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Library of Things

Oh, the things you can borrow with your library card! Did you know that with your EVLD library card you can check out hotspots, GoPros, video games and more for free? Delve into our new items for check out, listed by interest below and ask staff for more details:

NEW:
  • Double Ditto - fun party game that will challenge players to be clever and quick. Recommend for ages 10 and up.
  • Guess in 10: Animal Planet - Think hard, ask intelligent questions, use your clue cards wisely, and the be the first player to win seven game cards by guessing the animal described on each card. 
  • Happy Salmon - A simple, fast-paced card game packed with high-fivin', fin-flappin' fun!
  • Herd Mentality - A party game for families, friends and cow rustlers. The aim of the game is simple: think like the herd and write down the same answers as your friends. If your answer is part of the majority, you all win cows. Yeehaw! 
  • I Should Have Know That - Is starboard on the left or right side of a boat? How long did Sleeping Beauty actually sleep? An addictively entertaining, fast-paced and hilarious trivia game with over 400 questions about things that you should know.
  • Kid's Trekking Poles - G2 Hiking Poles sized for kids!
  • Mathlink cubes - A hands-on manipulative that can be used to teach a variety of mathematical concepts, including counting, sorting, patterning, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, measurement, fractions, area and perimeter.
  • Suchi Go - In this fast-playing card game, the goal is to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by.
  • Timeline Events - It's a family fun game where players try to arrange historical events in chronological order. 

 

Chromebooks and Mobile Wireless (Wi-Fi) Hotspots

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Are you lacking reliable internet at home, do you need computer access after library hours or do you need the internet on the go? Now, you can now borrow the internet and a Chromebook just like a book! In an effort to be a more digitally inclusive community, Eagle Valley Libraries offer Chromebooks and mobile hotspots for a 1 week checkout period.

  • Chromebooks - are a faster, simpler and more secure computer laptop.
  • Mobile hotspots - provide 24/7 access to the internet with unlimited data on a fast, secure network (within the Sprint service area). You can use a hotspot to connect a mobile-enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet, to the internet. The hotspot is portable, so you can connect your device almost wherever you are, like at home, in the park or on the mountain.

For Adventures
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Good news for all outdoor lovers, Eagle Valley Libraries has expanded their library of things. Let Eagle Valley Libraries help you explore the great outdoors!

  • Avon Recreation Center Pass - Join a class, lift weights or go swim for the day! Check out the Avon Rec Center Pass for one day. The pass is good for up to 5 people, so you can bring your friends and/or family members. Experience the spacious multi-use facility with over 40,000 square feet of fun!

    This pass is available on a first come first serve basis. This is a one day pass and must be returned to the library in the same day, after use.

    • Want to go today? Check out the pass during library hours.

    • Want to go tomorrow? Check out the pass 2 hours prior to the library closing the day before. 

  • State Park Passes - seven-day park pass to 41 Colorado State Parks
  • Adventure Packs - family outdoor exploration pack curated by Walking Mountains Science Center
  • Bear Canister - A classic for shorter trips, the BV450-Jaunt keeps your food safe, protects bears and other wildlife. 
  • Binocular (Cometron 7x50) - This binocular is ideal for astronomical use. A wide field of view reveals a larger portion of the night sky, allowing you to view more of the comet's impressive tail.
  • Dry Gear Bag - 5L
  • GPS Device - Garmin's Oregon 650t with satellite tracking
  • Hammock - Portable double parachute hammock
  • HELIO Solar Light & Power Bank - ultra-efficient source of light and power - 100% Solar
  • Inflatable Lounger - light weight portable air inflatable lounger
  • LED Camping Lantern - with rechargeable USB
  • Portable Folding Chairs - Outdoor foldable chair can sustain weight up to 250 lbs. or 113kg.
  • Portable Solar Charger - Equipped with double USB ports, two flashlights, and a compass kit. Lightweight and compact size for easy to hold in hand and carry. Emergency back-up solution, perfect for outdoor activities. 
  • Regional National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps - Waterproof and tear resistant Topographic Maps
  • Trekking Poles -  Adjustable trekking poles, lightweight and easy to use.

