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Nintendo at the Library

The library offers two new gaming consoles that can be used at home. The Nintendo NES Classic and the Nintendo Switch. The NES Classic is a two player console that comes with 30 pre-installed games including Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, and Metroid. The Nintendo Switch is the newest addition to the Nintendo family with specialized controllers that let you play as a hand-held unit or connected to a TV. The Switch comes with Super Mario Odyssey and MarioKart, and additional games are available for checkout in the Kids and Teens department. Both consoles are available for checkout to kids and families through the library’s Tech Takeout.

Cool Down with a Vornado Air Circulator

Borrow an air circulator and stay comfortable inside. With an air circulator, the cool air in a room is circulated at constant speed to create a cooling experience that’s different than a traditional fan. Using the Vornado can help a room feel up to 5 degrees cooler than it is, meaning you can set the thermostat a little higher to save on energy without sacrificing comfort. Check out a Vornado from our Tech Takeout collection today.


New Tracing Light Box Available

The newest addition to our Tech Takeout collection is perfect for aspiring artists. The A3 light box measures 18″ by 13″ and can be used to draw, sketch, trace, animate, and more. The box includes dimmable light to control the brightness level and a built-in ruler to help with precise measurements. It also comes with tracing paper.

See if the light box is available.


6 New Books Added to Kindle

A pre-loaded Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect companion for a holiday plane ride or road trip. It fits in a purse or small backpack and comes with six recent best-selling books, including:

  • End Game by David Baldacci
  • Origin by Dan Brown
  • Hardcore Twenty Four by Janet Evanovich
  • The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Kindle Paperwhite is part of Tech Takeout and check out for three weeks.

Lightphoria Energy Lamp Available

A sunny summer day has 50,000 lux. An office building has 500 lux. Use the Lightphoria energy lamp (10,000 lux) to stimulate natural sunlight, which can increase your energy, improve your mood, and adjust your circadian rhythm. Light therapy is often recommended for people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The light can also be used to help regulate sleeping schedules. Use it in the morning if you have trouble getting up, or use it in the evening if you have trouble staying awake.

The energy lamp is available through our Tech Takeout service. Check availability and place a hold on the lamp now.


The energy lamp is not a medical device, please consult with your doctor if you have questions.

Take Home 6 Bestsellers at Once

No room left in your suitcase for books? Our Kindle Paperwhite is perfect for a plane ride or road trip. It fits in a purse and comes pre-loaded with 6 best-selling books. We’ve updated the books for the summer and fall season.

Come Sundown – Nora Roberts
Camino Island – John Grisham
Into the Water – Paula Hawkins
Dragon Teeth – Michael Crichton
The Identicals – Elin Hilderbrand
Testimony – Scott Turow

The Paperwhite checks out for 3 weeks. Place one on hold now. 

Wi-Fi Hotspots Available for Checkout

Bring the internet home, or take it with you on the go. We’ve added five Sprint Pocket Wi-Fi hotspot devices to our Tech Takeout collection. A hotspot allows you to connect wireless to the internet. IPPL cardholders can borrow a hotspot for a 1-week checkout period. The hotspots use Sprint’s cellular network, and connection speeds will vary based on location.

Check availability and place a hotspot on hold.

The hotspots are made available thanks to a donation from the IPPL Foundation. 

Convert VHS to DVD at Home

Convert Your VHS tapes to DVDs

Preserve all the memories on your VHS tapes with our newest Tech Takeout device. Our VHS to DVD converter is now available and checkouts for 1 week. The converter includes RCA video and audio cables. VHS to DVD conversion happens in real time, which means converting a tape will take 2 hours. Don’t forget, we have a VHS to DVD conversion machintoshibaimage_e available inside the library, too.

Place a hold on the VHS to DVD converter