Library of Things Logo Color.jpgWelcome to the Library of Things!

 

A Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional items that a library makes available for their community to borrow and use at home or in the library. Here at the JKPL we are excited to offer a variety of things from kitchen gadets, sports equipment, building blocks, games, educational items, and electronic equipment.  Just to name a few!

 

Who Can Use?

Items in the Library of Things (LoT) are classified as either Regular or Specialty. 

Regular Things:

  • Include items such as building blocks, LEGOs, Magna-tiles, and games.
  • Most of these items are located on the bottom shelf of the children’s area adjacent to the Creation Station.
  • Any patron is welcome to check these out.

 

 

Specialty Things:

  • These Things are fragile, expensive, and/or designed for use by individuals of a certain maturity level.
  • These include (but are not limited to) costumes, kitchen items, and electronic items.
  • Specialty Things may only be checked out by full-service patrons who are over the age of 18 and have a library card in good standing. 
  • These Specialty Things are stored in a secure location so patrons wishing to check them out will bring a “dummy” (representing the Thing) to the circulation desk and staff with fetch the item for them.
  • The dummies are shelved at the beginning of the audiobook section of the library. 

 

How Long Can I Borrow It?

Check out periods for most things in the LoT are 1 week. Things can be renewed if no one is waiting for them.

 

What Do We Have? 

This list is not exhaustive as things are routinely being added and removed.  For more information, please contact the library.

Arts/Crafts:

  • Crochet kit
  • Scrapbooking punch sets
  • Spirograph
  • Sew Crazy sewing machine
  • SmART sketcher projector
  • Cricut Explore Air 2

Blocks:

  • LEGOs
  • Bristle Blocks
  • Magna-tiles
  • Magna-formas
  • Grippies
  • Lincoln Logs
  • Tegu wooden blocks
  • Tinkertoys
  • Zoob
  • K'NEX
  • Crazy Forts
  • Squigz

 

Games:

  • Giant Tic Tac Toe
  • Giant Twister
  • JKPL Memory Game
  • Ladder Toss
  • Bag Toss / Washer Toss combo
  • Corn hole (portable & collapsible)
  • Ring Toss
  • Horseshoes

 

Costumes:

  • Santa Claus
  • Mrs. Claus
  • Cat in the Hat
  • LEGO Man
  • LEGO Brick (yellow and blue)
  • Mad Scientist
  • Fred Flintstone
  • Wonder Woman (child)
  • Sweet Screams Ghost (child)
  • Pink Leopard (child)
  • Purple Witch (child)
  • Sweet Screams Ghost (child)
  • Wonder Woman (child)

Electronics:

  • Hotspots
  • Battery Testers
  • Card Reader
  • Kill-O-Watt meters
  • DVD player, portable
  • Karaoke machine
  • Snap Circuits
  • Speaker system
  • Harry Potter Wand Coding Kit
  • Little Bits invention kits
  • Remote-Control Custom Cars
  • Sony Cyber-Shot Digital Camera
  • Canon PowerShot Digital Camera
  • Sony Handycam with accessories
  • Model Engine
  • Merge virtual reality cubes
  • Virtual reality/AR goggles
  • Parrot Mambo Fly drone
  • Parrot Mini Drone Rolling Spider
  • IdentiFlyer Lyric bird song player
  • Slide projector
  • DVD recorder
  • Photo scanner
  • Portable projector

Kitchen:

  • Air fryer
  • Instant Pot
  • Belgian waffle maker
  • Induction cooktop burner
  • Ice cream/sorbet/frozen yogurt maker
  • Canning kits
  • Popcorn maker
  • Convection oven
  • Digital food scale
  • Food processor
  • Roaster Oven
  • Food dehydrator
  • Ninja Foodi XL Grill
  • Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Oven
  • Punch bowl set

Robots:

  • Cubelets
  • LEGO Mindstorm
  • Robotics Smart Machines
  • VEX Hexcalator Ball Machine
  • VEX Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine
  • Strawbees
  • Kamigami robots
  • Dot creativity kit
  • Dot & Dash Wonder Pack
  • Sphero Sprk+ robot ball
  • Ozobots evo
  • Ozobots Bit
  • Ozobots Marvel Groot & Rocket

 Science:

  • Telescope
  • Microscope
  • Microscope slides, prepared
  • Electricity & Magnetism kit
  • Insect Explorer
  • Squishy human body
  • Happy Atoms Magnetic Molecular Modeling kit
  • 4D+ Space Exploration Virtual Reality headset & cards
  • Circuit Clay

Sports Equipment:

  • Fishing rod and reel
  • Tennis set, portable
  • Camping hammock
  • Spikeball kit
  • Binoculars
  • Pickleball set
  • Yoga starter set

Tools:

  • Dremel
  • Air duster
  • DIY Homeowner's tool set
  • Drill tool kit
  • Basic tool kit
  • Tool kit for kids

Music:

  • Rainbow piano
  • Instrument tuner
  • Maracas

Engineering:

  • Marble catapult
  • Kinetic machines
  • Alien robots

Miscellaneous:

  • Portable play yard
  • Travel stroller
  • Device stand
  • Metal detector
  • Paper shredder
  • Video camera DSLR movie kit shoulder rig
  • Portable photo studio