3D Pen – The 3Doodler Create extrudes heated plastic that cools into a solid structure.
Art Projector – Easy-to-use projector enlarges flat artwork from 2 times up to 10 times onto any vertical surface.
Button Maker – Design and press buttons for fun, family, friends or events. Comes with supplies for 10 2″ round buttons.
Color Matching Tool – Match paint colors with this colorimeter. Requires use of app.
Crochet Kit – Work on a crochet project, or learn new stitches.
Knitting / Beginning Knitting – This kit comes with everything but the yarn for working on a knitting project, or learning to knit.
Slide Scanner – Convert slides, negatives, 8mm film, and Super 8 movies into digital JPEG images.
Blood Pressure Monitor – Automated measure of blood pressure via attached cuff.
Sound Machine – generates 10 fan and ambient noise variations to block disruptive environmental noises.
Light Therapy Lamps, blue light and white light, bright lights that closely mimics the qualities of natural sunlight.
3D Pen Beginner: Geared towards kids ages 8+, this lets you create 3-dimensional designs using templates, or your own creativity.
Amusement Park: Amusement Park Game.
Bee Bot: Program a bee robot to maneuver to learn “sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!”
Bubble Machine: Add fun to any event with a bubble machine. Everything is better with bubbles.
Circuits Kit: Put together circuits and learn about electronics
Dash Robot: It’s a robot that is responsive to its world using apps for android or ios.
Digital Microscope: Pluggable USB digital microscope. Can be used with android with OTG cable and 3rd party app.
Finch Robot: The Finch is a small robot designed to inspire and delight students learning computer science by providing them a tangible and physical representation of their code.
Fort Builder: build frames for caves, tents, or forts with easy-to-combine sticks and balls. Just add blankets or sheets for hours of fun!
Kano Computer: Build and code a computer; it’s a fun way to make, play and express creativity with technology.
Launchpad Tablets: Pre-loaded tablets, each with a different theme and for a specific age range, are perfect for children who want to learn feature educational games and activities on various subjects such as math, Spanish language, animals, etc.
Magformers: Learn shapes and how to build in 3D with magnetically connecting building blocks.
MaKey MaKey: Turn everyday objects into touchpads.
Minecraft Animator: Create your own stop-motion Minecraft Movie.
Ozobot or Ozobot Bit: Use markers to draw color-coded paths on white paper and watch as this tiny robot follows your instructions.
Perplexus Original OR Perplexus Rookie: Challenge yourself and exercise your brain with this three-dimensional puzzle.
Sphero 2.0: Robotic ball that you control with a tilt, touch or swing from your smartphone or tablet.
Squishy Circuits: Learn how to safely create electronic circuits using conductive and insulating dough to make fun creations with light-up LED accents.
STEAM Kits (for ages 3-6)
Animals: Learn all about animals with the Animal Tracks card game, twelve jigsaw puzzles and a magnetic activity tin.
Architecture: Design and build your own structure with Magna-Tiles. Put together a 3-D structure following blueprint instructions. Design a building that can withstand an earthquake of varying intensity by testing it out on the “Survive the Quake Engineering Kit”.
Birding: Watch for birds with the binoculars, and learn to recognize birds through card games, slides, figurines and a quick guide book. Log your observations with our free notebook template.
Bugs: Look at x-ray images of bugs and identify bug specimens with their scientific names. Use the microscope to take a closer look at bugs that you might find around you. Put together a giant bugs floor puzzle.
Construction: Designed for kids 3-6 years old to promote science, technology, engineering, art and math, and to link literacy to play.
Five Senses: Kit for children to learn about the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. This kit includes materials that help children explore textures, flavors, sights, sounds and scents.
Flower Pressing: Collect leaves and flowers to press and preserve, and learn about the parts of flowers.
Health & Nutrition: Introduces children to the food groups and healthy nutritional habits.
Life Cycles: Plant a seed and watch it grow. Learn about the life cycle of a frog, a chicken, a butterfly, a mouse and a flower through various interactive activities.
Light & Color: Learn about color and light. Includes 5 books, 3 color mixing tubes, 2 sets of color paddles and more.
Magnets: Use the Magnet Discovery Board to guess which items are magnetic. Move the magnetic iron shavings through the yellow sand to learn about magnetism.
Mapping: Develop skills in mapping, following directions, cardinal directions, positional words and using a compass.
Measurement: Get an introduction to measurement concepts.
Music: Wave, toss, and twirl scarves as you listen to the CD or make your own music with the rasp, rainsticks, sandblocks, bells and cymbals.
Our Bodies: Use the layered wooden puzzles to discover the human body’s skeleton, organs, muscles, skin and clothes.
Patterns: Create patterns and designs with crayons and textured rubbing mats.
Reflections: These hands-on cubes make it fun & easy for children to explore tons of math & science concepts.
Rocks & Minerals: Explore and identify precious stones, fossils, and minerals from all over the world.
Shapes & Numbers: Explore shapes while building with colorful magnets and learn numbers and counting with the magnetic math tin.
Simple Machines: Playsets will introduce children to building toys and encourages creativity while building fine-motor skills in hands-on construction play.
Space: Learn about constellations, the planets in our solar system and the phases of the earth’s moon through puzzles, activity sheets and cards.
Weather: Discover and learn about the science of weather.
Weaving: Practice fine motor skills lacing geometric shapes. Learn weaving skills using the wooden peg loom to make unique creations. Yarn not included.
Cassette to MP3 Converter – converts your cassette tapes to mp3 format at 128 kbps.
