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Collection of Non-Traditional Materials

Are you interested in trying out an instrument or karaoke machine or borrowing one for a special event? Would you like to digitize your memories in the comfort of your own home? Want to teach your kids musical rhythm or try out a new game on Game Night? Westlake Porter Public Library can help with our Non‑Traditional Item collection.

Included in the collection are musical instruments such as ukuleles, banjos, a drum machine and a portable keyboard, equipment for converting slides, audio cassettes and 8mm/Super 8mm film to digital formats, a karaoke machine, Music Kits for kids, VCR and DVD recorders, board and card games, and much more.

The collection is located across from the Circulation Desk. Loan periods range from one to three weeks, depending on the item.

Find Outfoxed! and other Board Games at WPPL

Board Games have launched at YOUR library! Check out board and card games from our Non-Traditional Materials Collection to play at home. With a variety of types and range of age groups, there's something sure to delight. Visit our catalog to see what is available or stop in today!

Technology/Equipment

8MM/SUPER 8MM DIGITAL CONVERTER

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The Wolverine Reels2Digital MovieMaker-Pro converts movie reels into digital movies (no sound) simply. Mount up to a 9-inch reel, insert a memory card, press a few buttons and the apparatus will pull the film and scan frame-by-frame to create a digital MP4 movie file.

AUDIO CASSETTE CONVERTER

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Convert cassette tapes into digital music files for archiving or playback on a computer, phone, or tablet. The handheld USB device works with any cassette tape and features a built-in speaker, USB connector, and a cable for attaching it to a Mac or PC.

Blu-ray Player

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Watch the latest Blu-ray Disc movies in Full High Definition quality, for depth and image clarity far exceeding that of DVD. This portably-sized Blu-ray player is easy to connect with the included HDMI and AV cables.

CD Boombox

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Enjoy music anywhere and anytime with this portable, top-loading, CD, CD-R and CD-RW compatible CD Boombox with LED CD track display, AM/FM radio, and 3.5 mm auxiliary line input for an additional audio device like a mobile phone or MP3 Player.

DVD Player

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This compact DVD player with HDMI and remote control makes watching a movie, playing music and viewing pictures from your favorite CD fun, turning any room into a mini home theater!

External DVD Drive

Find this item in the catalogJust plug the Amicool External DVD drive into a USB port on a Windows, Mac or Linux PC or laptop and read or write discs—including DVD+ R, DVD-R, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW.

FILM & SLIDE CONVERTER

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Rapidly digitize negatives, slides, and 8mm movies with the F2D Titan 8-in-1 High-Definition Film to Digital Converter from Wolverine Data. Work with 35mm slides and negatives, 110, 127, 126, and APS format films as well as 8mm and Super 8 movies. View the images using the large 4.3" color LCD.

Karaoke Machine

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Features RCA output jacks to connect to your TV for scrolling lyrics and 1 microphone jack. Plays CD/CD+G.

Projector

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The VANKYO Leisure 3 projector can play videos, TV series, photo slideshows, football games, and more. It can be easily connected with a smartphone, PS3, PS4, X-Box One or Wii to enjoy big games.

RECORD PLAYER

Find this image in the catalogCapable of recording high quality MP3 audio from a vinyl record to an SD card or via USB to your computer or mobile device, this record player also includes bluetooth playback capability. It plays records at speeds of 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM and 78 RPM and includes built-in speakers, headphone jack, RCA line out, rechargable battery and a suitcase design with easy carry handle.

VIDEO CAMERA RECORDER

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The Sony Handycam Hi8 digital video camera recorder plays Hi-8, 8mm, and Digital 8 camcorder tapes and includes: User's manual, safety instructions, Picture Package software CD, remote, RCA cable, USB cable, power cable, lithium ion battery, camera strap, 1 cleaning cassette, and 1 blank cassette.

