The Terrace Library has a lot on its shelves these days. After a survey last year on how to evolve, the library debuted a repository of non-bookish items for loan, including everything from guitars and drums to robotics kits, board games, snowshoes, VR glasses and even kitchen gadgets like a steam juicer and food dehydrator. “Libraries have also been places that have had to adapt,” says library director David Tremblay. The collection currently has around 90 objects, with more on the way.
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