Special Collections

The Youth Services Department offers three special collections for you to borrow: toys, games, and sensory items.  You may check out 1 item from each collection at a time for up to 3 weeks.  Items can be reserved up to 3 months in advance and can be picked up inside the library or through Curbside Pickup.  Items must be returned inside the library and not in the book drop.  Please alert library staff if the item is missing any pieces.  To see the full collection or place a reserve on an item, click the images below.
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Games

A collection of board and card games available to check out for up to 3 weeks. You may check out 1 game per month.
 
Collection includes Pictureka Card Game, Hello Kitty Big Roll Bingo Game, Marvel Fluxx Card Game, Clue Jr. Board Game, and more. For a full list of items and to place a request, click the picture above.

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Toys

Sensory

A collection of sensory items specifically designed for individuals with sensory needs and available to check out for up to 3 weeks. You may check out 1 sensory item per month.

 

Collection includes weighted vests, therapy putty, fidgets, wobble chairs, and more. For a full list of items and to place a request, click the picture above.

A collection of toys available to check out for up to 3 weeks. You may check out 1 toy per month.

 

Collection includes wooden trucks, building blocks, musical instruments, puppet/book kits, and more.  For a full list of items and to place a request, click the picture above.

How to Request Items

  1. Click any of the images above or this link to view the Library of Things Catalog: https://bit.ly/LibraryofThingsIVPL.

  2. Find the item you want to borrow.

  3. Click on details/borrow to open up more information about the item.

  4. Click on Borrow this Object button (blue).

  5. Select the day you want to pick up the item. Click again on the day you want to return the item (up to 21 days). If the return date falls in the next month, click on the last day of the month and then click on the button that says Add Days into (Next Month Name). Then, click on the return date in the next month.

  6. Click on Confirm Loan Dates.

  7. Click on Continue.

  8. Enter Library Card Number and click Continue.

  9. Click the checkbox to agree to the loan terms and click Continue.

  10. You will receive an email confirming your loan.

  11. To check out your item, simply stop by the front desk of the library with your library card on the date of pick up. Items must also be returned to the front desk during normal library hours and not in the book drop.

  12. To cancel a reservation, click on the link in your confirmation email or contact the reference desk at 215-723-9109 X3 or refdesk@ivpl.org.