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.
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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.
- ArcKit–an architectural modeling kit
- Hummingbird Bit Premium Kit: The Hummingbird Bit Premium Kit enables up to 3 people to construct many robotic projects while coding in 5 different programming languages.
- Lego Mindstorms EV3: A robotics kit.
- Snapino: A snap circuit set allowing you to build 20 Arduino projects.
Need a few things to try out that new craft?
- Coloring for the Restless Mind: Everything you need for a relaxing session of coloring. Includes adult coloring books, colored pencils, and a sharpener.
- Cricut EasyPress Mini: The Circut Easypress Mini is for those unusual objects, tight spaces, and hard-to-reach places. It has 3 heat settings for iron-on and Infusible Ink projects. Customize hats, shoes, or even stuffed animals.
- Crochet Hook Set: Perfect crochet hooks for arthritic hands and smooth knitting needles for superior results. Includes 9 crochet hooks, 1 knitting gauge, 1 tape measure, and one pair of folding scissors in a zippered case, plus 19 additional accessories.
- Engraver: The engraver works with tile, metal, stone, wood, and glass. Five variable depth & speed, high power 15W and 7200 strokes per minute. Comes with a letter/number template to aid in etching words and numbers.
- Glue Guns: The Library has an AdTech Mini Basic Glue Gun that provides fast, safer bonds of delicate materials like foam, lace, ribbon, and synthetic fabric, as well as virtually all other materials. The library includes 2 glue sticks. The user must provide additional glue sticks if needed for a personal project.
- Graphics Drawing Tablet: The Wacom INTUOS drawing tablet has been designed for those who are getting started drawing, painting, or photo editing on their Mac or PC.
- Jewelry Tool Kit: The jewelry repair kit makes jewelry making and repair easy and smooth. Includes 3 jewelry pliers, 6 needles, 1 straight tweezers, 1 bent tweezers, 1 caliper, 1 awl, 1 jump ring opener, 1 bead embroidery needle, 1 thread scissors, 1 tape measure, 1 needle threader, in a zipper pouch.
- Multi-Craft Loom: Spark years of creativity and a lifelong love of one of the oldest crafting traditions in the world with this oversized, easy-to-use weaving loom.
- Sewing Machine: Try our Brother PS-1000 sewing machine that you can check out and take home with you!
- Woodburning Kit: The kit comes with 21 varieties of tips including a razor blade and soldering tip. The burner has a rubber handle that makes it easy to use for both wood and leather projects. Recommended for ages 14+ with adult supervision.
A variety of pre-packed bags chock full of all the equipment you’ll need for your next adventure.
- Discover Bird Watching – Includes binoculars, compass, bird songs CD, books, maps, and more.
- Discover Geocaching – Includes a Garmin GPS unit, portable battery charger, binoculars, flashlight, and more.
- Discover the Ice Age Trail — Includes an Ice Age Trail atlas, guide book, map, Garmin GPS device, Wisconsin Birds pocket guide, and more.
- Discover the Paranormal: Backpack includes the tools used by TV’s Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures to explore the world of ghosts and paranormal activity. Included are an EMF Meter, Spirit Box, Digital Voice Recorder, UV Flashlight, and the book: “Ghost Hunting for Dummies” by Zak Bagans.
- Discover Rocks & Minerals – Includes a rock hammer, chisels, safety glasses, a headlamp, magnifying glass, rockhounding books, and more.
- Discover Star Gazing – Includes Celestron Skymaster binoculars. compass, flashlight, books, and more.
- Discover Wildflowers – Includes a prismatic compass, first aid kit, field notebook, wildflower guide books, maps, and more.
- 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.
- Boerner Botanical Gardens: Explore a rose garden, peony garden, and daylily garden; stroll under blossoming crabapples; and enjoy the view while having a light lunch in the cafe or a special holiday brunch in the Garden Room. The library has two passes available. Each admits two adults and three children (16 and younger.)
- East Troy Railroad Museum (Spring-Summer): The library has a total of four passes.
- Two passes admit two adults and two children.
- Two passes admit two adults and four children.
- 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.
