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Information about the PALNI prize wheels and button maker: their benefits, and how to reserve and borrow.

Reserve Prize Wheels, Button Makers, or Escape Room Kit

All equipment may be reserved by contacting Eric/Ruth at

Prize Wheel Guidelines

PALNI has used some PALNI staff Research and Development funds to purchase two Prize Wheels that can be borrowed by PALNI schools. One has a permanent location with Eric Bradley at Goshen and one has a permanent location at Butler.
We envision these being used in workshops, open houses, and for general fun at events, including PALNI events.
You can see a demo of Sally Neal trying out a wheel by watching this clip: The wheels can either be used at table height or at standing height.
Please note that the wheels weigh 40 lb including a case, and are not easy to transport.
Templates for the prize spaces (there are 12) on the wheels can be obtained in Microsoft Word, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe PDF formats. (see Template Tab for links)
The center part of the wheels cannot be changed from the PALNI logo.
PALNI will not supply prizes for the wheels.

Button Maker Guidelines

PALNI has two button makers that can be borrowed by PALNI schools. They are free to borrow but we do ask that each institution pays for their own buttons.
Templates for the buttons can be found in the Templates tab above.

One button maker makes 2.25 inch buttons and the other makes 1 inch buttons. 

Both come with paper cutters for easy cutting. 

These are the button makers we have:

Extra Buttons can be ordered from:
Amazon (2.25" Size),
United Art and Education (2.25" Size - 500 buttons),
or United Art and Education (2.25" Size - 100 buttons).

Amazon (1" Size) or United Art and Education (1" Size).

If you need the owners manual for either button maker, they can be found here.

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Information Fluency Coordinators
Ruth Szpunar and Eric Bradley coordinate PALNI collaboration and communication on Reference, Instruction, and Outreach activities and develop best practices. They also assist libraries in providing support, services, and product information for learning, teaching, and research, as well as ways to assess and demonstrate that impact. Eric Bradley is the Head of Research & Instruction for Goshen College's Good Library. Both Ruth and Eric are co-founders of Aestiva Solutions.

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PALNI's Prize Wheel and Button Maker LibGuide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. PALNI’s logos and branding template are not covered by this license, and all rights to such material are reserved.

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