Featured Items in our Collection

In addition to our books, CDs, and DVDs, we’re expanding our “Library of Things” that you can borrow! Check out some of the fun stuff that you might not know about:

SHALER YEARBOOKS ARE NOW DIGITAL!

We’re excited to announce that most of the Shaler Yearbooks have been digitized and are now available for you to view and download from our website. CLICK HERE for the details and the link.


LIGHT THERAPY BOXES (NEW!)

A sun lamp, also called a SAD lamp or light therapy box, is a special light that mimics natural outdoor light. Light therapy, also sometimes called bright light therapy, may be an effective treatment for: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Depression; Dementia. Circulates for 3 weeks. Must pick up and return directly to Shaler North Hills Library. Not reservable.


MINI-PROJECTOR (NEW!)

Show a movie or photos at your next family gathering! Circulates for 1 week. Must pick up and return directly to Shaler North Hills Library. Not reservable.


POWER SHREDDER (NEW!)

Get organized and shred up some of that paperwork sitting around the house! Circulates for 1 week. Must pick up and return directly to Shaler North Hills Library. Not reservable.


GAMES & PUZZLES

We’ve greatly expanded our collection of games! Just perfect for family game night. Click on the photo below to go to a fun interactive ‘shelf’ to see what we have. Click on any game to go to the catalog where you can reserve it for pick-up!

We also have jigsaw puzzles galore! Not requestable. You’ll have to stop in to view these and make your selection.


EXPERIENCE KITS–VISIT LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Click HERE to learn about free passes to visit seven area attractions!


OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT–EXPERIENCE SHALER TOWNSHIP PARKS

Fun outdoor equipment is available to borrow! First-come, first-serve. No requests. Items check out for 1 week, no renewals. Sets include bocce, croquet, lawn bowling, pickle ball, tennis, ring toss, cornhole, ‘tumble tower’ blocks, walking backpacks. Must pick up and return directly to Shaler North Hills Library. Call or stop by to see what we have. Includes a brochure on Shaler Area parks!


TELESCOPE

We have an Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch Astronomical Telescope, complete in carrying case with accompanying instructions. Must call to be put on waiting list. Circulates for 3 weeks. Must pick up and return directly to Shaler North Hills Library.


METAL DETECTOR

We have a Garrett Ace 400 Metal Detector in a storage/carrying case. Accompanying backpack holds: pinpointer, digger, headphones, gloves, collector apron. Must call to be put on waiting list. Circulates for ONE (1) WEEK. Must pick up and return directly to Shaler North Hills Library.


BINOCULARS

Any season is a great season to try bird watching! Grab some binoculars for your next hike! First come, first served. Must pick up and return directly to Shaler North Hills Library.


POWER METER

This power meter is a monitoring and testing instrument which determines the power consumption of a connected appliance and the cost of the electricity consumed. Not requestable. Pick up and return to the Shaler North Hills Library.


CAKE PANS

Check out our cake pan “library” with over 25 pans that you can borrow to make that special someone that perfect cake! We circulate the pans in clear plastic bags with instructions. Not requestable–first come, first served. Please pick up and return directly to Shaler North Hills Library.


AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS

We have kits with dolls and accessories! Choose from Rebecca, Melody, Kaya, Luciana, or Kit. Not requestable. Please pick up and return directly to Shaler North Hills Library.