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Circuits, Robots and Music (11 to 17 years)

Explore the Library’s littleBits kits. Do you have an interest in how electronics and circuits work? Want to try building your own electronic device? Using snap together electronic circuits called littleBits, experiment and try to complete design challenges. Learn how simple circuits work and then create your own machine. Build your own analog synthesizer with our synth kits! Build a merry go round! Or anything else you can dream up.


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 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm from September 11 to November 27 in the auditorium. Please note: October 23 is cancelled.

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.

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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!