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Your public library offers MUCH more than books!!
Borrow just about anything from the Library Of Non-traditional Things aka LONT.
In addition to our long-held collection of Garden Tools, we now have shelves in the Main Reading Room containing indoor & outdoor games, and a broad selection of equipment for cooking, making music and recreational activities.
Here's a brief summary of our collection:
- ARTS & CRAFTS
- COOKING & BAKING SUPPLIES
CAKE PANS -- VARIETY of FORMS
- BUNDT QUARTET: Bag contains 1 9-up non-stick bundt pan in four decorative shapes for attractive mini-cakes.
- SLEEPING DRAGON
- HARRY POTTER
COOKIE CUTTERS - VARIOUS
KNIFE SHARPENER: Includes carbide and ceramic sharpeners, as well as a diamond coated tapered rod for sharpening
- GAMES - BOARD GAMES & INDOOR GAMES
BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL: Your fear will grow with each tile you place as you investigate a house filled with dreadful monsters and deadly secrets. As you brave your way through each unique room, you and the other explorers must rely on each other to survive the horrors that await.
COVERT: In Covert, players take on the roles of spies working secretly to accomplish missions. Make your move. Don't let anyone stand in your way.
CRIBBAGE: 3-player cribbage game! Box contains 1 cribbage board with 9 pegs (3 blue, 3 red, 3 green) and deck of playing cards and rule sheet.
FARKLE: Take a risk and keep rolling to build your score or play it safe so you don't lose your points in a Farkle.
GLOOM: The game of inauspicious incidents & grave consequences
GO: Go is a 2-player abstract strategy game in which players compete to occupy the most space on the board, while surrending the fewest stones to the other player. The player with the higher amount wins the game.
LATICE: Players place their tiles, matching the image or color of each tile next to previously laid tiles, on the playing board to create a latice image. The first player to use all of their tiles, or has the fewest remaining titles, wins.
PASS THE PIGS: Party version of the game in which players attempt to rack up points by rolling the pig dice - but if they're not careful they might 'Pig Out' and lose all their points.
SKITTLE SKATTER: Playing Skittle Scatter is simple for players of all ages: toss your baton at the cluster of numbered pins (Skittles) to reach exactly 50 points without going over - Skittle Scatter is a fun mix of skill and luck!
SPY ALLEY: From Mata Hari to James Bond, spies and secret agents have filled our imaginations. Now you get the chance to play spy and counter spy in a dark alley - Spy Alley. Deceptively simple and surprisingly intense, Spy Alley keeps you on the edge of your seat.
QUORIDOR: Purpose of the game is to be the first player to reach the opposite side of the board. Your opponents are putting up fences to block your chances and slow you down. Can you find the shortest route in this game of mazes and madness?
QWIRKLE: Players attempt to score the most points by building lines that share a common attribute, either color or shape.
- GAMES - GIANT (Indoors & Outdoors)
GIANT CONNECT FOUR: Complete setup for outdoor connect 4 in a handy carrying case.
GIANT JENGA: Complete setup for a giant game of Jenga in a handy carrying case
GIANT YARDZEE & FARKLE: Set contains the equipment necessary to Yahtzee! or Farkle outside with friends! Rules include variations.
- GAMES - OUTDOOR
BOCCE: Complete set of bocce balls in a handy carrying case! 90 mm balls in red and green with two marking patterns, a 1 1/2" pallino.
CORNHOLE: Complete setup for cornhole / bean bag toss in a handy carrying case.
DISC GOLF: Portable target for playing disc golf anywhere! Folds up and down for easy transport and storage. It also includes a carrying case to ensure everything stays organized. This set makes a great portable beach game, yard game, or backyard game.
LAWN BOWLING: Suitable to play both European Skittle Ball or Classic Ten Pin games- this set is sure to provide hours of entertainment and make everyone feel like a winner!
VOLLEYBALL & BADMINTON: Set contains the equipment necessary to play either volleyball or badminton. Assembly & rules sheet gives the basic rules of each game as well as terminology and violations.
- GARDEN TOOLS
- HOME MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT & TOOLS
WAGON: Collapsible wagon with cover. 150 pound capacity. Not intended to transport children.
TOOL KIT: Carrying case contains: 1 10' measuring tape ; 1 pair "combination" pliers ; 1 flathead screwdriver ; 1 Phillips head screwdriver ; 1 voltage tester ; 1 utility knife ; 1 8 oz hammer ; 1 8" adjustable wrench.
WATTS UP?-Power Analyzer: Watts up? incorporates sophisticated digital electronics that enable precise and accurate measurements in an easy-to-use format. State-of-the-art digital microprocessor design utilizes high-frequency sampling of both voltage and current measurements for true power.
- MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
DJEMBE: Goblet Drum
OTAMATONE: Eighth-note-shaped plastic and rubber electronic musical toy instrument. Specifications: ribbon controller; volume control and octave settings switches; octave settings in low/mid/hi; 3.5mm stereo jack output; 8 [omega] 0.5W audio speaker; red LED power light; weight 14.74 oz. including batteries.
- MISCELLANEOUS FUN STUFF
SKULL FACSIMILES: Homo erectus ; Homo heidelbergensis ; Homo rudolfensis ; Australopithecus africanus ; Homo sapiens. Accompanied by 3 laminated information sheets.
- SPORTS & OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT
GIANT BUBBLE WAND: Carrying bag includes 1 telescoping bubble wand designed to make giant bubbles!
METAL DETECTOR: Search for all things metal! Requires 6 AA batteries (not included).
BICYLE LOCK: Master Lock 78DPF 6' looped end 3/8" diameter cable ; Ace padlock 1 3/4" body, 2 1/2" long shackle.
BICYCLE PUMP: Includes 1 dual-valve floor pump, with sports needle and adaptor for inflatables. 160 PSI maximum pressure.
BICYCLE REPAIR TOOLS: 16-in-1 tool includes 6 sizes of Allen wrencehs, 3 sizes of sockets, a slot-type screwdriver (flathead), a Phillips screwdriver, 3 sizes of flat wrences, a spoke wrench, and 3 tire pry bar tools.
SPORTS ACTION CAMERA: Professional 4K 25Fps & 2.7K 30Fps video with 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second for incredible photos, which is 4 times the resolution of traditional HD cameras. Built-in Wi-Fi & HDMI, edit & share YOUR action in minutes. Just download App(smart DV) on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 10 meters.
In the Library, you can browse the shelves for immediately-available items, or scan the easy-to-browse alphabetical catalog containing laminated pages with detailed descriptions of each item in the 3 categories (Games, Equipment, Cooking). Can't find it on the shelf? Place a request!
To search from home in the online catalog: Enter LONT as a search term, or more specifically LONT GAMES or LONT EQUIPMENT (includes musical instruments & cooking equipment).
Grandchildren visiting? Planning a party? Exploring a new hobby? Try before you buy!!