You already know that you can borrow books from the Library, but did you know that we also lend bicycles, board games and museum passes? Our Experience Collection is full of recreational items that you can borrow for free with your library card, from snowshoes to fishing rods and Ontario Parks day passes.
Take the whole family to the museum! You can now borrow free family day passes to the national museums in Ottawa (below). A valid library card is required to borrow this pass.
Note: entrance to special exhibits at some museums is not included with a museum pass. Please check the museum’s website, or click on the images below, for more information.
Ingenium: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (Experimental Farm)
Visit the website to see hours and special exhibits.
Our experience collection are special items we lend out. Check back often for new additions!
Active & Outdoor Games
Take the fun outside! We have added a wide variety of active games perfect for outdoor play.
Active Games are available for 7 day loan – browse the collection and place one on hold for curbside pickup.
Try out new board games from our experience collection!
Board Games are available for 7 day loan.
Fishing Rods, Tackle Boxes & Nets
Fishing rods, tackle boxes and nets are available to sign out for free. Equipment is available for a one week loan period. Customers are responsible for their own licenses. For resources on fishing licenses and regulations, click here.
A special thank you to Canadian Tire Brockville and the Friends of the Brockville Public Library for sponsoring the fishing rod and tackle borrowing program!
Folding tables are available for free for your next house event or garage sale. Available for a one week loan period, limit two (2) per customer.
Look for our bright orange MAPsacks, check one out and go outside!
A MAPsack is a backpack containing stories, nature guides, activity sheets, a logbook and a free family pass to enjoy the Rideau Valley Conservation Areas and Parks Ontario family pass. MAPsacks is a joint library project created by the Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council and Rideau Lakes Public Library as part of the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Healthy Communities Partnership.
The MAPsacks are a rotating collection among the Libraries of Leeds & Grenville so watch for new themes all the time!
Snowshoes & Walking Poles (seasonal)
The Library has five (5) sets of snowshoes available to borrow:
- One (1) pair of adult male* snowshoes (recommended weight: 150 – 250 lbs.)
- One (1) pair of adult female* snowshoes (recommended weight: 120 – 200+ lbs.)
- Two (2) pairs of juvenile snowshoes (recommended weight: 50 – 120 lbs.)
- One (1) pair of child snowshoes (recommended weight: 30 – 80 lbs.)
Also available to borrow are two (2) pairs of height adjustable walking poles equipped for either summer or winter hiking.
* snowshoe descriptions are based on manufacturer description and are designed to accommodate the average adult walking gait of a male or female. Anyone with a valid library card in good standing may borrow any pair of snowshoes.
Adults exceeding the recommended weight range may still borrow snowshoes but may see a reduced ease of use. The Library strongly encourages customers to follow the recommended maximum weight for child and juvenile snowshoes. Customers will be responsible for any damage that occurs to snowshoes due to not following manufacturer instructions (provided at time of borrow).