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Children’s programs are opportunities for your child to interact and develop communication and literacy skills in a fun learning environment.

  • Battle of the Books

This reading program is for students ingrades 4 to 8, and allows students to represent their school at a friendly competition that takes place in April. (Think Jeopardy, but with books!) All Durham Region public libraries are supporting this program at the Junior (grades 4, 5 & 6) and Senior (grades 7 & 8) divisions.

Battle Coordinators may register teams by doing the following:

• Visit the Battle website at

• Click on the Register tab.

Contact us if you do not receive a response within five business days. Please remember to register separately for the Junior division (Grades 4, 5 and 6) and the Senior division Battles (Grades 7 and 8). Next competition will be Spring 2024.

Children 2-5 will get ready to read before they start school with interactive stories, fingerplays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music in this virtual program. It has been created with the Every Child Ready to Read initiative in mind.

TD Summer Reading Club is an inclusive program that strives to engage all children in the joy of reading during the summer months while championing Canadian writers and illustrators. Children who register for the TD Summer Reading Club at their local library receive free program materials and are encouraged to read books over the summer. They are also invited to participate in programs organized at their local library and share their love of reading with children across the country through the TD Summer Reading Club website.

Ask a staff member at one of our branches for more information.Adult ProgrammingExpand

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Adult Book Clubs

  • Sunderland 
    This is a library-run book club out of the Sunderland Branch. They meet the last Saturday of the month (excluding August & December) at 10:00 a.m. For more information or to join the email list, please contact the Sunderland Branch.

History and Genealogy

  • Genealogy Research Guidance 
    Discovery your family story… benefit from the assistance of our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
  • Beaverton Branch Archival Inventory
    The Beaverton Branch holds some archival newspapers and books. A listing is included in the links below.
  • Also note the Beaverton, Thorah and Eldon Historical Society has a range of newspapers on microfilm as well as a list of indexed names from the papers. The library recommends you contact them if you are performing a general search for information on a particular person.
  • Local Area Historical Societies
    To find out what is happening at each of the societies, please visit their websites:

March Break Programming for Children

We offer a variety of fun and engaging programs during March Break. Be sure to check back here in February for updated information!

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