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2206, 2020

TD Summer Reading Club is virtual this year!

Summer just isn’t the same without the Clarence-Rockland Public Library TD Summer Reading Club! The Library is excited to be hosting a virtual Club this summer which means that from July 6th to August 20th, 2020 your children will be part of something new and exciting! This year’s Club will look different but at it’s core it will stay the same; a way for your kids to keep reading throughout the summer. And just like the last couple of years they will be able to collect charms for their bracelets as they read a variety of books.

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Because the Club is virtual this year, we ask that you follow Clarence-Rockland CLÉTD / TDSRC Facebook page which can be found by clicking this link https://www.facebook.com/bpcrpl/.

Check out the weekly events on that Facebook page every Monday morning to see that week’s theme, activity or challenge as well as an instruction video. By completing these weekly activities/challenges, and reading books, your child will not only collect charms for their bracelet but will also earn tickets for the chance to win this year’s grand prize of a NINTENDO SWITCH LITE!

This summer’s club is open to children born between 2009 and 2019. Register by clicking on the link below at any time during the summer. Once you have registered, an email will be sent to you with further information regarding our calendar, list of activities and instructions on how to pick up your registration kit.

Co-created and delivered by over 2,000 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group and is available to all patrons of the Clarence-Rockland Public Library.

We look forward to spending virtual time with you this summer!

2705, 2020

Curbside Pickup Service

The Clarence-Rockland Public Library is pleased to announce that Curbside Pickup of Library materials will begin Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at both the Rockland and Bourget branches.

Please see below for more details on this service and how you can access it.

  • Curbside Pickup service will be offered by appointment only.
  • ALL items to be borrowed must be placed on hold, preferably by logging on to our online catalogue at bpcrpl.ca or through the BookMyne app. However, you may also request library materials by email biblioinfo@bpcrpl.ca or by telephone 613-446-5680 ext 0.
  • You will receive a phone call from a CRPL employee to book your Curbside Pickup appointment. At that time, you will be given further instructions on the procedures in place to make your pickup contactless and safe. Please wait for the booking phone call before coming to one of the branches.
  • Rockland branch material can be picked up in Rockland only and Bourget branch material can be picked up in Bourget only. There are NO inter-branch loans at this time.
  • All inter-library loans have been suspended.
  • There will be NO patron access to either branch as we continue to stay closed to the public.
  • The external book returns remain open.  Items being returned will not be accepted by Library employees, they MUST be placed in the book return by the client. For everyone’s safety, all returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours.

Loans are for 21 days and will be renewed automatically until the Library re-opens, with no late fees. However, it is appreciated that you deposit them in the book returns as soon as you are done with them to benefit a greater number of users.

Given the restrictions and strict measures put in place to ensure the health and safety of our employees, we ask for your patience as we prepare your Library materials for pickup. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing you soon!

1405, 2020

Library update

The provincial government announced today that public libraries are able to open for pickup and drop off as of May 19th. However, the Clarence-Rockland Public Library is not yet ready for this phase. Currently, the supplies we require before going ahead have not arrived due to backlogs. Once we are comfortable with the level of protection for our staff, we will proceed to phase one, which will consist of contactless curbside pickup. A notice will be sent to our community as soon as our clients can borrow library material once again. In the meantime, we continue to work diligently to provide you with virtual programming content on all of our social media platforms as well as e-books through Overdrive and Cantook Station.

We thank you for your patience.

Catherina Rouse, CEO

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