- Mitchell Park Domes: Explore the renowned Mitchell Park Domes. The library has two passes available, each of which admits one adult and three guests.
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- Fitbit Charge 3: Make sure you get your 10,000 steps in with this award-winning fitness tracker. The library has two of them. (Currently Unavailable)
- Garmin Forerunner 35: The Garmin Forerunner 35 fitness tracker has built-in GPS and tracking modes for cycling, walking, indoor or outdoor running, and cardio. Waterproof up to 50 meters and smartphone compatibility.
- Less Stress Yoga & Tai-Chi Kit: A kit designed to help you destress, stretch, relax, and bliss out. Includes a yoga mat, knee pad, foam blocks for stretching, DVDs, and CD.
- Mindfulness Kit: The Mindfulness Kit is designed to make users aware of mindfulness practice & the impact it can have on everyday life. While enjoying the benefits of the included light therapy lamp, relax with the Cascades DVD– a blend of beautiful scenes of nature with music and natural sounds. Read excerpts from Jan Chozen Bay’s “Mindfulness On the Go,” or play the Mindfulness card game.
- TapFit: A revolutionary fitness program specifically designed for women. Just slip on the TapFit taps over your flat-bottom shoes and transform them into dance shoes. You won’t even realize you are working out!
- Nintendo Switch (2): The Switch is a gaming system designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. The library has two consoles pre-loaded with games.
- PlayStation 4 Pro: The PS4 Pro is designed to take favorite PS4 games and add better graphics, performance, or features for a 1080p HD TV or 4K HDR TV.
- Xbox One X Console: The Microsoft Xbox One X system combines a great gaming console with the ability to watch television and movie content as well as listen to music or chat with others via Skype. The console comes with two controllers.
Super-sized Games: Take some humongous games home with you for giant-sized fun!
Regular-sized Games: Drop by the library and pick up something fun for your next picnic or evening at home.
- Drum Sensor Kit (Bluetooth connected): Includes four sensors, two foot attachments, two drumsticks, a rubber practicing pad, and a wood carrying case. Using the “Senstroke” app (available for free on iOS and selected Android devices,) this is the perfect start for beginner drummers. The Bluetooth drum sensors turn your environment into your own personal drum kit.
- Electric Guitar Pack: A perfect choice for beginners, the Squier Stratocaster Pack has everything you need to begin playing right out of the box. The Stratocaster HT is ideal for beginning players. The included Fender guitar amp is the perfect companion for jamming.
- Kalimba: The Kalimba is an African musical instrument, also known as the mbira or likembe. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. The library has two.
- Karaoke Machine: Features RCA output jacks to connect to your TV for scrolling lyrics, 1 microphone jack. Bluetooth enabled and plays CD/CD+Graphics. Built-in ceiling & speaker disco lighting.
- Portable Keyboard: The Casiotone keyboard features 400 tones and 75 rhythms. Power supply & music rest is included.
- Steel Tongue Drum: A hand-made steel-titanium alloy drum with lotus flower tongue. Popular for meditating, mind healing, and yoga meditation.
- Ukuleles: That’s right. You can check out a ukulele from the library and become the Don Ho of Mukwonago! The library has five adult-size ukuleles and five children’s-size ukuleles.
Memory Lab On-The-Go
- CD Burner/ DVD Reader External Drive: The portable drive is plug & play with dual USB ports A & C. Media player is necessary to play music or view a movie.
- Camcorder: Capture your most precious memories with the Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder. Easy to use and bring with you.
- Cassette MP3 Converter: The Reshow Portable Cassette Player converts those old tape cassettes to MP3 files.
- Digital Camera: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot camera featuring a large 20.1MP MOS sensor. The camera also features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity to support direct image transfer to linked smartphones and tablets.
- Digital VHS Converter (requires a VHS player): Capture/record video from VHS, Hi8, Camcorder, set-top box, or any source with composite/S-video RCA AV outputs. It is also a standalone converter to MP4 format without the need for a PC. Includes RCA cable, USB cable, power adapter, SD card, reader, & instructions.
- Digital Voice Recorder: The WS-852 Olympus digital voice recorder features Intelligent Auto Mode, which automatically adjusts the recording level to match the volume of the sound source.
