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

Please read item details, borrowing rules, any applicable overdue charges, replacement fees and other information before you reserve.

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


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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Various sizes. If MULTIPLE SETS of the same size are needed, CONTACT the library to reserve. Loan period is 1 week. Click here for a winter scavenger hunt page for kids

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Gatineau Park Trail Pass

(available only in winter)

No reserves or renewals. One week’s pass per library card. Children under 12 FREE with adult with a pass. Pass must be worn visibly

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

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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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Family board & card games

New family games collection. Try something different! Loan period is 1 week and all are reservable & renewable. 

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Thermal Imaging Camera

Has a 3.2″ screen displays wide angle images. Able to take videos of thermal imagery or visible light. Measures temperatures from -30°C ~ 1000°C

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Radon testing kits

(available only in winter)

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

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Disc Golf Sets

Three discs in a set (six 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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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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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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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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Book Club Sets

30 sets available. Browse here, reserve by phone or email. With MMPL’s reciprocal borrowing agreement with Perth library, book club members can also borrow sets from there! Just inquire.

Browse only/no online reserves

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 & skating passes

No reserves or renewals. 1st come, 1st serve. One pass per family. Ingenium, Nature and Canadian History/War museum passes. Skating passes for Mississippi Mills’ arenas.

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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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Concert, Tenor & Soprano Ukuleles

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

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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. 18 themes/packs

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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


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


Gizmos & Gadgets Kit and Arduino Coding Kit

Award-winning tech toys. Spark imagination with motors, lights. Create fun inventions, even a remote-control car! Arduino Coding for coding circuits & control over interacting buttons, motors, sensors

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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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Digitization 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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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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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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Walking tour brochures

Self-guided tours of Almonte, Appleton, Clayton, Pakenham & Riverwalk/Workers’ Walk! Paper copies available in-library or some Mississippi Mills facilities, also downloadable at the link below.


Book Bingo cards

Enjoy a fun reading challenge for 2023, but not one too tough? Looking for some inspiration? Fill 5 across or whole card. 2 to choose from. Fill a row, win a small prize!


Seed Library

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

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Almonte local interest quiz

Get to know your home town! To celebration our Mississippi Mills Bicentennial 1823-2023, read 15 local history/interest Q&As. Test family & friends