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Whats On Winter 2018

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Pickering Public Library's Winter 2018 Program Guide

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Whats On Winter 2018

  1. 1. The Minister of Finance visits the Library and is impressed with technology training and access for children. New Technology programs, including Virtual Reality and Coding. Free job skills training, including SMART Serve and First Aid through partnership with Durham College. Reading Garden opens with outdoor storytime nook at George Ashe Library. The Pickering Public Library Connect Program offers internet training and technologies (including hotspots) throughout the community. Satisfaction survey shows that Library members are “wildly enthusiastic” about their library. Three new collaborative spaces containing Smart TVs open at Central Library. Active Membership Accounts 41,944 Visits to Branches 536,595 Total Items Borrowed 1,060,993 Digital Collection Use 231,173 Libraries Transform “The Pickering library is important to me as it offers my children an opportunity to read, learn, and a place to study. It would be helpful if the library was expanded alongside with the growing community. ” Email from Library client Public Workstation Use 240,544 Technology Assistance 18,075 Pre-School Program Attendance 10,168 Highlights If you require a part of the publication in another format, please contact: Kathy Williams, Director of Public Services kathyw@picnet.org | 905-831-6265 ext: 6251 Community Board Report 2017
  2. 2. 2016 Revenue Board meetings are public and are held the 4th Thursday of the month from September to June. Meeting minutes are available online. Contact the board at board@picnet.org. From the audited Financial statements of the City of Pickering Public Library Board, December 31, 2016. Dear Pickering Residents: For several years, the Library Board has informed the community that the expansion of the Central Library is overdue. Our growing community not only needs a bigger library, they need a Library that will meet the needs of the next generation of Pickering residents. The next generation reads, thinks, and learns differently, so a library that will meet their needs must be different. A library that: lends more than books; facilitates individual and group productivity, through services such as Makerspaces; supports the development of 21st century competencies; and provides inspiring public space that brings residents of all backgrounds together. Our excellent library staff have strived to bring elements of innovation into our library system with limited funding – such as our new reading garden, our collaboration rooms, and technology programming for all ages, but this is not enough. The Library Board has seen examples of well supported libraries around the world that have transformed and energized their communities. Our community and the next generation of library users deserve such a library. The Library Board is advocating on your behalf, to make it happen. Sincerely, John Sabean, Pickering Library Board Chair Message from the Board Total: $6,076,819 Fees & Other Receipts $176,500 Federal Support $6,865 Provincial Support $207,425 Municipal Support $5,686,029 “I think it is safe to say that the more skilled workers and educated people there are in your community, city, province, country, the better off we are. A public Library such as Pickering Public Library and resources it has available to the community is playing a big role in improving our community.” Your Pickering Public Library John Sabean Ajay Vashisht Mary K Anderson Shashi Bhatia Ruvette Coelho Councillor Ian Cumming Doodnauth Sharma Councillor Maurice Brenner Sarah Sheehy Irene Thomaidis Why I Love the Library Campaign Submission

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