Milton Public Library is proud to partner with countless organizations in Milton and Halton Region. Our aim is to cross-pollinate ideas, to meet Miltonians where they are in the community, and to offer the kinds of programs and services that will help our patrons read, learn, create, and connect. Check back often for ongoing information about programs and services from our community partners.
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Access to justice, especially during a pandemic, is a fundamental priority. Milton Public Library is pleased to be working with the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Milton Courthouse to provide access to justice through technology.
Do you have difficulty reading print due to a visual, physical, or learning disability? We can help you get reading materials in many different formats including audiobooks, Braille, and print-Braille books.
We are proud to partner with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) to provide accessible collections to patrons with print disabilities, and to professionals who work with people with print disabilities. Visit our Accessibility Resources page for more details, and register with CELA to get started borrowing materials.
Milton Public Library also has an in-house Low-Vision Collection of large print and Braille books for children.
Milton Public Library was recently awarded a grant from the International Dyslexia Association to add more dyslexia-friendly and decodable books to our collection. Check out dyslexia-friendly series like Orca Sports or Orca Currents for children and teens, or the New Reader collection for adults.
Comprised of multiple centres, the Centre for Skills operates as an independent charity. The organization delivers free government-funded programs to help people at various stages of life (youth, job seekers, second career seekers and newcomers to Canada) to get on a path to career success.
Milton Public Library is proud to partner with Food for Life to offer a community fridge at our Beaty Branch location, located at 945 Fourth Line. Stocked with Good Food bags, this community fridge aims to increase everyday access to good, nutritious food for patrons, neighbours, and community members. Good Food bags are available during open hours at Beaty Branch.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details, or call 905-875-2665 x. 3292.
In addition to our partnership with Ontario Parks, Milton Public Library has Conservation Halton passes available to borrow with your MPL card! Get outside and discover Conservation Halton‘s beautiful parks. Once you receive your pass, please go to Conservation Halton’s website to read the Terms and Conditions prior to visiting, and book a reservation timeslot here
Until January 13, 2023 you can drop off baby food, baby formula, and diapers in support of the Milton Community Resource Centre’s Infant Food Bank as part of their annual Fill-a-Crib campaign. Bring your donation to any branch of Milton Public Library during open hours.
All donated items will go directly towards supporting Infant Food Bank families locally here in Milton. Thank you for your support!
Halton Community Legal Services is a legal clinic that helps low income individuals living in Halton with their legal problems for free. Milton Public Library partners with Halton Community Legal Services to bring in free drop-in clinics to assist patrons with to speak one-on-one with a legal professional.
Looking for help, resources, and supports can feel overwhelming.
If you need services or supports in Halton, the best place to start is the Halton Community Services Directory. This directory is Halton’s online directory of human services, from food and shelter resources, to personal and social growth.
Halton Housing Help connects Miltonians to the housing supports they need. Halton Housing Help works with a variety of community partners to provide the information and referrals to find housing programs. Milton Public Library is proud to partner with Halton Housing Help to bring drop-in sessions to help the community to find safe and affordable housing in Halton.
HMC Connections was founded in 1978 by volunteers from a number of local cultural groups who wanted to create a welcoming community for newcomers and refugees. MPL partners with HMC to bring a variety of newcomer services such as English Conversation Circles and Citizenship Preparation sessions.
MagnusCards is a free app that helps people with cognitive disabilities thrive and gain independence through storytelling using digital card decks. MagnusCards is free on the App Store and Google Play.
These decks will help you successfully navigate MPL’s branches, step-by-step. They cover such topics as requesting and renewing items, registering for a library program, picking up holds, and what to expect at the library.
Anyone who might benefit from structured, step-by-step guidance can use MagnusCards. The app is especially useful for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, acquired brain injury, Down syndrome, dementia and other intellectual and cognitive disabilities.
Permits are valid at any Ontario Provincial Park, for one vehicle and its occupants where fees are normally charged. Permits must be displayed on the rear-view mirror or dashboard of the vehicle while it is in a park.
Milton Public Library has sensory kits for in-library and at-home use. They are available for neurodiverse families to help reduce stress and anxiety, stimulate learning, and provide comfort during library visits or at home. These kits were developed in partnership with the Halton Youth Disability Advisory Council (HYDAC), and with generous funding from Libraries and Autism: We’re All Welcome Here grant.
HYDAC is a group of young people of all abilities, between the ages of 14 – 29. They believe that we can make a difference in their communities and in Halton region. Their goal is to empower young people to have a voice, to influence, to encourage participation, build awareness and acceptance. Individually, they each have something important to offer and as a group we can learn and grow, creating positive change that will benefit everyone around us.
The Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable is looking for input from Black, Indigenous, and other racialized individuals ages 18+ in Halton Region as part of the Social Inclusion Project. Through this survey, HEDR’s aim is to better advocate by better understanding the challenges faced by racialized individuals in Halton Region, both before and during the pandemic.
Watch a short documentary to learn more about the personal stories and experiences of residents living in Halton.
And check out the Halton Diversity Resource Guide developed for the Indigenous, Black, and Racialized Community as part of the Social Inclusion Project and compiled by the HEDR Resident-Led Working Group.
Did you know: you can borrow outdoor games and sports equipment at Main Library! All you need is a library card and the desire to have fun and get active. This service is provided in partnership with the Town of Milton. Visit our Sports Equipment Lending page to learn more, then visit our catalogue and place a hold today!
Milton Public Library is a water testing depot for Halton Region’s well water testing program. If you own a private well, testing your well water is the best way to stay informed about the safety of your family’s drinking water.
You can pick up a water sample bottle during Main Library’s open hours.