• From all of us, Happy Holidays. We are closed December 24, 24, 25, 31 and January 1.
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  • Visit the blog. Weekly book lists, reading tips, and lots of library love.
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  • Say Hello to Starling. Introducing the world's first wearable word counter that can improve your child's educational journey. For Life. Click for details
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    Starling Kits

    Discover the joy of giving your child a head start! The Starling is a wearable engagement tracker that helps a child’s development with early literacy by counting the number of words they hear throughout the day. Starling Kits are available at all branch locations on a first come first served basis and can be borrowed for 21 days. Starling Kits include the Starling wearable device, silicon clip holster, charging dock, AC adapter, USB charging cable, and a ‘Getting Started’ user guide. Download the free Starling app to track your progress and receive real-time feedback, including tips and strategies to increase interaction with your child (device not included).

    For more information, visit the Starling by Versame website.

    GoPro kits 

    Want to record your adventures and activities? GoPro cameras are available to borrow at all branch locations.  Each GoPro kit includes a GoPro Hero session camera and accessories. Library users must provide their own UHS-I microSD card for photo and video storage. GoPro kits are available to loan out for 21 days and are borrowed on a first come first served basis. Renewals, holds and extended loan periods are not permitted.

    Launchpad tablets 

    Launchpad tablets aim to improve the digital literacy of children. Launchpads require no internet connection, but allow users to play, read and explore educational apps. Launchpad tablets are available for ages 3-12 years. There is a large selection of Launchpad tablets available for loan or in library use. Launchpad tablets are available for 7 day loans and 2 hour time slots for in library use copies.

    Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives Pass (PAMA)

    Free admission passes to the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) are available for loan at Brampton library. Visit the museum for exhibitions plus adult and children's programmes. Passes are loaned out for 7 days.

    Toronto Region Conservation Authority Pass (TRCA)

    Free admission passes to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) are available for loan at Brampton library. With the TRCA pass you can visit Black Creek Pioneer Village, Kortright Centre for Conservation and also go camping, bird watching and much more. Passes are loaned out for 7 days.

  • What would you do with more time at the library? All Brampton Library branches open Monday through Thursday 10am to 9 pm, Friday through Sunday 10am to 6pm.
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  • Innovation Zone, Please proceed with great ideas. Programs include 3D printing and modelling, robotics, coding, and other interactive and STEM learning for all ages with Special Events and Networking. Ask staff about taking a FREE orientation session, Link to Maker Space Brampton.

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    MakerSpace Brampton is a joint initiative of the City of Brampton Economic Development Office, Sheridan College Faculty of Applied Science and Technology’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), and Brampton Library to foster creativity, innovation, and exploration in a safe and accessible learning environment.

    What We Have:
    MakerSpaces at Four Corners, Chinguacousy, and Springdale library branches offer free access to maker and digital creation tools. Drop-in during library hours to access equipment with the assistance of staff. Users must complete a MakerSpace User Agreement form.

    Available equipment includes*:

    • MakerBot 3D Printer
    • Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer
    • Roland CAMM-1 GS-24 Vinyl Cutter
    • Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Machine
    • Canon 9000F Mark II Scanner (includes attachments for digitizing photo negatives and slides)
    • Elgato Video Capture Device (converts analog video from a VHS tape into a high quality digital file)
    • Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet (for digital drawing, painting or sketching)
    • Akai Professional MPK Midi Keyboard (a compact keyboard and pad controller for creating beats and music tracks)
    • Desktop computers with software

    *Please note: not all equipment is available at all locations.

    Programs: MakerSpace Brampton programs offer hands-on and interactive learning in 3D printing and modelling, coding, web design, robotics, and other STEM and maker topics for all ages. We also host special events and meetups as well as Tech Talks and Repair Cafés.

    See our Program Calendar for program offerings, dates, locations, and registration details.

    For more information contact us at makerspace@bramptonlibrary.ca or 905-793-4636 x74260

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