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Summer Reading Club: Victoria Welcome!

Aug 25, 2017 - Comments: 2
Geoff Young and scene of Victoria.

Thank you to everyone who made the TD Summer Reading Club a huge success! We had 1165 members this year, the most we've ever had! Together we read over 7400 books! Way to go everyone! Every book read was a kilometre along the Trans Canada Highway; large maps were on display in all branches so everyone could track our progress and learn interesting facts about our pitstops along the way.

With over 7400 books read by eager club members on our Read Across Challenge, we officially made it all the way from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia! ​Acting Mayor and City Councillor for Victoria Geoff Young was proud to to welcome us into his beautiful city in a video message! 

Mini-Maker Kits

May 18, 2017 - Comments: 0
Banana piano created with Makey Makey.

Boost your child’s skills and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with the new Mini-Maker Kits!

Each kit contains everything you and your budding scientist or engineer need to complete fun STEM-based projects. Construct a door alarm or traffic light, explore creative computing with apps and games, or create a tinfoil dance pad or fruit piano!

Three of each type of Mini-Maker kit are available:

One of each kit is available for holds, while the other two are available in-branch on a first-come, first-served basis. Each kit may be borrowed for one week. 

Offered in partnership with the University Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Tumblebooks Authentication

Feb 08, 2016 - Comments: 6
Tumblebooks logo.

Library Card Authentication Now Required

Clarington Public Library has been delighted to provide the online resource, Tumblebooks to our community and schools. Currently no authentication is required to use this service. Due to a contract change with this vendor, Tumblebooks now requires users to authenticate access with use of a Clarington Public Library card. Shortly, a Library card will be required to access Tumblebooks.

Library Card Registration

To minimize interruptions accessing Tumblebooks, we wish to assist with Library card registration. Access the Library Card Registration Form here, then submit it in person, via mail, or via email. Library cards will then be mailed out to registrants.

  1. In person: drop by any of the Library's four branches in Bowmanville, Courtice, Newcastle or Orono with your completed form, or fill it out on site.
  2. Mail: complete your form and mail it to:
         Clarington Public Library
         Attn: Sarah Vaisler
         163 Church Street
         Bowmanville, ON L1C 1T7
  3. Email: complete and email your form to:

"Get Carded"

For schools interested in participating in a “Get Carded” campaign for teachers and students, the Library would be happy to arrange a special visit to discuss Library online and in-house services and facilitate registration.

Already Have a Card?

Fantastic! Have your Library card number ready, and click on the button below to access Tumblebooks! If you have cookies enabled, you should only need to enter your Library card number once.

Tumblebooks with Library card button.

Book The Studio Today!

Nov 09, 2015 - Comments: 2 - Tags:
Courtice Studio graphic.

The Studio is now open for bookings at the Courtice Branch!

This high-powered digital media lab is equipped with a DSLR camera, green screen, and computers with advanced editing software.

What will you create in this awesome space? Book The Studio today and find out!


  • Nikon D5500 DSLR camera with 18-55 VR II lens and tripod;
  • Rode Videomic Go camera microphone;
  • Two uLite 85W flourescent lamps with 20" soft boxes and 6' stands;
  • Blue Yeti USB microphone;
  • Two Sennheiser HD Pro over-ear sound isolating headphones;
  • Three-walled green screen.


  • Adobe Audition;
  • Adobe Captivate;
  • Adobe Dreamweaver;
  • Adobe Flash Pro;
  • Adobe Photoshop;
  • Adobe Premiere Elements;
  • Adobe Presenter;
  • Audacity;
  • GIMP.

Guidelines for Use:
Please read the complete Studio User Guidelines.

Highlights include:

  • Studio reservations are for a maximum of 2 hours and are otherwise a first come, first served basis
  • Maximum of 4 people in the room at any given time
  • Primary member booking, or using the space, must leave their Library card and photo identification with Library staff
  • Primary member is responsible for damaged equipment
  • The Studio is open to Clarington Public Library members 14 years of age and older. Those under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Subscribe to our eNewsletter!

May 27, 2015 - Comments: 4
eNewsletter image.

Be the first to know! Subscribe to receive news about upcoming Library programs, events, and services, including when our new Library Guides are released! eNewsletters are sent approximately once a month.

To sign up, click on the Subscribe by Email link in the top menu and fill in the form!

Library Recognized as a Diversity and Immigration Champion

Apr 30, 2015 - Comments: 1
Diversity and Immigration Champion awards.

Clarington Public Library was proud to be recognized by the Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council as a Diversity and Immigration Champion.

Regional Councillor Lorne Coe attended the April 29, 2015 Library Board meeting as a special guest to present the certificates, recognizing the Library as a leader in diversity and inclusion, contributing to a stronger, more inclusive Durham community. The Library supports the Diversity and Immigration Community Plan, and is committed to continue embracing the principles of diversity and inclusion.

Thank you to the Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council and Regional Councillor Lorne Coe for this honour.

In the photograph are Clarington Public Library Board Vice-Chair Judy Hagerman, Regional Councillor Lorne Coe, and Library Director Linda Kent. For more photos, please see our Flickr album.



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