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Meghan, Queen's Square | February 1, 2021
Fantastic news! You can borrow an iPad from Idea Exchange and enjoy browsing the Internet, apps and e-reading from home or on the go. Use an adult... Read More»
Ontario Parks Day Use Permit
Amy, Queen's Square | January 27, 2021
We know it’s been a bummer not being able to travel this past year. And while we can’t exactly offer you plane tickets to the heart of Prague or to... Read More»
Lily Yan in a field of sunflowers
Veronica, Queen's Square | January 13, 2021
Our Inner Sparks is a local social enterprise that was created with the idea that we all have this inner spark within us, we just need to learn how... Read More»
An open book and a stack of books with head phones around them
Meghan, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
Borrow movies, TV shows, music, ebooks and audiobooks online from Hoopla using your Idea Exchange membership. You can now use both Hoopla and Kanopy... Read More»
Woman using a drill to put together a set of drawers
Shaun, Hespeler | January 4, 2021
Don’t let it scare you, fixing can be fun (and we can help!) People that know me are often surprised that I do a lot of my own home and car repairs... Read More»
Bother and Sister on the couch looking his phone
Kaitlyn, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could know what to expect when you visited somewhere new, like a library or gallery? There is a great tool out there you... Read More»
An alarm clock
Cassidy, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
Join us for fun, engaging, and educational virtual programs! We're taking the programs you love and moving them online. Access to these programs are... Read More»
The author wearing a yellow shirt with a large bee printed at the neckline.
Shawna, Old Post Office | December 23, 2020
Rachel Carson’s ground-breaking book Silent Spring, published in 1962, brought to our attention the catastrophic impact human chemical usage can have... Read More»
Jar of preserves labeled "handmade with love"
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | December 9, 2020
This holiday season my family is looking to support more local businesses with our gift giving purchases than ever before. As a maker myself, I... Read More»
Mother and Child baking cookies
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2020
When it comes to Christmas treats, everybody has a favourite. At my house, the favourite is the peanut butter ball. My mother-in-law gave me the... Read More»