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two girls reading a book in their living room with their dog
Andrea, Queen's Square | June 29, 2020
Join us for fun, engaging, and educational virtual programs! We're taking the kids programs you love and moving them online. Access to these programs... Read More»
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Christine, Old Post Office | June 23, 2020
Cozy, delightful, and charming. These words beautifully describe Blair House Gifts. Every establishment has a story, and Blair House Gifts is no... Read More»
Provider Bean seed packet
Tina, Preston | June 22, 2020
Hi! My name is Tina and I work at Idea Exchange, Preston. I recently joined our Seed Library and was very excited about our OSOC (One Seed One... Read More»
two muskoka chairs at the end of a dock, facing a large lake surrounded by trees
Shawna, Old Post Office | June 22, 2020
Whether you are traveling light to your summer vacation or at home planning for next year, here are some lake side reads from our digital collection... Read More»
first day of kindergarten for a girl wearing a backpack and holding hands with a parent
Laureen, Queen's Square | June 22, 2020
Starting school can be a very exciting time but also a little scary. Idea Exchange is here to help you get ready for the big day! Kanopy Kids is the... Read More»
Laser Cut 3D Puzzles
Meg, Old Post Office | June 17, 2020
Take the joy of the Old Post Office's Makerspace home with you! Our Take and Make kits come ready to assemble with instructions and everything you... Read More»
kid reading a book outside on a lounge chair
Andrea, Queen's Square | June 17, 2020
Our award-winning summer reading program is back for another year of reading, prizes, and awesome programs to keep your whole family learning and... Read More»
freshly made green juice in a mason jar surrounded by fresh veggies and fruit
Veronica, Queen's Square, and Shawna, Old Post Office | June 16, 2020
I just love when it starts to get warmer outside. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the warm breeze feels wonderful on my face. Warm... Read More»
two hands holding shells and plastic bits
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | June 15, 2020
When Boyan Slat went snorkelling as a teenager on a trip to Greece, he realized he was seeing more plastic bags than fish. Since that day he has been... Read More»
family gathered around a BBQ, grilling food together
Lisa, Hespeler | June 15, 2020
Happy Fathers’ Day! If your dad is like mine, summer is his time to shine in the dinner department. I have wonderful memories of sitting around our... Read More»