Obviously we all want all our items to find their user, in this case I mean that they are items that either people want to try out before purchasing (cameras) or want to use when they visit our area, and either left at home on accident or don’t have space to store when not in use (walking sticks, dry bags, etc.)
The games in this collection are predominantly card games and were specifically selected because you can play them with missing cards. Though the cameras are expensive, the librarian who selected them chose gopros and instamax mini because they are simple to use, and relatively sturdy. It’s really important to budget for things like service and staff time when introducing new formats and unusual items to your collection. Our wifi hotspot devices were donated, the internet service was not. Each of these items required some kind of special packaging and staff training - what to look for at checkout, what we have, etc.