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Crystal at Queen's Square | January 26, 2022
The word is out! Nominees for Canada’s largest recreational reading program have been announced and they’re great! Every year, the Forest of Reading... Read More»
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Brandon, Queen's Square | December 1, 2021
This year, make Idea Exchange your stopover on the way to Toyland. Our new PlaySmarts Toy & Game Collection catalogues dozens of lendable toys... Read More»
A family gathers around carved pumpkins, dressed in spooky costumes
Pam, Queen's Square | October 1, 2021
If you love Halloween as much as I do, you won’t want to miss a trip to one of our Idea Exchange locations. Each Idea Exchange location will be... Read More»
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Laureen, Queen's Square | September 1, 2021
Reading with your baby sets them on a path towards successful learning and growth. Almost 90 percent of a child's brain is developed by age 5. Your... Read More»
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Cassidy, Queen's Square | September 1, 2021
Click the events below for more information and to register. Several of these programs involve kit pickups of materials, so be sure to read the full... Read More»
Bee Bot Dressup
Brandon from Queen's Square | June 25, 2021
~~This program last ran in July/August 2021 and is not currently accepting registrations. See contact information below for any inquiries.~~... Read More»
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Brandon | June 1, 2021
Learning through play is essential. The PlaySmarts Toy & Game Collection at Idea Exchange makes it accessible for every family, at any time.... Read More»
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Laureen, Queen's Square | April 1, 2021
The Forest of Reading 2021 is well underway. Read the books, participate in the Forest of Reading Challenge, and join us for these author events:... Read More»
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Sam, Queen's Square | March 22, 2021
Can you smell the flowers in the air, and hear the birds chirping in the morning? Jump into Spring with Spring Break at Idea Exchange! From April 10... Read More»
Various board books on display at the Queen's Square Library
Laureen, Queen's Square | March 9, 2021
If you want to raise a reader, then you want to put a book in their hands as soon as possible. Designed for babies from birth to age 3, board books... Read More»