NES Classic – Preloaded videogame console
NES Super – Preloaded videogame console
Oculus Go – Virtual Reality headset, requires compatible phone with downloaded app and Oculus account
PlayStation Classic – Preloaded videogame console with 20 games
Portable DVD Player – For watching movies on the go.
Portable Screen – Add a projector and turn your living room into a theater. Or make shadow puppets. 84″ diagonal (50″x67″), 4:3 HD format.
Projector – Turn your home into a movie theater with this mini projector. Comes with HDMI cable, A/V cables, travel case and a remote. It also has a USB port and slot for a memory card.
VR Headset – Transform your smart phone screen into a virtual reality experience.
Kill-a-Watts: Electricity usage monitor that measures the energy used by devices.
Pans for Baking:
- Bundt Pan
- Butterfly Pan
- Heart Springform Pans
- Number Baking Molds
- Round 6″ Cake Pans
- Round Springform Pans
- Round Tiered Pans
Speck Indoor Air-Quality Monitors: detects fine particulate matter in your indoor environment and informs you about changes and trends in particle concentration.
Drum Pad: Great for beginning drummers. Has the bounce and feel of a real drum, is tune-able, and can be mounted on a stand for upright playing.
Karaoke Machine: multi-function karaoke machine connects to your device via Bluetooth for a great party experience.
Sound Mixer: Console with USB and midi adapters. Two melodic sequencers and a drum sequencer, allows for for individual articulation of pitch, velocity and gate time per note.
Tuner Metronome: High precision, simultaneous use tuner and metronome with instant pitch direction response.
Ukulele: Learn how to play a warm-toned ukulele.
Backpack: Hiking backpack with gear to help you enjoy a day in the outdoors.
Birding Kit: Get started in birding with binoculars, identification guides and a book on birding basics.
Blaster Bag: Do you and your friends need more Nerf? The blaster bag contains 12 blasters, 12 safety glasses and lots of soft darts.
Disc Golf: Hit the course with 4 discs: a Fairway Driver, Distance Driver, Mid-Range Disc, and a putt and approach disc.
Metal Detector: Search for long-lost treasures or your missing car keys with a metal detector.
Solar Recharger: This 30Wh, 7,800Ah power pack can power phones (2-3x), tablets (1x) and more.
Telescope: Explore the night sky and learn about astronomy.
Trail Cam: Set up the camera and see what happens when a tree falls in a forest when no one is there.
Calculator: TI-84 calculator.
Chromebook: Laptop computer, various models, peripherals, etc.
Document Scanner: Scan documents, converting them from paper to a digital file.
Drawing Tablet: Easy to use graphic tablet for drawing directly onto a digital canvas.
GoPro Hero / 7.0 / 8.0 Wearable cameras to capture gorgeous, professional-quality video and photos.
GPS: Rugged handheld GPS navigator with basemap and monochrome display.
Hotspot: Rechargeable device that provides wireless internet in areas with cell service.
Insta360 Camera: Take a photo or video in every direction at once.
Laminator: Laminate sheets of paper up to a standard letter size with a portable thermal laminator
Microscope: The COSMOS hand-held digital microscope has magnification up to 54x so you can explore hidden details in insects, plants, rocks, coins, stamps, and more.
PC Drive Adapters: Connect older drives and disks to a newer computer.
Pen Scanner: Scan text directly to your device, translate text, read aloud as you are scanning using Text to Speak technology.
Tripod: Steady your camera for taking videos or photos.
Video to Digital Converter: Digitally record video content from an analog device. Converter box, memory card and cables provided. VCR or other analog device required.
Webcam: A camera for your computer or laptop for video conferencing.
Angle Gauge: Measures set angles, checks relative angles, and also functions as a digital level.
Car Code Reader: Retrieve and erase diagnostic codes from your 1996 or newer automobile.
EMF Tester: Test the Electric field radiation and magnetic field emissions both indoor and outdoor.
Laser Thermometer: Instantly measure surface temperatures of objects which are difficult or unsafe to contact. Use it for cooking, car maintenance, real estate, electrical engineering and more.
Leak Detector: Black & Decker thermal imaging detector finds air leaks.
Light Meter: Measures luminosity from 0 to 200,000 Lux and ambient temperature.
Moisture Meter: Detects moisture content of wood and other building materials
Multimeter: Digital handheld tester for measuring electrical voltage, current (amperage), resistance, and other values
Radon Detector: Take a reading of the radon levels in your home, office or wherever. The LCD screen displays the average daily, weekly and long-term concentrations of radon.
Soil Monitor: Measures soil moisture, pH value and sunlight level.
Sound Level Meter: Have you always wondered how many decibels your partner’s snoring registered at? Now you can check.
Speed Gun: easily determine the speed of moving objects, such as baseballs, cars and runners.
Stud Finder: Detect and locate metal, AC voltage and wood studs.
Dixit : a picture is worth a thousand words!
Hive : a game crawling with possibilities
Lost cities : the original card game
Small world : it’s a world of slaughter after all!
Ticket to ride : the cross-country train adventure game!
- Four-week checkout.
- Limit of 2 kits per card.
- Maximum one renewal.
- Return kit to any service desk.
- For kits, search the library catalog for “Library of Things”, or click on the category headings above. For launchpads, search the catalog for launchpad tablet.
- Each service desk has a binder of items, and holds can be placed there also.
- As with other items in our collection, if lost or damaged, patrons are responsible for the replacement cost plus a $5.00 reprocessing fee.
- Some kits assume you already have equipment to make full use of them, such as a smart phone for the VR Headset.
- We attempt to provide enough supplies to start using our kits, but in some cases, you may need to supplement the materials provided if they run out.
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