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Library of Things

Thinking of trying out a new hobby? Want to learn a new skill? Need something for a one-time project? The Library of Things at the Glencoe Public Library offers non-traditional, occasional use items for Glencoe cardholders to check out. 

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Things for memory
Things for fun
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Adult Memory Kit 1

Our Adult Memory Kits are dementia-friendly and designed to be used by care partners who are caring for people experiencing memory loss.

Includes magnetic checkers, 35 piece jigsaw puzzle, erasable word search, magic coloring book, infinity cube puzzle, deck of standard playing cards, shapes puzzle, and Great Songs spiral-bound songbook.

Adult Memory Kit 2

Our Adult Memory Kits are dementia-friendly and designed to be used by care partners who are caring for people experiencing memory loss.

Includes 36 piece jigsaw puzzle, word search with marker, two decks of memory cards, deck of standard playing cards, five paint brushes, Nature Colours coloring book, box of ten Crayola markers, infinity cube puzzle, track marble maze, and Great Songs spiral-bound songbook.

Adult Memory Kit 3

Our Adult Memory Kits are dementia-friendly and designed to be used by care partners who are caring for people experiencing memory loss.

Includes shapes puzzle, deck of memory cards, deck of standard playing cards, box of ten Crayola markers, at home paint book, five paint brushes, Life in Colours coloring book, word search with marker, and Great Songs spiral-bound songbook.

Anker Soundcore 2

This portable Bluetooth Speaker has 12W Stereo Sound with exclusive BassUp technology and a patented spiral bass port to boost low-end frequencies. An IPX7 waterproof protection rating protection safeguards against rain, dust, snow, and spills. 24-hour playtime with every charge.

Includes portable Bluetooth speaker, USB charging cable, carrying case, and user guide.

Binoculars Bird
Watching Kit

This pair of waterproof and fogproof birdwatching binoculars makes it easy to find feathered friends in any weather, and the Birds of Illinois Field Guide will help you identify and learn about the birds you find.

Includes pair of binoculars, lens cap, carrying case, Birds of Illinois Field Guide, and instruction manual.

Blue Yeti Microphone

The Yeti is the most advanced and versatile multi-pattern USB microphone available anywhere. Combining three capsules and four different pattern settings, the Yeti is the ultimate tool for creating amazing recordings. The Yeti is THX Certified for exceptional sound and performance and can capture anything with a clarity and ease unheard of in a USB microphone.

Includes USB condenser microphone, USB connection cord, and carrying case.

4K HD Blu-Ray Player

Play your DVD, Blu-Ray, and streaming content with high picture and sound quality with the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player. High-quality image technology maximizes the color, clarity, and beauty of detailed 4K content.

Includes remote control with batteries, HDMI cable, AC adapter, user manual, and carrying case.

Bounty Hunter Tracker IV

The Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Metal Detector is a treasure hunter’s dream. Its two operating knobs and mode selection switch make it easy enough for a novice to operate, while its ability to detect all metals through dirt, rock, wood, sand, or mud make it effective enough for elite treasure hunters. The coil can even be submerged for use in shallow bodies of water.

Includes metal detector, manual, and carrying bag.

Companion Cat

The Joy for All Companion Pet Cat looks, feels and sounds like a real cat and will respond to petting, hugging, and motion to provide joy, comfort, and companionship. The cat includes built-in sensors that respond to motion and touch, realistic, soft fur that looks and feels like a real cat, cat-like movements and sounds, and VibraPurr technology that sounds and feels like real purring. Intended for adults, not a toy.

Cricut Joy

The Cricut Joy is a digital cutting and writing machine that can translate designs from your phone or computer to paper or vinyl in just a few minutes. Create custom designs for stickers, decals, and cards, or download free ones from the app. You can also get great ideas and templates for free through the library’s Creativebug portal.

Includes Cricut Joy machine with blade attachment, cord and adapter, regular cutting mat, long cutting mat, card mat, Cricut Joy pen (black), starter tool set, Bluetooth USB adapter (for Windows 8+ computers), and carrying case.

