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Cool Collections!

You know we’ve got books, movies, and more, but the Library also has some new special collections to engage and inspire you!

Get outside by borrowing an Ontario Parks or Wye Marsh pass, thanks to their support! There’s often a waitlist, so place your hold online or call us at 705-526-4216 to make sure you get a turn. The Culture Alliance in the Heart of Georgian Bay and other donors have supported the collection of outdoor equipment and games – walking poles, pedometers, GoPro cameras, telescopes, and more!

If you’re concerned about indoor air quality, MPL is now a loaner site for carbon dioxide monitors, sponsored by Community Access to Ventilation Information (CAVI). These devices measure carbon dioxide levels, temperature, relative humidity and atmospheric pressure – they’re not carbon monoxide monitors. Adult patrons can borrow a monitor for one week at a time.

We have many options to help people with varying abilities in reading print. We’ve added lots of Wonderbooks to our children’s collections – these are picture books and chapter books that have built-in audio to help families read along. For children and adults, we have Playaways. These are portable, preloaded audiobook devices that fit in the palm of your hand. One AAA battery (provided by MPL) lets you listen to your title of choice for 30 hours. Let us know if you need earphones or an audio cable when you check out. We still have lots of audiobooks in our downloadable collections and on CD.

We’ve also added C-Pens to our collection. The pens make it easy to process printed text, empowering people’s ability to read, understand and learn. You can borrow one for three weeks!

Don’t forget, you can also borrow ukuleles, wifi hubs, sun light lamps, and our Maker robotics, electronics, and building kits, along with our traditional collections! MPL membership is open to everyone in North Simcoe.

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