Library of Things

The Library of Things is a unique selection of items that you wouldn't expect to find in a typical library collection. The Huron Public Library is continuously expanding our collection of educational tools, technology equipment, and other useful and entertaining items. This is a comprehensive list of our Library of Things collection. Some of these items can be checked out and taken home to use, while others require use inside the Library. If you have any questions about these items, or if you'd like to suggest new items for our Library of Things, please call the Library at (419) 433-5009 and speak to a staff member.


 

Huron Stories: Community Journals

Write your part of the story for our Library collection! 

Check out our NEW community journals to add your story to our collection. Check out titles like: Ideas for the Future of Huron, Library Recommendations, Sketches, Good Vibes, or What's Behind the Door? Read what others wrote, add your own entry, then check out another one. it will be added to our regular collection for the community to check out like a regular book. All ages are welcome to participate. Find the display in the main lobby.

  • Loan period is 7 days
  • Non-renewable
  • No holds
  • Replacement/Lost fee is $20
  • Must be checked out and returned to Circulation Desk

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Wi-Fi Hotspots 

Wi-Fi Hotspots can connect multiple devices to the Internet anywhere cell phone service is available. Hotspots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Patrons must have a valid ID and their library card at the time of checkout. A User Agreement Form must also be read and signed by patrons checking out a Hotspot for the first time. Patrons returning Hotspots must wait seven days before checking out another device.

  • Loan period is 7 days
  • Non-renewable
  • No holds
  • Late fee is $5 per day
  • Replacement/Lost fee is $80
  • must be 18+ to check out
  • Must be checked out and returned to Circulation Desk

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Puzzles

The Library has a collection of puzzles for adults and children. Check out a puzzle and complete it at home with friends and family. Adult puzzles are located upstairs in the Adult Services section and children's puzzles are located in the Youth Services Department near the Circulation Desk.

  • Load period is 3 weeks
  • Renewable
  • No holds
  • Late fee is $.10 a day
  • Replacement fees vary

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Literacy Backpacks

Each Literacy Backpack is designed for a specific grade to help children practice reading and literacy skills, filled with books, games, fun activities, and a practice literacy workbook that you can keep! Stop by the Youth Services Department to grab a backpack for Preschool, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, or 3.

  • Loan period is 3 weeks.
  • Renewable
  • No holds
  • Late fee is $1 per day
  • Replacement/Lost fee is $100
  • Must be checked out and returned to Circulation Desk

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Charging Cords and Headphones 

Forget your charging cord or headphones? We can help! The Library is loans multi-device charging cords for items like phones or tablets. Headphones and headphone splitters can also be checked out for in-library use on computers or other devices.

  • In-library use only
  • Late fee is $5 per day
  • Replacement/Lost fee is $25
  • Must be checked out and returned to Circulation Desk

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Nebula Projectors 

Nebula Projectors can be used to project streaming services like Netflix and YouTube videos or for PowerPoint presentations. Patrons are responsible for logging out of accounts upon return of devices. The Library does not provide free access to used streaming services. To check out a Nebula Projector, patrons must have a valid ID and their library card. A User Agreement Form must also be read and signed by patrons checking out a projector for the first time.

  • Loan period is 3 days
  • Non-renewable
  • No holds
  • Late fee is $5 per day
  • Replacement/Lost fee is $300
  • must be 18+ to check out
  • Must be checked out and returned to Circulation Desk

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Playaway Launchpads 

Playaway Launchpads are portable devices pre-loaded with educational games and videos created just for children. Each Launchpad is labeled with recommended ages and various subjects. Find the Launchpads in the Youth Services Department next to the Circulation Desk.

  • Loan period is 7 days
  • Renewable
  • No holds
  • Late fee is $1 per day
  • Replacement/Lost fee is $139.99
  • Must be checked out and returned to Circulation Desk

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Ukuleles

Practice your skills or learn a new one with the Library's ukuleles. Each ukulele comes with a carrying case, a tuner, and a guide to help you get started. Ukuleles are kept behind the Circulation Desk. Ask a staff member to check one out today!

  • Load period is 1 week
  • Renewable
  • No holds
  • Late fee is $1 per day
  • Replacement/Lost fee is $80
  • Must be checked out and returned to Circulation Desk

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Other

The Library has a number of other machines for in-library public use. These machines are available during operating hours. Please call the Library at (419) 433-5009 with questions or to request assistance. 

  • Wolverine MovieMaker Pro Convert your 8 mm or Super 8 film into digital movie files with the MovieMaker Pro. Bring in your film and transfer it to a personal memory card to save digitally and share your memories with others. The MovieMaker Pro is located upstairs in the Adult Services section. Patrons need to bring their own 32 GB memory card to save digital files.
  • Photo Copier The Library has a copy machine available for public use. Black and white copies are 10¢ per page (20¢ for 11x17) and color copies are 20¢ per page (40¢ for 11x17).
  • Scanners Scan one document or multiple with a variety of scanning options at the Library. There is no charge for scanning and scans can be uploaded to a computer or sent to a specific email address.
  • Fax Machine Faxing is free for local or 1-800 number calls. Long distance faxes are $1 per page. Faxes can also be sent to the Library for patrons to pick up. Incoming faxes are 10¢ per page.
  • Typewriter The Library has one typewriter for public use located upstairs in the Adult Services Department.
  • Color Printers Computer prints are 10¢ a page for black and white prints (20¢ for 11x17) and color prints are 20¢ per page (40¢ for 11x17).
  • Ellison Die Cut Machine Many dies are available upon request, including letters, numbers, and animal shapes. The Die Cut Machine is available for use upon request and is located in the Youth Services Department. Patrons must bring their own paper. Ask at the Circulation Desk for direction.

Contact Info

Huron Public Library

333 Williams St.
Huron, Ohio 44839

(419) 433-5009
(419) 433-7228

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