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December 12, 2016
Get cooking this holiday season with help from Oxford County Library’s new Kitchen Lending Library
Library branches offer access to kitchen tools, gadgets and small appliances

The holiday season is upon us and Oxford County Library branches are encouraging members to unleash their culinary prowess, by offering access to kitchen tools, gadgets and small appliances. The new Kitchen Lending Library gives home cooks a chance to borrow everything from cookie cutters and cake pans to juicers, bread makers, slow cookers and more.

The lending program is the perfect solution for anyone with limited kitchen space, and for those who would like to try an appliance before buying it. The kitchen library is stocked with a variety of accessories and Oxford County Library branches also have an assortment of cookbooks to assist every aspiring gourmet.

Library members can reserve items from the Kitchen Lending Library at any of Oxford County’s 14 library branches. Loan periods are one week in duration, but longer loans may be requested depending on the availability and popularity of each item. Library staff will also gladly accept donations of new or gently used kitchen tools and appliances in good condition, to grow the collection.

More information about the Kitchen Lending library is available at


Sarah McDonald, Systems Support Librarian, Oxford County Library

“The Oxford County Library prides itself on offering patrons unique collections. Through the Kitchen Lending Library, we hope to foster a love of home cooking, and to help families in their efforts to provide healthy, affordable meals.”

How it works:

  • Oxford County Library members must first register as a Kitchen Library member.
  • An inventory of available tools is available at
  • Members may place a hold on the item(s) they want and must agree to the terms of use
  • The item(s) will be delivered to the local branch for use
  • Item(s) must be cleaned and returned by the due date

Social media and online content

Twitter: @_OCL
Facebook: @OxfordCountyLibrary

About Oxford County Library

Oxford County Library is a County of Oxford service that offers free lending of books, DVDs and other materials; access to online catalogues and databases; genealogy support; children’s programming; job search resources and information about government services; and computer access. Branches are located in Brownsville, Burgessville, Embro, Harrington, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, Thamesford and Tillsonburg. The Library is a charitable organization that accepts online donations through Canada Helps on its website.

About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 111,700 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050 and becoming a zero waste community. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture forms a cornerstone of the County’s economy, which boasts 55,000 jobs in a rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sector bolstered by its location at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403. The County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at


Donna Kemp, Strategic Communication & Engagement
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