Library of Things

Devices & Gadgets

A wide range of technology including laptops, tablets, and Wi-Fi hotspots.

Learning

Find kits and resources for all ages.

Entertainment

Find games and activities for everyone.

All Things A to Z

An alphabetical list of Library of Things.

 

 

Devices & Gadgets

  • Technology -  A variety of devices including WiFi Hotspots, Windows Laptops, Chromebooks, projectors, and more.  
  • Digital Conversion Equipment - Turn your old analog photos, film, and audio into digital.
  • Home Things - Try out one of these home, auto, and personal gadgets and tools to save money, and time or make your life easier.
  • Assistive devices - For people with low vision and hearing.

“I am so happy I have been able to digitize all of my family videos and 8mm film for almost no cost! It has been really great to see and has saved us so much money."

 

 

Learning

  • Baby Bundles - Include board books, educational toys, and activities based on Every Child Ready to Read’s five practices (read, write, talk, sing, and play) for children ages 0-3. Sponsored by the Sadowski Family.
  • Book Bundles - Include books, puzzles, educational toys, and activities for children ages 2–6. Sponsored by Target.
  • Nature Packs - Our Nature Packs are kits that include tools and resources for exploring STEM topics like birding, geology, bugs, plants, and animals.
  • STEM Kits -A variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math kits for kids to explore hands-on learning
  • Telescopes - Donated by IPPL Foundation & Friends. Monthly Sky Map & Transport & Care Guide
  • Launch Pads & LeapFrog Kits - Preloaded tablets with educational apps and games
  • Parenting Pack - Help your child to help through early life milestones including potty training and starting school. Sponsored by Target
  • Puzzles for ages 2-4

My daughter has benefited so much from Maker Kits and Stem Kits available. They make learning fun, and we’ve found great gift ideas from watching her play.

 

 

Entertainment

Games

Preloaded Media Devices

  • Kindle Paperwhites - With over 80 preloaded titles, these Kindle Paperwhites are great for travelers, binge readers, and for those that just want to try out what it is like to read an eBook. These are 21-day checkout.
  • Audiobook iPod - Preloaded iPods with audiobooks including bestsellers and Amazon's Audible-only titles.
  • Rokus Preloaded streaming devices with AcornTV, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Discovery+, Disney+, Fox Nation, Hallmark Movies Now, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount+, Showtime, or Sling TV (Blue package of channels). All devices are also loaded with Vudu movie streaming. Family Rokus have Disney+ or Netflix (up to PG13) and Vudu.

“Fantastic to be able to try new streaming services and technical items and evaluate how important it would be to own them.”

 

 

