Special Collections

Community Library’s mission is to provide welcoming environments for all to pursue knowledge and cultivate interests. In addition to our collection of books, databases, and multimedia materials, we offer a variety of additional services that enhance the lives of Big Walnut area residents. 

Book Club Sets

The library has several book sets to be used with reading groups, book clubs, classes, etc. Each set has about ten copies. Please contact Adult Services at 740-965-3901 to check the availability and to request a set for your group. Click here to for a downloadable PDF.

The library book
Radical curiosity : questioning commonly held beliefs to imagine flourishing futures
White fragility : why it
Sweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America
Fuzz : when nature breaks the law
Fox and I : an uncommon friendship
The day the world came to town : 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
Funny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America
The girl who said goodbye : a memoir of a Khmer Rouge survivor
A place in the world : finding the meaning of home
Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood
Tender at the bone : growing up at the table
The beneficiary : fortune, misfortune, and the story of my father
My life and hard times
Dinners with Ruth : a memoir on the power of friendships
Dinner with Edward : the story of an unexpected friendship
The reading list : a novel
Anxious people
The personal librarian
Tapestry of fortunes : a novel
The indigo girl : a novel
Glory : a novel
The secret life of Albert Entwistle
The night watchman : a novel
Rabbit cake
We were the lucky ones
Demon Copperhead
This tender land : a novel
Interpreter of maladies : stories
The beekeeper of Aleppo : a novel
The children act : a novel
The night portrait : a novel of World War II and da Vinci
Where the crawdads sing
The overstory : a novel
The trees
The kitchen front : a novel
The last painting of Sara De Vos
Lucy by the sea : a novel
The book of lost friends : a novel
The storied life of A. J. Fikry
The art of betrayal
Salt to the sea : a novel
The hate u give
Air Quality Detector

Multifunctional Indoor Air Quality Monitor can detect formaldehyde (HCHO), volatile organic compounds (TVOC), PM2.5/PM1.0/PM10, temperature and humidity. It can satisfy most your need to monitor the air quality indoor with this one device.

Automobile Diagnostic Scanner

KW850 OBD II/EOBD scanner supports all 10 modes of OBD II test foro a complete diagnosis. Featuring the unique patented One-Click I/M readiness key. TFT color display and bulit-in speacker, the KW850 is truly the ultimate in power, allowing users to do their jobs faster. In addition, thousands of troubleshooter code tips help technicians to save diagnosis and repair time.

Birding Backpacks

Birding Backpacks include two pairs of binoculars, one for an adult and one for a child. Birding field guides and maps of local parks are also included.

Deluxe Fossil Collection
Deluxe Fossil Collection

The Delux fossil collection allows you to learn about various types of fossils with 15 fossil types and their information cards. The kit includes a small plastic magnifying glass, a “Dig into fossils” book, and a “Geological time scale” sheet.

Garmin Etrex 22x Rugged Handheld GPS
Garmin Etrex 22x Rugged Handheld GPS

A rugged handheld GPS with enhanced mapping and navigation. Includes preloaded topoactive mapping with routable roads and trails.

Jumper Cables

The self jumper cables are tangle-free with a high-resistance insulator for maximum protection to prevent corrosion and rust. There’s a step by step guide on how to use the 12 ft cables on vehicles ranging from motorcycles through to trucks and vans.

Kill A Watt Power Meter

Watt solutions: an easy to use meter that calculates electric usage and cost of household appliances to help you understand and reduce your energy bill.

LED Projector

APEMAN LC350 Portable Mini Video Projector with brightness, up to 45,000 hours of lamp life, supports 1080p Full HD multimedia video and multi-input connectivity to suit your diverse needs. In addition, it offers a projection size ranging from 34″ to 180″ and can be adjusted to 4:3 or 16:9. Perfect for movies, sports, and video games.

Lenovo Thinkpad T16 Gen 1 Kit with Mobile Hotspot
Lenovo Thinkpad T16 Gen 1

Lenovo Thinkpad T16 Gen 1: Kit includes a laptop computer, laptop charging unit, charging cord, mobile hotspot, hotspot charging cord, black laptop zippered sleeve, hotspot instruction sheet and black travel case.

Light Therapy Lamp

Light Therapy Lamp: Features the same 6500K color temperature of natural sunlight to help fight winter blues, jet lag, and shift work or seasonal changes.

Mobile Hotspot

T9 Mobile Hotspot is perfect for staying connected. Connects up to 15 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously. Equipped with a 1800mAh battery and up to 12.5 days standby time. The device enhances the Mobile Broadband Service experience by providing a wireless hub for WiFi-enabled devices, and multiple users can take advantage of an instant hotspot. With its compact and lightweight form factor and rechargeable battery, provides the ultimate in on-the-go flexibility.

Reflective Safety Cones
Reflective Safety Cone

Reflective Safety Cones are a great option for practicing maneuverability for a driving test. Each set comes with 5 safety cones.