Northern Nature Trading

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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 Community Hub.

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.