All Things A-Z

  • 3D Pen - Build your designs and ideas in 3D with this pen.
  • 3D Printer - Sculpto Pro2 - Use included iPad and software to print three-dimensional objects at home.
  • 8mm/Super 8mm Film to Digital Converter - Convert 8 mm and Super 8 movie reels up to 9" into digital movies (no sound).
  • Amazon Echo - Try a smart home personal assistant and control your lights and other devices with the included smart plug and LED smart bulb as part of our Smart Home Kit
  • Amplifier - Sound Wizard Listening System - Personal amplification device that makes sounds you are trying to hear louder.
  • Antenna (indoor)- Cut the cable cord and see how many free over the air stations you'll receive using an antenna.
  • Auto Diagnostic Tool - Read and clear check engine lights and more
  • Board Games
  • Bocce Ball - Play an outdoor game of bocce ball day or night with this glow-in-the-dark set.
  • Bongos -  Play gently by beating this percussion instrument to make a higher pitched drumming sound.
  • Cameras - Take professional headshots, vacation photos/videos, and more using this Canon Rebel DSLR3 or DSLR7.
  • Candle Maker - Design unique candles that light up a room.
  • Cassette to MP3 Converter  - Transfer audiocassette tapes to MP3 files. Requires a computer to use.
  • CD Boombox - Listen to audiobooks and music on compact discs. Also has an AM/FM radio.
  • CD Players - Great for listening to audiobooks and music on compact discs
  • Chromebook with WiFi hotspot  - Perform a variety of tasks using the Google Chrome browser on this laptop.
  • Chromecast - A media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your television. Stream content from a computer, smartphone, or tablet device.
  • Cornhole Game - Backyard bag toss game.
  • Crochet Kit - Learn basic Crochet and create new designs.
  • Croquet Game - Play this classic outdoor yard game.
  • Digital Multimeter -  Digital multimeter measures capacitance, resistance, continuity, and diode, with AC/DC options for voltage and current tests.
  • Disc Golf - Selected by expert disc golfers, this beginner set is perfect for new players.
  • Document Scanner - Wirelessly scan documents to your computer or another device.
  • Document Shredder - Shred up to eight pieces of paper at once. Also can shred single credit cards or CDs/DVDs.
  • DVD/Blu-Ray Player & Portable DVD Player
  • Drawing Light Box - Great for tracing, drawing, precise animation, and stenciling
  • Drawing Tablet - Sketch, draw and paint on a computer using this drawing tablet.
  • Electric Tiller & Cultivator - Model Sun Joe TJ604E. Electric garden tool quickly pulverizes dirt up to 16" wide x 8" deep. Handle folds for easy transportation. Features 3-position wheel adjustment.
  • Embroidery Kit - Decorate fabric with unique designs using needle and thread.
  • Energy Lamp - Improve your mood, increase energy, regulate sleep, or combat symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
  • Fan - Vornado - Fan that provides complete circulation of all the air throughout the room.
  • Flute - Create airy, light, and poetic music with this wind instrument.
  • Garden Tools - Sturdy storage bag contains 6 heavy-duty gardening tools, perfect for pruning, weeding, loosening soil, digging & transplanting.
  • Guitar - Electronic Jamstick - Learn chords using this portable 6-string mini-guitar
  • Guitar - Traditional - A string instrument that produces an eclectic range of sounds by plucking or strumming.
  • GoPro Hero 8 Waterproof Camera - Great for vacations and live-action videos 
  • Google Home - Try a smart home personal assistant and control your lights and other devices with the included smart plug and LED smart bulb as part of our Smart Home Kit
  • Home Energy Kit - See how much energy you're using.  Kits include an electricity usage monitor, Kill A Watt Energy Meter, Thermal Leak Detector, and an efficiency savings guide sheet.
  • Horseshoes - The classic backyard game where players throw horseshoes and the closet to the post scores points.
  • iPad - Take photos, read ebooks, listen to music, and download apps
  • iPods - Listen to audiobooks on this preloaded iPod. Includes Amazon's Audible only titles
  • Keyboard - Create music with this Casio LK-175 electronic keyboard.
  • Keyboard - Midi - MIDI (electronic keyboard) is a fun way to create music with a computer.
  • Kindle Paperwhites - Great for vacations and binge reading popular titles on this preloaded eReader
  • Knitting Kit - Learn basic Knitting and create new designs.
  • Knitting Machines - Use to make knitted projects. Addi Express has 22 knitting needles for smaller projects and the Sentro 48 has 48 knitting needles for larger projects.
