Unique check outs

From human anatomy kits to musical instruments, Colorado Libraries are checking out some very unique items.  What atypical items are you checking out? Click on the comment button and let us know. Be sure to include the name of your library. Click on continue reading link to see full list  of unique check outs.

Fraser Valley Library — Musical instruments

La Veta Public Library — Bicycles

Burlington Public Library — cake pans

Southern  Peaks L.D. — Delivers boxes of books to home childcare providers

Pueblo City- County Library  District — Puppets

Jefferson County Public Library –tickets to cultural centers

SC BOCES –touch screens for computers, and a Braille Writer. Aassessment testing kits for our school psychologists and lots of interesting items for our Occupational & Physical therapists. OT & PT items include wheelchairs & walkers, balance boards, and lots of manipulatives to help with small motor function. Buster the Bus which is a miniature school bus used for teaching kids safety rules. You can see one here http://www.catawba.k12.nc.us/transportation/Buster_the_Bus.htm

Custer County Library  District –Crafter’s glasses

Red Rocks Community College — Frisbees, Video games, controllers, video cameras, Digital SLRs, camera lighting.  I am also in the process of installing a recording studio in the library for which we will check out microphones and other recording equipment.

Front Range Community College Westminster  –bones! to their nursing students for help in learning parts of the human body

Grand County Library District — guitars (electric and acoustic, bass, kid-sized, and left-handed), and keyboards and drum pads.

Lamar Community College  —    slide projector, classroom record player, and reel-to-reel tape deck / Bird books and a pair of binoculars

Louisville Public Library –framed art prints

Stratton Public Library-  jigsaw puzzles

Windsor-Severance Library District — pre-loaded MP3 players and portable GPS navigation units

Telluride    — Bicycles, musical keyboards and energy meters

Paradox Community Library  — sports equipment, knitting needles, crochet hooks and embroidery books with hoops, needles and muslin squares.  We also have a few scrapbooking tools & supplies available

Prevention Information Center — organs and other body parts. visual aids for teaching and learning that includes anatomical models, interactive games, and table top displays for health fairs and other uses.

Out of staters weighing

Thanks to partnerships between the Georgia Public Library Service and other agencies, ALL Georgia public libraries are circulating (or will circulate):

1) state park/historic site parking passes (GPLS in partnership with the Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division (PRHSD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources; and

2) Beginning in July all libraries will be circulating a Kill-a-Watt” Energy Detector Toolkit (GPLS in partnership with the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority)

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