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10 to Try Reading Challenge

Sep 01, 2021 - Comments: 0
Person reading book.

Sign up for Beanstack! This easy-to-use tool lets you track your reading and reach your reading goals, write and share book reviews, and join reading challenges where you can earn virtual badges and real prizes!

You can manage your whole family's reading from a single account. You can also download the Beanstack Tracker mobile app and make book reporting even easier!

Starting September 1st, take part in the 10 to Try Challenge! Broaden your reading horizons and earn badges with books from 10 different categories!

Sign up today!

DAISY Readers for Loan

Aug 30, 2021 - Comments: 0
Man using DAISY reader.

The Library is excited to offer a number of DAISY Victor Reader Stratus available for loan! These devices can play audiobooks (and music) via CDs, SD cards, USB flash drives, and Direct to Player for internet-enabled devices!

DAISY (the Digital Accessible Information System) is an audiobook system and player for those with print disabilities. These “digital talking books” offer built-in text-to-speech capability, and allow users to search, place bookmarks, navigate line by line, and control speaking speed.

New versions of DAISY offer Direct to Player, a quick and convenient way to receive DAISY audiobooks! Rather than relying on CDs being mailed or using a computer to download and transfer files, books can be sent directly to an internet-enabled device.

Place your hold today!

September-October Guide

Aug 30, 2021 - Comments: 0
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Don't fall behind! Get ahead with everything that's happening at Clarington Public Library and Clarington Museums & Archives this fall!

Continue the discussion on Anti-Indigenous Racism with Durham Indigenous Voices, discover our community's rich history through Museum and Archival Research, build your educational toolkit with these Tools for School, and discover new ePrograms and special collections!

Find all this and more in the September/October Library Guide! View it online, or pick up a printed copy in any branch.

Don't miss the next Guide release! Sign up for our eNewsletter and receive notifications about our Guides and other great programs, events, and news!



Jul 29, 2021 - Comments: 0
STEAM kits.

Boost your child’s skills and interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with the new STEAM Kits!

Each STEAM Kit contains everything you and your budding scientist or architect need to complete fun STEAM-based projects. Learn about magnets, create a marble run, or build a bridge! Each Kit comes with an activity and a STEAM-themed book.

Find more information on our STEAM Kits page!

Videoconferencing Services

Jul 05, 2021 - Comments: 0
woman videoconferencing with doctor.

Book your video appointment, interview, or meeting at the Library!

We're excited to launch videoconferencing services for online learning, workshops, and exams; online meetings and appointments with medical, legal, financial, and social services; online job interviews, meetings, and educational meetings; and online social connections with friends and family.

For more information and to book your videoconferencing session, please visit our Videoconferencing Services page.

Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series

Jun 08, 2021 - Comments: 0
group of microphones.

Every June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month, which is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions, and cultures of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada. 

The Durham libraries, Durham College, Ontario Tech University, DCSI, OTSU, and the Region of Durham, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Whitby, are launching a collaborative four-part panel discussion series with Indigenous peoples and First Nations from the Durham Region. Reconciliation, Resilience, Resistance, and Resurgence will focus on actions that support and amplify Indigenous Voices in our community as we move forward with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls-to-Action.

Register and join us for Part 1 of the discussion and learn how to become an ally to speak out against Anti-Indigenous Racism. 

Superstar Storyteller Summer Series

Jun 08, 2021 - Comments: 0
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Join us this summer for The Superstar Storyteller Summer Series! This exciting, partnered summer-long event will be coming to several library systems within Durham and York Region this July and August.   

This spectacular series will showcase several Scholastic authors in the form of virtual author visits and book talks allowing children from all participating libraries within York and Durham Regions to attend. There will also be bi-weekly BINGO challenges corresponding to each author visit!

For more summer fun, be sure to visit our TD Summer Reading Club page!

Virtual Author Visits

  • Tuesday, July 6, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.:
    Gordon Korman, Sayantani DasGupta
  • Tuesday, July 20, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.:
    Tracey West, Vicky Fang
  • Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.:
    Justin A. Reynolds, Pablo Leon
  • Tuesday, August 17, 7:00 8:00 p.m.:
    Graphix Panel: Jess Keating, Katy Farina, Aron Nels Steinke

Orono Library: Celebrating 50 Years

Jun 03, 2021 - Comments: 0
Historical photos.

The Orono Branch of the Clarington Public Library celebrates 50 years and counting! The people of the Orono area cherish their beautiful little library. We hope you enjoy this short video which traces the history of the branch and the story of the Waddell House, its stately home.

Created in partnership with Clarington Museums & Archives.

National Indigenous History Month

Jun 01, 2021 - Comments: 0
National Indigenous History Month.

National Indigenous History Month banner.

In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month 2021 to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

June is Pride Month!

Jun 01, 2021 - Comments: 0
rainbow illustration of Pride Month.

For the month of June, we’re celebrating diversity and inclusion by highlighting LGBTQ+ titles, storytimes, and resources for Pride Month!  

Drag Queen Storytime is going virtual! Join us on Wednesday, June 23rd at 1pm on Facebook for storytime and musical fun for all 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 will be held with Lucy Flawless, and will include 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.


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