Temple Terrace library expanding their services

Posted at 5:39 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 18:12:13-04
Libraries are well known for lending out books and DVD's, but the Temple Terrace library is expanding their services.
The "Beyond Books Lending Program" lets patrons check out things like power tools, sewing machines, and cooking items.
"It's expanding what libraries do, we've had great feedback on this, everyone we've mentioned it to," said librarian Teressa Fraser.
She said all of the items the library has have been donated.  
A patron can check out the items for one week then renew the item if nobody else is waiting for it. Patrons need a library card to checkout the items. Fraser said other libraries across the country are starting to be creative.
"I recently read an article about a library that loans out men's neck ties and that's for jobseekers," said Fraser.
She said the program is an effort to make the library feel like a resource for the entire community.
"A lot of times people go to neighbors and family members to borrow items that they may only want to use one time, a plumbers wrench, something like that, now you can come here and borrow it," said Fraser.
The library is still taking donations. Click here for more information on the items available for checkout.