Pasco County Libraries (PCL) is now offering the community the chance to borrow all sorts of items other than books, as part of its new Library of Things collection.
“This new collection is a way for us to provide resources to people in Pasco beyond the typical bounds of a library,” said Program Manager Robert Harrison, in a news release.
“Our hope is that these nontraditional items will further the educational and cultural values of our community,” said Harrison.
Items in the Library of Things include: bird-watching kits, bakeware, children’s toys, adaptive toys, book club kits, Wi-Fi hotspots, and more, the release said.
Everything in the collection was provided for by the Friends of the Pasco County Library System, with the exclusion of the bird-watching kits that were provided by the West Pasco Audubon Society.
PCL offers these guidelines for checking out items:
- The Library of Things collection is available only to verified library cards in good standing.
- A damaged or incomplete item may result in a replacement fee.
- The cardholder is responsible for material checked out to their card.
- Items should be returned in the same condition as they were upon checkout.
- Each item has its own loan period.
- Pick up and return items to the Service Desk.
- Items may have specific guidelines listed online or on the checkout bag.
For more information about the new program, and the library catalog, e-content and events, as well as links to all library branches, visit PascoLibraries.org.
Published October 26, 2022