Library of Things

(New) 3D Pen Beginner: Geared towards kids ages 8+, this lets you create 3-dimensional designs using templates, or your own creativity.

(New) 3D Pen: Have you ever wished your doodles could come to life? First they would need to become 3-dimensional…

(New) Bee Bot: Program a bee robot to maneuver to learn “sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!”

Calculator: TI-84 calculator.

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.

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.

Kano Computer: Build and code a computer; it’s a fun way to make, play and express creativity with technology.

Launchpad Tablets: these pre-loaded tablets are perfect for children who want to learn various subjects such as math, Spanish language, animals, etc.

MaKey MaKey: Turn everyday objects into touchpads.

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.

Ozobot1 or Ozobot2: Use markers to draw color-coded paths on white paper and watch as this tiny robot follows your instructions.

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.

VR Headset: Transform your smart phone screen into a super immersive virtual reality experience including lenses, magnets and head strap.

VR Oculus Go: coming soon

Amusement Park: Amusement Park Game.

Birding Kit: Get started in birding with binoculars, identification guides and a book on birding basics.

Blaster Bag: Can’t get enough of Nerf Blaster fun after hours at the library? Take the fun home with you. It come with 12 blasters, 12 safety glasses and lots of soft darts.

Bubble Machine: Add fun to any event with a bubble machine. Everything is better with bubbles.

Button Maker: Design and make your own personal buttons for fun, for events, or no reason at all. Buttons are like bumper stickers for your clothes.

Crochet Kit: coming soon

Disc Golf: Get out on the links with 4 discs: a Fairway Driver, Distance Driver, Mid-Range Disc, and a putt and approach disc.

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.

GoPro Hero: Wear this camera to capture gorgeous, professional-quality video and photos of your favorite activities from your point of view.

GoPro 7.0: coming soon

Knitting Kit: coming soon

Learn to Knit: coming soon

Metal Detector: Search for long lost treasures, or your missing car keys with a metal detector.

Minecraft Animator: Create your own stop-motion Minecraft Movie.

Perplexus Original OR Perplexus Rookie: Challenge yourself and exercise your brain with this three-dimensional puzzle.

Portable Screen: Bring the party with you with this 84” portable screen. Add a projector and turn your living room into a home theater, give a presentation, or make shadow puppets.

Projector: Make your home into a theater with a Crenova XPE460 Projector.

Solar Recharger: 30Wh, 7,800Ah power pack can power phones (2-3x), tables (1x) and more.

Tripod: Steady your camera for taking videos, pictures and more with Manfrotto Dream Lifter Tripod.

Ukulele: Learn how to play a warm-toned ukulele.

Dremel: coming soon

Kill-a-Watts: Electricity usage monitor that measures the energy used by devices.

Laminator: Laminate sheets of paper up to a standard letter size with a portable thermal laminator

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.

(New) Light Therapy LampBlue Light or White Light: Try light therapy to increase your energy or help with your circadian rhythm.

(New) Pen Scanner: Scan text directly to your device, translate text, read aloud as you are scanning using Text to Speak technology.

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.

Slide Scanner: Convert slides, negatives, 8mm film, and Super 8 movies into digital JPEG images to share and preserve them forever.

(New) Sound Level Meter: Have you always wondered how many decibels your partner’s snoring registered at? Now you can check.

Speck Indoor Air-Quality Monitors: detects fine particulate matter in your indoor environment and informs you about changes and trends in particle concentration.

Stud FinderDetect and locate metal, AC voltage and wood studs.

Video to Digital Converter: coming soon

Animals: Learn all about animals with the Animal Tracks card game, twelve jigsaw puzzles and a magnetic activity tin.

ConstructionDesigned 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.

Health & Nutrition: Introduces children to the food groups and healthy nutritional habits.

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.

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. Kit requires yarn but is not included in the kit.

Details

  • Three week checkout.
  • Limit of 1 kit per card.
  • Maximum one renewal.
  • Return kit to any service desk.
  • For kits, search the library catalog for Library of Things or for the different categories such as Science and Technology Kit, Home and Garden Kit, Recreation Kit, and STEAM Kit. 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 pay 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.

Have a suggestion?

If you have ideas or suggestions for items that would be useful as a Kit, please let us know by calling 541-766-6793 or emailing us.