When it comes to checking out items from the library, the first thing everyone thinks of is books. However at the Kent District Library they offer a lot more than just books!

It's called their Beyond Books Collection. KDL offers up these items to be checked out much like you would check out a good book to read.

Here are just some of the items you can check out...

Portable Turntables -- Perhaps you'd like to hear some of those vinyl records that you have stored away in a closet again. Don't have a working turntable? No worries...you can check one out at the library.

Kill a Watt EZ Meter -- Consumers Energy is upping their electricity rates during peak hours in the afternoons. Find out just how much energy your devices are using. Check out a Kill a Watt EZ Meter that shows just how much "juice" your appliances and electronic devices might be using.

Green Cross Line Laser Kit -- Doing some construction and need some level lines? Check out the Green Cross Line Laser Kit from KDL.

Wifi Mobile Hotspot -- Traveling somewhere with no internet service? Or perhaps your internet service is down at home or work for some reason. Why not check out a Wifi Mobile Hotspot from Kent District Library.

Ukulele -- This one is my favorite. Perhaps you want to learn to play a ukulele, but don't want to go out and purchase one until you get really good at it. Now you can rent a ukulele from KDL. It even comes with a tuner and a practice book. Just how quickly will you be able to play "Tiptoe through the Tulips" on the ukulele?!

Those are just a few of the many items available for checkout at various Kent District Library branches.

To check out any of these items you will need:

  • A KDL library card
  • To be 18 years or older
  • To have a library card in good standing (under $20 in fines)
  • To agree to a Borrower’s Agreement to acknowledge your responsibility for the item (including higher overdue fines than other KDL materials)

Most of these items check out for three weeks at a time. Check out the Kent District Library Beyond Books Collection website for additional information on items available for checkout.

Now, get to practicing on that ukulele!


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