What is the Beyond Books Collection?

The library isn’t just books anymore! Our new collection of non-traditional items such as technology, crafts, tools, and more are now available with your library card.

A telescope, record player, an outdoor movie projector, a metal detector, a gardening kit, laser level, specialty cake pans and more will all be at your finger tips, and all it takes is a library card. This collection will be constantly growing so check back often to see the new additions. Items must be checked out on an Adult library card and some items require a signed waiver before use.

*Funds (in whole/part) for this program were provided through a Library CARES award from AgeOptions through funding from the American Rescue Plan Act via the Illinois Department on Aging.

Rules and Guidelines for the Beyond Books Collection:

 

Guidelines for Borrowing and Use

  • Objects lent out by the Library through its Beyond Books program (”Things”), may only be checked out from the Service Desk.
  • A valid Worth Library card with current address in good standing is required to borrow a Thing.
  • Borrowers must be 18 years or older and items must be checked out on an Adult library card. 
  • Borrowers must read, understand, and sign this Agreement before they checkout a Thing.
  • Things can only be placed on hold by Worth patrons. Reciprocal borrowers can check out Things on site but cannot place them on hold. 2 items maximum per library card.
  • Things can be checked out for 2 weeks and cannot be renewed. Items have a $1.00 per day overdue fine.
  • All Things must be returned to the Worth Public Library Circulation Desk.

Proper Use and Care

  • As with any Thing, use care when handling.
  • Return the Thing with all parts and components.

Liability

  • The borrower is solely responsible for the Thing and will be billed for reasonable repair or replacement costs associated with damage or loss of Things and/or peripherals due to neglect or abuse.
  • A list of the replacement costs of Things is maintained by the Library and is available upon request.
  • The responsibility to protect against loss is the borrower’s.
  • Worth Public Library District is not responsible for the loss of any data while using this equipment.

A waiver must be signed for certain items. The waiver can be found here or you can sign one at the library. Once signed, it will stay in your library record.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday & Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

The Library is closed on the following days:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Eve

 

Phone Prompts at
708-448-2855:

0 - Operator
1 - Hours, Address
2 - Adult Services
3 - Youth Services
4 - Circulation Desk
5 - Business Office
6 - Technical Services
7 - Director

Browse the Worth Beyond Books Collection

BLACK + DECKER LASER LEVEL

Drywall pin/protractor ring and instructions

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BATTERY TESTER

Weepro Battery Tester with instructions

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SOIL TESTER

Sonkir soil tester 3-in-1 soil moisture/light/ph and instructions

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WALL STUD FINDER

Tavool wall stud finder, Metal & AC live wire detector, and instructions

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EMF METER

Erickhill EMF detector, USB cable, and instructions

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BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

Musibaby portable speaker with carrying strap, AUX cable, USB cable, and instructions

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BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR

Greater goods blood pressure monitor, blood pressure cuff, ac adapter, soft carry case an instructions

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WIRELESS MICROPHONE

Bonaok wireless singing microphone & hifi speaker, USB cable, audio cable, carrying case with carabiner, and instructions

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HAPPY LIGHT

Verilux happy light lucent led light therapy lamp with stand, AC adapter, and instructions

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SLOW COOKER

Hamilton beach 3-temperature slow cooker, insert, lid, liners, and instructions

**do not wash in dishwasher

**hand-wash & dry $5.00 fee for anything returned dirty

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CAKE DECORATING KIT

Kootek cake decorating kit: cake stand, 2 spatulas, 3 scrapers, 12 decorating tips, 1 2-piece coupler, and instructions

** do not wash in dishwasher

** hand-wash & dry $5.00 fee for anything returned dirty

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PASTA MAKER AND NOODLE DRYING RACK

Home noodle machine 2-piece pasta maker with 2 handles, Ourokhome pasta drying rack, and instructions 

**do not wash in dishwasher 

**hand-wash & dry $5.00 fee for anything returned dirty 

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DIGITAL FILM SCANNER

Kodak slide n scan digital film scanner, 110, 126, 135 film adapters, 50×50 mm hinged slide holder, USB cable, HDMI cable, cleaning brush, and instructions  

**Waiver required 

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PROJECTOR WITH DVD PLAYER

Bigasuo projector/dvd player with lens cover, one remote, AC adapter, VGA cable, HDMI cable, AV cable, tripod, carry case, lens wipe, quick manual, and instructions 

**Waiver required 

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SELFIE RING LIGHT

Kaiess 10″ selfie ring light, tripod, selfie remote, cell phone holder and instructions 

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RECORD PLAYER

Udreamer turntable record player, 33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm selectable speed, AC adapter, 45 adapter disc, and instructions 

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GARDEN TOOL SET

Play22 garden tool set 

  • 1 pruner 
  • 1 cultivator 
  • 1 hand rake 
  • 1 weeder 
  • 1 transplanter 
  • 1 trowel 
  • Gloves 
  • spray bottle 
  • carry bag 

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METAL DETECTOR

Bounty hunter tracker iv 2-piece metal detector with 8″ waterproof searchcoil and instructions 

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TRAVEL TELESCOPE

Celestron travelscope compact 70mm aperture refractor telescope, 20mm(20x), 10mm(40x) eyepieces, altazimuth mount, astronomy software, tripod, backpack and instructions 

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GHOST CAKE PAN

Aluminum ghost cake pan approx. 11x9x2 

**do not wash in dishwasher 

**hand-wash & dry $5.00 fee for anything returned dirty 

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SPIDERMAN CAKE PAN

Aluminum Spiderman cake pan approx. 12x12x2

**do not wash in dishwasher

**hand-wash & dry $5.00 fee for anything returned dirty

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DINOSAUR CAKE PAN

Aluminum Spiderman cake pan approx. 12x11x2

**do not wash in dishwasher

**hand-wash & dry $5.00 fee for anything returned dirty

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LETTER/NUMBER CAKE PAN

Aluminum letter/number cake pan with 12 dividers approx. 12x8x2

**do not wash in dishwasher

**hand-wash & dry $5.00 fee for anything returned dirty

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MERMAID TALE CAKE PAN

Silicone mermaid tail cake pan approx. 10x8x2 

**do not wash in dishwasher

**hand-wash & dry $5.00 fee for anything returned dirty

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