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Library of Things

Library of Things Logo featuring a sewing machine, a fidget spinner, a basketball, and screwdriver/wrench cross in a diamond shape

What is a Library of Things?

A Library of Things is a collection of items for loan that expands the boundaries of traditionally defined library materials.

So do you wanna check out weird stuff? We got you covered! In our ever expanding Library of Things collection, you’ll be able to take home items like:

  • Home Tools
  • Video Games
  • Craft Machinery
  • Health & Wellness kits
  • Recreational Equipment
  • Sensory kits
  • Lawn and Board Games
  • and other cool things!

Explore Our Collection

To check for the full collection and availability of our LOT items, visit our catalog:

Snapshot of TCL catalog when looking up "library of things"

Taylor Made Kits

Health and Wellness Kits

Each kit includes engaging tools to help improve health and wellness

Personal health and wellness are important and unique to every person. Explore information and devices that may help with your own personal health and wellness journey with TCL H&W kits.

Current kits cover topics like:

  • Alzheimer’s Brain Fitness
  • Caregiver’s Stress Reduction
  • Type 2 Diabetes

 

Health Kits can be checked out for 1 week.

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Place holds and check availability

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Download info packets from kits
Women stands upon a cliff on a yoga mat, looking out into the valley. Hiking boots stand propped against a rock in the forefront.
Young toddler stretches blue band over peg board. There are 3 other multicolored bands stretched in places around the peg board.

Sensory Kits

Toys, manipulatives, and other objects supporting those with sensory processing issues

Sensory kits are designed to assist and engage children and teens of all ability levels with special needs like ADHD, autism, or sensory processing disorders. Benefits of using one of our Sensory Kits include:

  • Improvement of fine motor skills
  • Stress relief
  • Exploration & tactile interactions
  • Counting, sorting, letter, and color recognition skills
  • Writing & daily living skills

 

Sensory Kits can be checked out for 1 week.

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Place holds and check availability

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Download info packets from kits

STEAM Kits

Teaching fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math skills

Our kits aim to engage children and teens with interactive components for self-pace learning. Each unique kit can create fun learning environments that encourages innovation, imagination, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.

 

STEAM Kits can be checked out for 1 week.

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Place holds and check availability

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Download STEAM Kit Catalog
Four children sit around table studying robotics and engineering toys. A constructed robot hand and arm stands upright in the forefront.
Young man sits at table with laptop, his face shows deep concentration.

Technology Training Kits

For all your basic computing needs on the go or at home

Each kit includes a Chromebook computer, a wireless hotspot, a physical mouse, and charging cables. The wireless hotspot allows you to connect online wherever you need to. Connect it with the included Chromebook or to any of your own wireless-capable devices.

Technology Training Kits can be checked out for 1 week. Call the library at 734-287-4840 to check availability.

*Technology Training Kits are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis. Staff is only able to place a hold on a kit if there are none immediately available.

 

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.