Looking for a new hobby or fitness activity to add to your exercise routine? The Library of Things is a collection of crafts, fitness equipment, experiences and more that you can check out with your library card. Learn more about each "thing" and check availability or place a hold. Items can be checked out for three weeks at a time.
The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional library items that complement the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s mission to foster personal growth and life-long learning for all by connecting people with ideas, information, and each other. This collection of games, An opportunity to "try before you buy".
From knitting and calligraphy kits to hand therapy tools and resistance bands, the Library of Things is full of equipment and experiences
Yes! JMRL welcomes library card holders to use its laptops for civic, creative, cultural, educational, personal, or business activities. Library laptops and peripheral equipment are available at JMRL branches for use during hours when the Library is open on equal terms to all card holders in the community. Laptops are provided on a first come, first served basis. More than one laptop cannot be checked out to the same card at the same time. Laptops are for in-house use only; they may not leave the building. See the In-House Laptop Use Procedure below for full details.
Health Library/Fit Kits
To promote healthy living choose from six different kits available; read about the Health Kits and then visit the catalog to place a hold on one today.
The Maker Kits allow you to learn a new technology or a skill at your own pace and in your own place by providing materials and instructions. Read about the 10 different Maker Kits available then visit the catalog to place a hold on one today.
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.
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.
Virginia Discovery Museum Pass
Virginia State Parks Backpack
Frontier Culture Museum Pass
Hotspots provide fast, filtered access to your personal device throughout most of the JMRL service area. Hotspots can be checked out for three weeks.