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Check out a T-Mobile Hotspot and have Internet access wherever you go! This portable Wi-Fi device allows up to 10 devices to be connected to it at once although performance may be affected. Just turn the device on, select the Wireless network, enter the provided password and you will be connected! You must be 18 or older to check one out and you may have it for 3 weeks. It cannot be returned to the book drop or any other library. There is an $80 replacement fee.
Includes: Alcatel Linkzone Mobile Hotspot; carrying case; USB power cable; outlet charger; instructions for use
Roku with Vudu
Roku is a video streaming device that gives you access to our VUDU channel which includes digital versions of over 60 popular movies as well as select seasons of some TV shows. You just need a TV with an HDMI port and a Wi-Fi network to connect to and you’ll have access to popular titles such as La La Land, Hidden Figures, Trolls, Moana and more. Check one out for a week and enjoy! You will not have access to any other streaming service besides VUDU and you may not tamper with any settings or channels on the device.
Includes: Roku Streaming Stick : Roku Remote Control; USB power cable; outlet charger; instructions for use
Chromecast is a device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV, allowing you to view anything you are watching on a computer or mobile device on your television screen. Simply use your mobile device and the TV you already own to cast your favorite TV shows, movies, games and more. Chromecast works with iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone and tablet, Mac® and Windows® laptop, and Chromebook.
Includes : Google Chromecast device; charging cable; instructions for use
Samsung Galaxy Tablets
Did you know we have Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablets available for FREE checkout?
We loan out Samsung Galaxy Tab 4s, so you can try one out for one week absolutely free. They’re great if you need to take technology home with you for a short time, say to prepare for additional research or to check out an eBook, or if you just want to test one out before purchasing one for yourself. You need WiFi to use most of the features.
Includes: Samsung Galaxy Tablet; USB cable; Power Adapter; quick start guide & Health & Safety & warranty guide.
The Library is offering Playaway “Launchpad” tablets for South Country Library cardholders to check out. Launchpads are smart tablets pre-loaded with age-appropriate, ad-free apps that are both educational and entertaining. Best of all, no connectivity or downloading is required for use, just like the Playaway pre-loaded books that children and adults have been enjoying at the Library for years.
The apps are grouped on the tablets by subject area, theme, grade level, and age, making it easy for parents and their children to choose a tablet that most appeals to them. Each Launchpad is 100% secure (children cannot go out onto the Internet), providing hours of interactive learning and play without the risk of exposure to unintended content. Subject offerings include math, science, critical thinking skills, and creative play, using such themes as animals, fantasy, nature, and more. Children can customize their experience by creating their own personal avatar. Parents and teachers can access an informational console that gives feedback about time spent with the tablet.
Includes: 1 Launchpad tablet : digital ; 20 x 13 cm + 1 power charging cord.
Funai VHS to DVD Recorder
Do you have old home movies on VHS but no more VCR? Are you looking for an easy way to transfer your VHS tapes to DVD? We now have a Funai VHS to DVD recorder that you can check out from the library so you can transfer your VHS tapes to DVD’s with minimal hassle. We do no supply blank DVD’s to record on so you will have to purchase DVD’s to transfer your video. You cannot transfer copyrighted movies. The library is not responsible for any damage to any VHS tapes or DVD’s, and a policy will have to be signed prior to check out. This item cannot be returned to the book drop.
Includes: Funai Combination VCR and DVD Recorder; AV cable; Remote Control; Owner’s Manual; Quick Start Guide
Bird Watching Kit
Take our bird watching kit on your next hike! Use these Celestron Nature DX 8×42 Binoculars and the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds to clearly see and identify birds in the Eastern Region.
Check out this Bocce Ball set for backyard fun! Friends and family can gather and enjoy this set which includes 8 resin balls, 1 white Pallino and a canvas carrying case for your convenience! Recommended for ages 12 and up. Game instructions are included.
Your next BBQ will be a hit when you borrow this premium wood Cornhole set to provide you and your guests with endless entertainment. Inside the easy to carry case are 2 wood cornhole boards and 8 (4 red, 4 blue) all weather regulation bean bags, as well as the rules of the game. This set is not weather proof, so please do not leave it out in the rain.
KanJam is a fast-paced 2-on-2 flying disc game. The perfect game to play with your buddies on the beach or with your family in the backyard. KanJam is easy to pack and easier to set-up, making it a great camping and tailgating game. Score points by throwing the disc toward the goal and having your partner deflect it. An instant win occurs if you throw the disc directly into the goal with no help from your partner. 2 goals, a flying disc and instructions are included.
This four player set contains everything you need for two teams of up to two players each to enjoy a spirited badminton match. The set comes with pole pieces, net, 4 rackets, 3 shuttlecocks, and a boundary line all in one easy to carry nylon case! Instructions for assembly and play are included.
For In-House Use:
MacBook Pro 15 Laptop
Includes: MacBook Pro 15 Laptop with Touch Bar loaded with Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop; Power cord; Logitech Wireless Mouse; ; Lention USB/SD Card hub
Cricut Explore Air 2
We have a Cricut Explore Air 2 cutting machine available for in-house use by appointment for patrons 18 and older. The machine will cut designs into a variety of materials such as vinyl, iron-on sheets, card-stock, fabric, poster board, foam, cork board, parchment paper, foil paper, window cling sheets, leather, vellum, canvas, corrugated cardboard, chipboard, felt and more! You can use designs already made from the Cricut Design Space or you can upload your own image to cut. You must bring you own material to cut on, we provide the rest including a variety of tools for working with your materials.
Includes: Cricut Explore Air 2 cutting machine; Power cords; Thinkpad laptop loaded with Cricut Design Space and Cricut Access Premium images and fonts; Cricut cutting mat; optional accessories such as markers, scoring pen, trimmers, scrapers and more.