Sensory Toys & Ukuleles now available to borrow at the Library

The Bruce County Public Library is excited to announce two new additions to its collection. Starting September 16th, any member of the public with a Bruce County Public Library card will be able to borrow Sensory Kits and Ukuleles – for free!

Sensory Kits – These kits contain a variety of toys to help calm and soothe individuals with autism or other sensory sensitivities. These kits, funded through the generosity of the Community Foundation Grey Bruce, provide families with the opportunity to test these items rather than purchasing them individually. Each kit will also contain informational brochures on the County’s services available to children/families as well as the services and programming available through the Autism Ontario – Grey-Bruce Chapter. 25 kits will be available for the public to borrow with at least one kit in each of the Library’s 17 branches.

Jessica Steele, Service Navigator with Autism Ontario, adds “My role is to support families in Grey Bruce through system navigation, resource sharing, events and workshops. I am always looking for new resources for families, and I am so excited to refer families to the sensory kits at Bruce County Libraries.”

Ukuleles – Viewed as one of the easiest instruments for musical beginners, the Library will also be adding 40 ukuleles to its collection. These instruments will be available for the public to borrow for free with a Bruce County Library Card. Additional Ukulele song and instruction books have also been added to the Library’s collection. The library hopes these instruments will increase public access to music and the social benefits of learning an instrument. These Ukuleles and song/instruction books are funded through the generosity of the Eva Leflar Foundation.

“The Bruce County Public Library is grateful to both the Community Foundation Grey Bruce and the Eva Leflar Foundation for funding these two new collections,” states Assistant Library Director – Brooke McLean. “Through this collaboration, the Library will be able to provide more valuable resources to families throughout Bruce County.”

For more information on these kits or other services that we provide, please visit the Library website or visit any of our 17 branches.