Specialty Library Items

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Library of Things

The Library of Things collection offers a variety of non-traditional items for the public to borrow for free with their PEI Public Library Card.

  • Board Games

    Libraries offer a variety of board games for all ages for the public to borrow.
  • Disc Golf Sets

    Disc Golf is a popular flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target. The game follows rules similar to golf. Each set contains a driver, a mid-range and a putter disc and a carry bag. 
  • Dodow Sleep Aids

    Dodows are a metronome-style sleeping aid that aims to help users fall asleep naturally through slowing one's breath and relaxation.
  • Fitness and Yoga Kits

    These portable fitness kits contain yoga mats and items such as jump ropes, resistance bands, hand grips, etc. that promote fitness for adults. Kits must be picked up and returned to their home libraries.
  • Hiking Backpacks

    Created in partnership with Recreation PEI, these backpacks contain a variety of nature guides and hiking items for adults who wish to learn and explore the nature of PEI.
  • Light Therapy Lamps

    Light therapy lamps are devices that can help individuals suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and certain other conditions by emitting ultraviolet light.
  • Nature Backpacks

    These kits contain a variety of books and tools for children and families to have fun playing, discovering and learning about nature.
  • PLAY Kits

    PLAY (Physical Literacy Activities for Youth) kits include toys such as bean bags, foam discs, sensory balls, etc. that encourage movement and play for toddlers.
  • Radon Detectors

    These easy-to-use radon detectors are used to check radon gas levels in your home.
  • Sensory Kits

    These kits include toys and tools that can help calm, soothe, and relax people with autism, Alzheimer's, ADHD, dementia, and other sensitivities.
  • Snowshoes

    Snowshoes are available at a number of our libraries in a variety of sizes. Refer to a sizing chart to determine the appropriate size. Snowshoes must be picked up and returned to their home libraries.
  • Snowshoe/Walking Poles

    These poles can be used for activities all year long, including hiking, walking, and snowshoeing. Poles can be borrowed at a number of locations and must be picked up/returned to their home libraries.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Kits

    These kits contain devices that help children explore and engage with a variety of technology. Available kits include:
 
 

Specialized Collections

  • Artwork

    In partnership with the Wyatt Heritage Properties and Culture Summerside, the public are able to borrow a collection of artwork by local artists in a variety of mediums at the Summerside Rotary Library. These pieces are available on a first come, first served basis - contact the library for more information.
  • Autism PEI Collection

    In partnership with the Autism Society of Prince Edward Island, Islanders can borrow items from the Society's in-house collection with a public library card. Islanders can also access and borrow any item in the PEI Public Library Service's collection relating to autism. 
  • Black Resources Collection

    The PEI Public Library Service offers a variety of items centred on the experiences of the Black community and written and produced by its members. The Black Resources Collection include titles for all ages in a variety of genres and formats. 
  • Book Club Kits

    Book Club Kits include multiple copies of a title and a discussion guide - everything you need to run your own book club. Adult, young adult and childrens titles are available.
  • Books for Persons with Memory Loss

    These books are written specifically for people with dementia or other memory loss conditions. Titles in this collection feature colourful photos and simple language.
  • Books to Go

    These bags contain five carefully-selected picture books for busy families. Books to Go bags are also available on a variety of themes and topics.
  • Discovery Kits/Trousse découverte - French only

    Through CAP Enfants, the library has access to 12 different thematic kits which contain a variety of resources, materials, and games relating to different aspects of the health of young children. These kits are only available at our three French library branches and they must be picked up and returned to their home libraries.
  • EAL (English as an Additional Language) Collection

    Are you a newcomer learning English or a teacher/tutor who works with EAL learners? Check out our EAL Collection which contains books on grammar, conversation, idioms, listening, reading, vocabulary, leveled readers, language test preparation (e.g. TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, etc.) and more. 
  • Fitness Passes

    Daily passes are available to borrow for the TCAP Family Aquatic and Fitness Centre at the Montague Rotary Library and for the Eastern Kings Fitness Centre at the Souris Public Library. These passes are available on a first come, first served basis - contact the library for more information.
  • Indigenous Collection

    The Public Library Service in Prince Edward Island is committed to celebrating the province's rich Mi'kmaq history and culture while serving its First Nations people. The library's Indigenous Collection includes materials that are written, produced, and focused on First Nations people. The collection includes titles for all ages in a variety of genres and formats.  
  • Parenting To Go Kits

    Each Parenting to Go bag contains a selection of books on a specific parenting topic. Topics range from mental health and ADHD to parenting teenagers and toddlers. 
  • Magazines

    The PEI Public Library Service offers a broad selection of magazines for the public to borrow. Both adult and children's magazine titles are available.
  • Mental Health Kits

    With a selection of resources in English and French for adults, teens and children, these Mental Health Kits address mental health topics ranging from depression and anxiety to eating disorders and gambling.
  • Multilingual Collection

    The PEI Public Library Service offers a collection of materials written in a variety of languages (i.e. excluding English and French) for the public to borrow. Adult and children's titles are available. 
  • Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library

    The Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library is a collection of over 150 musical instruments that you can borrow for free with your PEI Public Library Card. Instruments are available on a first-come, first-served basis at select branches across PEI. Instruments in this collection must be picked up and returned to their home libraries.
  • Wonderbooks

    Wonderbooks are print books with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Kids can use the simple controls to read along with their favourite books and then switch to learning mode for a narrator-led question and answer session.

 

Published date: 
January 26, 2022
Education and Lifelong Learning

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