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:
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.
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.
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
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.
These wrap-style baby carriers let you wander the world with baby in tow–your voice and heartbeat soothing every step along the way.
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.
It’s just like regular golf, except instead of balls and clubs, players use a flying disc or Frisbee.
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.
Connect it to your TV and Chromecast will allow you to watch anything, on any of your phones, tablets, or laptops, on your TV.
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.
The Switch is a gaming system designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap.
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.
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.
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.
We have a Brother PS-1000 sewing machine that you can check out and take home with you!
The Starling device and free smartphone app keeps track and gives you real-time feedback about your child’s verbal engagements.
Thingery Items For Kids
Amazon’s eReaders preloaded with top titles from the Battle of the Books, for both Elementary-age kids, and Middle Schoolers.
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!