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Bean Bag Toss

Enjoy indoor or outdoor fund with the portable bean bag toss game! Its' collapsible design and lightweight material make it easy to take anywhere. Enjoy hours of fun with family and friends.

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Bird Watching Kit

This kit includes a monocular telescope, adapter to attach to your phone, an Indentiflyer which identifies bird songs. Also included is a Birch watching log book and a birds of North America book.

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Croquet Set

Our Croquet game includes six 32" hardwood mallets with rubber caps, two 21" hardwood stakes, nine vinyl-coated steel wickets, six 3" all-weather polymer balls and a black, zip-up carrying bag. It's quick and simple to set up,   

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Game of Thrones:

The Board Game

Can you claim the Iron Throne? Designed for ages 14 and up, This is a classic game of warfare, diplomacy, and intrigue for three to six players. Taking control of the well-known characters from George R. R. Martin's beloved fantasy series, players must fight for dominance of the realm. 

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Giant Cards

Enjoy this deck of oversized playing cards. each card measures 8" x 11". Printed on heavy duty stock. Each card is more than 11 times the size of standard playing cards

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Giant Checkers 

Our deluxe checkers board game is lightweight and easy to take with you and to set up as a floor game or outside as a lawn game. The 5 foot x 5 foot mat is made of a tear resistant, rip resistant plastic material.The checkers pieces are a large 8 inches wide and 1 inch tall. Two available.

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Giant Chess

This game is lightweight and easy to take with you and to set up as a floor game or outside as a lawn game. Just fold it up for easy transport and storage. The 6'x5' mat is made of tear resistant, rip resistant plastic material.

The chess pieces range in size from 6" to 10 " in height. Included are 4 red stakes for holds the mat down.

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Giant Connect Four  

This exciting, all-inclusive outdoor family game is a popular life-size kid’s game with a twist. With blue and orange chips and a durable carry bag, this kit is premium quality you can rely on. It is 3 feet x 2.5 feet when assembled. Discs are 4 inches in diameter. We have a second that is available to book for specific dates.

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Giant Jenga

The set is made out of giant size Pine wood blocks with smooth sanded edges. The Tower starts out at 2.5 feet tall and can grow to over 5 feet during games. The object is to pull blocks out of the body of the tower and replace them at the top without the tower falling over. 

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Giant Uno 

Taking the popular color coded card game and making it huge! Played the traditional UNO way but with a giant feel.   Each card measures 7.4” x 10.1”.

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Metal Detector

Boasting an array of advanced features, this user-friendly detector is perfect for both beginner and advanced treasurer hunters. Built-in audio assists during your search. It is light weight, collapsible and comes in its own backpack. Includes a water proof coil, 3 detection modes, 4 sensitivity levels, 5 volume levels, and a learning guide.  Two available.

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Ring Toss 

Our ring toss game set includes five durable rope rings, 10 plastic rings, a sturdy wooden ring board with point markings on the pegs and a convenient carrying bag. 

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Sewing Machine:

Simplicity Model SA2200

Borrow this portable sewing machine. It comes complete with an instruction manual and 23 miscellaneous spare parts.  It is loaded with features, including 45 stitch functions using 22 built-in stitches. It also features a built-in needle threader; one motion 5 second threading; stitch-selector dial, retractable spool pins for twin-needle sewing; one-step buttonhole maker; and electronic speed control.

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Snare Drum Practice Set

They have the bounce and feel of a real drum and can be mounted on a stand, if required or desired. A great padset for rehearsal workouts, school drumming lessons, or marching band practice. Suitable for all ages: kids, teens and adults. Includes a 10 inch diameter drum training pad and 1 Pair 5A Premium Walnut Wood Drum sticks. The practice pad has a special cloth case for storage.

& Devices

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Cassette Tape to MP3 Converter

Easily convert your old tapes to MP3 without a computer. Just plug a USB flash drive in then press the "record" button.  The device will automatically convert all of the music on the tape to your USB flash drive in MP3 format.  You can also play back the recording on the device, or just put the USB flash drive into another device. 

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Computer Drawing Tablet

It is easy to sketch, draw and paint digitally with Intuos Draw. The Intuos pen feels like a traditional pencil or paintbrush, and it responds to your drawing pressure. Simply plug the USB cable into your PC or MAC and install the driver. You can immediately start creating with the included downloadable software. Two Available.

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DVD Player

Play your favorite movies at home. Remote control, 2 RCA cables are included.

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Kelley Library Kindles (eReaders)

Would you like to try an eReader?  We offer four different Kindles, each with its own collection of  books.  One Kindle offers a collection of classics books; another is dedicated to Teen Reads. The other offer popular and requested books.

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Kill A Watt:

Electricity Usage Monitor

The U.S Department of Energy reports that 20% of our electric bills come from items that are left plugged in when they are not in use, or items that are in standby mode. Plug whatever item you want into the device and it  will help you determine which items are costing you the most to run. The Kill A Watt also calculates voltage, line frequency, current, and power factor.  Five available.



Enjoy a personal Dell Laptop - now can be taken home to use!

Two laptops are available. They are both Dell Vostro 7510 laptops.  Each checks out for 1 week and cannot be renewed. A computer mouse and/or a computer power cable can also be checked out.

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Light Box Tracing Pad and Stand

It is perfect for 2d animation, calligraphy, embossing, sketching, drawing, sewing projects, stained glass and more.  It comes with a touch sensor and is powered by a USB cable, whic can be plugged into a computer or any USB adaptor or power bank. Also included in an adjustable  and ventilated stand which gives you control of your viewing experience. 

