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Clarington at Work

Jan 21, 2020 - Comments: 0
close up of exhibition.

Now on exhibit at Clarington Museums & Archives, Clarington at Work! Explore the industries and innovations of Clarington’s history through the work tools, clothing, locations, and remarkable careers within the community in the past and present. Drop by the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre to explore the exhibit and other Museum collections.

For more information about the exhibit and Clarington Museums & Archives, please visit their website.

P.A. Day Adventures

Jan 21, 2020 - Comments: 0
photo collage of groundhog, locked box, Elephant and Piggie characters.

Make this P.A. Day on Friday, January 31 epic! Discover Canada's favourite furry prognostication method, test your puzzle-solving powers, and celebrate Mo Willems' birthday!

 

Groundhog Day

[All ages]
Bowmanville Branch
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Drop in.

Will spring come early this year? Find out early by joining us for stories, songs, and fun activities that celebrate our favourite underground weather forecaster!

 

Library Breakout

[Ages 12 and up]
Newcastle Branch
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Registration required.

Prove you have the mental mettle to break out! Solve the puzzles, find the clues, and crack the case wide open. Will you find the answers you seek, or will you be locked in the Library forever?

Register today!

 

Elephant & Piggie Party

[All ages]
Orono Branch
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Drop in.

Celebrate the wonderful Mo Willem's birthday with Elephant and Piggie stories, games, and activities!

 

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the program.

Family Literacy Night

Jan 09, 2020 - Comments: 0
Family reading together.

Celebrate Family Literacy Day and discover new and fun ways you can supercharge your literacy skills!

There’s something for everyone in the family: learn new games that boost literacy, get custom reading recommendations, or check out our #Readfor15 Marathon corner to get a special prize for reading! Be the first to experience literacy learning and fun with our new collection, Wonderbooks. All this and more at Family Literacy Night!

Tales by Moonlight

Jan 09, 2020 - Comments: 0
Djembe drums.

Celebrate Black History Month with Baba Williams of Drums et al on Sunday, February 2, 1:00 p.m. at the Courtice Branch!

Learn about the animals and characters of African folklore and its celebration of life and seasons, and enjoy inter-generational storytelling, songs, chants, dance, and of course, drums, drums, drums!
 

Drop in, no registration required. Space is limited on a first come, first served basis.

Winter 2020 Library Guide

Dec 11, 2019 - Comments: 0
youth and young boy reading together at Reading Buddies.

The Winter 2020 Library Guide is now available! Register today for Reading Buddies and Tech Assist, drop in to P.A. Day Adventures on January 31 and March 13, discover a new favourite or beloved classic at Board Game Night with Critical Hit, and of coures, March Break @ Your Library!

View the Guide online today! Printed copies are expected in all branches by late December.

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 Bowmanville Branch Entrance

Oct 31, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:
Bowmanville front entrance.

The new temporary entrance for the Bowmanville Branch is now in place, and the main doors are in the process of being removed. An accessible automatic door opener has been installed for the temporary entrance.

During the replacement of the main entrance, the accessibility lift in the shared Library and Municipal Administration Centre (MAC) lobby will be unavailable until approximately late January 2020. An exterior accessible ramp is available for the MAC on the north side of the building on Church Street.

There will be construction noise and occasional service interruptions related to this project. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information, please see our Bowmanville Branch Accessibility Redesign project page.

Bowmanville Branch Renovations Begin

Oct 18, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:
hard hat and construction plans.

Construction for the Bowmanville Branch Accessibility Redesign project will soon begin!

The first phase starts on Monday, October 28, and will include replacement of the main entrance of the Library, removal of slate flooring throughout the atrium and stairs, construction of a universal washroom, and some work on the Mezzanine washrooms.

We expect the main doors will be removed on Monday, November 4, and a temporary entrance will be installed. During the replacement of the main entrance, the accessibility lift in the shared Library and Municipal Administration Centre (MAC) lobby will be unavailable until approximately late January 2020. An exterior accessible ramp is available for the MAC on the north side of the building on Church Street.

Updates will be provided as the project progresses.

There will be construction noise and occasional service interruptions related to this project. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information, please see our Bowmanville Branch Accessibility Redesign project page.

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
pile of books.

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.

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