skip to Main Content

The Library will close at 5 pm on Friday, June 9.


Produce, learn, create, and find inspiration with the new Gadget Checkout collection.

Whether you want to explore new skills or simply try new things, you don’t need to spend money buying gadgets that you will only use once or that you want to try before you buy.  Forest Park cardholders can now checkout items from our Gadget Checkout collection. 

Want to host a backyard movie night, but don’t have a projector? Do you need a tripod and a digital camera to accelerate your photography skills? Are you traveling and need a power bank to recharge your mobile devices on the go? Do you have some old cassette tapes but no cassette player? Do you want to make a podcast and need a microphone? Do you need a laptop to prepare for an interview or write your resume?

Explore gadgets like a portable dvd player, a digital magnifier, a light therapy lamp or a mini synthesizer!  These items are available for checkout with your Forest Park library card. Browse the collection through this website or at the library at our Gadget Checkout display.

Borrowing Guidelines

  • This collection is available for Forest Park Public Library cardholders.
  • Checkout limited to four items at a time, except bundled items or kits.
  • Items must be picked up at and returned to the Forest Park Public Library.
  • Items are borrowed for two weeks and are not renewable.
  • Each item has replacement costs if lost or damaged. The costs will vary per item and are indicated on each item description.
  • Return items to the Information Services Desk.
  • Patrons can place holds through the online catalog, in person at the Information Services Desk, or by phone at 708-689-6125.



Page Magnifier

This magnifier is useful for those with low vision who need variable magnification and anti-glare dimmable lights to read in low light.

Video Digital Magnifier

This 4.3-inch portable magnifier is useful for reading fine print on documents, books, receipts, packaging, and more. It is useful for those with mild to medium low vision who need variable magnification and contrast enhancement. Magnifies up to 16x.



Bluetooth Speaker

This portable Bluetooth speaker delivers stereo sound. It is powered by a 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that offers 12 hours of continuous, high-quality audio playtime.

USB Microphone

Try this USB microphone for recording and streaming on PC, laptop, and Mac.


CD/Cassette Player

Play CD’s, MP3 discs, listen to FM/AM radio, or play your old cassettes with this boombox.

81n3JbyI5uL._AC_SL1500_ (1)


With this portable mini keyboard and MIDI controller you can create your music on the go. It is equipped with 128 sounds, 10 drum kits, its own built-in speaker, 8 backlit MPC drum pads & knobs for editing your sounds and a 4-way joystick.

Audio Recorder

Record your band rehearsals or live events with this 24bit/96kHz linear audio recorder.

Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Use these lightweight over-the-ear headphones to step up your productivity. These headphones are true wireless via Bluetooth connection with long-lasting battery life, up to 50 hours. Enjoy rich sound and clear phone calls with no wires.


Midi Pad Controller

Connect the midi pad to a computer or instruments to create music and sounds. The Akai MPD226 has 16 pressure-sensitive pads, 4 knobs, 4 faders, and 4 buttons, all programmable. Comes with built-in presets for quick projects, along with midi in & midi out jacks to hook up to other devices. Note: this midi controller requires music production software on your computer to operate. Ask about available software on our Gadget Collection Windows laptops


USB-C Media Hub

Use this adaptor to connect peripherals (like USB flash drives, memory card, mouse, keyboard, monitor, and more) to your laptop, desktop, tablet or MacBook. 

Memory Card Reader

Do you have photos or data saved in old memory cards like Ultra II SD or Sony Memory Stick PRO-HG, but don’t have the old camera or device to access them? Or do you need to access your SD and mini SD cards? Checkout this multiple card reader compatible with USB and USB-C ports.

Mobile Internet Hotspot

This is an easy-to-use, mobile hotspot that keeps your tablet, laptop, and other WiFi-enabled devices connected to the internet.


Power Bank

Do you need to recharge your mobile devices on the go? Try this power bank and charge up to three devices at the same time. 

lacie rugged mini image

External Hard Drive

Transfer large files like photos, videos, movies, documents and more from one device to another with this 1 terabyte external hard drive. The LaCie Rugged is shock-proof and water resistant with fast USB 3.0 transfer rates.

Professional Development

Do you need to prepare for an interview or update your resume? Do you want to develop your professional skills or learn a new software to boost your career? Or simply want to learn something new? Check out a laptop, access our resources, and get ready to upgrade your skills.


Windows Laptop

Use this Windows laptop to access Library digital resources, create documents with the Office Suite, or video conference on Zoom.

Surface Go 2 Tablet

Use this Windows tablet to access Library digital resources, create documents with the Office Suite, or video conference on Zoom.

Video and Photo

Portable DVD Player

Watch movies on the go with this portable DVD player. You can plug or pair up your headphones. It Supports CD/DVD/SD Card/USB and has a rechargeable battery.


DVD/Blu-Ray Disc Player

Connect this player to your TV and enjoy DVD and Blu-Ray discs. You can also plug your USB drive to share songs, photos, and multimedia content with your TV.


You don’t need a new smart TV to start streaming your favorite apps. Stream Library apps such as Hoopla and Kanopy or your favorite streaming services from your phone to your TV by plugging Chromecast into the HDMI port on your tv.



Boost your photo or video creativity with this versatile tripod.

Webcam with Microphone

Plug this Webcam with Microphone to your Mac, PC, or Laptop and you will be ready to collaborate in webinars, video conferencing, live streaming, and more.

Panasonic LUMIX Digital Camera

Get in super close with this camera’s 60X optical zoom (20mm – 1200mm), shoot video in full 1080/60p HD, and record amazing Dolby® Digital sound with built-in zoom microphone

Projector HDMI

Display content from your laptop, iPad, and USB drives in large format on projector screens, indoor, and outdoor walls with this multimedia projector.

Projector Screen

Need a projector screen for your movie night in your living room or backyard? Checkout this indoor-outdoor 60 inch projector screen with tripod stand.

Mobile Theater Kit

This kit includes all you need for an outdoor/indoor movie night or presentation: projector, 60 inch tripod-mounted projector screen, bluetooth speaker, and tripod. For instructions on how to set up the kit, please book a virtual or in-person One-on-One Tech Consultation. Call us or reserve it here.


Osmo Pocket Stabilizer Video Camera

Osmo Pocket is a handheld camera that is great for shooting fast motion video and photography. It shoots 12 megapixel photos and video at up to 4K at 60 frames per second. The touch screen displays a live view from the camera and can control camera and gimbal movement. Intelligent modes such as ActiveTrack, Panorama, and Timelapse give you everything you need for the perfect shot.

Drawing Tablet

Use this drawing tablet for digital drawing, painting, or photo editing. This wireless tablet is lightweight, portable, and compatible with many Bluetooth-enabled digital devices. The Intuos has customizable buttons to use as shortcuts for your creative needs.



Light Therapy Lamp

Get a boost of light with this therapy lamp that delivers bright light at up to 10,000 lux to sharpen concentration and improve energy levels. It provides four light brightness levels and three color temperature options to enhance user comfort.

Skip to content