Looking to diversify your hobbies this summer? The Poudre River Public Library District has your back with four new additions to its Gadgets & Things collection, which allows library card holders to check out all types of gadgets (and things!).
The program started in early 2017, allowing cardholders to check out birding adventure packs, GoPro cameras, Nook e-readers, Colorado State Parks passes and more.
For a full list of the Gadgets & Things Collection, and instructions on how to check out the items, scroll to the bottom of this story.
What’s new with Gadgets & Things?
Looking to crochet away some summer days? These kits — which include an instructional book, DVD, a crochet hook and skein of yarn — can get you started.
Star finder kits
Go gazing with one of the library’s new star finder kits. Each kit includes a step-by-step guide to star gazing, a glow-in-the-dark night sky viewing chart, star chart, star and constellation pronunciation guide and red light flashlight.
A museum family pass
Take the kids for a fun-filled day at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery with this family admission pass. The pass gives you access to the museum as well as its Otterbox Digital Dome theater.
Want to up your game after trying out one of the star finder kits? Check out (literally) this: telescope kits that come with magnifying eyepieces, a folding tripod, instruction manual, a stargazer’s guide book, red light flashlight and carrying case. Amateur astronomers, rejoice!
To check out items from the Gadgets & Things Collection, you can browse which ones are available at each library branch by looking on the library district’s website. You can place a hold on certain items, though that option — as well as the item’s lending period — varies based on item popularity.
If an item is not capable of being put on hold, you can see if it’s available for checkout by heading to one of the main checkout desks at your library branch and asking a staff member.
Other items you can check out through Gadgets & Things:
- Solar light
- Noise-cancelling headphones
- Colorado State Parks pass
- Radon gas detector
- Bird watching kit
- Karaoke system
- Dash robot kit
- Advanced directives (end-of-life care) kit
- Portable projector
- GoPro HERO4 with accessories
- Listening loop (for hearing impaired)
- Radio frequency microwave detection meter
- Receptacle tester and dirty electricity filter kit
- Various cake and muffin pans
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