Happy Holidays!

Ho ho ho! Discover holiday fun with your Clarington Public Library and Clarington Museums & Archives!

Enjoy a family advent calendar, write a holiday message to Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, and donate to local food banks with Donation Station!

Lakeridge Health Bowmanville Holiday Messages

Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives is proud to continue our partnership with Lakeridge Health Bowmanville this holiday season!

Spread some seasonal cheer, and share a message or picture with the staff, patients, and their families that are working or staying in hospital over the holidays.

Submit your message using a postcard or the online form on or before Sunday, December 12th! You can pick up your postcard at the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre. All messages will be digitized for inclusion in a video that Lakeridge Health Bowmanville will share with its staff, patients, and families.

Find more information on the Library’s website.

Donation Station

Help alleviate hunger in Clarington! Help a family and your community.

From December 1st to 15th, your Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives is collecting donations of food and hygiene items at all locations. It’s a great way to give back during the holiday season!

All donated items will be distributed to local organizations serving the Clarington community: The Clarington East Food Bank, The Salvation Army, and St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Find more information, including a list of in-demand items, on the Library’s website.

Advent Calendar

Jingle all the way, and enjoy some holiday cheer with us! Check the Library’s website every day in December until Christmas Eve for shiny new holiday content you can enjoy with your family!

We’ll also be posting some of the Museum’s content right here, including a trivia challenge and special seasonal activities! Check back often!

Find out more information on the Library’s website.

Trivia Challenge
(December 3rd)
Pickle Ornament
(December 10th)
Parade Buttons
(December 13th)
Pomander Craft
(December 16th)


Holiday Hours

Please note the following holiday hours at all locations of the Clarington Public Library and Clarington Museums & Archives:

  • Modified Hours: all locations open 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24)
    • New Year’s Eve (Friday, December 31)
  • Closed
    • Christmas Day (Saturday, December 25)
    • Boxing Day (Sunday, December 26)
    • New Year’s Day (Saturday, January 1)

Regular hours will be in effect on Monday, December 27 and Monday, January 3.

Have a wonderful holiday season!