Photo courtesy of City of Prescott Office of Tourism, Enchroma, and Blushing Cactus Photography
If this new year has you thinking about trying something new, Prescott Public Library’s Library of Things has an array of items for you to check out and try. In addition to telescopes, Wi-Fi hotspots, iPads, Chromebooks, and hiking kits (complete with pack, trekking poles, binoculars, and more), the Library of Things now also includes EnChroma Colorblind glasses.
Color blindness affects one in 12 men (8%) and one in 200 women (.5%) – an estimated 13 million in the US and 350 million worldwide. Though not a complete correction for colorblindness, Enchroma glasses enable most people with red-green colorblindness to see an expanded range of vibrant color and enjoy enhanced detail and depth perception. These glasses are available with lenses for either indoor or outdoor viewing, include sizes for adults and youth, and select adult pairs are designed to be worn over the top of prescription glasses. EnChroma Colorblind Glasses are available thanks to an initiative by the City of Prescott Office of Tourism and have a 3-day lending period.
Enchroma glasses are not the only new addition to the Library of Things. Prescott Public Library, in partnership with Prescott Ukulele Guild, Friends of Prescott Public Library, and with support from Gray Dog Music, has added a number of ukuleles for check out. These ukuleles check out for 3 weeks and include a ukulele, carrying case, and an electronic tuner.
For more information about Library of Things items, visit or call the Ask a Librarian desk at 928.777.1526.