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Mini Projector

This connects to a smartphone, PS3, PS4, X-box One or Wii. Includes various calbes for playing vides, TV shows, photo sharing, etc.

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Portable CD player

These portable CD players give you the option to take your music or audiobook on the go. Players #1 and #2 have a built-in speaker and the ability to connect to other devices (including cars), while Player #3 has the ability to also play FM radio.

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Record (LP) Converter

Convert your vintage vinyl into digital audio files. Plays and converts 33 1/3 RPM and 45 RPM records. (78 RPM stylus not included). The back panel provides easy access to RCA ports for connections to multiple audio devices and speakers. Digitally capture analog audio with the included EZ Vinyl Converter Software.  Convert your records into track separated digital music files. This software lets you burn your recordings to CD or to transfer them to a portable digital media device. Works with Windows and MAC. USB cable and software supplied.  

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Slide projector

It accepts 2x2 inch slides and can hold up to 140 slides in the slide tray. The remote control lets you scan forward and reverse. It offers 16 levels of adjustment.

& Memory

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HappyLight, Portable Light Therapy Energy Lamp

Improve your energy and mood... naturally. Verilux VT10 HappyLights provide a more comfortable broad spectrum light therapy. Scientists have demonstrated that bright light therapy can act like daylight to restore balance, mood and energy.  Two available.

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Jigsaw Puzzle: Monet's Garden

This 63 piece puzzle brings a little challenge for those with memory issues.  This award-wining puzzle by Active Minds  is designed to be completed individually or by bringing people together.  The pieces are extra large and the puzzle can be completed in the box, which is great for use in bed or in an armchair.  It includes questions to prompt conversation and the surface is easy to clean.

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Jigsaw Puzzle: Orient Express

This 13 piece puzzle provides just the right balance of challenge, interest and engagement for people with dementia. This award winning puzzle by Active Minds is designed to be completed individually or by bringing people together. The pieces are extra large and the puzzle can be completed in the box, which is great for use in bed or in an armchair. It includes questions to prompt conversation and the surface is easy to clean.


Memory Game:

Cards Category Snap 

Play 3 lively card games with different difficulty levels - Snap, Pairs or Full House.  The aim of the game is to connect relevant images to stimulate the brain. Included are 4 theme cards and 32 image cards - topics include food, animals, tools and transport. The easily recognizable images help people with memory issues have fun together or independently.


Memory Game:

Dominos Match the Dots

This game allows the person with dementia or Alzheimer's to become reacquainted 

 with a fondly remembers pastime. The feel of the tiles, the sound as they hit the table  and each other help trigger pleasant memories. Because they are familiar, it is easier for the person to relate to the activities.

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Large Print Playing Cards

This deck of playing cards  has

as a regular sized  cards with large print numbers and suit symbols.  

Purchased with a donation from the Salem Council on Aging.

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Magnifying Glass with Light

2 of these magnifying glasses are available to checkout.  The double glass magnifies 30x without distortion.  They come with 2 AA batteries. and are ready to use.


Purchased with a donation from the Salem Council on Aging.


Memory Game:

Word Search  Grab & Go

This word search puzzle is especially designed for people with dementia. This simple word search includes everything you need for a quick and fun activity that doesn't require a lot of supervision.  The letters are large and the words are familiar.  Words only run left to right and top to bottom. No words are diagonal or reversed. The word search cards can be wiped clean and reused over and over again with the wet erase marker.

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Memory Game:

Word Search

Measure, Sports, Trees, Music

This word search puzzle is especially designed for people with dementia. this kit includes 24 puzzles at 8 at each of the 3 levels of difficulty.  The letters are large and the words are familiar. Words only run left to right and top to bottom. No words are diagonal or reversed.  The word search cards can be wiped clean and reused over and over again.

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Slides and Negatives Digital Converter

Convert slides and film negatives to digitalJPEG images.  No computer or software is needed. It just requires the push of a button. All images are stored into its internal memory or directo to an optional SD/SDHC memory card. Easily connects to any Windows PC or MAC, to offload images.

Slides, Negatives and Photos Digital Converter

Convert 35mm slides, negatives and photos into digital images in SECONDS -- and without a computer -- using our Wolverine SNAP 20 Megapixel Digital Converter.  Place slides, prints or negatives into the appropriate holder, push a button, and your media is converted into a 20 Megapixel JPEG digital images. 


USB External Floppy Drive

This external floppy drive is ultra slim and takes all its power requirements from the USB port. No external power adapter required and no extra driver for your computer is required. Once it is connected to notebooks or pcs, you can view all the information on your floppy disks.


VCR (VHS Player)

Use this VCR to play and watch old VHS tapes or use it to help convert your VHS home movies to digital formal.  included is the VCR with attached power cord, 1 remote control, 1 RCA cable and a carrying bag

VHS TO DVD Converter

Save your old VHS or camcorder tapes in digital format and burn them onto DVDs. Capture high-quality video and audio through popular USB interface.  Does not need external power. Supports most formats and works with Windows 2000, XP, VIsta, 7, 8, an 10.

Virtual Reality Headset

Enjoy hours of immersive and fatigue-free 3D gaming by pairing your smart phone with the VRGO Folding VR Headset. It features high-grade aspherical lens with 96-degree large field of view for clear 360-degree panoramic vision. Made of soft and comfortable silicone, it provides hours of fatigue-free fun. The headset will accommodate a 4.7 to 6.0 inch smartphone.   Two available.

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