Library of Things
The Library of Things expands our collection's range of materials for borrowing, so that community members of all ages can discover tools and materials to help them explore, learn, create and connect. Our Library of Things builds community through a shared economy, while giving you the opportunity to use an item that may not be attainable, or to save money without purchasing.
Search the catalog for adventure backpacks. Each pack includes a variety of tools and nature guides to explore the outdoors. Place a hold on an adventure backpack and pick it up at the branch most convenient for you.
Baby Booster Kits
Search the catalog for baby booster kits. Each kit includes a variety of books on a specific topic or theme and a book with parent tips. Baby Booster Kits are available at every branch.
Search the catalog for board games. There are over 30 games in our collection serving a wide range of ages and interests. Place a hold on the game of your choice and pick it up at the branch most convenient to you.
Book Club Kits
Search the catalog for book club kits. Each kit contains eight to 12 copies of a title, plus a discussion guide to help enhance your book club's discussion. Place a hold on the kit of your choice and pick it up at the branch most convenient for you.
Search the catalog for Chromebooks. Chromebooks are small laptops with WiFi capabilities that run Google's Chrome OS. Create and edit documents, access the internet and watch streaming videos using the library's Kanopy or hoopla services. Chromebooks can only be checked out by adults and must be returned to a staff member.
Search the catalog for engravers. Each kit contains one engraver pen and instructions on how to use it. Engravers can only be checked out by adults.
Search the catalog for fishing poles. Fishing poles are available for checkout by adults only at the North Point Branch and may not be returned in the book drop, left outside the library or returned to other branches.
Search the catalog for HotSpots. A mobile hot spot is a portable device that allows devices such as smartphones or laptops to access the internet wirelessly. HotSpots are available for checkout by adults only and can be requested to be picked up at the branch most convenient for you.
Search the catalog for looms. Each kit includes one easel weaver, two shed sticks, one stick shuttle and one instruction sheet. Looms are on the shelves at the Hereford Branch and can be requested to the branch most convenient for you.
Search the catalog for outdoor activities. There are a variety of activities in our collection serving a wide range of ages. Place a hold on the outdoor activity of your choice and pick it up at the branch most convenient to you.
Search the catalog for science kits. Each kit includes a hands-on item and a book on a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related topic. Science kits are only available at the Woodlawn branch.
Search the catalog for telescope kits. Each kit contains a moon map, star finder and other tools that will enhance your night sky experience. Kits are available for checkout by adults only and can be requested to be picked up at the branch most convenient for you.