- Document Scanner: The Brother portable color document scanner offers fast document digitization through wireless networking or USB to PC connection. Its portable design makes it extremely mobile and versatile, allowing for maximum scans of 8.5 x 71 inches. The scanner is best suited to paper documents rather than photographs or documents on fragile paper.
- Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner: The Flip-Pal mobile scanner is the world’s original scanner for photos, large and fragile documents, and cherished memorabilia that does not require a computer to operate. Battery-powered and stores files on an SD card. Kit contains: 4 AA batteries, 4GB SD memory card, SD memory card to USB adapter, stitching and color restoration software, and user guide.
- Kodak Scanza Slide/Film Scanner: The Kodak Scanza converts 35mm, 126, 110, and Super 8 and 8mm film negatives and slides to digital files in seconds; convenient, easy-loading film and negative adapters and inserts included. Computer not required.
- Wolverine Moviemaker Pro 8mm/Super 8 Film to Digital Converter: The Wolverine Moviemaker-Pro will convert your movie reels into digital movies (no sound) in just a few steps.
- Camping Chair: (The Library has 2) Convenient foldable camping chair with cupholder, including a carrying bag.
- Canopy: The Ozark Trail 12′ x 12′ canopy provides a true 144 square feet of cooling relief anywhere in just minutes. This outdoor instant canopy offers 50+ UV protection, so you’re guarded against the sun all day long.
- Canopy 10’ x 10’ (Slant Leg): Stay shaded at the beach, your backyard, or an outdoor market with this EAGLE PEAK canopy tent. Featuring an innovative push system, the canopy locks into place with a simple push for no-fuss setup. Comes with a wheeled carrying case.
- Folding Table: A portable folding table with a carrying handle. Perfect for outdoor & indoor activities. The library has two.
- Igloo Cooler: A 52-quart cooler on wheels with towing handle.
- Inflatable Portable Movie Screen: The Nozzco 10′ inflatable screen offers a cinematic experience in any backyard.
- Stroller (children’s): Summer 3Dlite convenience stroller in teal with aluminum frame. The stroller has a large seat area, a 4 position recline, and an extra-large storage basket. Easily folded for fast transportation.
- Traffic Cones: Four fluorescent orange traffic cones. The library has 2 sets of 4 cones each.
- Utility Wagon: The wagon meets everyday hauling needs for gardening, grocery shopping, and event planning. The wagon is not intended for transporting children of any age or size. Maximum weight capacity is 150 lbs.
Seasonal Outdoor Fun
- Fishing Rod & Reel (2): The Plusinno telescopic fishing rod and reel is designed for the adult novice fisherman. Includes tacklebox, accessories, fishing line, and reel. The telescopic design makes the rod easy to carry and store. We also have two similar rods that are perfect for kids learning to fish!
- Kayak: The library has two Sun Dolphin Aruba ’10 sit-in kayaks. Great for river and lake trips, they feature adjustable foot braces, padded seat and protective thigh pads. It weights 40 lb. and has a 250 pound weight limit. The Library does NOT supply life preservers.
- Paddleboard: The 10′ Flow 106 paddleboard is for paddlers looking for a great all around board for both adults and older children. Multiple handles allow for easy transportation. The paddleboard weights 46 lb. and has a 230 pound weight limit. The library has two paddleboards.
- Sled: These great snow sled toboggans will have you speeding down the hill in record time. The library has three sleds: Blue, Red, and Yellow.
- Snow Fort Kit: The Library has two snow fort kits which include rectangular building brick molds for snow castles, igloos, & walls. Protect your fort or castle with snowballs quickly made with the snowball makers– the ultimate snowball fight.
- Snowshoes: Try your hand (or foot) at snowshoeing! The Library has snowshoe kits for users of all sizes. Each kit includes a pair of snowshoes, a cary bag, and a pair of adjustable trekking poles.
- Toboggan: The classic toboggan is constructed in Canada with northern hardrock maple. Center and outside slats are stained in rich walnut. It is a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the winter.
- GoPro Hero 9 Camera: A lightweight, mountable, action camera that lets you record amazing new perspectives in video while skiing down the Alps or walking your dog. 4K video and 20MP photos in Single, Burst, and Time Lapse modes. Waterproof to 33 feet.
- Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot: Bring the Internet home with you. Each hotspot can connect up to 10 devices. The library has 18 hotspots.
- Portable Charger: The Anker Powercore portable charger is one of the smallest and lightest portable chargers available. Delivers the fastest possible charge for any device.
- Portable Projectors: The Library has two portable projectors: the P300 Neo Pico Projector and the GooDee Portable Projector. Take your business presentations anywhere or turn any wall into a big screen for movies and slide shows.
- Portable Movie Screen: Need a movie screen for a special occasion but don’t want to buy one? Check out our Camp Chef Lite Portable 92″ movie screen. Indoors or outdoors, it’s great for movies, business seminars, sporting events, gaming, and more.
- Portable Speaker: The MaxSound Plus, a Bluetooth, wireless, 24-watt mini speaker delivers strong sound with extra bass. It is waterproof and has a built-in rechargeable battery that can last for 20 hours.
- “Remembering Together” Mobile Scanning Kit: The Flip-Pal mobile scanner is a scanner for photos, large and fragile documents, and cherished memorabilia that does not require a computer to operate. You can even transform images into endearing stories. “StoryScans” software combines the recorded voice of the storyteller and the scan into a single file that is both small and High Definition.
- Roku Streaming Stick +: Roku is a small device that streams movies, music, and other entertainment to your TV via the internet. Since Roku streams (rather than downloads) video, you get instant access to a huge library of entertainment without having to store files on a computer or hard drive. The library has two Roku Streaming Sticks.
- Slide Viewer: The Pana-Vue slide viewer features a bright, 2x magnification on a 2 x 2 screen.
Orion StarBlast Tabletop Telescope: A perfect telescope for beginning amateur astronomers, the StarBlast 4.5″ Astro Altazimuth reflector tabletop telescope is uncomplicated, with simple design, and high level of performance. Everyone in the family will enjoy using it.
- Diagnostic Car Reader: Not sure what all those warning lights mean on your car dashboard? The Ancel Diagnostic Car Code Reader detects the engine system, and reads and clears the error codes. The scanner works on all 1996 and newer cars, light-duty trucks, SUVs, and minivans sold worldwide.
- Digital Multimeter: The Innova multimeter has auto-ranging scales that eliminate the need to dial in the correct range when making electronic measurements. The unit offers a large-scale digital display and color-coded LEDs for battery quick check.
- Dremel Rotary Tool: The Dremel 4000 variable speed rotary tool offers the highest performance and most versatility of all Dremel rotary tools. Includes 4 attachments and 34 accessories.
- Level & Stud Sensor: The Black & Decker BDL190S BullsEye Auto-leveling Interior Line Laser and Stud Sensor is an ideal tool for hanging pictures, detecting wood and metal studs, locating live A/C wires, and installing decorative items.
- Metal Detector: The library has two metal detectors. The Tracker IV Metal Detector has renowned ground balancing capability for the best results in all kinds of soil. The Quick Silver Metal Detector has fully automatic ground balance, push-button discrimination, and one-touch depth control.
- Tool Kit: The Hyper Tough 89-Piece Around the Household Tool Set is packed with an assortment of everyday tools. This multipurpose kit is ideal for a wide variety of general household projects.
- Beverage Dispenser: The 2.5 acrylic gallon beverage dispenser is easy to use, has a handy tap, and its clear design allows the drink level to be monitored. Perfect for parties and gatherings.
- Bundt Cake Pan: With Wilton’s fluted tube pan, you can make anything from tube cakes to zucchini bread to a gelatin ring. This non-stick tube pan makes for easy food release and clean-up no matter what you’re cooking.
- Cake Pans (Character):
- Canner Kit: Includes one canner, lid, jar rack, funnel, and jar lifter. The canner holds 7 quart jars, 9 pint jars, or 12 half-pint jars.
- Coffee Maker: The Nesco Coffee Urn is perfect for parties, meetings or offices. Its hefty capacity can hold up to 25, 5.7 oz. cups.
