Get Outside SFPL!

Spend more time outside this year by joining the Smiths Falls Public Library “Get Outdoors Club”! Just follow us on our social media platforms, or check out this page! In the future we hope to host in person programs that will require registration such as hiking, nature crafts, gardening, and more. For now we will be posting fun activities you can do by yourself or in small groups. All ages welcome!

Coming Soon: Badge Achievements

The Get Outdoors Club is returning this year! Just like last year, each month will have a different theme with a list of challenges and ideas to help you get outside more. This year we are introducing a badge system to help encourage you to complete the challenges each month. 

January’s theme is “Winter Friends.” 
The badges for January are:
  1. Borrow a book on nature from the library. It can be Adult Nonfiction or from the Children’s Department.
  2. Make a bird feeder. Remember to take a picture to show us! (instructions below)
  3. Complete the Winter Bird Scavenger Hunt (see below)
  4. Take a photo of one of our winter friends!
Collect all four badges to be entered into a draw! Every month we will have a different prize. Badges for January can be collected until February 14th.
Booklets and badges will be available at the library soon. Keep an eye on this page or follow us on social media for updates.

Books to Get You Outside

Ontario Parks Day-Use Vehicle Permits

Did you know? Your Smiths Falls Public Library card isn’t just good for books! You can borrow free Day-Use Vehicle Permits.

These park permits provide unlimited day-use access for one vehicle and its occupants to more than 100 provincial parks in Ontario where fees are normally charged. Park capacity limitations apply. These permits must be displayed on the rear-view mirror or dashboard of the vehicle while it is in a park.

Passes can be borrowed for 7 days.

MAPsacks and Rideau Valley Conservation Area Passes

Borrow a MAPsack (“Movement And Play” sack) from our Children’s Department and we will include a Rideau Valley Conservation Area Pass! These passes allow you free access to local conservation areas such as:

  • Baxter Conservation Area
  • Foley Mountain
  • Perth Wildlife Reserve
  • Rideau Ferry Yacht Club
  • W.A. Taylor Conservation Area

Passes cover the cost of one vehicle and can be borrowed for a 7-day period with a MAPsack.