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There will be no public internet stations available Thursday May 30th at Idea Exchange, Hespeler.

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There will be no public internet stations available Thursday May 30th at Idea Exchange, Hespeler.  Wi-Fi and public laptops are available to be used and public computers are available at our other locations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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“Through collections, programs and events, services, makerspaces and art galleries, we are honoured to facilitate access to the ideas and stories of the world, and help each of you write your own. And as we see it, we’re not creating history, we’re forging our future. A future for all.” – Chrissy Hodgins, CEO

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The Secret Keeper is a gripping World War II novel about two sisters who join the war effort—one as a codebreaker and the other as a pilot—and the secrets that threaten to tear them apart. 

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Idea Exchange has received national recognition with two library awards: the 2023 TD Summer Reading Club Accessibility Award from the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and a 2023 TD Summer Reading Club Library Award (Second, English), sponsored by TD Bank Group. The awards were presented at the Saskatchewan Libraries Conference on Thursday, May 3.

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We are excited to announce that a permanent Multi-Sensory Room is now available for use at our Clemens Mill location. This unique space follows the success of our 2023 Multi-Sensory Room pilot project which received the Minister's Award for Innovation (Large Library Category) earlier this year. 

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Cambridge artist Judy Major-Girardin's fiber-based artwork takes center stage in her solo exhibition, Shallows, debuting at our Queen's Square Gallery.

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In 2023, we celebrated anniversaries at two of our locations; the 100 years of the Carnegie Library Building in Hespeler and 5 years of discovery at the Old Post Office, created an award winning Multi-Sensory Room pilot project at Clemens Mill, conducted a community survey for our 2024-2027 Strategic Pl

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We are excited to announce that a new video magnifier is now available at Queen’s Square. This assistive technology device can help people with vision loss and impairments read, write, and view texts and images.

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We want to introduce you to one of the latest additions to our Virtual Library, Creativebug. Your Idea Exchange membership now gives you access to this easy-to-use, online art and craft education resource, offering unlimited access to thousands of classes for every skill level. If you’ve ever wanted to explore a new hobby or brush up on an old one, Creativebug is for you.

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Many Idea Exchange members have started to plan and prepare their gardens using the wide selection of seeds we offer year-round in Preston’s Seed Library cabinet. As spring starts, gardeners can also pick up seeds at all our other locations from the Little Seed Libraries, which will be available until May. Each Little Seed Library will have some of our most popular vegetables, herbs, and flowers to choose from and help your garden grow. 

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

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