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Storytimes, Book Clubs, Reading Lists

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Book Clubs

Virtual and DIY book clubs
with simultaneous-use titles

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Storytimes

Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts,
and chapter book readings

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Reading Lists

Discover reading suggestions
and staff picks

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Book Clubs

Virtual and DIY book clubs with simultaneous-use titles
 

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Virtual Book Club: Armchair Travel

Online eProgram
Thursday, June 4th
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Come (virtually) together and share your love of books and reading! Dive into great reads through the Library's online book club!

Virtual Book Club is going travelling – without stepping foot out the front door! Join us for Armchair Travel – we’ll be chatting about books we’ve read that take us to faraway places, without leaving home.

View our eBook Club page for full program details and more information about how to participate!

Also be sure to check out our new Facebook group for the Virtual Book Club!

 

Kids Book Club

Welcome to Kids Book Club! Each week, we'd love to have you share with us what you're reading. You'll need to pick a book and a challenge, and then send us your completed challenge. We’ll have a theme of the week with book titles in case you’re looking for something new, but we’re also excited to hear about the books you may already reading!

Visit our eBook Club page for more information about the weekly challenges and how your young readers can participate!

 

DIY Book Club

You and your book club, family, or friends can pick from a range of titles, including literary classics and some of our very own Book Club in a Bag titles!

All titles are available through hoopla or OverDrive for simultaneous use, so everyone can read at the same time. Get together through a phone or video call and discuss your read with book club questions!

Visit our eBook Club page for more information, including and a list of available titles and discussion guides!

 


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Storytimes

Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts, and chapter book readings
 

Drag Queen Storytime Lucy Flawless.

Drag Queen Storytime

Online eProgram
Wednesday, June 10th
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Drag Queen Storytime is going virtual! Join us for storytime and musical fun for fabulous children of all ages and their caregivers. This family-friendly program will showcase stories and songs that explore and celebrate diversity and inclusion. This special virtual storytime featuring Lucy Flawless includes story readings, a lip-sync performance, and Q&A session.
 
Offered in partnership with Toronto Drag Queen Storytime and Youth Pride Durham. All readings are sponsored by Durham Children’s Aid Society.

Stay tuned for more information about how you can access the live stream!

 

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Storytime: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia)

Join Miss Carol as she reads The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #1) by C.S. Lewis, illustrated by Pauline Baynes, and published by Macmillan. Stay tuned every day at noon for the next chapter!

View the entire playlist, or click on the individual chapters below!
(Please note that all links will take you to YouTube)

Please note: storytime readings will be available for a limited time only to preserve the rights of authors and illustrators.

 

Miss Carol reading Pirates by Noon.

Storytime: Pirates Past Noon

Join Miss Carol as she reads Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House #4) by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Sal Murdocca. Stay tuned every day at noon for the next chapter!

View the entire playlist, or click on the individual chapters below!
(Please note that all links will take you to YouTube)

Please note: storytime readings will be available for a limited time only to preserve the rights of authors and illustrators.

 

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Storytimes

Sing and craft along with Library staff with songs, activities, and stories!
(Please note that all links will take you to YouTube)

Please note: storytime readings will be available for a limited time only to preserve the rights of authors and illustrators.

 


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Reading Lists

Discover reading suggestions and staff picks
 

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Reading Challenges

Jumpstart your reading with these exciting Reading Challenges! Finds these titles through Cricut Media on our eResources page or on our eCollections page.

 

Canadian Lives reading list.

Curated Reads

Find a list of curated reads from our eCollection based on interesting topics and themes.

  • Canadian Lives [new!]: Biographies and memoirs, detailing the vast life experiences of Canadians, available through OverDrive/Libby with your Clarington Public Library card.
  • Comic Books [new!]: Did you know you can borrow your favourite eComics from the Clarington Public Library? Check out Hoopla, OverDrive, and TumbleBooks for more titles!
  • Cooking and Baking with KidsGet creative in the kitchen with these great titles!
  • Cozy Reads: Cuddle up with one of these great titles you may have missed!
  • Fall in Love With Reading: Discover great romantic reads and the thrill of falling in love!
  • Literarian [new!]: Check out these literary fiction titles and more on OverDrive/Libby, available with your Clarington Public Library card! (Literarian: Someone who loves literature so much that they want to share it with as many people as possible, one who is engaged in literary pursuits)
  • Mother's Day: Celebrate those that mother us and love us
  • Personal DevelopmentExplore titles related to mental health, self-care & self-improvement, wellness & mindfulness, and more.
  • Pet CareGive your pet the best care with these reads on hoopla!
  • Spring CleaningGet tips and tricks to get started on your spring cleaning with materials from our eCollection!
  • Professional DevelopmentFind resources on businesses small to large, marketing, leadership, finance, and more!
  • World Turtle Day: Learn more about turtles with our picks to celebrate World Turtle Day on May 23!
  • YA Fantasy & Sci-Fi: From dystopian to fantasy to space operas, go beyond the known realm with great YA reads!

 

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Staff Picks

Looking for your next great read? Find out what staff members are reading with eBooks and eAudio! Discover more in our eCollection!
(Please note that all links will take you to YouTube)

  • Easter Movies: Celebrate the Easter holiday with these kids movies in the comfort of your home!
  • Easter Reads: Cuddle up for the Easter holiday with these staff suggested reads for kids!
  • Staff Picks: What are Nikki, Kiley, Miss Carol, and Mary G reading?