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Social Media Usernames

Jul 20, 2022 - Comments: 0
photos of all Clarington Public Library Museums and Archives locations.

We're excited to continue our merger as Clarington Public Library, Museums & Archives! We will be using the ClaringtonLMA username on all platforms to share Museum and Library content, and retiring the Clarington Museums accounts.

Follow us on social media for Museum news, programs, and of course, your social media favourites like Guess Who, What’s in the Post, and Style Saturday!

Updated Loan Periods

Jul 13, 2022 - Comments: 0
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Effective Thursday, July 21st, the Library will be implementing updated loan periods. Many special collection items, DVDs and video games will be due back in 7 days. Any items that are currently checked out will continue to adhere to the due date that they had at checkout (e.g. a STEAM kit checked out on July 12 will still be due back on August 2 as per current loan periods). Any items checked out on and after July 21 will be subject to the new loan periods.

Pride Month

May 30, 2022 - Comments: 0
Rainbow Pride Month banner.

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

Search our Library catalogue for our Q-munity collection of LGBTQ+ materials!

National Indigenous History Month

May 28, 2022 - Comments: 0
National Indigenous History Month.

Commemorate National Indigenous History Month this June and National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, and recognize and celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

National AccessAbility Week

May 24, 2022 - Comments: 0
National AccessAbility Week banner.

From May 29 to June 4, we’re highlighting National AccessAbility Week, a week dedicated to inclusion and accessibility in Canada. Find out more about accessible Library materials and services along with curated read lists and Storytime Shorts to share with your little ones!

Let's work together for a more Accessible Canada!

Library Collections

Search our Library catalogue for National AccessAbility Week materials!

Accessible Collection: Decodables
Decodable books and text passages are an important part of a structured literacy approach to reading instruction, using letter-sounds and spelling that have been explicitly taught. These books are especially important for students with dyslexia (or any reader in early stages of literacy) because they provide reading practice, help build fluency, and gain confidence as they become proficient with word-level reading. Explore our full Decodable collection via our online Library catalogue!
We’ll be expanding our Accessible Collection soon! Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for more details.

eBooks and eAudiobooks are great options for people with visual impairments and print disabilities. We have many titles available in our eCollection, including your favourite magazines, newspapers and other non-fiction, and the novels on your TBR list! Some platforms offer text enlargement text to speech!

Large Print, Audiobooks
Library members with visual impairments or print disabilities can depend on our collection of large print and audiobooks to keep you entertained, informed, or enthralled in anticipation of the next plot twist! In addition to our eCollection, we offer print LP books and audiobooks on CD. Place your hold today!

CELA, TD Summer Reading Club
The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides accessible materials for TD Summer Reading Club participants! For more information, please visit the CELA website, and keep an eye on our SRC page for more information about this year's line up of fun!

For more information about accessible Library services and resources, please see our Accessibility page.

More About National AccessAbility Week

Join us from May 29 to June 4, 2022 for National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) to:

  • Celebrate the valuable contributions and leadership of Canadians with disabilities;
  • Highlight the work of individuals, organizations and communities who are removing barriers; and
  • Reflect on our ongoing efforts to become a better, more accessible, more disability inclusive Canada

This year the theme for National AccessAbility Week is “Inclusive from the start”.

Imagine a Canada where no one is left out. A Canada that does not just accommodate disability, but one that is disability inclusive from the start. That is the Canada we are creating – for everyone.

Please see the National AccessAbility website for more information.


Service Notice: Courtice Branch

May 18, 2022 - Comments: 0
construction cone.

The roof at the Courtice Community Complex is scheduled to be replaced this spring, including the roof over the Courtice Branch. The preparation work is expected to start the week of May 16 to 20.

There will be periodic construction noise related to this project, but no further service interruptions are anticipated.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bring it Back!

Apr 14, 2022 - Comments: 0
Bring it Back illustration.

As of May 3, Clarington Public Library has eliminated fines for overdue materials! Whether they’re overdue by days, weeks, or even months, simply return your late materials to any branch with no overdue fines! Just "Bring it back!"

For more information, please see our Bring it Back! page.

Family Storytimes

Apr 04, 2022 - Comments: 0
pair of children reading together.

We're excited to announce the return of in-person storytimes! Enjoy stories, songs, games with your family! Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are the key skills and fun ways to boost your child's literacy skills, and help foster a lifelong love of reading and learning!

Be sure to check out all our in-person Family Storytimes this spring! As of Tuesday, June 7, Family Storytimes will be drop in!

Room Bookings, Class & Group Visits

Mar 21, 2022 - Comments: 0
Library meeting room.

Meeting room bookings and class and group visits are now available!

Book your meeting room or videoconferencing session! Meeting rooms are available at the Bowmanville and Newcastle Branches. Videoconferencing is available at all four branches.

Book your class or group visit, tailored to your students' and group's needs! We offer brand tours/demonstrations, storytimes, eResource demos, Deep Learning Inquiry Project support, TD Summer Reading Club presentations, Girl Guide and Scout badges, and so much more. We can even arrange to virtually visit your classroom, meeting, or event!

Waverley Place Anniversary

Dec 28, 2021 - Comments: 0

As Waverley Place of Clarington Museums & Archives celebrates its 60th anniversary as a museum, it is important to recognize its place in the community. We hope you enjoy this short video exploring the history of this house and property which has served as a home for two families, and is now a gathering place for families, friends, and community members.


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