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Holiday Advent Calendar

Jingle all the way, and enjoy some holiday cheer with us! Check back every day for shiny new holiday content you can enjoy with your family!

Also be sure to check out the Advent Calendar on Beanstack Reading Challenges to earn daily badges!

 


 

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Donation Station bag.

December 1:
Donation Station

Help alleviate hunger in Clarington! Help a family and your community.

Make your donation of food or hygiene items at any Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives location from December 1st to 15th. Look for “Dear Santa” notes you can answer on each location’s holiday decorations and trees! Each tag has food bank donation requests with items most in need this holiday season.

All donated items will be distributed to local organizations serving the Clarington community: The Clarington East Food Bank, The Salvation Army, and St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Click the image to visit our Donation Station for more information!

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December 2:
Lakeridge Health Bowmanville Holiday Messages!

Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives is proud to continue our partnership with Lakeridge Health Bowmanville this holiday season!Spread some seasonal cheer, and share a message or picture with the staff, patients, and their families that are working or staying in hospital over the holidays.

Submit your message using a postcard or the online form on or before Sunday, December 12th!

Click the image to visit our Holiday Messages page for more information!

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December 3:
Museum Trivia Challenge!

Knowledge testing fun! Answer your way through these trivia questions from Clarington Museum and Archives! How many can you get?

Click/tap on the image or this link to download the PDF!

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December 4:
Virtual Storytime Kit, Holiday Traditions

Stories, songs, and games!  Cuddle up and enjoy this holiday storytime kit with your family all about world celebrations!

Click/tap on the image or this link to download the PDF!

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December 5:
Storytime Short, Dear Santa

Enjoy a Storytime Short with Mackenzie where she reads “Dear Santa” and sings a song!

Click/tap on the image or this link to view the video on YouTube!

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December 6:
Holiday Cinnamon Star Recipe

A tasty recipe! Try your hand at making this tasty Cinnamon Star recipe from the Canadians Statesman in1993! Let us know how it turned out!

Click/tap on the image or this link to download the PDF!

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December 7:
Curated List, Movies

Enjoy family friendy, rom com, or feel-good holidays movies, for free, with this list of holiday movies to check out!

Click/tap on the image or this link to download the PDF!

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December 8:
Storytime Short, Wishing Seasons

Join Amy for a Storytime Short filled with the four season and wishes for snow!

Click/tap on the image or this link to view the video on YouTube!

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December 9:
STEAM, Rudolph Racers

Create your own racing Rudolph and try this STEAM activity that teaches the concept of propulsion!

Click/tap on the image or this link to view the video on YouTube!

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December 10:
Museum, Pickle Ornament

Have you heard of the pickle ornament? Learn about this holiday tradition from Clarington Museum and Archives.

Click/tap on the image or this link to download the PDF!

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December 11:
Curated List, Festive Reads for Adults

Find books to read this holiday season with suggestions from this curated list of adult titles!

Click/tap on the image or this link to download the PDF!

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December 12:
Storytime Short, This is Christmas

Jingle along with Robyn as she reads a story about the meaning of Christmas and sings a song about snowmen!

Click/tap on the image or this link to view the video on YouTube!

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December 13:
Museum, Buttons and Parade Traditions

Learn the history of the Santa Claus Parade in Clarington and make your own button with Clarington Museums & Archives!

Click/tap on the image or this link to download the PDF!

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December 14:
Craft, Royal Icing

It isn’t a holiday without cookies! Join Mackenzie as she makes royal icing for tasty holiday cookies!

Click/tap on the image or this link to view the video on YouTube!

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December 15:
Storytime Short, Snowmen at Work

Have you ever wondered what your snowman does when you aren't around? Join Kim to find out what silly things they might be doing!

Click/tap on the image or this link to view the video on YouTube!

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December 16:
Museum, Pomander Craft

Get creative by making this traditional holiday scented craft with Clarington Museums & Archives!

Click/tap on the image or this link to download the PDF!

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December 17:
Craft, Santa Sled

Join Jen as she creates a fun Christmas craft you can gift to anyone who loves chocolate!

Click/tap on the image or this link to view the video on YouTube!

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December 18:
Curated List, Holiday Reads for Children

Enjoy these junior holiday titles that will keep your young ones busy and entertained this holiday season!

Click/tap on the image or this link to download the PDF!

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December 19:
Storytime Short, Bulldozer’s Christmas Dig

Join Jennifer to see what gifts Bulldozer digs up for his friends at the construction site!

Click/tap on the image or this link to view the video on YouTube!

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December 20:
StoryWalk, The Mitten

Enjoy The Mitten by Jan Brett at Long Sault Conservation Area on the Cottontail Rabbit Trail! Families can read this modern classic of how a young child’s lost mitten leads to a charming snowy adventure, a great way to spend an afternoon of the holiday break.

Click/tap on the image or this link to visit the StoryWalk page for more information!

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December 21:
Craft, Christmas Spiders

Hear the folktale and learn how to make your very own Christmas Spider ornament with Emma!

Click/tap on the image or this link to view the video on YouTube!

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December 22:
Virtual Quest, Holiday Party!

Calling all holiday sleuths! Do you have what it takes to complete our newest adventure? Test your knowledge in the Holiday Party Quest!

Click/tap on the image or this link to explore the Quest!

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December 23:
Mrs. Claus Storytime

Join Mrs. Claus for a magical story time full of singing elves, dancing, and see what happens when Christmas doesn't go quite the way we planned. And psst, keep an eye out for a very special guest!

Click/tap on the image or this link to view the video on YouTube!

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December 24:
eResources Trivia Quiz

Test your holiday knowledge with this fun trivia challenge! Need help finding the answers? Check out Primary Search and Explora Primary on our eResources page!

Click/tap on the image or this link to download the PDF!