Take a look at these general interest, STEM learning and tech things!

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For STEM and tech things, support is available by appointment. 

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A bundle of 3, for teens, adults, or kids! In any category you choose: Fantasy, History, Health, SciFi, Romance, BIPOC-authored, Historic Fiction, Science, Biography, Mystery, Picture book, Graphic Novel, Cooking, French, Politics, DVDs or anything else!

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Math Game Sets

7 sets to boost early math skills! Each box set contains 10 super-fun folder games children can play on their own! For Kindergarten through Grade 1

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Makey Makey

An electronic invention tool and toy that connects everyday objects to computer programs using a circuit board, alligator clips, and a USB cable. Try using bananas as a piano! Two in the collection

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Grab & Play Reading Games

6 quick and engaging games to choose from. Exciting, ready-to-play games that boost key language skills! Aimed at children in grades 1-2. All games are for 2-4 players

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Portable Mobile Hot Spot

Five to lend and available from both branches. Hotspots help communities and individuals in-need to access high-speed internet. Residents can use these hubs in their homes connected to their own devices. WIFI hub loans are for a week

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Radon testing kits

The kit allows you to monitor levels of radon in your home. 10 kits with instructions included

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Mapsacks

Two themed packs (Amphibians & Trees) in the collection. Thank you, RVCA. Perfect for young explorers, naturalists, & families

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Ozobots

Using coloured markers and paper, or a tablet device, children use Ozobots to learn coding, sequential programming and deductive reasoning. Fun projects & games. Twelve in collection

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Book Club Sets

28 sets available, mainly fiction, some non-fiction. Browse all sets in the catalogue, but to schedule a reserve: phone or email the Almonte branch

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DVD binge boxes

14 themed boxes in the collection – all sorts of genres. Four movies in each box. Some are for children. Boxes are loaned for a week. Watch movies all night or day!

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Museum passes

No reserves. 1st come, 1st serve. Agriculture & Food, Aviation & Space, and Science & Tech Museums with Ingenium pass, 2 available. 2 for Nature Museum. 2 for Canadian History/War museums

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3Doodler

The pen extrudes heated warm plastic. No difficult tech to master to draw a raised graphic on a sheet of paper or any flat surface. Safe for children & lots of fun!

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Chromebook

Laptops that run the Google Chrome OS. Easy to use and fairly secure for access to the internet, learning resources, gaming, word processing etc. Five in the collection

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Knit Kits

Learn to knit! Four kits in the collection. Each kit includes a book, two sets of needles and a ball of yarn. Stay tuned, Crochet Kits coming soon

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READy To Go Backpacks

Up to a dozen story books and a puzzle, game or toy in each sack! Reading aloud is good for everybody and builds early literacy. 14 themes/packs

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Disc Golf Sets

Three discs in a set (seven sets in the collection) a map of the disc golf course at Gemmill Park, Almonte, and a score sheet with pars for each hole. Enjoy with friends!

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Concert, Tenor & Soprano Ukuleles

Eight in the collection and “how to play” material in both Almonte and Pakenham collections as well

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3D Printer

Of interest to our local maker community! Ideas: prototyping projects, small custom toys (figurines, gear toys), models for decor, small repair parts, brackets for shelving etc.

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Diversity Lists

#BlackLivesMatter, Indigenous-authored books and PRIDE in Mississippi Mills – at any time of year. Tagged lists for all ages, non-fiction & fiction – including one about adapting to changes brought on by COVID

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Early Literacy Kits

Get a jump on kindergarten with easy, with 2 at-home literacy kits! Includes instructions & materials for activities, as well as ideas for other home activities

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littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit

Award-winning tech toy. Spark imagination with motors, lights, servos. Create fun inventions, even a remote-control car! Includes Arduino Coding Bit for coding circuits & control over interacting lights, buttons, motors, sensors, and other Bits

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Kill A Watt Device

An electricity usage monitor. Measure power consumption, cut down on costs, find out what appliances are worth keeping plugged in. Two in the collection

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3M Personal Projector

***CALL LIBRARY TO RESERVE*** The 3M MP7640 projector is a SVGA portable. Transportable, packed in a bag with cords and adapters. This projector delivers vibrant color brightness and depth

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Portable Projector Screen

***CALL LIBRARY TO RESERVE*** A bright white screen accommodates standard (4:3) or widescreen (16:9). Easy setup, includes carrying case

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Memory Lab

Convert older media & paper formats to digital format for preservation, ease of sharing & reproduction. Scan pictures, slides & film negatives, record VHS tapes to DVDs. Edit video, photos and more

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LEGO MINDSTORMS

Learn STEM subjects hands-on with lego robotics. Children learn forces &  motion, logical structures and  interpret sensor data. Design, build and program fully-functioning robotic systems. Eight sets

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Ontario Parks vehicle permit

Pass allows holder to RESERVE a day-use spot online (up to 5 days in advance) FREE. Mon-Thurs day-use of all parks is free (first come first serve), yet costs on weekends, but not with a pass. 6 passes

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Seed Library

Pick up seed at both branches. Save seed after the growing season & donate to the seed library.

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So Many Puzzles

The library has more puzzles than it can count! 350 piece- to 1000 piece-puzzles, from many different puzzle manufacturers. Borrow two!

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