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Give your students a boost, whether you teach in a classroom or help out with homework at home! Expand your learning with high-quality eResources you can access anytime, find thousands of eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, eNewspapers, and virtual storybooks, or book a virtual visit for your classroom!

Keep scrolling down for Battle of the Books, Forest of Reading and More Tools!

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Sign up for an eCard for instant access!

Upgrade your eCard to a full Library card at anytime. 

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Check out our online resources to expand your learning

Access high-quality resources from anywhere you have an internet connection with your Clarington Public Library card!​

Not sure where to start? Use our handy tool to help you find which resources are right for your child, students, or class!

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Invite us to your classroom, virtually! (NEW!)

Whether your are learning in-person or online, Library staff are happy to join your class with a virtual visit presentation. Request a general Library visit, overview of our resources, or something more tailored to your class!

Request your visit today!

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Enjoy thousands of eBooks, without leaving home!

Find eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, eNewspapers, and virtual storybooks online, free of charge! Need a class set? Try hoopla for simultaneous access to the same book for your whole class.

Need help choosing a book? Use our Request a Read service!


Battle of the Books

Prepare for Battle! Battle of the Books will be waged with teams from schools across Clarington and the Durham Region in this annual book-based trivia competition! In March/April, teams compete in Junior level (grades 4 to 6) and/or Intermediate level (grades 7 and 8), testing their knowledge of a set reading list!

For more information, registration, and book lists, please see our Battle of the Books page.

Forest of Reading (2021)

The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading program, where children and young adults pick the award winners! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers a range of reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators.

You can read the award nominees as eBooks or eAudiobooks! Download our quick reference list complete with links for each title in the following categories:

  • Blue Spruce: Ages 4-7, JK-Grade 2; English, picture books
  • Silver Birch Express: Ages 8-10, Grades 3-4; English, fiction/non-fiction
  • Silver Birch Fiction: Ages 8-12, Grades 3-6; English, fiction
  • Yellow Cedar: Ages 9-14, Grades 4-8; English, non-fiction
  • Red Maple: Ages 12-14, Grades 7-8; English, fiction
  • White Pine: High school, Grades 9-12; English, fiction

Celebrate select Blue Spruce titles with Library staff and special Storytime Shorts! View them now on YouTube!

Please see the Forest of Reading website for more information about the program and other award nominees.