OCT 19

Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects

Explore all aspects of hosting a Library of Things, including selecting, budgeting, cataloging, displaying, sustaining, and marketing.

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Hey library workers, are you thinking of starting a Library of Things for your community? From tools to toys, cameras to kitchen appliances, fishing gear to musical instruments, and from blood pressure monitors to robots – you can do it! The presenters talk about launching these collections for a small library and a large suburban children’s collection. They highlight their experiences selecting, budgeting, cataloging, displaying, sustaining, and marketing their Library of Things. They also share what has and hasn’t worked, and you’ll leave with strategies for making the right decisions for your community.

Presented by: Dania Souid, Young Adult Services Librarian, Baldwinsville Public Library (NY); and Lindsay Delaney, Freelance Librarian (OR)

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Photo of custom made packaging for Hall Memorial Library's Adventure Kits, part of their Library of Things collection. Logos embroidered by a local business, and bags were made by the gentleman who runs the Library's Minigolf program!


19 October 2022


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Webinar presenter Dania Souid

Webinar presenter Lindsay Delaney