Here at the MPL we have more than just books! Check out our Library of Things for a selection of activities and items that you can borrow for free with your library card.

Active Living

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. Learn more about borrowing sports equipment or browse our catalogue.

Children and Teen

Game at home and on the go with the versatile Nintendo Switch Console. Connect to your TV to use it as a traditional home gaming system, or remove it from the Dock to experience premium console gaming from anywhere. Nintendo console kit does not include Nintendo Switch games. Nintendo Switch games are available to borrow separately. Console can be borrowed for up to seven days.

You can now borrow technology kits from the Main Library for up to three weeks. These kits make it fun and easy to explore coding and electronics projects. To borrow a kit speak to staff at the upstairs desk and they will retrieve the kit for you. There is a limit of one kit at a time per card. Kits must be returned to the Main Library.

Technology

MPL has technology to help you ensure your home is as safe and efficient as possible.

MPL now loans mobile internet hotpots for up to seven days. The hotspots are portable so you can connect a mobile device almost wherever you go. Check one out today.

Kits

These sensory kits contain an assortment of items which are designed to reduce stress and anxiety, stimulate learning, and provide comfort during library visits. They have been designed with the assistance of the Halton Youth Disability Advisory Council and with funding from the Libraries and Autism: We’re All Welcome Here grant. They have been created with the goal of celebrating neurodiversity and making Milton Public Library more accessible to its patrons. There is no correct way to use the items in the kit, so feel free to get creative. Please note that this kit is not a toy box but rather a tool for neurodiverse families to enjoy library visits. Check one out today.

MPL’s Cognitive Care Kits help support the skills and abilities of people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment. Each kit contains up to ten unique, dementia-friendly activities such as games, workbooks, puzzles, and various prepared activities. The kits focus on the mind (cognitive), body (active), and spirit (creative), and were developed using the DementiAbility Montessori principles, proven to effectively engage with individuals living with dementia and their caregivers. Check one out today.