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.
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 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.
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.
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.