Hack LAB

Located at the library's Lakeshore Branch, the Hack LAB gives you access to 3D printing, vinyl cutting, lasering and more.  Curious about why the library is getting into hacking?

We're talking digital citizenship - and people are listening!
Transliteracy at the library

What exactly is ‘Digital citizenship’ and what is our role as a public library? At IPL we see this as helping our community members engage with technology safely, wisely, and in a way that encourages participation and confidence.  We’re often talking about transliteracy, the idea that literacy extends far beyond reading comprehension, and have developed spaces and programs to help our community develop technological literacy. This focus has generated some interest from the folks at...

Tis' the Season
laser-cut seasonal diorama

Never has there been more to delight the imagination than right now at the Cookstown Branch. We have a laser-cut seasonal diorama and tree art installation on display, created by our resident tinkerer, Alan Groombridge. With the surge in interest in handmade items for the festive season, you might just get an idea or two for that someone special.


The "Worst Video Game Ever Made" has risen from the grave!
Found video game

Are you old enough to remember E.T.? That adorably ugly little alien that preferred Reece's Pieces over M & M's? He was just trying to phone home…. not ringing any bells? Well what about Atari gaming consoles? Boy, where is that company today? 



Is it the location? The new skill you learned? The friends you made at the Library programs you attended? Or simply because IPL offers so much to the community? What do you love most about our Library?  As seen previously, the Simcoe Alternative Secondary School students dedicated a morning of their time painting a billboard in front of the Lakeshore Branch construction site. Not only were...

What Flashes and is so Much Fun to Make.....Blinky Badges
Soldering Blinky Badges

They did it, soldering, laser cutting and wiring all in under an hour at the ideaLAB! Roek and Emma tried soldering for the very first time! They were both eager to learn and gain a hands-on understanding of how the soldering process works. They also used the laser cutter which etched their names onto their badges. Wires were added and connected to batteries which made their badges blink and come to life. Make your own, book your spot NOW, runs til the end of September.




967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON L9S 1V3


2282 4th Line
Innisfil, ON, L0L 1K0


20 Church Street
Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0


7883 Yonge Street
Innisfil, ON L9S 1K8