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Whitby Library – Feature

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19 Feb Whitby Library – Feature

I Love the Whitby Library

The Whitby Library is a fantastic place for learners and citizens of all ages. I have tutored many students here, and am consistently impressed with how clean and organized it is. Many students enjoy studying in the brightly lit study spaces provided. There are a large number of seats and desks available. There are so many reasons to love it, I wanted to feature the Library with this week’s blog.

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Library Tutoring

 

The Whitby Library (central location) can be found at 405 Dundas Street West, Downtown Whitby. It is home to a variety of programming such as the Rotary Club of Whitby (http://www.rotarywhitby.org/) and Reading Buddies. The online portal for patrons is quite excellent.

I hoped to highlight the top 5 features of the Library’s website: http://www.whitbylibrary.on.ca/

  1. “My WPL”
    • Users create a unique ID and Password that allows access to My WPL (Whitby Public Library)
    • Users can access a list of checked out material, and their respective due dates
    • Late fees or reservations can be managed
    • Search the library catalog for content
  2. Digital Content
    • eAudiobooks
    • eBooks
    • eMagazines
    • eReader and Tablet Information
    • Online Databases – Endless topics!
  3. Book Clubs
    • Registration is required for each book club
    • Participants will be supplied with a copy of the book for each month
    • Fiction and Non-Fiction Book Clubs are offered
    • Here is a full list including other branches as well as registration links: http://www.whitbylibrary.on.ca/library-book-clubs
  4. French Reading Buddies
    • For children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a french language or french immersion school who require additional reading support
    • Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games
    • 7 dates in a session, and children are limited to one session per school year (due to high demand)
    • Meetings will take place Thurdays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Registration is open and can be completed in person at the Children’s and Adult Fiction desk
    • Phone registration available after 12:00pm (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)
  5. Teen Advisory Group (“T.A.G.”)
    • Teens can earn Community Service Hours toward their Diploma
    • Get involved in a variety of fundraising initiatives
    • Meet a variety of local teens
    • Meetings once a month to discuss books, programs, video games, movies, music, and more
    • Create displays, suggest materials for purchasing, assist with special events and programs, and have a say about what goes on at your library
    • TAG meets the second Thursday of every month at 4 p.m.
    • Students in grades 7 to 12 are welcome to attend (no registration required)
    • For more info: Children’s and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531 Ext. 2010 or email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca

 

 

March Break is around the corner, and there is so much available for families. Keep an eye out for more to come about March Break Programming.

 

Until then,

 

Deanna

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