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Child sitting at a table with headphones on, watching a tablet and laughing
Andrea, Queen's Square | March 1, 2021
Even though we’ve had to re-schedule our Spring Break to April this year, Idea Exchange still has some great virtual programs to offer kids after... Read More»
illustration of orange girl playing guitar and blue man drawing. Pink background
Shannon Markle | February 12, 2021
"I wish there was something I could just do!" We've all said that in the past year, haven't we? Wanted to 'just do' something to ease the stress,... Read More»
young girl doing homework at a desk
Meghan, Queen's Square | October 1, 2020
Whether your family members are doing home schooling this year, attending classes within public health guidelines or trying out a blended model for... Read More»
mother and son reading together at home
Andrea, Queen's Square | October 1, 2020
Starting this Fall in celebration of Ontario Public Library week, we have some fun online reading programs to kick start the coziness. Since you love... Read More»
LEGO palm tree made with inspiration from book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Sarah, Clemens Mill | July 14, 2020
Stories wake up our imaginations and let us envision all sorts of people, places and creations. But once you see those things in your mind, where do... Read More»
A paper bat craft
Crafty Creations | June 30, 2020
Have fun crafting! Get your own Crafty Creations Kit! Each kit comes with one craft you and your children can make together. Head to the designated ... Read More»
kid reading a book outside on a lounge chair
Brandon, Preston | June 17, 2020
Our award-winning summer reading program is back for another year of reading, prizes, and awesome programs to keep you learning and having fun. Check... Read More»
Mother and son looking at tablet
Brittni, Preston | May 13, 2020
Out of books? As we enter another week of physical distancing and staying home, I am sure you are getting tired of reading, re-reading, re-reading... Read More»
Mother and daughter reading a book together
Hespeler Youth Services Team | May 7, 2020
Happy Mother’s Day! On May 10th we take time to pause and celebrate all the moms in our lives. This year the Youth Services Team at Idea Exchange... Read More»
Typewriter with papers flying in the air
Shannon, Queen's Square | May 6, 2020
"I am not crazy, my reality is just different from yours." - Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland It’s not hard to admit that we all feel a little topsy... Read More»