VIDEO CAMERA RECORDER

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The Canon ZR10 Digital Video Camera Recorder plays Mini DV camcorder tapes and includes: User's manual, remote, RCA cable, power cable, lithium ion battery, camera strap, and 1 blank cassette.

VIDEO CAPTURE

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Transfer video to your Mac or PC from a VCR, DVR, camcorder, or any other analogue video device. Elgato Video Capture's easy-to-use software assists you through every step, from connecting an analogue video device to capturing video and choosing how you will watch and share it.

VCR to DVD Converter

Find this item in the catalogThere is no need to eliminate your vintage VHS tapes when you can play them on this digital tuner and record the footage onto a blank DVD. The Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK DVD recorder features an SD memory card slot for viewing pictures or videos, a USB terminal, and a simple HDMI connection.

Musical Instruments

Banjo

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This 5-string banjo is made of all maple wood material for a very bright and clear sound. The open back and Remo head produce a professional sound while the high-end European tiger maple wood head adds texture and beauty.

Bear Bells

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Set of 8 desk bells in the shape of bears with expressive faces. Range is from diatonic (c3 to c4). Each bell is a different color and labeled with note name and number in order to help your students become little musicians!

Chromanotes

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This brightly colored bell set of 8 is a C-c diatonic scale that can be played as a set or as individual notes for a multi person group. This set comes with a case and a pair of mallets.

Drum Machine

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All-in-One Electronic Drum Kit includes tom-toms, hi-hat, snare drums, crash & ride cymbals and tons of more sounds. Effectively reproduces complete 'Drum Set' sounds. Includes tempo, beat, rhythm, EQ, volume and adjustment tools plus foot pedal controllers.

The Rogue RD80 Dreadnought acoustic guitar is an excellent starter guitar with great playability and feel. Mahogany stained back and sides with a bound blonde basswood top. The RD80 also features a nato neck with a bound sonokelin fingerboard and bridge.

The Rogue Rocketeer RR100 electric guitar is a classic design, built for ease of playability. It is constructed with a lightweight contoured double-cutaway paulownia body. The ultra-thin, comfortable maple neck makes it easy to fly up and down the 22-fret fingerboard with ease.

A compact amp perfect for beginners or practicing. The Rogue G-10 guitar amp produces a variety of tones in a compact size. Features include a switch for clean or overdriven sound, master volume, 2-band tone control, and 1/4" headphone out.

Otamatone

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The Otamatone is an electronic musical instrument synthesizer that can be played with two hands by squeezing the 'head' of the instrument with one hand while controlling the pitch with the other.

Portable Keyboard

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The Casio SA-46 portable keyboard comes with a new sound source and 8-note polyphony. It includes 100 timbres and 50 rhythms, revealed on the LC display. Another highlight is the simple change-over switch for switching between the piano and organ sound. The cool retro design combines bright green and black.

Ukulele

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"This uke is the real deal, not a toy. Basswood fingerboard and bridge offers both sturdy construction and a smooth touch that you can roll over the frets freely on the nylon strings whether playing chords or single notes"
- Amazon.com.

Music Kits

Music Kit #1

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Music Kit #1 is designed to teach kids rhythm, music and movement.

This kit contains:

  • Book - The Nuts: Sing and Dance In Your Polka-Dot Pants by Eric Litwin.
  • Stretchy band
  • Ocean drum
  • 4 Chiquitas
  • Cabasa
  • Activity Guide

Music Kit #2

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Music Kit #2 is designed to teach kids rhythm, music and movement.

This kit contains:

  • Book - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr, pictures by Eric Carle.
  • Rainstick
  • 3 Scarves
  • Set of Bongos
  • 3 Shaker eggs
  • Activity Guide

Music Kit #3

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Music Kit #3 is designed to teach kids rhythm, music and movement.

This kit contains:

  • Book - Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins, illustrated by Eric Gurney.
  • 3 Hoop scarf streamers
  • 4 Lummi sticks
  • Hand drum
  • Clatterpillar
  • Activity Guide