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Service Announcements

Temporary Closures for Rotary Ribfest June 3 to June 5

Please note: The City of Pickering will be enacting temporary road closures on
The Esplanade North and The Esplanade South:

  • The Esplanade South - will be closed from Valley Farm Road to the Civic Complex parking lot driveway on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. to Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:00 a.m.. Both sidewalks on The Esplanade South will not be accessible during the closure.
  • The Esplanade North - will be closed from Valley Farm Road to the Civic Complex underground parking ramp on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.. Both sidewalks on The Esplanade North will remain open during the event.
  • Central Library and Civic Complex Parking Lot - the eastern portion of the Civic Complex parking lot will be closed on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 7:00 a.m.. A full closure of the Civic Complex parking lot will occur on Wednesday June 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The parking lot will reopen on Monday, June 6, at 7:00 a.m.
  • Temporary Accessible Parking - will be available on a portion of the east side of Glenanna Road (south of The Esplanade South), from Wednesday June 1, 2016 to Monday, June 6, 2016.

The Ajax and Pickering Rotary Clubs, in cooperation with the City of Pickering will be hosting the annual Rotary Ribfest event from Friday, June 3, 2016 to Sunday, June 5, 2016. Temporary Closures will be in effect from Wednesday, May 31, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:00 a.m.

How-To In Ten Minutes Festival Saturday May 28

What an amazing day at How-To this year! We had 32 booths to explore and could not have asked for better weather. Thank you to all for coming out!

Vote for Big Library Read

Big Library Read June 23. Vote for the Next eBook Title

Big Library Read is an opportunity for everyone in Pickering using their Pickering Library Card to read the same eBook at the same time without waiting lists or holds. Last time you chose American Sniper! Over the past couple of years, thousands have participated in our Big Library Read events, and now we can’t wait to see which title you choose for us next! Please visit the Big Library Read.

TD Summer Reading Club



TD Summer Reading Club 2016 (birth to 12 years)

This summer, kids are encouraged to escape their everyday, step outside their ordinary and seek the unknown and untamed through reading. Whether it’s outdoors, outrageous or out of bounds, the unexplored is calling, and with TD Summer Reading Club books, activities, and an unleashed imagination, kids can let go and find their wild this summer.

Families who register will receive a free program package, based on their child’s age, with everything children need to for the TD Summer Reading Club. Including a free Durham Ride to Read Transit Pass (you must have a library card for the transit pass).

Families are encouraged to return once a week, whenever it is convenient, and talk to Library staff about their reading. What counts as reading? Children can read independently, read to someone else or have someone read to them. Fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, comics, newspapers and audio books are all great choices. Please talk to staff if your child needs help finding a book.

Each week when children return to the library, they will be entered in a prize draw and receive a special collectible sticker. Children who attend 6 weeks out of the total 9 weeks in the summer will be entered in the Grand Prize draw.