The Pickering Public Library is committed to partnering with and supporting our local organizations and educational institutions to promote a lifelong love of reading, literacy, and a connection with the library. Currently, the Pickering Public Library offers a list of library visit options for Pickering schools and community organizations. We can come to you in-person, virtually or you can visit the library!
Please fill out the Library Visit Request Form below and a staff member will contact you shortly to discuss your request in more detail. All requests will be approved based on staff availability – we may not be able to accommodate all requests.
Library Card Registration:
We offer library card registration at our visits to everyone who wants one!
For school visits:
To ensure students receive library cards during a class visit, educators are encouraged to print the Library Card Application Form, distribute it to all students, and drop off the signed and completed forms to the Central Library at least one week before the scheduled visit. All Library card application forms must be signed by a parent or guardian.
For Pickering community organizations:
Leaders or organizers are encouraged to also print the Library Card Application Form if their participants are 13 or under and drop off the signed and completed forms to the Central Library at least one week before the scheduled visit. Those who wish to offer library card registration at an event, children 13 and under must provide a signed Library Card Application Form if their parent/guardians are not present. If accompanied by a parent or guardian, the adult must provide current photo ID and proof of address in Durham Region.
We will come to you! We currently offer the following types of visits to your school, daycare or community organization:
Storytime (ages infant-6 years)
We will present books, songs, rhymes, and movement, which will get your children excited about literacy! Storytime themes can be tailored to your needs and interests or chosen by our knowledgeable staff.
Book Talk (ages 7-13 years)
The essentials of a Storytime visit but geared toward older children. Our staff will work with you to select books and themes of importance as a jumping-off point for interesting discussions and activities.
Digital Library Exploration (youth, adults, seniors)
Learn how to access your library 24 hours a day! During this visit, your group will learn about and explore online resources to meet their educational and leisure needs.
Tech Play (ages 4-13 years)
Connect with a broad range of technology-based tools and play-based learning the library has to offer including hands-on instruction covering introductory coding, robotics and more.
School or Local Community Event (all ages)
Hosting a school or community event? Invite us to set up a booth, present or organize an activity to help connect your attendees to all the amazing programs, resources, and services the Library has to offer! We are pleased to attend a wide range of events, such as:
- Welcome to Kindergarten
- Kindergarten Graduation
- Caregiver Nights
- Festivals and Fairs
- Summer Camps
- Conferences and Symposiums
- And more!
Library Orientation & Tour (at the Central Library or George Ashe Library only)
Bring your group or class to the Library and we’ll get them excited about everything at the Pickering Public Library! This visit includes an in-person tour and activity tailored to your group’s age level, needs and interests. In your request, please indicate any specific topics, collections or activities that you would like us to offer and highlight during the visit.
Library Visit Request FormTo request a visit, please fill out the form below and a staff member will contact you shortly to discuss the visit in more detail. All requests for visits will be approved based on the availability of staff and resources - we may not be able to accommodate all requests in the desired time period. We ask for at least 4 to 5 weeks advance notice for each request.
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