- Cookie Cutters: The Library has an assortment of holiday and seasonally-themed cookie cutters available.
- Hand Mixer: Get your recipes mixed up and ready to cook using the Cuisinart Power Advantage PLUS 5-Speed Hand Mixer. Switch from dense cookie dough to whipped cream with just one touch thanks to the slide control.
- NESCO Dehydrator: The dehydrator has an adjustable thermostat which allows different foods to be dried at proper temperatures. It comes with five trays and the opaque Vita-Save exterior helps block harmful light which destroys the nutritional content of food being dehydrated.
- NESCO Food Sealer: The NESCO VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer offers all the versatility you need. Choose from three “Seal” settings—Dry, Moist, and Double. The built-in bag cutter and roll storage compartment make this an all-in-one stop for keeping food fresh up to 5 times longer than traditional methods.
- NESCO Oven Roaster: This 18-quart roaster includes a removable porcelain cookwell & cooking rack. The roaster can hold up to a 22-pound turkey. The oven features an adjustable thermostat up to 425 degrees F.
- Oster Buffet Server: The Oster Large Triple Warming Tray Buffet Server features three separate 2-1/2-quart buffet pans that can keep up to three different dishes warm and ready to serve for holiday meals or everyday feasts.
- Springform Pan: This non-stick coated springform pan allows for easy-release and effortless clean-up. Designed for cheesecakes and other desserts. ten-cup capacity.
- Tart/ Quiche Pan: Quiches and tarts come out effortlessly thanks to the non-stick surface and quick-release removable base.
Kindle: The Library has two Amazon Kindle eReaders, both pre-loaded with hot new releases, best sellers, and our most in-demand titles. The content changes regularly so take a look in the catalog record for the full list.
“Junior” Thingery Items Include:
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Early Literacy Kits
“Little Sprouts” Early Literacy Kits
- All Ready for Toddler Time Readiness Kit: Includes learning tools designed to help teach: numbers, counting, alphabet skills, colors and shapes, and fine motor skills.
- Colors: Each Infant + Toddler Bag is packaged in a durable carrying tote and includes a step-by-step activity guide and contents to complement each theme: The Colors Bag develops a toddler’s understanding of color and the ability to sort or categorize objects according to their size and color. The kit also focuses on naming objects and developing language.
- Crash, Boom, Bang!- (for 1’s): Use the materials provided in this kit to help your child explore the developmental skill of imitation. Model how to use the items while allowing your child the freedom to explore new ways to play with the toys.
- Fish Counting 1, 2, 3: This backpack introduces children to math by counting fish. The kit includes two books, 20 vinyl fish counters, a Melissa and Doug wooden fish peg puzzle, a Melissa and Doug wooden box of magnetic numbers and math symbols, and an activity guide with recommendations for using the kit.
- “I Have to Go!” Potty Training Kit: An assortment of board books, a parenting guide, DVDs, and an incentive chart–everything you need to get the little ones ready to “go.”
- Jumbo Mighty Mouth: Used for teaching the anatomy of oral structures using the Jumbo Mighty Mouth hand puppet to teach speech sounds, and tips for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
- Rhyming: Start off your child with rhyming. This backpack includes three board books, two puppets, and a laminated activity guide.
- Snake Length: Introduces children to the concept of length by measuring toy snakes and other objects. The backpack includes two books; a Melissa and Doug sack of 6 plastic snakes; 1 jumbo tape measure; 1 Unifix ladder; 100 Unifix snap cubes; and an activity guide with recommendations for using the kit.
- Words, Musical Words: This backpack introduces children to language arts by focusing on words dealing with music. The kit includes two books; a Melissa & Doug wooden musical instruments puzzle with sound effects, several musical instruments, and an activity guide with recommendations for using the kit.
School-Age S.T.E.A.M. Kits
School-Age S.T.E.A.M. Kits
- Aircraft Engineer: Engineering for preschoolers! Beautifully written storybook-like manuals guide children on an educational and fun engineering adventure. With 73 colorful and chunky building pieces that are perfect for little hands.
