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2017 White Pine Awards


2017 Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

If you want to motivate students who enjoy reading; get a team together and match wits with some of the best readers in town or even across the Durham Region!

Each year in April, the "Battle of the Books” teams from each school meet for the Semi-Battle competition. The top three teams from each division go on to the Final Battle to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. The gold medal winners are awarded a trophy for their school and go on to compete in the Regional Championship.

Battle Information


TGIS (Thank Goodness It's Summer!) Details


TGIS is Back!

Thank Goodness It's Summer

Join us again this summer for our Thank Goodness It's Summer (TGIS) Challenge! Read books, win prizes, come to amazing programs, and eat snacks! Prepare yourself for the best summer ever! Register at any location. The TGIS Challenge runs from Thursday, June 28 to Friday, August 31 at all locations.

Don't miss the TGIS Launch Party happening Friday, July 6th at the Central Library from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Head to our Program Calendar to check out the full summer program listings.


GOOS Boxes

GOOS Boxes appear at the Pickering Public Library. Check out this exciting green initiative from our Teen Advisory Group!


Senior Battle of the Books 2018


Meet Your New Teen Advisory Group!

2017 TAG

Meet your Teen Advisory Group (TAG) for the Pickering Public Library. TAG helps teen staff to plan and develop programs, review books and offer suggestions for the teen collection, and to make the library a welcoming and better place.


TAG Picks

Check out the latest picks from our Teen Advisory Group!