Special Collections: Beyond Books

Birdwatching Backpacks

We currently have 10 birdwatching backpacks to borrow. They come with Nikon binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds. Click here to check it out!

Loan Period: 1 week, 0 renewals

Overdue fines: $1 per day to a maximum of $10 per backpack

Cake Pans

Need a special cake for a special occasion? Don’t spend the money for a pan you’ll only use one time! Stop by the Library to see if we have what you’re looking for first!

Loan period: 1 week, 1 renewal

Overdue fines:25¢ per day to a maximum of $5 per pan

Cognitive Care Kits

Cognitive Care Kits help support the skills and abilities of people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment. Each kit contains dementia-friendly activities such as games, workbooks, puzzles, and various prepared activities. The kits focus on the mind (cognitive), body (active), and spirit (creative), and were developed using the DementiAbility Montessori principles, proven to effectively engage with individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.

Videos explaining how to use the kits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecXbe9X__x4   short video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wdws0oJHq4    in-depth video

Loan period: 3 weeks, 2 renewals

Overdue fines: 25¢ per day to a maximum of $5 per kit.

Games

We have dozens of modern and classic board games. From easy and silly like Happy Salmon to classic and kid-friendly like Connect 4 to complex and challenging like Catan, we have a game for everybody!

Loan period: 1 week, 1 renewal

Overdue fines: 25¢ per day to a maximum of $5 per game

Heating Pads

Far infrared heating pads for pain relief.

Loan period: 1 week, 1 renewal

Overdue fines: $1 per day to a maximum of $10 per heating pad

Puzzles

From 50 pieces to 500+ pieces, we have a large selection of puzzles for you to enjoy for free.

Loan period: 3 weeks, 2 renewals

Overdue fines: 25¢ per day to a maximum of $5 per puzzle

Recreation Equipment

Thanks to a generous donation from CN, we have an ever-growing collection of recreation equipment to loan out! As well, we have a large collection of skis and snowshoes that were donated to the Library by the local schools and the Recreation Centre! We loan out everything from basketballs to croquet. Click here to see a full list of all of the recreation equipment we currently loan out

You cannot place holds on recreation equipment. Phone the Library for availability inquiries.

Loan period: 1 week, 0 renewals

Overdue fines: $1 per day to a maximum of $10 per item

SAD lamps

SAD lamps simulate sunlight, which helps trigger the brain to release serotonin, often called the feel-good hormone. Studies show that using light therapy during periods when daylight hours are short can help adjust your circadian rhythm, the body’s process for regulating your sleep-wake cycle.

Loan period: 1 week, 1 renewal

Overdue fines: $1 per day to a maximum of $10 per kit

Storytime Kits, Grab Bags, Book & CD Kits for Kids

We have all sorts of fun ways to enjoy reading with your children.

Storytime kits help you bring storytime home. Each kit has books and a puzzle, finger puppets, or flannel boards on a theme. All you need is a few songs and you’re ready to go!

If you’re in a hurry, why not grab a Surprise Grab Bag? Each bag has books and a game or DVD for kids. No peeking – it’s a surprise!

If your kid is best engaged by listening, try a Book and CD kit. Read along as you listen to the story for a double-hit of learning and enjoyment!

Loan period: 3 weeks, 2 renewals

Overdue fines: None

Seeds

We lend organic, heirloom seeds for you to grow and return! Find out more about the collection on our Seed Library page and more about the Using the Seed Library.

Technology

We have an ever-growing collection of technology for you to borrow including:

  • Ozobots
  • Dash and Dot Robots
  • Snap Circuits
  • Makey Makey
  • Keva Blocks
  • Pocket Microscope
  • LittleBits
  • GoPros
  • Raspberry Pi computer
  • Arduino circuit kit
  • Webcams

Loan period: 1 week, 1 renewal

Overdue fines: $1 per day to a maximum of $10 per kit

**Due to the expensive nature of these items, technology kits cannot be checked out on Juvenile or Temporary cards.

For In-Library Use

We have the following for use in the Library at any time:

  • Tubs of Lego
  • Keva Planks
  • Duplo Lego
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Tech Kits
  • Virtual Reality Gaming!