We are already there. Part 3 of a series on what the Garland County Library offers the community. What the library offers you. This month, I’ll be talking about some of the special items you can now borrow from the library.

Yes, you can borrow books – new releases, bestsellers, children’s picture books and easy readers, cookbooks, biographies, hundreds of James Patterson, large print books, books on CD, books on MP3 player, guidebooks travel, magazines and on and so on.

We have movies on DVD and Blu-ray. Kids’ movies, documentaries, HBO full series, BBC miniseries, cult classics, explainer videos, Hallmark movies, blockbusters, and more.

Books and movies are fairly commonplace for libraries. But this is where it gets interesting. We also have:

• Cake pans, from circles and rectangles to molds shaped like Elsa and a baby bottle.

• Pastry accessories.

• Halloween costumes for children and teenagers (in season).

• Fishing rods, thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

• Seeds from our seed library.

• Wi-Fi hotspots — you can literally borrow the Internet with a hotspot.

• Microscope.

• Telescopes.

• Puzzles (borrowed honor — not available in our catalog).

• Board games, from checkers to Settlers of Catan.

• Mid-America Science Museum Pass — good for a family of five to take a free trip to the museum.

• Garvan Woodland Gardens Pass — good for a family of five to visit the gardens for free.

You can search for most of these items in our online catalog at http://www.catalog.glibrary.com. From there, you can log in with your library card number and PIN, and put items on hold. Don’t know your PIN or need your card number? Call us at 501-623-4161 or email us [email protected]

When your holds are available, we’ll let you know and you can pick them up from the building, through curbside pickup, or request free home delivery by emailing. [email protected]

Perhaps you are more of a book collector than a book borrower? Discover our second-hand book sales room. The Friends of Garland County Library, a nonprofit support organization, accepts donations and sells items at bargain prices. Visit their store located in the back right corner of the library during library hours. The saleroom is restocked on Mondays and Thursdays, in case you want some first dibs or have some free time to volunteer with the Friends.

Lack of space for this month. In the next episode, I’ll talk about library programming. I may be biased, but I think these programs are pretty awesome and I’ll explain why next month.

Learn more about the library at http://www.glibrary.com. Call 501-623-4161, email [email protected]or visit the library in person at 1427 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs.