The library will be closed May 19 & 20 for Victoria Day. Why not check out our digital collections?

The library will be closed May 19 & 20 for Victoria Day. Why not check out our digital collections?

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Wonder Passes

Borrow a Wonder Pass

Welcome to Stratford Public Library, where the power of knowledge meets the joy of exploration! In addition to our extensive collection of books and resources, we are delighted to offer a range of exciting passes that are available with your library card!

Escape into the tranquility of nature, experience the freedom to travel and discover new places, steep yourself in local history, or immerse yourself in the captivating world of theatre. Your journey starts here!

Parks Passes

Gain free admission to Upper Thames and Ontario Parks! Park Passes are available through a province-wide partnership to provide opportunities to spend time in nature and explore the beauty of Ontario.

Upper Thames Parks (May - Nov)

Borrow an Upper Thames Parks pass for free entry to Wildwood, Pittock and Fanshawe Conservation Areas.

  • Must be borrowed from a patron’s home library
  • 1 pass per person
  • Loans for 1 week, held for 3 days
  • $2 per day if late
  • Can be reserved
  • Cannot be renewed
  • 1 pass admits 4 people walking or biking OR 1 vehicle and its passengers.

The pass is valid for entry during the parks’ regular operating seasons and regular business hours only. Park capacity limitations will apply.

Visit Upper Thames Parks for information about park locations, restrictions and more to help you plan your visit. 

Reserve an Upper Thames Park Pass

 

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Ontario Parks

Borrow an Ontario Parks pass for free day-use access to all Ontario Provincial Parks

  • Must be borrowed from a patron’s home library
  • 1 pass per person
  • Loans for 1 week, held for 3 days
  • $2 per day if late
  • Can be reserved
  • Cannot be renewed
  • 1 pass admits 1 vehicle and its passengers 
  • The pass covers the cost of park admission, is valid for day use only, and does not cover overnight stays or the costs of renting equipment.

The pass is valid for entry during the parks’ regular operating seasons and regular business hours only. Park capacity limitations will apply.

Passes come in a kit containing binoculars, guidebooks, a compass, and activities.

Reserve an Ontario Park Pass

 

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Stratford Festival Passes

Discover the history and magic of the Stratford Festival with two of our Library Wonder Passes. Using your library card, you can visit the Costume Warehouse & Archives or be inspired by the Set Changeover Experience. Thanks to the Stratford Festival for providing these passes to the community.

Stratford Festival Treasures Tour: Costume Warehouse and Archives

Explore, reminisce, and discover what decades of theatre history looks like as you tour through the Festival's Costume Warehouse and Archives. Their Guides will walk you through “history in the making” as you learn how each prop and costume has defined their past and continues to revolutionize their future.

Borrow Stratford Festival Treasures Tour pass from SPL for free entry to the Costume Warehouse and Archives (350 Douro Street, Stratford).

  • Must be borrowed from a patron’s home library
  • 1 pass per person
  • Loans for 1 week, held for 3 days
  • $2 per day if late
  • Can be reserved
  • Cannot be renewed
  • 1 pass admits 2 people 

Reserve a Stratford Festival Tresures Tour Pass

Visit the Stratford Festival Treasures Tour website for tour details.

 

Stratford Festival logo

 

 

Set Changeover Experience

Ever want to see how the magic happens? Ever wonder what tricks the Festival designers, crew and technical teams have hidden behind the scenes? Settle into the auditorium after the afternoon show to watch their skilled stage-crew transform the stage for the evening performance. Your guide will share details of the process, including technical knowledge invisible to the average theater-goer!

Borrow a Set Changeover Experience pass from SPL for free entry to the experience. 

  • Must be borrowed from a patron’s home library
  • 1 pass per person
  • Loans for 1 week, held for 3 days
  • $2 per day if late
  • Can be reserved
  • Cannot be renewed
  • 1 pass admits 2 people 

Reserve a Stratford Festival Set Changover Experience Pass

Visit the Stratford Festival Set Changeover Experience website for tour details.

 

Stratford Festival logo

 

    Stratford Perth Museum Pass

    The Stratford Perth Museum celebrates the rich and diverse communities of Perth County and has exhibits that augment the visitor experience for people coming to Stratford. It is also home to the world-famous Justin Bieber exhibit "Steps to Stardom", created by Justin and his family.

    Borrow a Museum Pass for free admission to the Stratford Perth Museum

    • Must be picked up from Stratford Public Library
    • 1 pass per person
    • Loans for 1 week, held for 3 days
    • $2 per day if late
    • Can be reserved
    • Cannot be renewed
    • 1 pass admits up to 2 adults and 2 children

    Reserve a Stratford Perth Museum Pass

     

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    Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

    Discover Canadian baseball history with our latest Wonder Pass! Use your library card to visit the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ontario.

    • Discover hidden treasures and in the Harry Simmons Memorial Library as you browse over 6,000 books and magazines dating as far back as the 1860’s
    • Learn about Canadian Baseball and its origins in 1700’s in New Brunswick including the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, the Vancouver Asahi, and Jackie Robinson
    • Gain insight into the great history and accomplishments of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Montreal Expos
    • Catch a glimpse of the home plate and batting helmet Joe Carter wore when he hit the World Series Home Run in 1993, and the last home plate used in Montreal Expos history.

    There’s lots to see and learn at the museum! Special thanks to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for this community pass.

    • Available to Stratford Public Library card holders only
    • 1 pass per person
    • Loans for 1 week, held for 3 days
    • $2 per day if late
    • Can be reserved
    • Cannot be renewed
    • 1 pass admits 2 people

    Reserve a Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Pass

     

    Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame logo