Get your night-vision goggles here!
… and your metal detectors, and walkie-talkies. And much more.
The new items are part of BCPL’s innovative new Checkout Your Community program, which kicked off July 1. The lending program is designed to introduce library card holders (BCPL has more than 40,000) to the community’s activities and organizations by allowing them to check out a pass or equipment to try an activity that interests them.
The night-vision goggles, metal detectors and walkie-talkies join other sporting and recreational equipment already available: volleyballs, basketballs, soccer balls, tennis rackets, fishing poles, binoculars and Frisbee golf equipment. All of the items can be checked out for a maximum of seven days. And, of course, the library has books on all of these topics – for those who need some instruction before they play.
Outside groups and organizations are also an important part of Checkout Your Community. Those already involved include: Ashland Tennis Center (outside court time); Ashland Area YMCA (family pass); Neon Links mini golf at the Kyova Mall (discounted family pass); Kyova Mall (free kiosk rental); Highlands Museum & Discovery Center (family pass); and City of Ashland Parks & Recreation (Dawson Pool pass).
Also, the Ashland Fire Department and Ashland Police Department will give tours to anyone who checks out a pass from the library, and calls to schedule it.
Library card holders can place a hold on any of the items or passes by searching “Checkout Your Community” in the BCPL catalog. Just click here to get started.
To find out more about Checkout Your Community, or become a part of it, please call Circulation Supervisor Ben Nunley at 606.329.0518, ext. 1210.