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Unusual Stuff to Borrow

At Idea Exchange we are more than just books! Consider borrowing one of the unusual items, such as a pedometer or power saving toolkit, from our collection.


board game pieces
With the cooler weather approaching now is the perfect time to spend an evening in with friends and family. With a fun evening in mind, Idea Exchange... Read More»
Book & CD Kit
Our Book & CD kit collection offers a whole new storytelling experience. Follow along in the book as you and your child listen to the narration... Read More»
Book Club in a Bag
Are you part of a book club? Why not take home a Book Club in a Bag! Idea Exchange has more than 100 book club kits in our collection. See all Idea... Read More»
Books to Go Bags
Do you have little kids and little time?  Fostering a love of reading has great benefits and we want to help make it easier. We are offering a new... Read More»
Cricut design
Calling all scrap-bookers, card-makers and crafters. Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill has a public Cricut machine! See the Idea Exchange Cricut Explore... Read More»
DAISY Reader
Idea Exchange makes reading accessible to everyone. If you have trouble reading print because of a visual, physical or learning disability, we have... Read More»
shovel with dirt
We are always looking for new ways to help our community to get the job done. Idea Exchange, Preston is pleased to announce that it now has a... Read More»
Boy playing guitar (close up)
Are your kids interested in music? Do they want to try their hand at guitar playing but you aren’t sure they’ll like it? Learning a new instrument... Read More»
Kurzweil Reader
If you have difficulty reading print material, Idea Exchange has one Kurzweil Reader that can be used at our Queen’s Square location.  The Kurzweil... Read More»
Tree growing from book
Improve your English reading and writing skills with our adult literacy resources. See all items in the Idea Exchange Literacy Collection. The... Read More»
Colorful crochet hooks and yarn
Have you ever wanted to try a new hobby like knitting or glass etching? The start-up costs for a new hobby can be high when you have to buy basic... Read More»
Region of Waterloo Museums Family Pass - Check it out
Check out a museum pass and investigate all four Region of Waterloo Museums with your family, free of charge.  See all Region of Waterloo Museums... Read More»
Music hub at Clemens Mill
Music lovers rejoice, we have instruments available here at Idea Exchange!  Our Clemens Mill branch has music hub instruments that can be checked out... Read More»
sports equipment
Come out and play! Enjoy our special ‘Active Living’ collection of outdoor sports and games equipment in the community park outside of the Clemens... Read More»
Hand holding pedometer
Keep track of how many steps you take in a day with our handy pedometer kits. Available at all Idea Exchange locations, these kits can help you make... Read More»
Confession by John Grisham Playaway
Playaways are audiobooks that play an entire book at the touch of a button. There is no need for a separate player, and you don’t have to worry about... Read More»
lightbulbs
Want to save money on hydro? Then our Power Saving Toolkit is for you. This Toolkit gives you everything you need to monitor how much electricity... Read More»
Hands doing a jigsaw puzzle
Love puzzles but get sick of doing the same one again and again? Take home a puzzle from Idea Exchange! We have a selection of jigsaw puzzles at all... Read More»
Stacks of books with one open book
Can’t wait to read the newest and most popular books? While the hottest titles often have the longest reserve lists, most of our high demand titles... Read More»
Inside our Seed Cabinet
How does your garden grow? At Idea Exchange, Preston, we have seeds to help out. Our Preston location is home to a free Seed Library, where you can... Read More»
man with bowtie and selfie stick
Borrow a selfie stick from any of our locations. Use it to snap a pic with your phone and submit it to the Teen IEXchallenge @IdeaXchallenge. See... Read More»
People playing video games
Ready player one? It’s time to get your game on! You can borrow video games from Idea Exchange! See all Idea Exchange Video Games. Power-up with our... Read More»