Mount Gambier Library customers now have access to more than just books, with the introduction of Library of Things – an array of items that can be borrowed to create memories, enhance skills or try something new at home.
From pasta machines to board games such as Twister, Google Chromecast to Bocce sets, Mount Gambier Library of Things will allow customers to have access to items they might not otherwise have access to.
“Sometimes people don’t just need a book on cooking; they need the equipment too,” Manager Library and Community Development Georgina Davison said.
“We anticipate that items such as the karaoke machine, the popcorn maker and the slushie machine will be super popular for hosting children’s parties”.
The introduction of the Library of Things will not only save Mount Gambier Library members money by not having to purchase their own, but it also aims to reduce waste.
We all have those gimmick items that we purchase, and they only see the light of day once; they either pushed to the back of the cupboard or end up in landfill. Now customers can hire from the Library of Things guilt free, and it’s passed on to the next person. Manager Library and Community Development Georgina Davison
With new items being added to the collection regularly, members are encouraged to visit the Library and view the display of items available for borrowing from the Library of Things.
“It’s a great reminder that Library membership is free and gives you access to information, services, materials and now a whole lot more.”
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