- Aria’s Adventures: ARIA utilizes augmented reality (AR), the latest gaming phenomenon that causes physical objects in the real-world environment to appear augmented in 3D. Download the A.R.I.A.S’s Adventures app from your App Store to your smartphone or tablet to get started. Experience 3D animal flash cards, 3D coloring mode, and Aria’s virtual reality animal park.
- Code & Go Mouse Activity Set: Helps young children develop skills in problem-solving, self-correcting errors, critical and analytical thinking, if-then logic, and distance and spatial concepts. Introduces basic coding and programming concepts in a fun way.
- Counting Money: The Counting Money Kit gives parents all the tools needed to teach their kids how to accurately count money. The kit includes a pouch of play money, money flashcards, Rock n’ Learn Money & Making Change DVD, a Crazy Coin Counting game, and a book, “A Dollar, a Penny: How Much and How Many,” by Brian P. Cleary.
- Creative Forts: Building a fort is a great way of improving a child’s STEM (science, techonology, engineering, and math) skills. Building the perfect fort improves imagination, problem-solving, and critical thinking.” Designs include a mansion, pyramid, igloo, castle, bunker, and rocket.
- I Can Draw!: Learn to draw everything from rockets to robots, monkeys to monsters…. there is lots to create by following the step-by-step instructions in each book.
- Fraction Fun: Fraction Fun gives parents the tools needed to teach fractions to their kids. The kit includes a bag of magnetic apple pieces, Fractions flashcards (96), Rock n’ Learn Fractions & Decimals DVD, Pizza Fraction Fun game, and one book, “A Fraction’s Goal– Parts of a Whole” by Brian P. Cleary.
- Frog Math: Frog math is a great way for children to learn basic math skills and concepts of weight and balance. The kit has 3 different levels of difficulty to maintain the child’s interest. Geared for ages 4-8.
- Gears! Gears! Gears!– Beginner’s Building Set: A building set with easy-to-assemble interlocking gears, bases, and connectors for imaginative play and creative challenges.
- GoldieBlox and the Builder’s Survival Kit: This GoldieBlox survival kit is ideal for developing spatial skills through basic engineering principles. It also helps children build reading skills and confidence in problem-solving.
- GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank: Goldie has to find a way to get her dog Nacho, clean. The only problem is: Nacho hates water and loves being a dirty dog. After many tries, Goldie finally comes up with the perfect contraption. As kids read along, they help Goldie build a dunk tank (and learn about hinges and levers) to get Nacho clean so everyone can go to the carnival on time.
- GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine: A construction toy and storybook set featuring the world’s first girl engineer character, Goldie Blox! In this kit, Goldie builds a spinning machine to help her dog. Help Goldie build a belt drive machine to spin everybody at once! Introduces the real-life STEM concept of a belt drive.
- GravityMaze: A player draws a challenge card and places towers on the grid as indicated. The goal is to create a maze that will carry a marble from the start position to the target tower.
- Junior Metal Detector: The Junior Metal Detector can identify buried metals by category and eliminate unwanted metals from detection.
- Keva Brain Builders Junior: Helps young minds translate 2D photographs into 3D structures. These hands-on puzzles give children a head start in understanding spatial relationships, inferring hidden details, and thinking creatively.
- K’NEX 70 Model Building Set: K’NEX is a construction toy system consisting of interlocking plastic rods, connectors, gears, wheels, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures.
- Littlecodr- Teaching Kids to Think Differently: Littlecodr is a crazy fun card game that helps kids learn the basics of logic and coding. Kids use Action Cards to create paths for your or their friends to follow. You are the robot and they are ‘writing the code’ for you to execute.
- Mag-Fun: Learn the basics of architecture with two books and 66 geometric magnets.
- Magformers Dinosaur Set: Discover prehistoric animals and create your own Stegosaurus, T-Rex, Velociraptor, Brontosaurus and more! Budding paleontology enthusiasts will have endless hours of fun with the wide variety of geometric shapes in the 55-piece Dinosaur Set.
- Microscope: The JuniorScope microscope for kids features premium-grade glass lenses that let you see in crystal clear detail. Zoom in with clarity with three magnification levels.