  • Laptops with Wi-Fi hotspot - HP Probook 450 series with a mobile cellular Wifi device used to connect wireless-enabled devices to the internet. Includes Microsoft Office 2016 software already installed.
  • Ladder Toss - Ladder toss is a classic lawn game where players compete by tossing and wrapping their bolos around different rungs of a ladder.
  • Laser Level - The crossline laser level is great for home projects
  • Launch Pads & LeapFrog Kits - Preloaded tablets with educational apps and games
  • Magnifiers - Digital magnifiers for people with low vision
  • Microfilm/fiche ScanPro 3000 All-in-One - Great for local history and genealogy research (available microfilm/fiche at the library). For in-library use only.
  • Microphone - A Yeti professional-quality microphone is great for voice-overs, podcasts, and interviews
  • Moisture Meter - Check the moisture content of wood, drywall, plaster, brick, and concrete
  • MonoMouse Zoom  - Read even the smallest text as a large, sharp image on your TV
  • Nature Packs - Explore outdoor STEM topics
  • Nintendo NES Classic - Pre-loaded Nintendo gaming system comes with 30 games and 2 controllers
  • Nintendo Switch Gaming Console - Comes with Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
  • Nintendo Wii - Comes with Wii Sports.
  • Oculus Quest 1 and Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headsets - Play games, explore places, or watch Netflix. VR lets you look around a virtual space as if you're actually there.
  • Otamatone Deluxe - An electronic musical synthesizer. It was developed in Japan in 1998.
  • Outdoor Games- Have fun playing outdoor yard games including Horseshoes, Cornhole/Bag Toss, Croquet, Disc Golf, Ladder Toss, Ring Toss, and Bocce Ball.
  • Photos/Slides to Digital Image Converter - converts 35 mm film, slides, and photos up to 5x7. The Wolverine SNaP features a built-in color screen, internal memory, and memory card reader to convert 35mm film and photos into digital images without a computer.
  • Playstation 4 Gaming Console - Comes with Overcooked 2 and Spider-Man.
  • Playstation 4 + VR - Set includes virtual reality headset, Playstation 4 gaming console, and two handheld motion controllers. Comes with games Moss (rated E+10); Blood & Truth (rated M); and a demo disc with a variety of games rated E to M)
  • Projector (LCD) & 50-inch tabletop screen or 84-inch floor screen
  • Pruning & Shears Set - Centurion 3-piece garden set: bypass looper with 1.5" cut capacity, bypass pruner with 5/8" cut capacity, precision hedge shears with 8" blades.
  • Puzzles for ages 2-4
  • Reading Pen - Personal reading assistant reads the text scanned by word or by line.
  • Recorder - Musical Instrument - Begin making music with this simple woodwind.
  • Ring Toss - Play this indoor/outdoor game of tossing rings for points.
  • Rokus- Preloaded streaming devices with AcornTV, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Discovery+, Disney+, Fox Nation, Hallmark Movies Now, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount+, Showtime, or Sling TV (Blue package of channels). All devices also loaded with Vudu movie streaming. Family Rokus have Disney+ or Netflix (up to PG13) and Vudu.
  • Sewing Machines
  • Soil Tester - A sensing probe ensures accurate and instant testing results of soil moisture levels. For indoor or outdoor use.
  • STEM Kits -A variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math kits for kids to explore hands-on learning
  • Stud Finder - Scanning modes include wood, beam, joist, metal, and AC wire
  • Telescopes - Donated by IPPL Foundation & Friends. Monthly Sky Map & Transport & Care Guide
  • Thermal Leak Detector - Part of a home energy savings kit
  • Ukulele - A string instrument that produces a warm and mellow sound.
  • VHS to DVD - Transfer VHS tapes to DVD. The converter runs in real-time. For example, a 2-hour VHS takes 2 hours to transfer. The library also has one that can be used in the library.
  • Videocassette Tapes to Digital File - Converts VHS, 8 mm, and other videocassette tapes to a digital file. This device requires VHS player or camcorder and a television hook-up
  • Vinyl Cutter - A Silhouette Cameo 3. Use it to cut out vinyl shapes. Can also cut paper and light card stock.
  • Vinyl to MP3 Converter - Transform audio from vinyl records into MP3 format files for later playback on your computer and mobile devices.
  • Violin - A string instrument that produces an eclectic range of sounds.
  • Webcam - Use a computer to make video calls and do videoconferencing.
  • WiFi Hotspot - A mobile cellular Wifi device used to connect wireless-enabled devices to the internet.
  • Xbox One S Gaming Console - Comes with Minecraft, Overcooked 2, and Halo 5: Guardians