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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Unusual Items

We are back from the New England Library Association/New Hampshire Library Association joint conference that was held in Manchester Sunday through Tuesday.

Yesterday, many staff members attended a presentation titled, "Circulating Unusual Items." It was thoroughly enjoyable 75 minutes as we learned about the variety of items available for check-out at libraries around New England. We discovered libraries are loaning such items as selfie sticks, space binoculars, and stud finders (stud: the construction kind, not the date kind).

We have a number of unusual items, too, here at the Nesmith Library. Perhaps you didn't know we had these for adults and teens:

Driver Ed in a Box. Parent Taught Driver Education. [KIT 629.283 DRI]

Kill A Watt Energy Detector. [KIT 333.793 KIL]

Learn Crochet. [YA KIT 746.434 LEA]

Loom Knitting Primer. [KIT 746.432 PHE]

Microscope Activity. [YA KIT 502.82 MIC]

Quilt Display Stand. [EQUIPMENT 746.46 QUI] (Photography background stand.)

Sock Loom: Knit Your Own Socks! [KIT 746.432 SOC]

The staff was inspired by the presentation yesterday and we're considering adding more "unusual items" to our collection. What would you like to see us offer? A metal detector? Engraving pen (to add your name to your possessions or for an art project)? Sewing machine? Soil test kit? Let us know!

2 comments:

  1. This is great to know Diane! Love those little knitting devices--I recall making many a "tube" as a kid!

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    1. Hi Lindsey! Visit your local public library and ask what non-book items are available to borrow, then come back here and let me know since we're looking to expand our collection!

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