The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional library materials including gadgets, tools, games, kits, electronics, and more — all available to check out for free with a library card. Need something for a one-time project or want to try before you buy? Explore the collection and discover your next new Thing to borrow!











Outdoor Adventure and Fun

  • WSO Bird Monitoring Kit: Binoculars (15), bird identification books, other materials
  • Binoculars: Nikon 8×30 field binocs with case
  • Disc Golf: 2 sets 
  • Pickleball paddles: 2 sets with indoor and outdoor balls 
  • Portable Telescope: 70mm GoScope II
  • Spotting Scope Telescope–Nikon Fieldscope II in Olympia duffle bag
  • Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Metal Detector
  • Themed Outdoor Adventure Backpacks: 4 adventures for kids to explore
  • Trekking Poles
  • Wisconsin Bicycle Map (Eastern, Northern, Southern, Western)
  • Camping Lunchbox: Game
  • Camping Backpack for adults: includes solar phone charger and hammock
  • Hickory Nut Roller
  • Hickory Nut Cracker


  • American Sign Lanuguage Kit: DVD and practice cards
  • Ukulele-Learn to Play Kit: Lohanu Soprano Ukulele and instruction booklets

Games and Puzzles

  • Jigsaw Puzzles: 250-2,000 pieces, many options to choose from
  • Marbleworks Marble Run
  • Sonyabecca Parachute: 12-feet diameter with 12 handles
  • Wisconsin Trivia 

Garden Tools

  • Soil Analyzer: tests soil pH, temp, and fertility
  • Garden Sunlight Calculator
  • Garden Tool Sharpener
  • Woody Plant Removal tool: Classic and Junior Extractigators to remove buckthorn and small shrubs

Home and Entertainment

  • Kill A Watt: Electricity usage monitor
  • Thermal Leak Detector
  • Bright Light Therapy Lamp: 2 kits to help alleviate Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Wifi Hotspot (Mobile Beacon/T-Mobile) hotspot, charger, protective case
  • Pop-Up Green Screen
  • Epson VS260 Projector: projector, remote, power cable, HDMI cable, instructions, carry case
  • DVD Player
  • Digital Radon Detector: 2 sets
  • Kodak Slide N Scan Digital Film Scanner: Converts color and black and white negatives (135, 110, 126) and 50 mm slides (135, 110, 126) to JPEGs. Convenient, easy-loading film and negative adapters and inserts; 5″ color LCD screen; computer not required; 14.0 megapixel resolution.