The Okotoks Public Library has many unique items that are available to borrow with a valid library card. Please contact library staff at 403-938-2220 to learn how to check out these items.
Snow shoes are available for a 1-week loan (no renewal). Each set contains 2 snowshoes, 2 poles, 2 baskets and 1 carrying bag. There are various sizes available:
Weight limit of:
Ukueles are available for a 3-week loan and come with an electronic tuner. Books about how to play ukuleles can be requested online here. There are many colours to choose from:
Did you know you can burn up to 46% more calories using walking poles compared to simply walking? Our walking pole sets are available for a 1-week loan (2 renewals allowed). There are 12 sets available.
Take advantage of the Town of Okotoks new Disc Golf Course by checking out a disc golf set! Disc golf sets supplied by Okotoks Walmart through the Walmart Canada Community Grant. Each set includes:
Explore the great outdoor year round with the help of a Discovery Nature Pack! These packs are available for a 3-week loan (no renewals). The packs include:
Looking to lower your monthly electricity bill? Fortis Alberta wants to help you get started by figuring out how much your appliances are actually costing you each month. These power monitors, supplied to the library courtesy of Fortis Alberta allows you to better understand your electricity consumption and costs. Available for a 1-week loan (1 renewal).
Get into joyful retro gaming with our selection of retro gaming consoles! Each console is available for a 3-week loan (no renewals). Available consoles include:
Print book, meet audio book. VOX™ Books are the world’s first audio books that live in print books. The permanently attached VOX™ Reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read-along. There’s no need for computers, tablets or CDs. Children simply push a button to listen and read. VOX™ Books are available for a 3-week loan (2 renewals). There is a wide variety of titles available:
Are you ready to jump start your family's literacy? Today's families are living and growing in a digital world. Our new Jump Start Literacy Kits will help you and your child step away from your screens and engage in meaningful play. Each themed kit contains specially selected books, activities, toys and an informative guide for caregivers all contained in fun, colourful carrying case! Jump Start Literacy Kits are for families and children ages 1-5 and are available for a 1-week loan (2 renewals). Thank you to our generous sponsor: 100 Women Who Care for supporting this amazing initiative! Themes available include:
The Okotoks Arts Council and Okotoks Public Library are pleased to announce that a large collection of video equipment is now available on loan. The donation made to the Library by the Okotoks Arts Council includes a broad range of equipment that will make it easier for aspiring filmmakers to explore the medium.
Film equipment is available for a 3-week loan (no renewals) for users ages 18+ with a valid library account that is in good standing. To place a hold on film equipment, click here (or search 'Okotoks film equipment collection' on tracpac.ab.ca and click 'Where is it'), and select the desired item as shown below:
Film equipment that is currently available includes:
Outdoor Games are available for a 1-week loan (no renewal).
Sponsored by the Sheep River Health Trust
Thanks to the Sheep River Health Trust the library now offers digital literacy kits for seniors ages 65+. Each kit includes a Chromebook laptop, wired mouse, laptop bag, instruction manual, Chromebook for Seniors book, and a Wi-fi hotspot with unlimited data (within Canada only) and is available for a 3-week loan.
Library staff will be available for scheduled one-on-one training for assistance with the Chromebooks.
Happy Light lamps are meant to be used for 15 minutes to an hour each day, and may help to improve sleep, mood, energy, and focus. Please make sure to read the safety instructions before use! We have four Happy Lights available to check out on a 3-week loan, with no renewals.
Are you looking for different ways to engage with your loved one with dementia? Created in partnership with the Town of Okotoks, Memory Kits are made up of games and activities that create opportunities for caregivers and their loved one to have meaningful and engaging visits. Choose from a variety of Memory Kits with different topics on each visit to the library. Kits are available for a 3-week loan (2 renewals) with a valid library card. Holds can be placed online here, by phone at 403-938-2220, or in-person at the library. Click here to watch a video and learn more about Memory Kits.