to enjoy a literary evening on Tuesday, November 5, 5:30 p.m.! Get a sneak peek and first dibs on booking the new Book Club in a Bag kits being added to the collection, based on your feedback! All new kits will be available for requests on Monday, November 11.

For more information about Book Club in a Bag and to make reservations for your club, please visit the Book Club in a Bag page.

Fall Library Guide

Aug 15, 2019 - Comments: 0
two children and their mother at a Library program at the Courtice Branch.

The Fall 2019 Library Guide is now available! Celebrate back-to-school season with a windfall of new programs, including The Truth is Out There, the Harvest Festival Book Sale, P.A. Day Adventures, c_wonder Workshops, and brand new one-on-one programs, Tech Assist and Reading Rangers! Find it all in the Fall Guide!

View the Guide online, today! Printed copies are expected to be available in late August.

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!


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
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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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