Community Resources

Search for Swap, Share and Thrift Resources Available throughout the Province.

Support your local community and make sure nothing is wasted by checking out this list of resources. Filter by region to find local thrift shops, borrowing libraries, recreation loan programs, and more near you. Please note this is not a complete list of resources available.

Search for Swap, Share and Thrift Resources in Your Community

The Music Room

The Music Room is a musical instrument lending library. It is completely free and easy to use. Our mission is to put musical instruments into the hands of children. Although our main focus is children we loan instruments to adults as well.

Contact 902-881-2354 for more information.

Digby / Yarmouth Region
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Musical Instruments

Municipality of Clare

Recreation equipment available.

Contact 902-769-2031 or recreation@munclare.ca for more information.

Municipality

Digby / Yarmouth Region
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Recreation Equipment

Municipality of Yarmouth

Recreation equipment available.

Contact 902-742-8868 or yrec@district.yarmouth.ns.ca for more information.

Municipality

Digby / Yarmouth Region
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Recreation Equipment

Yarmouth Bike Again Program

Bike equipment donations & swap.

Digby / Yarmouth Region
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Recreation Equipment

Annapolis Valley & South Shore Regional Libraries

Various recreational equipment, tools, and technology available.

Public Library

South Shore / West Hants Region
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Recreation Equipment
Technology
Tools

West Hants Regional Municipality

Snowshoes, cross country skis, kayak and stand up paddle board equipment, geocaching equipment, ice skates and bicycles (donations) available.

Contact bcraik@westhants.ca for more information.

Municipality

South Shore / West Hants Region
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Recreation Equipment

Together We Can Community Society

Sports equipment, Take a Book Leave a Book and gardening tools available.

Contact 902-237-3149 or twccs2018@gmail.com for more information.

Lending Library

South Shore / West Hants Region
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Recreation Equipment
Tools

Municipality of Chester

Snowshoes, binoculars, GPS units, Kelly kettles and igloo making kit available.

Contact 902-275-3490 or recreation@chester.ca for more information.

Municipality

South Shore / West Hants Region
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Recreation Equipment

Town of Lunenburg

Pickleball equipment and basketballs available.

Contact 902-634-4006 or recdirector@townoflunenburg.ca for more information.

Municipality

South Shore / West Hants Region
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Recreation Equipment

Town of Bridgewater

Outdoor yard and lawn games available.

Contact recreation@bridgewater.ca for more information.

Municipality

South Shore / West Hants Region
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Recreation Equipment

Municipality of Lunenburg and Town of Mahone Bay

Sports Kit, Outdoor Games Kit, Garden/Nature Kit, Loose Parts Kit, Active Smarter Kids Kit, Backyard Games and Winter Wonderland Kit available.

Contact 902-541-1343 or recreation@modl.ca for more information.

Municipality

South Shore / West Hants Region
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Recreation Equipment

Region of Queens

Banners, canopy, portable stage, volleyball sets, croquet sets, GPS unit, parachutes, snowshoes, flag football set and igloo making kit available.

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South Shore / West Hants Region
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Recreation Equipment

Town of Shelburne

Pickleball and table tennis equipment available.

Municipality

South Shore / West Hants Region
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Recreation Equipment

Municipality of Shelburne and Town of Lockeport

Outdoor lawn/ yard games, Sports (volleyball set, basketballs, soccer balls, baseball equipment, ground hockey gear, skateboards, spikeball and scooters). Outdoor equipment (snowshoes, Nordic walking poles, GPS units, compasses, camping gear, hiking gear, all terrain wheelchair and hockey sledges). Equipment donation/exchange program.

Contact 902-875-3544 ext. 229 or lisa.locke@municipalityofshelburne.ca for more information.

Municipality

South Shore / West Hants Region
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Recreation Equipment

Municipality of Barrington

Outdoor lawn games, snowshoes, Nordic walking poles, soccer balls, tennis & badminton rackets, kayaks and all terrain wheelchair.

Contact 902-637-2015 or mjames@barringtonmunicipality.com for more information.

Municipality

South Shore / West Hants Region
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Recreation Equipment