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Go Beyond the Books!

At the Midland Public Library you can go beyond the books! We connect our community with resources that they might not otherwise be able to access, and a great example is our outdoor equipment collection.

Thanks to a generous donation from Jill and Bob Strachan, MPL is happy to announce a large expansion of our outdoor equipment collection. If you’ve ever wanted to play a game of disc golf at Little Lake Park, try checking out one of our disc golf sets. If you’re in the mood for more traditional lawn games, we’ve got you covered with badminton, bocce, and croquet. If you’re feeling adventurous, you might enjoy taking along one of our GoPro cameras to capture the action; just don’t forget a microSD card!  If strolling is more your speed, try one of our new pedometers.  You may even consider borrowing one of our Wye Marsh or Ontario Parks passes to take it on the trails, and some walking poles!  Want to explore the secrets of the universe?  Our new microscopes and telescopes can help.

Through the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters’ TackleShare program, sponsored by Ontario Power Generation, we’re a loaner site for fishing rods, reels, and tackle. If water isn’t your thing, you could borrow a monocular and try your hand at birding, or borrow a ukulele for a bonfire singalong.  Remember us in the winter, too, when our snowshoes are available for loan in both adult and child sizes.

If you’re looking for indoor fun, remember that we have robotics and technology kits in our Maker @ Home collection, board games, and escape room kits!

These items and more are available for one or two week loans with a valid adult library card. To place a hold, visit our website at midlandlibrary.com or call 705-526-4216.

We’re still about books, too. Don’t forget our Express Reads collection for adult fiction. These books go out for 7 days, they’re non-holdable, and non-renewable – so more people can read the best new books, more quickly!

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