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Happy Holidays!

Dec 01, 2021 - Comments: 0
collection of holiday items.

Ho ho ho! Discover holiday fun with your Clarington Public Library and Clarington Museums & Archives! Enjoy a family advent calendar, write a holiday message to Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, and donate to local food banks with Donation Station!

Find out more on our Happy Holidays page!

New StoryWalks!

Nov 17, 2021 - Comments: 0
Photo of StoryWalk boards on the trail.

Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree, CLOCA, Enniskillen C.A.

Enjoy Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree by Naoko Stoop at the Enniskillen Conservation Area! Families can read the story of the Red Knit Cap Girl and her animal friends as they work together to create a library inside a mighty oak tree, where they can read and exchange books.

Find the StoryWalk at the Enniskillen Conservation Area (7274 Holt Rd, Hampton) on the Moorey Mill trail, a 1.2 km hike that passes over bridges and follows the creek! The StoryWalk will be available from Wednesday, November 17 until approximately mid-December (weather dependent).

You can also read the book in print!

This StoryWalk is offered in partnership with the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA).

©2014, Little, Brown and Company.

From Tree to Sea, GRCA, Ganaraska Forest

Enjoy From Tree to Sea written by Shelley Moore Thomas and illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal at the Ganaraska Forest! From Tree to Sea celebrates the relationship between nature and the human world, exploring how everything has its place in the world and all living things are connected.

The trail starts directly behind the Ganaraska Forest Centre (download a map here).

You can also read the book in print!

This StoryWalk is offered in partnership with the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority.

©2019 Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

More About StoryWalks

StoryWalks are fun, educational activities that place pages from children’s storybooks along local trails.

StoryWalk was created as a way for people of all ages to combine physical activity in a local, natural area with a story combining a love of two things: storytelling and walking.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Clarington Remembers

Nov 08, 2021 - Comments: 0
Clarington Remembers.

Join Larry Bryan at Clarington Museums and Archives for a discussion on the act of Remembrance and the importance of wearing a poppy on Remembrance Day.

Clarington Museums and Archives in partnership with Clarington Public Library share a rendition of In Flanders Fields with featured images from Clarington’s history.

For more information regarding Remembrance Day in Clarington, including local Remembrance Day ceremonies and observances, please see the Municipality of Clarington’s website, Remembering Clarington's War Heroes.

New Board Games!

Oct 16, 2021 - Comments: 0
Anomia for Kids board game.

We've expanded our collection of board and card games! You can now borrow Anomia Kids, Connect 4, Sequence, Taboo, Scattergories, Blink, and more!

Relax with your family and loved ones, or gear up for the start to a friendly battle royale! Find the full collection on our Board and Card Games page!

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!

STEAM Kits

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.

View the Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series playlist in YouTube.

Superstar Storyteller Summer Series

Jun 08, 2021 - Comments: 0
superstar storytellers banner.

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

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