Digital Circuit Breaker Finder

The digital circuit breaker finder can quickly and accurately locate the correct circuit breaker in a panel corresponding to the circuit to which an electrical outlet or fixture is connected. The finder consists of two parts: a Transmitter, connected to the electrical outlet or fixture and a Receiver, used to scan the panel to locate the correct breaker.

Includes digital circuit breaker finder (consisting of one transmitter and one receiver) and instruction booklet.

The Empathy Toy

Designed for students and teachers across K-12 education, this toy set explores how practicing the skill of empathy helps us improve an array of other universal learning skills, including critical thinking. With materials to engage 3-25 learners at a time, the Empathy Toy Educator’s kit fits perfectly within a classroom, library, extra-curricular program, or team building exercise.

Includes 16 building pieces made from wood and plastic, 87-page guidebook, two storage bags, and two eye masks.

GoPro Hero 10

The GoPro Hero 10 is one of the most versatile cameras available. Powered by the revolutionary GP2 processor, the camera shoots 5.3K video with higher frame rates, 23MP photos, enhanced low-light performance, and HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization in all modes. It’s waterproof up to 33 feet and built to withstand your next adventure.

Includes digital video camera with battery, curved adhesive mounts, mounting buckle + thumb screw, waterproof floating hand grip, adjustable chest mount harness, head strap, USB-C cable, and case.

Huion Kamvas 13

This drawing tablet is designed for beginners. The fully laminated screen has a scratch-resistant anti-glare film that prevents distracting reflections while you work, and the precise cursor positioning is ultra-responsive to every pen movement with no lag to provide the most natural drawing experience.

Includes Kamvas 13 drawing tablet, digital pen with pen holder, 3-in-1 HDMI cable, USB-C cable, 10 standard nibs, nib clip, glove, cleaning cloth, quick start guide, and carrying case.

International Power Adapters

This international power adapter kit includes plug adapters for every country, as well as a power voltage converter which converts the voltage of the incoming power to the standard amounts used by U.S. devices. The converter has three plug ports and four USB ports so it can charge many devices at once from a single outlet.

Includes power voltage converter, five travel adapters (type A, D, G, I, M), EU cable, and manual.

Janome Portable Sewing Machine

The Janome portable sewing machine is a great choice for both the experienced sewist and the young enthusiast. This compact machine includes essential features for tackling many types of sewing projects, from simple sewing tasks and mending to scrapbooking and paper crafting. At just 5 pounds, it is perfectly portable.

Includes sewing machine with 2 bobbins, needle, needle threader, foot control, AC adaptor, instruction booklet, detachable magnetic sewing machine light, and carrying case.

Kill-A-Watt P4400

Measure the efficiency of your electronic devices and appliances with this electricity usage monitor. Simply connect the device or appliance you’re measuring to the Kill-A-Watt and the large LCD display will show you the consumption by kilowatt-hour. Also displays volts, amps, watts, Hz, and VA.

Includes electricity usage monitor, printed instruction sheet, and card.

Adult Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is an ebook reader that is light enough for you to read with one hand. The high-contrast screen is glare-free, and it has a responsive touchscreen to make turning pages a breeze. With this Kindle, you have access to a large library of titles of all genres. Don’t see the book you want to read? We’ll buy titles under $12!

Includes portable ebook reader, USB cable, and power adapter.

Children’s Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is an ebook reader that is light enough for you to read with one hand. The high-contrast screen is glare-free, and it has a responsive touchscreen to make turning pages a breeze. This Kindle has a variety of content ranging from beginning chapter books to favorite middle school series.

Includes portable ebook reader, USB cable, and power adapter.

Knife Sharpener

Keep your kitchen cutlery and other tools sharp with this Chef’s Choice manual knife sharpener. Diamond abrasives and a multi-angle sharpening process keep your tools sharper for longer while making the process both simple and safe.

Includes sharpener and user manual.

Lanikai Soprano Ukulele

The LU Series Soprano ukulele is equipped with smooth action open back tuners with black buttons for tuning accuracy, a light headstock and wide neck profile for player comfort, NuBone XB® nut and saddle for the best tone, a hidden scarf joint for added sustain, Aquila® strings, and a smooth satin finish to look as beautiful as it sounds.

