Children's Learning Tools

Beyond books, we offer many items and tools that will aid in your child's learning and development. All of these are free for Library members.


Learning Tablets

Our Launchpad Learning tablets are pre-loaded with learning activities for a wide range of ages. 

See the list of Launchpads available to borrow. 

Read Along Books

We offer more than 300 pre-loaded Read Along books for kids. 

See the list of read-along books you can borrow.


Coding and Electronics Items

Learn and practice simple and advanced coding with items that can be borrowed from the Library.

See all coding and electronics items you can borrow.

Online Reading and Literacy Activities

Our TumbleBooks helps kids learn to read with fully-online eBooks, animated talking picture books, puzzles and games.

Access TumbleBooks through a web browser and through the app for Apple devices and app for Android devices

Curriculum Kits

Curriculum kits are bags of library children's materials on specific subjects and activities. All kits follow the Ontario curriculum, are age-specific and can be borrowed up to six weeks.

View a complete list of Curriculum Kits.

We also loan out a selection of coding and electronics kits that can help kids learn coding and have tablets with learning exercises.

What will I find in a curriculum kit?

  • Curriculum kits are bags filled with up to 20 items that follow the Ontario curriculum.
  • The kit includes items such as flashcards, Playaway Views, DVDs and books.

How long do I get to keep a kit for?

  • You can borrow a kit for up to six weeks.
  • Kits cannot be renewed.

Are there late fees on the kits?

  • There are no late fees on curriculum kits.
  • Replacement fees will apply for any item that is lost or damaged in the kit.

Where can I return a curriculum kit?

  • Kits must be returned to a service desk at either the Main or St. Paul Branch locations. They cannot be returned through the book drop.

How do I book a curriculum kit?

  • Kits are available at the Main Branch or place a hold on a kit in our catalogue.