The Thingery

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Welcome to “The Thingery”–a lending library of things. The Thingery at the Mukwonago Community Library is a wondrous assortment of equipment and experiences for our community to check out – from GoPro cameras to zoo passes. The collection provides diverse opportunities for lifelong learning, creativity, and engagement by providing the physical tools necessary to explore new areas of interest and learn new skills.

Current items include:

Explore Passes

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Pass

The library has two passes to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee. Each pass admits up to six people and includes discounted parking.

Milwaukee Art Museum Pass

Enjoy a day with the arts at the world famous Milwaukee Art Museum. The pass admits up to four adults and any child under 18. The pass also provides discounts on parking and museum purchases.

Milwaukee County Zoo Pass

The library has two passes for the Milwaukee County Zoo. Each pass admits up to eight people and includes parking for one vehicle.

Thingery Items For Adults

Adult S.T.E.A.M. Kits

These kits are designed to allow you to bring home the world of S.T.E.A.M. – Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. We have ArcKit–an architectural modelling kit, and Lego Mindstorms–a robotics kit.

Amazon Kindles

Read the latest bestsellers and in-demand titles on the most popular eReader in the world.

Baby Wraps

These wrap-style baby carriers let you wander the world with baby in tow–your voice and heartbeat soothing every step along the way.

Super-Sized Games

Take some super-sized lawn games home with you for giant-sized fun! We have giant Jenga, lawn bowling, Dice, Tic-Tac-Toe, Chess, Yahtzee, Connect Four, Dominoes, Kerplunk, and ridiculously large Playing Cards.

Disc Golf

It’s just like regular golf, except instead of balls and clubs, players use a flying disc or Frisbee. 

Discover Backpacks

A variety of pre-packed bags chock full of all the equipment you’ll need for your next adventure.

  • Discover Rocks & Minerals – Includes a rock hammer, chisels, safety glasses, a headlamp, magnifying glass, rockhounding books and more.
  • Discover Geocaching – Includes a Garmin GPS unit, portable battery charger, binoculars, flashlight, and more.
  • Discover Wildflowers – Includes a prismatic compass, first aid kit, field notebook, wildflower guide books, maps, and more.
  • Discover Bird Watching – Includes binoculars, compass, bird songs CD, books,maps, and more.
  • Discover Star Gazing – Includes Celestron Skymaster binoculars. compass, flashlight, books, and more.

Fitbit Charge 3

Make sure you get your 10,000 steps in with this award-winning fitness tracker.

Google Chromecast Ultra

Connect it to your TV and Chromecast will allow you to watch anything, on any of your phones, tablets, or laptops, on your TV.

GoPro Hero 5 Session Camera

A GoPro is a lightweight, mountable, action camera that lets you record amazing new perspectives in video while skiing down the Alps or walking your dog.

Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots

Bring the Internet home with you.

Nintendo Switch

The Switch is a gaming system designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap.

Oculus Go

Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into virtual reality. An all-in-one VR headset that’s portable, comfortable, and easy to use. Just put it on, switch it on, and watch a movie on a 30-foot screen, catch a concert from the first row, play a game, or hang out with friends.

Outdoor Games

Drop by the library and pick up something fun for your next outing. We have bocce ball, croquet, disc golf, and laser tag game sets. You can even check out a boomerang or a toboggan.

Portable Movie Screen

Need a movie screen for a special occasion but don’t want to buy one? Check out our Camp Chef Portable Outdoor 92″ movie screen.

Portable Projector

The P300 Neo Pico Projector offers big screen performance from a tiny projector. Take your business presentations anywhere or turn any wall into a big screen for movies and slide shows.

Roku Devices

Stream movies, TV shows, and tons more right to your television

Sewing Machine

We have a Brother PS-1000 sewing machine that you can check out and take home with you! 

Starling – Early Language Development Devices

The Starling device and free smartphone app keeps track and gives you real-time feedback about your child’s verbal engagements.


That’s right. You can check out a ukulele from the library and become the Don Ho of Mukwonago!

Thingery Items For Kids

Children’s Amazon Kindle

Amazon’s eReaders preloaded with top titles from the Battle of the Books, for both Elementary-age kids, and Middle Schoolers.

Craft Bags

Everything you need to do a craft at home with your child–all in one bag.

LeapFrog Tablets

Kid-friendly tablets preloaded with learning games and interactive books.

Playaway Launchpads

Tablets preloaded with assorted learning apps and games for kids.

S.T.E.A.M. Kits

These kits are designed to allow you to bring home the world of S.T.E.A.M. – Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. Kids can work on their own projects involving drawing, coding, tinkering, experimenting, designing, photography, building, and so much more!


Start your youngster off right and bring home the musical instrument that’s a breeze to play. Fun for the whole family.