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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video and Photo
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.
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
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.
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.