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Homewood’s Library of Things offering games, electronics for check-out

A ukelele is one of a number of items that can be checked out from Home Public Library's Library of Things. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

Did you know you now can check out the handheld gaming Nintendo Switch, or a ukulele, or a backyard game from the Homewood Public Library?

The newly established Library of Things gives library patrons a chance to experiment with or enjoy any of the 20 items in the new collection, including a volleyball/badminton set, a bocce set, giant yard dice and even a turntable. All the items were purchased new.

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Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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