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.

Adventure Backpacks

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.

 

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.

 

Chromebooks

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 Acorn services. Chromebooks can only be checked out by adults and must be returned to a staff member.

 

Engravers

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.

 

Fishing Poles

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.

 

Looms

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.

 

Science Kits

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.

 

Telescope Kits

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.