From the everyday to the extraordinary, discover more about Pickering’s heritage and become inspired to make your own mark on our community. View an assortment of images and books from the Local History Collection on display in the lobby of the Central Library for the month of February. Learn more by exploring the Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive online at www.pada.ca or speak with our Local History & Genealogy Librarian, Becky George.
Congratulations to Pickering Public Library staff member, Lorna, who was the winner of $500.00 of materials for Pickering Library through CVS Midwest colouring contest. Lorna competed against staff from many library systems to bring home the big prize.
Tom Reed, President of the Rotary Club of Pickering, is featured with two happy clients at the Petticoat Creek Branch’s new family literacy workstation. This workstation was added through a donation from our local Rotary Club and as you can see it is greatly appreciated by the youngest members of our community.
Last evening Pickering Library CEO, Cathy Grant was honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
In delivering the award, local MP Chris Alexander cited the excellence of the Pickering Library System as the reason for the award, saying that the library is “one of the best in the country and maybe one of the best in the world”.
Cathy shares the award with staff citing their commitment to excellence and innovation to meet the evolving needs of the community.
Here's our winner of the Kobo eReader, Deborah Gurash with Kathy Williams, the Library's Director of Public Services. Congratulations once again Deborah! Happy holidays from your library.
Mayor Ryan presents Deputy Mayor and Library Board Member, Doug Dickerson and Library Board Chair, John Sabean, with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals – awarded for significant contributions to their community, Thursday, December 13th.
Over the next few weeks, Pickering Public Library will be making improvements to your borrowing experience. One of the more noticable changes will be new Self Check Out kiosks. Kathy Linkletter and Max Robinson, pictured here, were our first two clients who used the new kiosks at the Petticoat Creek Branch.