Innisfil ideaLAB & Library Wins Prestigious Angus Mowat Award of Excellence

INNISFIL, ON (Feb. 9, 2023) On February 2nd, 2023, the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library was awarded the Angus Mowat Award of Excellence for its innovative and popular Monarch Butterfly Rearing Program. The Ontario Public Library Service Awards were presented at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference by Government of Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and … Read more

June is Buzzing at Innisfil ideaLAB & Library

You’ll find no shortage of things to do this June at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library! During the month, there are a number of exciting events occurring that will coax your inner passions and put a pep in your step! There are incredible experiences for all ages and interests – there’s something for everyone! Get Growing InnisfilWe’re transforming … Read more

Rhyme Time: Bubble Bubble Pop with Alex

How do we build early literacy skills? Through play of course! Play is one of the main ways that children learn how language works. So let’s get playful with a finger play today! Words: I had a little turtle, His name was Tiny Tim. I put him in the bathtubTo see if he could swim. … Read more

Rhyme Time: Out In The Garden with Amy

Person holding up five fingers

Fingerplays can be so helpful when you’re trying to remember the words to a rhyme! They are also a great way to practice basic counting and fine motor movement for children! Lyrics: Out in the Garden growing in the sun, Are five pretty flowers and I picked one! (kiss) … repeat 4,3,2,1 until no more … Read more

Mindful Gardening Cooks…Roasted Root Vegetables & Sausage Video

Mindful Gardening cooks! I make my favourite one-pot meal using local, organic root vegetables from Cookstown Greens (https://www.cookstowngreens.com). This video premiered on What’s Cooking, Innisfil? on Saturday, March 20, 2021 as part of the Dinner and A Movie program during Virtual Innisfil Seedy Saturdays. Ingredients: 2 sausages 1 small onion 1.5 lb total root vegetable: … Read more

Learn to Grow Seeds Indoors Video

Learn the basics of starting seeds indoors for long-maturing plants like tomato, pepper and eggplant. You’ll find out about when to start different seeds indoors, materials you’ll need for planting, and tips on equipment you’ll need to create an at-home DIY grow-light station. Presenter bio: Innisfil Seed Library founder Bridget Indelicato is a passionate seed … Read more

Rhyme Time: Hello Friends & Goodbye Friends with Amy

Rhyme Time: Hello Friends

Sign language is a great way to develop language skills, even before a child can speak! This welcome (or farewell!) rhyme has some simple signs that you can practice with your child. Words: Hello, Friends! (alternatively: Goodbye, Friends!) Hello, Friends! (alternatively: Goodbye, Friends!) Hello, Friends, (alternatively: Goodbye, Friends) It’s time to say “hello!” (alternatively: it’s … Read more

Brooke’s Review

eBook: French Exit Borrow this novel as an eBook on cloudLibrary Odd, cringe-worthy, and definitely funny, Patrick deWitt’s ‘French Exit’ paints a portrait of extreme familial dysfunction with an entertaining cast including an eccentric and scandalous matriarch, her son, who is stuck in a perpetual state of adolescence, and a cat who may be the … Read more