Cool Stuff
The Library has made significant efforts to diversify the collection in order to fulfill more community needs.  We have moved way beyond providing just books; instead we look to provide all types of resources people may need.  We tend to focus on one-time-use, expensive or risky items to offset costs to our community members.  Most of these items fall under the categories of recreational items, home tools and equipment.     Feel free to add suggestions of your own!  We’ve included a list of items currently in the collection below:

Recreational Items
Home Tools
Equipment

Recreational Items

-WiFi Hot Spots  

  • For $1/day or $5/week gain unlimited access to the Internet!
  • These mobile devices function by working off of T-Mobile cellular networks to broadcast a WiFi signal.  As long as you have a cell connection, you’ll have Internet!  Each unit will connect up to 10 devices at any given time.

-Google Cardboard

  • Description:
    • Foam Virtual Reality (VR) Headset with head strap, compatible with 3.5″-6″ smart phones
    • Download the Google cardboard app onto your smartphone and slide your phone into the VR headset to unlock all kinds of VR fun!

-MaKey MaKey

  • Description:
    • (Per Amazon) Turn the whole world into a keyboard. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners or Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.
    • How Does it Work?
      Alligator Clip two objects to the Makey Makey. For example, you and a banana (or an ice cube, or a kitty cat). When you touch the banana, the computer just thinks a keyboard key is being pressed, so you can type a letter, jump in a video game, take a picture, or play some music.
      Who is Makey Makey For?
      Kids, Artists, Educators, Engineers, Inventors, Makers. Really it is for everyone. 
      What materials work with Makey Makey?
      Ketchup, Pencil Graphite, Finger Paint, Fruits, Plants, Coins, Your Grandma, Silverware, Anything that is Wet, Pets, Aluminum, Rain, and hundreds more. Really any material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity.
      What can I create?
      Make a banana piano, play Mario on  a play dough game pad, take a selfie of your cat every time she drinks water. How? First, load up a computer program or any webpage. Let’s say you load up a piano. Then, instead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook the Makey Makey to something fun, like bananas, and the bananas become your piano keys.  Hundreds more of examples can be found at MakeyMakey.com.                                 
  • Click here to watch a Video of the MaKey MaKey in action!

Metal Detector

  • Description:
    • (Per Amazon) This Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector will detect all kinds of metal from iron relics, coins and household items to precious metals like silver and gold. For more privacy when treasure seeking, the Gold Digger  comes complete with headphones and 1/8” headphone jack for immediate use. Motion all-metal mode for detecting  all types of metal.  It identifies coin-size objects up to 6″ underground, and senses larger items up to 2′ deep. Features automatic tuning and ground balance as well as a treasure meter and sensitivity control to hone in on precious metals. A trash eliminator prevents the machine from detecting undesirable items like nails or cans. Includes headphones and a 1/8″ jack. Made in USA. 5Hx8Wx20L
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 Guitar and Amp

  • Description:
    • This FirstAct ME301 Electric Guitar is a fully-functional electric guitar that was donated to the Library.  It has a rosewood fret board and maple neck.  Features include a 5-way Switch, trem bridge (no wammy bar included), chrome tuners, 2 tone knobs and a volume knob.  It is great for beginners or anyone willing to polish their skills!
    • The amp is a Fender Frontman 15G and includes an 8 ft. cord to plug into your electric instruments.

– Fishing Poles

  • We now participate in the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s Fishing Tackle Loaner Program.  The public can come to the library and borrow rods, reels and a tackle box with hooks and other basic tackle.  Those wanting to borrow the equipment complete a form and the loan is made.  At the end of the loan period the equipment is returned to the site.  A valid fishing license is required outside of Free Fishing Days.

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Home Tools 

– Indoor Air Quality Detector

  • Description:
    • Multi-function testing tool to monitor air quality with alarm sound and color changing notices.
    • Detects Formaldehyde(HCHO), TVOC(including benzene), PM2.5 ( PM10 is for reference), real time testing record and analyzed,hazard level with Time Display!
    • Suitable to use at home, workplace, in the car, or while traveling or camping!

– Thermal Leak Detector

  • Description:
    • (Per Amazon) Black & Decker TLD100 Thermal Leak Detector.  The infrared sensor spots hidden energy leaks along walls, molding, ductwork & more; Energy Star (TM) can save up to 20% off heating & cooling cost; auto color change provides quick, intuitive feedback showing users where to caulk, insulate, etc.
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– Carbon Monoxide Alarm

  • Description:
    • Dual-power carbon monoxide alarm offers continuous monitoring of CO levels
    • Plugs into any outlet and features battery backup
    • Backlit digital display shows at-a-glance readings for power and CO
    • Single test/silence button for simple operation
    • Dual Power (plug in/electric and front load battery) ensures continuous protection to make certain the alarm will work at all times, even during power outage
    • Peak Level feature displays the highest concentration of carbon monoxide measured since the unit was last reset

– Portable Gas Leak Detector Tester Detector with Sound Light Alarm

  • Description:
    • Detects combustible gas leak – Methane, natural gas, coal gas, gasoline, alcohol, ketone and other flammable gases.
    • Flex Probe – 12 inches flex probe with a highly sensitive sensing tip locates leaking spot effortlessly.
    • Audible And Visual Alarms – Ticking and LED light indicate concentration levels
    • High Sensitivity Sensor – Features high sensitivity sensor that operates in the harshest conditions while experiencing minimal drift and interference.
    • Adaptable in various situations – can be used in construction projects, mines, safety check of gas appliances, oil spill and etc.

