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.
The Library has three (3) bicycles available for loan to individuals over the age of 18. Available for a two day loan, limit one (1) per customer. Helmets are also available for loan, subject to availability.
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.
Go on a real world treasure hunt! Geocache kits are available to borrow at the Library for a one week loan period. The kits include a Garmin e Trex 10 GPS unit, a quick start guide, compass, log book and binoculars. For more information about geocaching, click here.
Sponsored by the Friends of Brockville Public Library.
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).
Seed Library & Community Garden
Choose from a variety of seeds for free in our Seed Library! First come, first served, please limit to a maximum of 5 seed packets per person, per year.
Planting instructions will be provided for most seeds and resources will be available at the library to assist in planting and gardening. Borrowers are encouraged to harvest some seeds from their plants to return to the library! We also gratefully accept donations of saved or store-bought seeds.
Every summer, we plant community vegetable and herb gardens through our Community Living and Summer Reading programs. Herbs and veggies from these gardens are for everyone, please help yourself or ask a library employee for assistance in harvesting food.
Seed Library Requests
While we are closed, you can submit a request for up to 5 types of seeds for curbside pick up. We will contact you when your seeds are ready to be picked up.
*Please note that our seed inventory changes daily and the inventory list is updated intermittently.