There’s more to borrow at OTPL than books, music, and movies. Check out these unique items during your next library visit.
Rather than buying a cake pan you will only use once, check one out from the library! We have over 20 cake pans in various shapes like a Valentine’s Day heart and characters like Darth Vader and Dora the Explorer. Cake pans check out for 14 days.
Have you ever been curious about streaming sticks like Chromecast or Roku? The library has a set of six Chromecast sticks you can check out and try and home before you buy one. Each Chromecast comes with a set of directions and checks out for one week.
The library has a set of three iPads that adults 18 and older can check out and take home. Each iPad will have some popular applications installed like Hoopla, social media apps, and Google apps. You can also install your own apps and play around. iPads check out for one week.
The Kill A Watt is an electricity usage monitor that measures the energy used by various devices in your home. Check one out to see where you can save on your next electricity bill. Each Kill A Watt meter checks out for three weeks.
Funded by a Library of Michigan Public Library Services grant, Memory Kits feature relaxing DVDs, photos, and activities in these kits are designed to help your loved one recall and reminisce. By helping them to recall positive experiences and memories from the past, the Memory Kits will not only validate the individual’s self-worth but also help you and your loved one connect. Topics include Animal Bingo, Autumn Memories, Cat Memories, Dog Memories, Farm Memories, Great Outdoors Memories, Handyman Memories, Homemaker Memories, Patriotic Memories, Spring Memories, Summer Memories, and Winter Memories.
Newly added to our circulating collection is a Brother sewing machine. It comes in a compact carrying case with thread and machine needles and sewing needles so you can do simple repairs. The sewing machine checks out for one week.
The library boasts a collection of over 50 games and new to our tabletop collection is puzzles! We have puzzles ranging from 200-2000 pieces. These are great activities for families and all ages. Puzzles and board games check out for 14 days.
Finally, the library has the newest video game consoles you can check out and take home including a Xbox One and Playstation 4. All equipment is included and each game system checks out for one week.
Things you can use inside the library
The library also has a Cricut cutting machine and a die cut machine patrons can use in the library. The Cricut is located in our Maker Space and the die cut machine is located in our Youth Department. Please bring your own paper and supplies to use both of these machines.