Includes ukulele, clip-on tuner, and carrying case.

MoGo 2 Portable Projector

MoGo 2’s 400 ISO lumens, integrated D65 color temperature standard, and 90% DCI-P3 color gamut offer a cinematic big-screen experience with bright, colorful images, and the projector’s built-in speakers feature impressive Dolby Audio. The projector’s up-to-date plug-and-play technology also makes projector set-up quick and easy.

Includes projector, USB to Power Outlet adapter, USB Bluetooth adapter for PC, remote with two AAA batteries, instruction booklet, and carrying case.

Orba 2 Portable Electronic Multi-Instrument

Make music with the Orba 2, a synthesizer, looper, and controller that fits in the palm of your hand. The Orba has its own mobile app and built-in speakers to make music on the go, and is compatible with any MIDI instrument or software as well as most major music-mixing programs for PC and mobile devices.

Includes Orba 2, USB charging cable, instruction booklet, and carrying case.

Orion StarBlast Telescope

Altazimuth reflector tabletop telescope with 4.5″ aperture and fast f/4 focal ratio that provides bright, detailed views of solar system targets like the Moon and planets, as well as wide-field celestial objects like nebulas and star clusters.

Includes telescope, two 4-element 1.25″ telescope eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), one 7 mm to 21mm adjustable zoom telescope eyepiece, EZ Finder II reflex sight for easy aiming, eyepiece rack, Barlow Lens, Star Target Planisphere, Observer’s Guide, and RedBeam flashlight.

Paick Projector

With 3200 lumens brightness, 1280×800 native resolution, a maximum projection size of 200 inches, and a 1.1m to 6m projection distance, this projector is ideal for movies, videos, and games.

Includes projector (in black cloth bag), power cord, HDMI cable, AV wires cable, VGA cable, Apple HDMI to Lightning cable, projector remote control, projector screw-in kickstand, user guide, and content checklist.

Portable Blu-ray and DVD Player


Watch Blu-ray and DVD movies from home or abroad. This portable video player can connect to a TV or projector screen, or you can watch from anywhere using the player’s built-in screen and sound system.

Includes player (in carrying case), AV cable, car charger, remote control with two AAA batteries, 3-in-1 adapter, and instruction booklet.

Portable CD Player

Take your favorite CDs on the go. This portable CD player supports HiFi Bluetooth V5.0 to easily pair with wireless headphones and speakers, as well as some compatible car sound systems. It also has an FM transmitter so you can use it with your regular radio — just tune both the CD player and the car radio to one of the supported frequencies.

Includes portable CD player, USB power cord, and AUX audio cable.

Rider Waite Tarot Deck

The Rider Waite tarot deck is the most popular tarot deck in the world. With 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards (in suits of Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles), you can use these cards for fortune-telling, mindful meditation, and more.

Includes deck of tarot cards and instruction booklet.

Roku Ultra Media Player

The fastest and most powerful Roku media player yet! The Roku Ultra has up to 50% greater Wi-Fi range than previous models, is compatible with 4K TVs as well as HD TVs, supports Cinematic Dolby Vision® picture & Dolby Atmos® sound, and has Bluetooth connectivity. Just plug it into your TV and connect to the internet to stream content from Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, Vudu, Great Courses, and Acorn TV.

Includes Roku Ultra streaming media device, Roku remote, HDMI cable, power adapter, ethernet cable, carrying case, and instruction guide.

Wireless Hotspot

This wireless hotspot converts cellular networks into wireless internet, allowing for Wi-Fi 5 connectivity almost anywhere on USB or battery power.

Includes Franklin T10 Mobile Hotspot, and USB-C charging cable.

Yoto Player

The Yoto Player fills your home with inspiring audio and lets kids lead the way. Kids from 3-12+ use physical cards to explore the best audiobooks, music, activities and educational audio. No microphone. No camera. No ads.

Includes speaker, fabric carrying case, magnetic charging dock, instruction sheet, and welcome card.

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