Special Collections

We pride ourselves on providing unique collections to provide diverse experiences for our community of users.

S.T.E.A.M. Kits

These kits are science, technology, engineering, art, and math-themed. Each has hands-on activities, books, handouts, and movies. Watch a video about them here: bit.ly/STEAMKITS We created these kits ourselves! Each kit is for different ages ranging from 7 to 12 years old.

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Musical Instruments

Check out a guitar, violin, keyboard, a dulcimer or more from our David & Gail Meltzer Musical Instrument Collection! Each instrument comes with a teach-yourself book and an online resources guide.  Check out a complete list of our instruments here or give us a call to check what’s available.

Special thanks to Jim Terry Music, our community partner for this collection, and Elisa’s Greatest Wishes for helping to make these available.

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Adaptive Toys

A circulating collection of adaptive toys, communication devices, capability switches, and games for children with special needs. Items in this collection are specifically designed for children who are developmentally delayed or physically challenged.

Families may borrow three adaptive toys plus one capability switch if required for 28 days. For a complete list, click here.

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Playaway Views

The first self-playing, pre-loaded, library-exclusive video player – with educational yet entertaining content perfect for your little ones! Does not access the internet and has zero advertisements. Sturdy enough for your 3-year-old, interesting titles for your 12-year-old!

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Playaway Launchpad Tablets

Pre-loaded with educational and entertaining content for kids from ages 3-12, handheld Launchpad tablets are designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface. They’re also 100% secure and ad-free: No wifi or downloading needed!  Check out a short video about them here: bit.ly/launchpadtablets

The next big thing from Playaway is ready for liftoff. Playaway Launchpad: The Preloaded Learning Tablet