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For Teachers

Bring your class to the library for a visit

Call 519-621-0460 or use the Online Booking Request to schedule a tour. Idea Exchange offers tours to meet the special needs of your class including membership cards for every student. Choose a prearranged tour below, or contact the library location nearest you to customize a visit.

Grand River Transit (GRT) is offering Waterloo Region teachers and their students from Kindergarten through grade eight a free ride on a regularly scheduled bus routes for an introductory public library tour. Access the GRT Class Pass link for full details.

Ontario Curriculum Half Day Workshops

All workshops include a one hour make-and-take art activity with a professional art instructor, and an interactive library tour and activities. Cost is $5 per student and a minimum of 15 students are required for these workshops.

Circuit Circuit (grades 4 to 6)

Circuit Circuit
Classes in Cambridge are invited for a circuit and card making workshop... more
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Celebrate Canada

Celebrate Canada
Classes in Cambridge are invited for a heritage workshop and art activity that honours children from around the world... more
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Knight Quest

Knight Quest
Classes in Cambridge are invited for a medieval tour of the library and a stained glass workshop... more
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Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye
Classes in Cambridge are invited for a half day workshop and art activity focusing on Canadian First Nations peoples... more
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Visits

Gather your group and come for a visit! Customized visits are available for any group of any size and any age. Visits can be held at any one of our 4 locations. To book any of the visits below, contact your preferred location.

Introduction to Structures

Introduction to Structures
Students will be introduced to structures in this hands on, station-based 1.5 hour workshop. Not only will they have a chance to explore with Zoobs, Straws and Connectors, Stacking Cups, Marble Mazes and more, they will test their skills in the "Build a Bridge Challenge". This is a FREE workshop recommended for grades 1-3.
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Library Orientation

Library Orientation
All Ages
An overview of all the exciting things Idea Exchange has to offer including program information and a tour of the entire facility.
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Storytime

Storytime
Junior Kindergarten - Grade 3
An age-appropriate story read aloud by a professional children's programmer, and a general orientation of the library highlighting the children's area.
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Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Game
All Ages
Get your students reading all summer! Bring them for a special library tour that showcases the fun games, prizes, and programs they can enjoy for FREE in July and August when they come to Idea Exchange and join the Summer Reading Club.
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