SPECIAL COLLECTION

The Allendale Library is not just books and movies anymore. Check out our special collection items that can be checked out and enjoyed with your Allendale Library card.

LAUNCHPADS

 

The Library now offers Launchpads, special tablets that are preloaded with high quality, ad-free learning apps grouped by age, grade level, and topic. Hold requests can be placed for any title via the online catalog.  Devices are available for a 7 day loan period and can be checked out by any Allendale Library adult cardholder in good standing. While they are free to check out, they will accrue a $1/day overdue fee if not returned on time.  Replacement costs are $149 for lost or damaged devices and $20 for a lost or damaged charger/case.

 

               Titles include:

 

Learn Spanish                                           Adult
ABCs Just For Me                               ages 3-5
Letters, Letters Everywhere               ages 3-5       
Count on Me                                        ages 3-5

I’m Ready                                             ages 3-5
A Day at the Zoo                                  ages 3-5
Van Gogh Go Go                                 ages 3-5
Prehistoric Playground                      ages 5-7
I Made It Mine                                      ages 5-7
Welcome to Letter Land                     ages 5-7
Uno! Dos! Tres!                                   ages 5-7
I Think I Can                                        ages 5-7
Master Math Mind                            ages 8-10
Problem Solver                                ages 8-10
Ready, Set, READ                            ages 8-10

 

iPADS (COMING SOON)

 

The Allendale Library lends iPads to Allendale Library cardholders ages 18 & above with library cards in good standing. The lending period is one week and iPads cannot be renewed or reserved.  While free to borrow, there is a $10/day overdue charge if not returned on time. Damaged devices will be charged at full replacement cost.  For more information, please read our iPad Lending Agreement.
 

 

GAME CONSOLES

The Allendale Library owns and circulates the following game consoles: Wii U (Coming Soon), XBox One, and Atari Flashback 7.  Consoles and accompany equipment are loaned for free for a 7 day loan period but must be checked out by an adult cardholder with a Allendale Library account in good standing. Overdue fee is $1 per day. For a full equipment list and lending policy, click here.  Game consoles can be reserved via the online catalog or by contacting the library.

 

PORTABLE MINI-PROJECTOR

 

The Allendale Library has a projector that can be borrowed for a 7 day loan period.  This projector is portable, lightweight, and great for showing movies at home or for presentations. Includes and HDMI cable. Overdue fee is $1 per day. The projector can be reserved via the online catalog or by contracting the library. 

 

PORTABLE RECORD PLAYER

 

Go vintage with this easy to carry record player with selectable 33/45/78 speed settings and built-in speakers.  Circulates (on an Allendale Library adult library card in good standing) for 7 days with an overdue fee of $1 per day. Player can be requested via the online catalog or by contacting the library.



 

SEWING MACHINE

 

Need to quickly sew something but don't have your own sewing machine or want to try one out for a week?  Check out this easy-to-use sewing machine!  Circulates (on an Allendale Library adult library card in good standing) for 7 days with an overdue fee of $1 per day. 





 

KARAOKE MACHINE

 

Looking for a fun activity for the week or weekend? Check out a karaoke machine and throw the best party ever! Machine comes with 2 discs of songs or you can check out additional discs from the library's collection (or even hook up your own mobile device to play music).  Circulates (on an Allendale Library adult library card in good standing) for 7 days with an overdue fee of $1 per day. 




 

COMPOUND MICROSCOPE

 

Have a scientist at home?  This is a perfect package of a high power microscope for students to learn science. It comes with full optical glass elements, metal framework, 360 degree rotatable monocular head, coarse & fine focusing, and LED illumination. It offers five magnification settings, 40X, 100X, 250X, 400X and 1000X.   Circulates (on an Allendale Library adult library card in good standing) for 7 days with an overdue fee of $1 per day. 



 

BOARD/CARD GAMES

 

Planning a family game night or just need something to keep family or friends busy? The library has several board games or card games to choose from (located in the young adult area).  Games circulate (on an Allendale Library library card in good standing) for 7 days.  Titles include: 5 Second Rule, Apples to Apples, Balderdash, Catan, Curses, Game of Thrones The Board game, Game of Thrones The Trivia Game, Hedbanz Act Up, Hoax, Mafia Vendetta, Mysterium, Say Anything, Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter, and Wits & Wagers. 




 

ACTIVITY KITS

Whether your kids are interested in puzzles, games, science, math, or reading, we have the right activity kits for them.  Kits are organized by topic and checked out in a convenient bag for carrying and keeping items together.  Kits circulate (on an Allendale Library adult library card in good standing) for 1 week or 3 weeks. Topics include: Astronomy (telescope included), Backyard Bird Watching (with binoculars and resources to identify birds), Beginning Readers (reading activites), Cooking Up Sentences (game), Counting, Doctor Set, Feed the Woozle (game), Froggy Feeding Fun (game), Fun with Math, Gears! Gears! Gears!, Lab Set, Magnets, Mental Blox, Clumsy Thief (Money skills), Once Upon Allendale Puzzle, Paddington (stuffed animal, book, and movie), Reading Comprehension, Shapes, Sneaky Snacky Squirrel (game), Stack Up (game), Sum Swamp (math game), Super Sleuth (game), Telling Time (includes clock and book), The Brain (includes books on the brain and brain model), The Heart (includes books on the heart and heart model), U.S Geography (includes map puzzle and state capitol resources), Weather (includes barometer, mini-tornado, and books), Wild Word Adventure (game), and Wordical (game)



BOOK CLUB IN A BAG

If you belong to a book club and are looking for titles to discuss, be sure to check out our collection of Book Club in a Bag kits. Each kit contains 8-12 copies of a particular book.  Click here for a list of titles available.  Circulates (on an Allendale Library adult library card in good standing) for 3 weeks with an overdue fee of $1 per day. 



 

SEED LIBRARY

 

Looking to start a garden? Help yourself to seeds from our Seed Library containing FREE seeds to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs.  Please only take what you need and if you end up with an extra large garden, be sure to share with friends, family, and neighbors.