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Bucks County libraries lending out extra than simply books

It is time to begin considering past books on the subject of your native library.

All around the nation libraries are increasing their collections to supply each enjoyable and sensible gadgets to borrow, and the Bucks County Free Library is not any exception.

By offering unusual gadgets like telescopes and ukuleles, individuals have the chance to take what they’re studying and expertise them first hand, defined Holly Ambrose, assortment administration director for the Bucks County Free Library.

“Our purpose at first was to fulfill curiosity for each kids and adults. We needed to supply totally different belongings you may not consider or may not find out about,” Ambrose stated.

In beginning out its non-book assortment, the library initially centered on academic toys and cooperative board video games, however has since grown its catalog through the years to incorporate a whole bunch of things—from stud finders and musical washboards to ladder ball and telescopes.

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Whether or not spurring curiosity in a brand new interest or offering a great tool for a weekend undertaking, Ambrose stated the gathering has been useful to their patrons in quite a lot of shocking methods.

“We’ve got metallic detectors which somebody borrowed from us to discover a misplaced wedding ceremony ring in his yard. It labored out and I discovered it,” she stated.

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