Northern Nature Trading


Free trading points! Sign up for a Library card and receive 500 trading points. If you already have a Library card, show it to us and receive 300 points.

Northern Nature Trading is a special kind of swap shop!  You can bring in the natural things you've found and trade them for things in our collection.

You can trade things made by nature -- like rocks, shells, fossils and pine cones.  Trading is based on points.  We award you points for what you know about your item, what makes it different from similar ones and the quality (clean, good condition).

For full details, please pick up a postcard at the Mary J.L. Black Branch Library.

Attention teachers:  Book a session with Northern Nature Trading by calling Lisa at 345-8275 ext. 7302.  There are curriculum materials available to support your science program.

The Northern Nature Trading is located at the Mary J.L. Black Library Commons Room, and will be open the following hours:

Tuesdays:  6 pm - 8 pm
Wednesdays:  3 pm - 5 pm
Saturdays: 2 pm - 4 pm


Special Guest, Geologist Greg Paju
Bring in your rocks for identification and ask questions of our guest, geologist Greg Paju of the Ontario Geological Survey-Resident Geologist Program.
Tuesday, October 16, 6-8pm

Egg Carton Treasure Chest
Make your own egg carton treasure chest to store the items you find in nature.
Saturday October 13, 2-4pm
Saturday November 24, 2-4pm
Saturday December 8, 2-4pm