- Marble Run: Get creative as you explore what it takes to create a game all your own. Learn all that goes into planning, designing, testing and improving the ultimate gaming experience
- Osmo- Coding Adventures with Awbie: Osmo is an award-winning game system that will change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play. By placing blocks in patterns and sequences in front of an iPad, kids learn to code Awbie’s every move.
- Osmo Detective Agency: Put on your detective hat and get ready to solve the case! Travel to six famous cities, inspect hundreds of clues with your magnifying glass, and learn about geography and landmarks around the world!
- Osmo- Genius Starter Kit: Osmo is an award-winning game system that will change the way your child interacts with the iPad and iPhone by opening them up to hands-on play.
- Osmo- Little Genius Starter Kit: Your child’s first Osmo, designed to take kids aged 3–5 on a hands-on learning adventure. They’ll spark their imaginations, learn critical skills, and have a blast with these four games!
- Playskool Building Blocks: Helps to develop your child’s fine motor skills. Ages 18 months and up.
- Robot Engineer: This 53-piece science kit combined with the beautifully illustrated storybook, provides an engaging way to teach simple engineering concepts and skills to preschool-age kids.
- Rock Tumbler: Polish everyday rocks into dazzling gemstones. Enhance your rock collection, or, start a new one! The National Geographic professional rock tumbler makes all rocks look like professionally polished stones. Note: Due to the length of time required to complete a polishing project, this kit checks out for 2 weeks with the possibility of 1 renewal.
- Simple Machines: Experiment and discover basic simple machines by first building the five models and then changing the variables to learn how machines make work and effort easier.
- Smart Circuits: 50 electrifying projects to enjoy. Build Full-Tilt Baseball, ColorTrap It, Fart-Sound Frenzy, and many more fun interactive games.
- Smart Globe: This interactive globe comes with 3 activity panels, including a local map, and explores the world through 19 learning activities. Learn about topics ranging from continents, countries, and capitals, to population and currency.
- Snap Circuits Jr.: Build more than 100 exciting projects! All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. Just follow the colorful pictures in the manual and build many exciting projects and enjoy hours of educational fun.
- Telling Time: The Telling Time Kit gives parents all the tools needed to teach their kids to tell time quickly and accurately with both digital and analog clocks.
- Tinkertoys: Let children explore the concept of building with the Tinkertoy Essentials Value Set! This 65-piece educational toy makes a great learning tool and provides endless hours of entertainment. Recommended for toddlers ages 3 and up.
- Totally Squishy From Head to Toe: Explore the squishy insides of the human body and brain using plastic forceps and tweezers. Build an 8 piece skull model with moving mandible and squishy brain. And, enter the twisted world of the human body, complete with removable squishy organs, such as the lungs, heart, liver and intestines. Amazing physical facts abound in this kit’s book and activity cards.
- Turing Tumble: Turing Tumble is a revolutionary new game where players build mechanical computers powered by marbles to solve logic puzzles. Turing Tumble offers students the opportunity to peek under the hood of computers and discover how they work.
The library has countless craft bags containing everything you will need to make a craft at home with your child! Check one out and let the creativity begin! Materials, crafts, and projects change all the time. The craft you make is yours to keep, just be sure to return the plastic bag.
- Kid’s Kindle: “Battle of the Books” (Elementary Level): This eReader is pre-loaded with all “Battle of the Book” titles for the Elementary Division that are available in ebook format. Check the catalog record for specific titles.
- Kid’s Kindle: “Battle of the Books” (Middle Level): This eReader is pre-loaded with all “Battle of the Book” titles for the Middle Division that are available in ebook format. Check the catalog record for specific titles.
- LaunchPad: Launchpads are kid-friendly tablets pre-loaded with 10 or more apps. Each Launchpad has a theme, such as letters, numbers, creativity, critical thinking, life skills, and “brain breaks,” puzzles, and games for passing time on a road trip or winding down at bedtime. The library has six different LaunchPads.
- LeapFrog Epic: LeapFrog tablets are kid-friendly tablets featuring extensive parent controls with exclusive access to educator-approved learning content that prepares kids for school and beyond. Pre-loaded with 20+ learning apps, games, videos, and more. The library has three different LeapFrogs.
Let the little ones begin their musical journey with pint-sized ukes!