Library of Things

  • Lap Loom Kit

    Arts & Crafts Kits

    Start a new arts or craft project with one of the kits JMRL has to offer. From Knitting to Origami to Caligraphy, there are several to try out. Check the catalog for a full list of kits available.

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  • Blood pressure monitor station

    Blood Pressure Monitor Station

    In partnership with the American Heart Association the Blood Pressure Monitor Station helps you to keep tabs on your heart health while at the library.

    With the blood pressure monitor are instructions and a recommended levels chart.  Wrap the arm cuff directly against skin (not over clothing), just above the bend in the elbow, with the cord over the inside of the elbow. Take a deep breath and press the on button, it is that easy!

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    Central - Crozet - Scottsville
  • Book Club Kit

    Book Club Kits

    Each Book Club Kit includes a tote bag with a number of copies of a title.  Kits also include a numbered log to help keep track of book copies, discussion questions and background information, such as author biographies, book reviews, and other information.

    Book Club Kits are available for Adult or Children's titles.

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    Games & Recreation Kits

    Fun ways to pass the time. Bird watching, playing chess, visiting a local museum, or hiking a VA state park, these kits have fun packed inside. Also checkout the Toy Library. Check the catalog for a full list of kits available.

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  • Yoga Kig

    Health Kits

    To promote healthy living, choose from JMRL's Health Kits. Try out yoga, hand therapy, cardio, pilates, light therapy, and more. Check the catalog for a full list of kits available.

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  • Little Seed Library

    Little Seed Library

    Become a member of this seed saving and exchange program. In partnership with the Piedmont Master Gardeners the Little Seed Library offers members a source for checking out or donating seeds for home gardening. From growing your own vegetables to cut flowers the Little Seed Library has something for everyone to share the joy of gardening.

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    Gordon - Crozet
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    Memory Kits

    The Memory Kits were designed by a pair of Outreach librarians, Kathryn Leide and Lynne Martin Erickson, to use with groups of seniors, of varying capabilities, to create interactive experiences. Each kit contains a variety of things for the senses including a dvd, a cd with sing-along booklets, things to touch, and things to smell. As the participants handle materials and hear familiar songs, it's not unusual for them to share their own memories

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  • Snap Circuits Kit

    Science & Technology Kits

    Fun kits to learn about circuitry, robots, and other STEM topics. Also available are hotspots and electricity usage monitors. Check the catalog for a full list of kits available.

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  • Ukelele Kit

    Skills Kits

    Want to learn a new skill? JMRL has kits to learn writing skills, playing the ukelele, cooking different cuisines, broadcast live, and more. Check the catalog for a full list of kits available.

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  • Toy Library

    Toy Library

    The Toy Library is a collection of 40 different toys that will encourage imaginative and dramatic play, promoting early literacy skills. All toys are cleaned and disinfected by volunteers at the University of Virginia Madison House after each check out.

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  • hot spot

    Wi-Fi Hotspot

    Hotspots provide fast, filtered access to your personal device throughout most of the JMRL service area. Hotspots can be checked out for three weeks.

    Patrons must submit a signed Hotspot User Agreement form before checking out a hotspot.

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