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CLOCA Community Pass

Jul 10, 2018 - Comments: 0
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Central Lake Ontario Conservation logo.The Library is excited to expand its Community Pass program! You can now borrow a parking pass for Central Lake Ontario Conservation (CLOCA) nature areas across the Durham region, including the Bowmanville Westside Marshes, Enniskillen, Long Sault, and Stephen’s Gulch Conservation Areas in Clarington!

eAudio on the Go

Jun 28, 2018 - Comments: 0
viewing the road through a car windscreen.

Road-tripping this summer, driving up to the cottage, or just relaxing by the poolside? Take your Library with you!

You can download your next great read on your mobile device with eAudiobooks! No more scrambling for the next CD or cramming your glove box full of CD cases, just download and press play!

Clarington Public Library Places Second in Canada

Jun 06, 2018 - Comments: 0
colourful summer reading club characters.

Clarington Public Library is very proud to be awarded second in Canada for its TD Summer Reading Club 2017 program! The national TD Summer Reading Club Awards ceremony was held on May 31, 2018 at the Manitoba Library Association Conference in Winnipeg.

Clarington Public Library has been recognized for its innovative and high quality TD Summer Reading Club last year. The Library focused on engaging the community and literacy-driven programs, and partnered closely with local school boards in supporting students’ literacy skills and love of reading.

The national awards initiative recognizes the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Clubs in public libraries in each official language. The TD Summer Reading Club and Awards are developed and managed by Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Toronto Public Library, and TD Bank Group.

For more information, please see our press release. Also be sure to check out all of the awesome fun available through our 2018 TD Summer Reading Club!

TD Summer Reading Club

May 29, 2018 - Comments: 0
colourful illustrations of animals and people reading.

Avoid Summer Brain Drain and unlock your curiosity with the TD Summer Reading Club! Registration opens on Friday, June 1!

Registration includes a notebook with reading challenges, activities, stickers, and online extras. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Tuesday, July 3 or at any TD Summer Reading Club program. You can also pick up your notebook at the Canada Day Kick-Off Party on Sunday, July 1 at the Courtice Branch!

Summer Library Guide

May 29, 2018 - Comments: 0
two boys stood with Ready Reader.

The Summer 2018 Library Guide is now available! Browse our featured services and upcoming programs, including Essential Skills Workshops, Musical Families Storytimes, and of course, the TD Summer Reading Club!

View the Guide online! Printed copies will be available in all branches mid-June.

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!


Fast Track your Skills

Apr 30, 2018 - Comments: 0
man sat a a desk and camera on a piano.

Refresh your skills, or fast track your career with self-paced online tutorials and micro-learning segments. is a leading online learning platform that helps users learn business, software, STEM, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. There are over 4,500 video courses for all skill levels, taught by recognized industry experts. All courses are broken down into short sessions, allowing you to focus on key topics of interest.

Visit our page to learn more!

Annual Report 2017

Apr 25, 2018 - Comments: 0
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The Library’s 2017 Annual Report is now available! View it online or pick up a printed copy at any branch, available shortly!

The Report contains a message from our Board Chair, the Library's economic impact for our community, a brief look at our finances, and highlights from the past year such as Winter WonderLearn, Battle of the Books, the launch of our new catalogue, and our new partnership with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)!

There's also a list of our most popular material, which includes Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar as the most popular junior picture book, and Trevor Noah's Born a Crime as the most popular biography!

Fast facts for 2017 include:

  • 38,530 members
  • 658,758 items borrowed
  • 1,771,981 visits, including
    • 925,646 website
    • 416,357 in-person
    • 429,978 app
  • 22,838 program participants in 981 programs
  • 899,488 social media reach


Elevator Accessibility Improvements

Mar 14, 2018 - Comments: 0
Accessiblity Committee.

The Municipality of Clarington officially unveiled accessibility upgrades to elevators at the Municipal Administrative Centre (MAC) and the Clarington Public Library Bowmanville Branch.

“We are continually striving to create a barrier-free community, where residents of all abilities have access to our buildings and services,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.

The upgrades include audio announcements and Braille to allow those with visual impairments to access the elevators without assistance. The audio announcements let people know when the elevator has arrived and what floor they are on, while the Braille makes it easier to select the correct button.

The Municipality of Clarington received a $16,940 grant to renovate and make improvements to the elevators. The project was funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund which provides funding for projects to ‘ensure greater accessibility and opportunity for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces.’

(Shared with permission from the Municipality of Clarington press release)

ReaCH - Read for Community Hours

Mar 09, 2018 - Comments: 0
stack of books and Read for Community Hours logo.

Read for Community Hours logo.Are you a high school student who loves to read? Earn your volunteer hours and write short reviews on unreleased books!

Drop by the Firehouse Youth Centre (132 Church St., Bowmanville) to grab the latest #ReaCH titles. New reads are available the first Thursday of the month!

Angus Mowat Award of Excellence

Feb 06, 2018 - Comments: 0
Angus Mowat Award Ceremony, with Board Vice Chair receiving the award rom the Minister.

We're incredibly proud and excited to announce that the Library has received a provincial Ontario Public Library Service Award, the Angus Mowat Award of Excellence, for the Winter WonderLearn Festival!


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