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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. 

Find your Thing:

Things for creating
Things for learning
Things for watching
Things for listening
Things for memory
Things for fun
Things for household projects
Things for reading
Hi-tech Things
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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