Non-Traditional Circulating Materials

            All around the country public libraries lend non-traditional items to patrons. Some libraries are lending hand tools, others lend children’s toys, and a few have even started seed libraries where patrons can check out flower and vegetable seeds. The Henry County Library also lends out non-traditional library materials. Many of you are hopefully already familiar with our cake pan collection and our jigsaw puzzle collection. But did you know that we also circulate fishing poles?

            Donated to the library by the Missouri Department of Conservation, these six fishing poles and six tackle boxes are available for patrons to check out for a period of two weeks. The fishing poles are currently being housed at the Lenora Blackmore Branch Library in Windsor. Any patron with a library card in good standing can check the fishing poles out. You may also request the poles for pick-up at the Clinton location.

            If you have a large group of people who want to take advantage of the fine weather and visit the local lakes and streams for fishing but don’t have enough poles then head on over to the library and check out some of ours. We are very grateful to the Missouri Conservation Department for their donation of the fishing poles and tackle boxes and we hope that you, as our patrons, will put these fishing poles to good use.

            Throughout the country public libraries are finding ways to partner with local organizations in order to offer more services to the community. We are glad that we too can do this with our fishing pole program. The Henry County Library seeks to offer a wide range of resources to our residents and the fishing poles are just one example of this. For a list of more services we offer check out the ‘Services’ page on our web-site www.henrycolib.org.