Pickering Public Library has been a staple of the Pickering community for over 100 years and is committed to being “a hub of creativity, learning, reading and literacy” as well as a “community space” for everyone in the area. The library offers many programs that are free and open to all members of the community including book clubs, writing workshops, knitting clubs, video game competitions and more.
Pickering Public Library is a place where many people in Pickering come to read books, take part in programs and activities, or just get some peace and quiet. The building features include a public meeting room, study rooms, an auditorium with seating for up to 250 people, the Friends of the Library bookstore which offers new books at discounted prices. They also sell used books as well as DVDs and CDs. There are over 20 computers available for public use on site.
The library has been around since 1877 when it was originally known as the Pickering Village Library Association. Over the years it’s had several different locations before finally settling down where it currently sits today at The Esplanade S Street.
For over 100 years, Pickering Public Library has been an integral part of the town’s culture and everyone is proud that it will continue to be so well into the future. The building itself includes many features such as an atrium with skylights providing natural light inside the building. There are also spaces available for rental on-site that can be used by people from outside of the library as well.
Pickering Public Library’s “Tell Your Story” project collects stories from people in Pickering to preserve them for future generations. One interesting story is of Jeanette Larin, who shares her experience as a member of the Ukrainian Canadian Club and how she was an avid reader at school.
In this club, you could find other immigrants coming together to learn English or share their knowledge with others. She also mentions that there were many books available on history, politics and current events so they could keep up-to-date with what was happening around the world. This program has been running since 2009, but it wasn’t until 2017 when it became fully funded by the library system through Ministry of Tourism funding – making every book free.
The library also has several different programs which are free for members to use. Some examples include MakerSpace, as well as computer classes and workshops on how to take better photos with your phone. There’s even a program where you can get help fixing up your resume or cover letter – making sure it stands out so that you can land the job! The library is open every day from 12 pm-11 pm but if they’re closed, there’s an app that will let you know when the next time would be available.
Pickering Public Library is a perfect place to go to get some help with your resume, or just enjoy a book. They also have programs that you can participate in if you’re looking for something new to try in the community.
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