For Gamers
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Develop your problem solving, spatial and hand-eye coordination skills as well as vision and speed skills playing video games. Gather with friends and family engaging in a little friendly competition with card games.

Eagle Valley Libraries has video games available for these systems:

  • Nintendo Switch
  • PS4
  • PS5
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X

Outside games available:

  • Bocce Ball Set - Play this easy-to-learn outdoor game with the whole family. Kit includes eight 100mm resin solid bocce balls (four red, four black), and one 50mm white palino/jack. 

  • Disc Golf Set - Perfect for new or professional players. You will find 6 of the most popular discs with Easy to Throw Weights (150-180g) in the carrying bag. The disc models in this set allow you to hit the course and play your best from the get-go. 

Card games available:

 

For Lifelong Learners

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Engage in the process of learning no matter your age! Discover, learn and grow with the Library of Things. 

  • Reminiscence Kits - Reminiscence therapy is an activity which promotes the sharing of memories and the telling of stories. Favorite Things products help people connect to one another through the reminiscence of their own favorite things by stimulating memories with vibrant pictures and video clips. Whether one-on-one or in a group setting, the ability to share life experiences and advice with others enhances our sense of worth and general well-being. Reminiscence therapy is well-known for its success in treating and managing dementia.
  • STEM Kits - Eagle Valley Libraries now have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Kits available to borrow. Kits are designed to provide hands-on engagement and creative learning for a variety of categories and ages. Explore, learn and play!
  • Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator - Ideal for use in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry equations. Also may be used for business & finance, biology, chemistry, and physics equations. 

For Photography/Videography
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Expand your skills and be creative!
The Eagle Valley Libraries has:


Extras

Star with Plus Sign IconIn recent years the notion of a sharing economy has inspired public libraries across the country to develop nontraditional collections of items for community access. Here's even more "Things" for you to check out:

  • Artists Easel - Supports objects up to 80cm high, 3cm thick, and weighing up to 8 pounds. Great to display pictures, and posters, for art exhibitions, weddings, parties, museum displays, etc. 
  • Bluetooth Speaker (Comiso) - Portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly powerful stereo sound. Water-resistant with loud, clear 360° sound and thundering bass.
  • EZ Tracer Art Projector - Enlarges any design or pattern from a 4 x 4 inch / 10.2 cm x 10.2 cm copy area onto a wall or canvas from 2 to 10 times enlargement.
  • Foldable Magnifier - Convenient plotting scale built into the white plastic base can be used to measure the actual size of objects under lens. 
  • Folding Music Stand - Classic folding music stand is perfect for use at home or in the classroom.
  • Illuminated Tracing Box - Light weight and super slim light pad is ideal or stenciling, 2D animation, calligraphy, embrossing, scrapbooking, tattoo transferring, sketching & drawing, streaming, sewing projects, stained glass, quilting etc.
  • Level - Heavy-duty aluminum 24 inch, I-beam level with 180 degree rotating vials sed directly into the frame for multiple angles and measurements.
  • Magnifying Glass - portable light weight magnification with light
  • MarionettesElroy & Leroy - Meet our newest plush puppets that you can check out! Elroy and Leroy are jungle birds and can move with the manipulation of attached nylon strings and wooden sticks. Explore your inner puppeteer and entertain your friends and family.
  • Portable CD player - compatibility with CD, MP3, CD-R, HDCD formats AUX connected with audible devices 3.5mm audio input, like connecting to a speaker, headset or car. User friendly LCD display and buttons for playback and other functions.
  • Portable DVD Player - 12.5" Portable DVD Player with SD card reader, USB port, rechargeable battery, and 10.5" HD screen, supports AV-IN/ OUT, and Region free playback.
  • Repair Tool Kit - This 186 piece home repair tool kit is perfect tool kit for most house maintenance, DIY projects and more.
  • Stud Finder Wall Scanner - Accurately and quickly find edges and center of metal, studs, joists, pipes, live AC wire behind walls, floors and ceilings. 
  • Toshiba Portable External Hard Drive - Portable hard drive allows creators to do what they do best-anywhere their lives take them-offering high storage capacity, access to your stored content and the time-tested reliable performance they need. 
 

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