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Community Partnerships

Milton Public Library is proud to partner with countless organizations in Milton and Halton Region. Our aim is to cross-pollinate ideas, to meet Miltonians where they are in the community, and to offer the kinds of programs and services that will help our patrons read, learn, create, and connect. Check back often for ongoing information about programs and services from our community partners.

Please click on the links below for more information.

  • Community Fridge

    Milton Public Library is proud to partner with Food for Life to offer a community fridge at our Beaty Branch location, located at 945 Fourth Line. Stocked with Good Food bags from Food for Life and snack bags for kids from Halton Food for Thought, this community fridge aims to increase everyday access to good, nutritious food for our patrons, neighbours, and community members. Good Food bags are available during Beaty Branch Curbside Collection hours. Please email information@beinspired.ca for details, or call 905-875-2665 x. 3292.

  • Conservation Halton

    In addition to our partnership with Ontario Parks, Milton Public Library has 30 Conservation Halton passes available to borrow with your MPL card! Get outside and discover Conservation Halton's beautiful parks. Once you receive your pass, please go to Conservation Halton’s website to read the Terms and Conditions prior to visiting, and book a reservation timeslot here: https://book.parkpassproject.com/book?inventoryGroup=1554186518

     

  • Ontario Parks

    Milton Public Library is proud to partner with Ontario Parks. We now loan out Seasonal Day-Use permits, free with your MPL card!

    Permits are valid at any Ontario Provincial Park, for one vehicle and its occupants where fees are normally charged. Permits must be displayed on the rear-view mirror or dashboard of the vehicle while it is in a park. 

  • Water Testing

    Milton Public Library is a water testing depot for Halton Region's well water testing program. If you own a private well, testing your well water is the best way to stay informed about the safety of your family’s drinking water. 

    At Main Library you can pick up a water sample bottle via Curbside Collection by making an appointment; appointments to drop off a water sample are available Mondays through Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Book your appointment by emailing information@beinspired.ca or calling 905-875-2665 x. 3292.

  • Accessible Collections

    Do you have difficulty reading print due to a visual, physical, or learning disability? Milton Public Library can help you get reading materials in many different formats including audiobooks, Braille, and print-Braille books. 

    We are proud to partner with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) to provide accessible collections to patrons with print disabilities, and to professionals who work with people with print disabilities. Visit our Accessibility Resources page for more details, and register with CELA to get started borrowing materials.

    Milton Public Library also has an in-house Low-Vision Collection of large print and Braille books for children.

  • MagnusCards

    MagnusCards is a free app that helps people with cognitive disabilities thrive and gain independence through storytelling using digital card decks. MagnusCards is free on the App Store and Google Play.

    These decks will help you successfully navigate the library, step-by-step. They cover such topics as requesting and renewing items, registering for a library program, picking up holds, and what to expect at the library.

    Anyone who might benefit from structured, step-by-step guidance can use MagnusCards. The app is especially useful for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, acquired brain injury, Down syndrome, dementia and other intellectual and cognitive disabilities.

    Milton Public Library also has in-house sensory kits available for neurodiverse families to help reduce stress and anxiety, stimulate learning, and provide comfort during library visits. These kits were developed in partnership with the Halton Youth Disability Advisory Council (HYDAC).

    HYDAC is a group of young people of all abilities, between the ages of 14 - 29. They believe that we can make a difference in their communities and in Halton region. Their goal is to empower young people to have a voice, to influence, to encourage participation, build awareness and acceptance. Individually, they each have something important to offer and as a group we can learn and grow, creating positive change that will benefit everyone around us.

  • Halton Community Legal Services

    Halton Community Legal Services provides a number of services in partnership with Milton Public Library including ongoing public legal education and one-on-one virtual appointments.

    Do you have legal questions about Ontario Works, Human Rights, Tenants' Rights, Disability Benefits, Government Pensions, Employment Insurance, or Employment Standards? Book a virtual appointment to speak one-on-one with a legal professional from Halton Community Legal Services. They are here to help.

  • Community Services Database

    Looking for help, resources, and supports can feel overwhelming. 

    If you're looking for services and support in Halton, the best place to start is the Halton Community Services Directory. This directory is Halton's online directory of human services, from basic necessities of life, to COVID-19 resources, to personal and social growth. 

  • Social Inclusion Project

    The Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable is looking for input from Black, Indigenous, and other racialized individuals ages 18+ in Halton Region as part of the Social Inclusion ProjectThrough this survey, HEDR's aim is to better advocate by better understanding the challenges faced by racialized individuals in Halton Region, both before and during the pandemic. 

  • Access to Justice

    Access to justice, especially during a pandemic, is a fundamental priority. Milton Public Library is pleased to be working with the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Milton Courthouse to provide access to justice through technology.