News and Updates

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Posted on February 2, 2023
This month, hoopla has brought back its popular Bonus Borrows program. Throughout February, members can discover and borrow hundreds of popular movies, TV shows, eBooks, and more, all without impacting their monthly hoopla Instant borrows.

Posted on January 20, 2023
2023 marks 100 years since the Carnegie Library Building opened in Hespeler and we are celebrating with events and programs throughout the year.

Posted on January 5, 2023
Take the creative fun of a Cricut home with you! Members aged 13 or older can now borrow a Cricut Joy for at-home crafting. This compact smart cutting machine is as delightful as its name suggests, making design projects quick, convenient, and fun - a great addition to our Cricut Making services. Whether you’re creating cards, scrapbook accessories, stencils, or customized vinyl designs, the Cricut Joy can do it all. To get started:

Posted on January 5, 2023
The Cambridge Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Chrissy Hodgins, as the new Chief Executive Officer of Idea Exchange. Chrissy will be starting in the position on Monday, February 6, 2023.

Posted on January 5, 2023
Snowflakes and sledding. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire. Mittens and snuggling with kittens. There’s so much fun to be had in winter! This winter, adults can join our Warm up to Winter Adult Reading Club for a chance to win amazing prizes. Members will earn points for reading, completing missions, or playing our special winter bingo.

Posted on December 22, 2022
We are excited to introduce our new library catalogue, designed to help you find everything we offer in an easy to discover format. There are so many ways to find what you're looking for.

Posted on December 21, 2022
Make your textile dreams a reality with help from the Old Post Office Makerspace. With our fleet of Janome SUV1122 sewing machines, a Singer ProFinish 14CG754 Overlock Serger, a Singer adjustable dress form, as well as a variety of other textile accessories, the only limitation is your imagination.

Posted on December 21, 2022
Winter is a great time to engage in low-key learning opportunities centred around books, storytelling, and family adventures. Our staff is here to help you on this journey and we invite your family to participate in these literacy programs that offer more page-turning ideas:

Posted on December 21, 2022
Welcome to the Processing department, we (Heidi and Vanessa) work behind the scenes to bring Idea Exchange members their favourite library materials! One of the most satisfying parts of our job is unpacking weekly deliveries of fresh new books, video games, DVDs (and more!) from multiple vendors. We ensure each item is correctly labelled and coded before it heads to its home location or the hold shelf.

Posted on September 2, 2022
Whether you’re a long-time DIYer or brand new to the world of making, Idea Exchange should be the next stop on your creative journey.

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1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
Phone: 519-621-0460

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