News and Updates

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Posted on March 27, 2023
Idea Exchange is excited to present our first annual Fan Week! Come celebrate all things fandom from Saturday, April 29 to Sunday, May 7 with specially themed events and programs.

Posted on March 17, 2023
We offer a range of collections that make reading, learning, and entertainment accessible to everyone. Books and other resources are available in different formats, with titles and genres to suit everyone’s tastes.

Posted on February 28, 2023
The Seed Library is growing... Idea Exchange, Preston has been the host location for Idea Exchange's Seed Library cabinet for many years. In past seasons, the Seed Library has provided  kits of seeds at other locations, including the One Seed, One Community selection.

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 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
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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