– VoltAlert

  • Description:
    • (Per Amazon) Simply touch the tip to a terminal strip, outlet or cord. When the tip glows red, and the unit beeps, you know there’s voltage in the line. Electricians, maintenance, service, safety personnel can quickly test for energized circuits and defective grounds on the factory floor, in the shop. Continually tests its battery and its circuit integrity with a periodic double flash visual indication using fluke voltbeat technology.  It detects line voltage from 90vac – 600vac (1AC-AI-II).
  • Manual

Electricity Usage Meter

  • Description:
    • (Per Manufacturer) The cost of electricity is soaring but you can help reduce your energy costs with the new Kill A Watt EZ. Simply plug it into a wall socket and then plug in your appliance to assess how efficient they really are. The large LCD will display the power consumption by the kilowatt-hour and the built-in memory retains accumulated readings when power is interrupted. Program in your local utility rate and display projected costs by hour, day, week, month, or year. Evaluate the quality of the electrical power provided from your utility company by monitoring voltage, line frequency (Hz), and power factor (VA). Perfect for detecting voltage drops and brownout conditions before they damage delicate equipment. The knowledge you gain from Kill A Watt EZ can save you thousands of dollars.
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– Auto-Leveling Laser/Stud Finder

– Torque Wrench

  • Description:
    • (Per Amazon) Material: Durable all steel. -Ratchet head material: Chrome vanadium steel. -Hear and feel wrench click when torque value is reached. Generic Dimensions: -1.2″ H x 1.8″ W x 18.5″ D, 4.3 lbs. Dimensions: Overall Product Weight: -4.3 Pounds.  For cars, trucks, and SUVs, choose the dual range 10-150 ft./lb. (13.6-203.5 N/m) TEKTON 1/2 in. Drive Click Torque Wrench. It prevents damage to parts or fasteners caused by accidental over-tightening during reassembly. This simple, easy-to-use ratcheting wrench is ideal for do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike. Just twist the non-slip, knurled handle to specified torque value and lock in place. The high-contrast scale provides excellent visibility, even in low light. As you tighten fastener, you will hear and feel “click” when pre-set torque value is reached. At the click, fastener is properly tightened. There is no guesswork and no broken fasteners or damaged parts. The all-steel construction, chrome vanadium ratchet head and corrosion-resistant finish mean you can expect years of dependable service.
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Equipment

– Mini Projector

  • Description:
    • Good for home use, video games, movies, entertainment, parties, outdoor activities, slide shows, etc.
    • iPhone, iPad, Smartphone, Laptop, DVD, PS4, XBOX, Mac OS, Kido, Roku, and Amazon fire stick compatible
    • High compatibility: Supports 1080P, 1080i, 720P, 576P, 480P, 576i,480i signals. Audio:WMA, MP3; Image:JPEG, BMP, PNG; Video:MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, AVI, FLV, WMV. 3 kinds of projection methods: Front, Rear, Ceiling Projection.
      • HDMI, VGA, AV, USB ports

– Portable Disc Drive/DVD Rewriter

  • Description:
    • USB 2.0 Super Multi Ultra Slim Portable DVD Rewriter with M-DISC Support for PC and Mac
    • No disc drive on your new laptop or PC?  Use this to play CD’s or DVD’s or as a disc rewriter

– ScanGuage II

  • Description:
    • (Per Manufacturer): ScanGuageII can help you monitor your vehicle’s most vital systems and provide the kind of real-time information you’ve been missing.  Features include more than 15 built-in digital gauges, 5 sets of trip data and an easy-to-use ScanTool that shows both set and pending trouble codes — All in an ultra compact design that installs in minutes.  Features include all new performance monitor, learning to improve your gas mileage and troubleshooting your vehicle.
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Ruby Handheld Video Magnifier

  • Description:
    • (Per Manufacturer) The RUBY handheld video magnifier is small and lightweight enough to fit into a pocket or purse, yet provides the magnification you need to help you read or see details, whether you are at home or on the go.  The 4.3-inch, full color, bright screen makes it outstanding for reading bills, letters, checks and receipts.  The RUBY is easy to use, with large buttons that are easy to see and feel.
  • Manual

eReaders

  • Description:
    • We have a 1st Generation Kindle and a Kindle Fire HD 6.  Both devices are pre-loaded with select titles and can access our own eBook collection for additional titles.  The Kindles have become the most widely recognized eReaders on the market and have evolved over time.  Explore the 1st generation Kindle to learn the basics of eReaders with this different type of reading experience.  Immerse yourself in the Kindle Fire HD 6 to explore the evolution of eReaders with the ability to listen to eAudiobooks along with access to games, apps and more!
  • Manual

-Solar/Portable Charger

  • Description:
    • Charge up to 2 devices simultaneously with the micro USB or (2) USB ports.
    • The device itself can be charged via micro USB port plugged into a PC or wall plug in addition to utilizing the solar panel.
    • Certified IP67 Waterproof, Reinforced corners make it tough and study, Rugged process on the surface to avoid slipping.  Perfect choice for camping, hiking and various outdoor activities.
    • Built with mini outdoor Flashlight with three lighting modes(Normal /SOS /Strobe) with one button to control. 
    • Safety and Durability: FCC, CE, RoHS certified. Built-in intelligent surge protection against over-charging, surges and over-heating. Made of ABS+PC material, environmental friendly and durable. 

– Texas Instruments TI-84 Graphing Calculator

  • Description:
    • Approved for select standardized test taking including PSAT, SAT, and ACT college entrance exams, IB and AP tests.
    • Preloaded with software, including Cabri Jr. interactive geometry software.
    • Up to ten graphing functions defined, saved, graphed and analyzed at one time.
    • Advanced functions accessed through pull-down display menus.
    • Horizontal and vertical split screen options.
    • I/o port for communication with other TI products.

 

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