Recreation Equipment

tennis rackets and tennis balls


Available at McConnell Library or by request to your local branch

Hiking/Walking Poles are also available at Baddeck Library and Victoria North Regional Library in Ingonish.

Be Fit Kits and Pedometers are also available!

Winter Recreation Equipment

Did you know you can borrow snowshoes from the library?

Snowshoes are available on a first-come first-served basis at the following library branches:

  • McConnell Library – Sydney (902)-562-3161
  • Baddeck Library – (902)-295-2055
  • North Sydney Library (902)-794-3272
  • Glace Bay Library (902)-849-8657
  • Victoria North Regional Library (Ingonish) (902)-285–2544

Visit any of the libraries listed above or phone the branch to set aside a pair of snowshoes for same day pick-up.  You must have an active library card to borrow snowshoes or other library materials.

You can borrow snowshoes for up to one week.   When you are finished with the snowshoes, please return them to the branch you picked them up from.  All snowshoes must be returned directly to library staff during library open hours. Early returns are encouraged.

A pair of trekking poles is available to borrow along with each set of snowshoes.

Multiple sizes in children’s through to adult are available.  A maximum of 3 pairs of snowshoes can be borrowed on one library card.

Other Winter Recreation Equipment

X-Country (Nordic) skis, boots and poles are available at Baddeck Library through the Victoria County Active Gear Loan Program.

The Victoria County Active Gear Loan Program in partnership with Victoria County Recreation, Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage, and Cape Breton Regional Library offers a variety of recreational equipment to library users for a one week loan period.

The following equipment is available at Baddeck Public Library:

  • Snowshoes with poles – (children’s to adult sizes)
  • X-Country Skis, boots, and poles – ( children’s to adult sizes. The smallest boots are children’s size 2.)
  • Ice Traction Cleats
  • Walking Poles

Please phone Baddeck Public Library at 902-295-2055 to check availability.