AAC Core Boards & Sensory Kits
NDL welcomes people of all abilities to use the library. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) handheld core boards are now available for in-library patron use. These communication tools are available in folders at the Information and Reference Desks. The boards were developed with local Speech and Language Pathologists using Wayne RESA (Regional Educational Service Agencies) standards, with an additional board from Oakland County Schools. Folders include: Wayne RESA standard 20 square board Wayne RESA standard 32 square board Oakland County Schools 48 square board Behavioral Keyring from Autism Supplies and Development Communication Keyring from Autism Supplies and Development Countdown Keyring from Autism Supplies and Development Five sensory kits are also available at the Information Desk for in-library patron use. These kits are designed to help children and adults who need tools or toys to help calm or stimulate their nervous system. Each kit has a variety of tools and toys. Two kits are recommended for children 3 years of age and up. Three kits are recommended for children ages 6 years of age and up. These services were made possible by the Friends of the Northville District Library and the Community Financial Credit Union Summer of Sharing Donation.
Bike Fixit Station
Bike Fixit Station includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments. Swing by the library for a tune-up, and then hop on Hines for a ride! Generously sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Book Club on the Go
Complete list of book kit titles Each kit contains 8 copies of fiction or non-fiction titles chosen based on professional reviews, award lists, and recommendations from Northville book group members. Each kit includes a folder with book discussion questions, author biography, and book reviews. The kits are checked out to one person who is responsible for all of the materials. The kits check out for 6 weeks. Kits can be placed on hold. Kits can be renewed once if no holds exist. New kits with new titles will be added throughout the year. Single copies of the books may not be checked out from the kit. The kit must be returned with all materials. Items from the kit cannot be returned separately. Incomplete kits will not be accepted and will incur fines once the due date is reached. Overdue Book Group kits will be fined $1.00 a day to a maximum of $25.00 Replacement cost of an entire kit is $100.00. Replacement costs of individual items will depend on the cost of the missing/damaged item.
Mobile WiFi Hotspots
Check out one of our mobile WiFi hotspots and access the Internet for free from home, your car or when you are on vacation! The mobile hotspots work in any area where T-Mobile has coverage. Check T-Mobile coverage map to see if your area is covered. Loan Period and Fines: Unlimited Data. 14 day loan (no renewals and no consecutive checkouts). No holds allowed. $2 per day overdue fine. $75 replacement fee assessed after 40 days and unit service is remotely disabled. Only 1 Hotspot per household. Borrowing Policy: Borrower must be 18 years or older and have a valid and unblocked Northville District Library card. Hotspots must be returned directly to the Northville District Library Circulation Desk. Please contact the Circulation Desk for Hotspot availability, (248) 349-3020. THANK YOU!
Northville HD Webcam
The full HD Webcam produces sharp, clear images over a WiFi connection. The Webcam Plug and Play works with USB 2.0, NO additional drivers required. Ready to use in less than 1 min with any compatible device. Supports Mac/ Windows/ Chrome OS/ Android TV and more. Supports a wide variety of video conferencing software; Zoom, Yahoo, Skype, and many more. The built-in dual noise-canceling microphones reduce ambient noise to enhance the sound quality of your video. The privacy cover for the PC Webcam covers the lens when it is not in use. The convenient foldable design allows you to easily take it anywhere. Just plug it in and you are ready to go! Loan Period and Fines: 14 day loan (No renewals). No holds allowed. $2 per day overdue fine, $50 replacement fee assessed after 7 days, Only 1 Webcam per household. Borrowing Policy: Borrower must be 14 years or older and have a valid and unblocked Northville District Library card. Webcams must be returned directly to the Northville District Library Circulation Desk. Please contact the Circulation Desk for Webcams availability, (248) 349-3020. THANK YOU!
Get started exploring the night sky with the library’s new circulating telescope collection! The Orion Starblast 4.5 Altazimuth Reflector Tabletop Telescope is a grab-and-go, family-friendly scope for beginner and intermediate astronomy enthusiasts. The telescope collection was made possible by a generous gift from The Friends of the Library. Please contact the Circulation Desk for telescope availability, (248) 349-3020. Contents: Orion Starblast 4.5 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope with mounted EZ Finder II Reflex Sight. Two removable eyepieces: 17 mm Explorer II eyepiece lens and 6mm Explorer II eyepiece lens (stored in eyepiece lens box). Eyepiece lens box. Microfiber cleaning cloth. Supportive documents featured in a folder. Bauer 650 Medium-Sized Wheelie Bag or Gard Euphorium Wheelie Bag. NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITH A TELESCOPE. Permanent vision and scope damage could result. Loan Period and Fines: 7 day loan (no renewals). No holds allowed. $5 per day overdue fine. $370 replacement fee assessed after 2 weeks. Borrowing Policy: Borrower must be 18 years or older and have a valid and unblocked Northville District Library card. Telescopes must be returned directly to the Northville District Library Circulation Desk. Please contact the Circulation Desk for Telescopes availability, (248) 349-3020. THANK YOU!