Friday, August 21, 2015

Public Libraries that Lend Sporting Equipment

Doing an internet search for libraries that lend sporting equipment

-Very few hits came up.

-Where libraries have been found that  do lend recreation equipment,  their operations are run independently of nearby parks.  These two organizations "do their own things" and have not been found to coordinate their offerings to better serve the community.

Public Libraries  where you can Borrow  Recreation  Equipment

The Westborough Public Library now has lawn games that are available for checkout!

Have a Labor Day cookout or party coming up? Come to the library to borrow Bocce, Horseshoes, Croquet, Bean Bag Toss, Spinners toss, or Spider-Man and Disney Frozen bowling sets.

Each game circulates for one week.  Ask for them at the main circulation desk.

Let the FUN begin!

Wilmington Memorial Library Now Has Lawn Games To Borrow

Want to play Bocce?If you are having a cookout on Memorial Day, you may want to borrow one of the library’s lawn games. Bocce, Croquet, Horseshoes and a Ring Toss are now available for checkout.  These games can be borrowed for one week.   link


  Public Libraries where you can Lend Toys

there are thousands of toy libraries around the world. Europe has over 5,000. The United States only 300. Here are a few that are part of public libraries

Cuyahoga County Public Library, Ohio

 Toy Library, Rochester NY

Special Needs Recreation Equipment

At Assistive Technology of Ohio, we have established a program that will give children access to these special toys. The program will also allow parents the opportunity to “try out” these toys, to find out which ones best suit their child. In partnership with local county libraries, we have made a selection and checkout of these toys available, much like you would check out a book. This allows parents the opportunity to see how their child reacts to the toys and, if appropriate, make a more informed purchase decision if they decide to buy.  link

Beaman Memorial Public Library has an exciting new project going in the Lankton Children's Room. We are going to be the only library in Central Massachusetts, and one of three in the state, that will host a "toy" library.
We are going to offer, for library loan, a variety of kits that provide special needs children an opportunity to try adaptive toys and other products that may be of benefit to their particular need. For example, we will have a Gross Motor Kit. This kit will contain products to help strengthen a child's gross motor abilities, including movement music CDs, games, balance discs, activity books for the parents to use, etc. Kits would be available for check out to patrons with an active library card and allow a family to explore its contents and try before buying   link

Noah’s Ark Toy Library for Children with Special Needs Inc. (NATL) – provides a service for children with special needs and their families in Sydney’s northern suburbs. The library has its base at Artarmon and visits locations in Baulkham Hills, Ryde, Thornleigh and Wahroonga twice a month during school term.  link