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Cool Things to Borrow

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Your library card now provides access to many cool things to borrow. 

 Musical Instrument Lending Library
 

The Quinte West Public Library Trenton Branch has partnered with the Stirling Musical Instrument Lending Library (MILL) which is based at the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library. We are very excited to be able to offer the following services to Quinte West residents:

  • registering as a MILL patron.
  • picking up and dropping off instruments in Trenton.

You can find out all about the wonderful resources available through the MILL at their website

You can print a copy of their registration form here.

And you can explore the wonderful catalogue of MILL instruments here.

National Air Force Museum of Canada Day Pass

Check out this pass with your library card and get admission to the National Air Force Museum of Canada for the day for 2 adults and up to 3 children. This pass checks out for a 1 week loan (7 days) and can be placed on hold.

Find this pass Here:

Ontario Parks Day Pass

This pass allows you to park your vehicle at any Ontario Provincial Park, any day of the year.  This pass is a 1 week loan (7 days) and can be placed on hold.

Find the pass Here:

Starting June 7, 2021: New advance service for day use at select provincial parks: 

Ontario Parks is piloting a new service for visitors to obtain daily vehicle permits in advance of their visit at 17 select provincial parks. Beginning on June 7, 2021, visitors will be able to book day use access for their visits up to five days in advance. Library patrons who have borrowed a seasonal permit to visit participating Ontario Parks will need to obtain an advance daily vehicle permit for all visits, including free day use days.  

Obtaining a permit in advance will allow people to plan ahead, which means more time on the beach or trails and less time in long lines, and guarantee they have a parking spot upon arrival for the parks listed below:

Algonquin, Arrowhead, Batchawana Bay, Craigleith, Darlington, Forks of the Credit, Kakabeka Falls, Kettle Lakes, Lake Superior, Long Point, Mono Cliffs, North Beach, Pinery, Presqu’ile, Sandbanks Sibbald Point, and Turkey Point.

Library patron’s will be able to use the borrowed seasonal permit’s serial number to obtain guaranteed access to these parks at no extra charge.  


There are two ways to obtain a daily vehicle permit in advance for the 17 participating parks.

1.      Online at reservations.ontarioparks.com

2.      By phone at 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) – Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 

When patrons arrive at a park, they will need to bring the seasonal permit that they have borrowed from the library and a printed or electronic copy of the confirmation e-mail that indicates that they have secured a space at the park on the day of the visit.

Quinte Conservation Area Parking Pass

This pass allows you to park your vehicle at the Quinte Conservation areas from dawn until dusk, any day of the year.

Participating Conservation Areas = Potter's Creek Conservation Area, H.R. Frink Conservation Area, Vanderwater Conservation Area, Sidney Conservation Area, O'Hara Mill Conservation Area, Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area, Massassauga Point Conservation Area, Beaver Meadow Conservation Area, Sheffield Conservation Area, Depot Lakes Conservation Area, and Portland Conservation Area.
This pass may not be used for the Little Bluff Conservation Area.

These passes are available for a 3 week loan (21 days) and can be placed on hold.

Access the Quinte Conservation Area Parking Pass Here:

Early Literacy Kits

Early Literacy Kits are a fun way to introduce and reinforce early learning for children. They can help teach literacy skills through the use of stories, imaginative play, games, and activities. The skills learned through these kits are building blocks which will help you raise a great reader! 

Each kit contains:

  • picture book
  • puppet
  • alphabet learning games or activities
  • number learning games or activities
  • one additional learning material, related to colours, shapes, etc 

Kits are available in various themes, including but not limited to:

  • beavers
  • dinosaurs
  • hedgehogs
  • firefighters
  • police 

Search "Early literacy kit" in our catalogue to find a listing of all available kits, or place a hold HERE

Borrowing Period: 3 weeks (21 days)

Things to know:

  • Kits are only holdable by patrons with Quinte West Library cards
  • Kits must be returned to either Trenton or Frankford
  • Kits will not be considered returned until all items from the kit have been returned to the library
Board Games

Board games are a great way to have fun with the whole family. We have games at a variety of difficulties and skill levels, so there is sure to be something to suit your interests.

Games include, but are not limited to:

  • Blokus
  • Candy Land
  • Catan
  • Clue
  • Codenames
  • Exploding Kittens
  • Life
  • Ticket to Ride Europe

For a full list of available games search "Board Game" in the catalogue or place a hold HERE.

Borrowing Period: 2 Weeks (14 days)

Things to know:

  • Games are only holdable by patrons with Quinte West Library cards
  • Games must be returned to either Trenton or Frankford
  • Games must be returned to the desk, not through the drop box
  • Games will not be considered returned until all items from the game have been returned to the library

 

Nature Kits

Nature Kits are a fun way to engage children in learning outdoors. They inspire curiosity, exploration, and a love of nature. Through hands-on activities children will learn to identify local trees, plants, birds, butterflies, and bees.

Contents:

  • backpack
  • binoculars & case
  • magnifying glass
  • flashlight
  • bug net
  • bug bucket
  • tweezers
  • bug clamp
  • shovel / tool set
  • dry erase marker
  • clip board
  • pencils & notepad
  • resource binder
  • scavenger hunt & map game

Search "Nature kit" in the catalogue or place a hold HERE.

Borrowing Period: 2 Weeks (14 days)

Things to know:

  • Kits are only holdable by patrons with Quinte West Library cards
  • Kits must be returned to either Trenton or Frankford
  • Kits will not be considered returned until all items from the kit have been returned to the library

 

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