Porter Library debuts 'non-traditional item' collection

A sampling of some of the new audiovisual items available in mid-July to borrow from Westlake Porter Public Library. Photo by Denny Wendell

Are you interested in trying out an instrument or karaoke machine or borrowing one for a special event? Would you like to digitize your memories in the comfort of your own home? Want to teach your kids musical rhythm? Starting in mid-July Westlake Porter Public Library will be able to help with their Non-Traditional Item collection.

Included in the collection are musical instruments such as ukuleles, banjos, a drum machine and a portable keyboard, equipment for converting slides, audio cassettes and 8mm/Super 8mm film to digital formats, a karaoke machine, Music Kits for kids, VCR and DVD recorders, and much more.

“We built this collection to give our patrons access to items they may want to test before buying or that they may only need to use once or twice,” said Library Director Andrew Mangels. “We’re always looking for ways to serve our community better, and this collection is our latest effort.”

The collection will be housed next to the Reading Room door across from the Circulation Desk. Library cardholders need only take the placeholder boxes to the Circulation Desk to check out and receive the desired item. The loan period will range from one to three weeks, depending on the item.

For more information about the Non-Traditional Item collection, visit westlakelibrary.org/non-traditional.

Elaine Willis

Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 10:02 AM, 07.02.2019