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For Teens

Afterschool Drop-in with the Youth Centre

Youth between the ages of 12-21 are invited to join staff from the Youth Centre for a fun, informative after school drop in and free food.
At the Central Library:
Every Thursday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from January 8 to May 28 (except March 19)​​ in the auditorium.

Pretty Nails Done at Our Beat the Winter Blues Program Wednesday March 4th

Picture from our Tumblr: Pretty nails done at our "Beat the Winter Blues"

We wanted to share this picture from Wednesday's Teen Program, Beat The Winter Blues held at both the Petticoat Creek Branch and Central Library.
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The Commons

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Cyberbullying Panelist Images
Kelly Ng, Heath Promoter, The Youth Centre | Dawn Baines, Public Health Nurse, Durham Region Health Department | Danielle Hunter, Program Facilitator, Safe Schools, Durham District School Board | Ken McNaughton, Administrative Officer, Safe Schools, Durham District School Board | Officer Robin Roychoudhury, Durham Region Police Service

Thank-you to the expert panelists and community members for attending the first session of The Commons, Cyberbullying: How Can I Protect My Kids?

Bows from Ductivities Program

Thank you to everyone who attended our Ductivities Teen Program last evening.
While everyone had a chance to make wallets, bags and rings using colourful duct tape, Bows were the overall favourite.

Candy Chang “Before I Die” book

Culture Days

Do you love to create and appreciate arts and culture? If so, join us at the Library as we make a community art piece inspired by the work of artist Candy Chang. In 2011, after the death of a loved one, Chang found comfort in creating a “Before I Die” mural in her neighbourhood where individuals could fill in the sentence “Before I die, I want to__________.” Now it is the Pickering community’s turn to think about what they would like to accomplish before death.

Photograph of Jia Hui

Jia Hui, a Pickering Public Library Volunteer

Pickering Public Library volunteer Jia Hui won first place in the Polar Expressions Publishing short story contest for the Grade Nine Division and as a result her story has been published!


2014 TD Summer Reading Club - Teens

Teen Summer Reading Club 2014

Why not turn your summer reading into prizes? Register through our website or at any Pickering Public Library branch. For each book you read, write a short review and you will receive a ballot for the Auction in September. There will also be weekly prize draws for books. The more you read, the more you win! And everyone who registers receives a fee forgiveness voucher that will clear your overdue fees. Please note, if registering online, teens will have to come to the library in person to pickup their Amnesty Vouchers and bus passes (if eligible).

The Teen Summer Reading Club Runs from Saturday, June 21 to Saturday, August 30.

Register online for the Teen Summer Reading Club.

View all the Teen Summer programs.

Download the Teen Summer Reading Club Instructions.

Download the review form and print it at home.


3D Printer at Pickering Public Library


Yes, all the rumours are true. Your Library has a 3D printer available for public use.

The MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer uses environmentally friendly filament which is a bioplastic that is made from corn. It can be found at the Central Library in on the iHelp Desk. Print something that can physically be taken from the Library, for the price of a coffee? A variety of items can be created from Eifel Tower and other building replicas to iphone cases to jewelry such as rings and bracelets, all from a printer the size of a microwave. The 3D printer can be used during open library hours seven days a week and is available for Pickering Public Library card holders. The cost is $0.50 cents for up to 20 minutes of use. A one hour print job would cost $1.50.

Get more 3D printer facts.

The MakerBot was generously funded through a Capacity Building Grant from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport.