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Pickering's winter-reads book montage

The Book Thief
Brian's Winter
A Christmas Carol
The Chronicles of Narnia
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Girl Overboard
Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book for Grumpy Days
I Am Pusheen the Cat
Kissing Snowflakes
Last Christmas
Let it Snow
Open Ice
Rebel Angels
Skipping Christmas: Christmas with The Kranks
Snowed In

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FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism partners with Pickering Library to make a difference in the community

FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and the Pickering Public Library have teamed up and are inviting Youth aged 14-24 to attend an Information Session where you can decide if FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism is a volunteer opportunity fit for you.
The session will immediately be followed by your first Training Session – Orientation to FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and Introduction to Autism.
Sessions will take place Saturday, May 17, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday, June 21, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pickering Central Library. You must register prior to session. To register and for more information: 905-420-0388 ext. 3 or email julie@footprints4autism.org.

For more information about FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, please visit their website at www.footprints4autism.org.

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Winners Announced for the March Break Short Story Contest: Mystery (JK to grade 12)

"The old woman turned and smiled..."

Pickering Public Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 March Break Short Story Contest
For each of the five categories, two short stories were select as the winning and runner-up. Those short stories are:

Congratulations to all the participants who submitted an entry this year!

Volunteer Community Hours Reviews

Need Volunteer Hours? Be a Reviewer for PPL!

Earn your community service volunteer hours for reviewing library materials for the Library Catalogue.
Volunteer instructions and applications are available here and at any library branch.


Teen Summer Reading Club 2013

Why not turn your summer reading into a chance to win great prizes? It is as simple as registering, reading and writing short reviews. For every review submitted, you will receive a ballot for the Summer Reading Club Auction. Those interested in participating in this reading program can register at any branch starting Saturday June 22nd. The program runs until Saturday August 31st. Everyone who registers will be entered into a draw to win an autographed box set of John Green's books and receive a voucher to clear overdue fees.

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Hard Time Deciding What To Read Next?

Our experts are happy to help! Tell us what teen books or themes you have enjoyed in the past, and we'll give you great recommendations. Email teens@picnet.org for your next favourite book or visit our website, Facebook or GoodReads pages for lists and recommendations.
Do you have recommendations for your fellow teens? Visit your local branch and slip a bookmark into one of your favourites and let other teens know. Visit our catalogue and leave your comments or create a recommendationd list of your own!
You can even give the heads up on something that you didn't like

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Congratulations to Dunbarton High School, Winner of the White Pines Battle of the Books

Congratulations to the winning team from Dunbarton High School for winning the White Pine Battle of the books. Also in the photograph are White Pine authors, Megan Crewe and Lena Coakley.
Well done, students and teachers.


Congratulations to William Dunbar for it's Pickering Battle of the Books Victories

Today, William Dunbar Public School won both the Junior Battle of the Books and Senior Battle of the Books for the City of Pickering. Both teams will be moving on to the Regional Finals to be held this Thursday evening in Whitby. Good Luck, students.
Also competing in the Junior Battle of the Books were teams from Blaisdale Montessori School (second place) and Elizabeth B Phin Public School (third place), as well as teams from the Montessori Learning Centre (second place) and St. Monica Catholic School (third place) for Senior Battle of the Books.