Library of Things
NOTICE: MANY OF OUR LIBRARY OF THINGS ITEMS ARE UNAVAILABLE TO CHECKOUT AT THIS TIME. CALL YOUR LOCAL BRANCH TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY.
Get outside this summer and get back to nature. Check out a fishing pole at the Arnold and Windsor Branches. The fishing poles at the Arnold Branch are courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks
Try your hand at knitting or crocheting. The Arnold and Northwest Branches have several sets in various sizes.
"Check out" packets of seeds at the Arnold Branch or Windsor Branch throughout spring and summer to grow herbs, flowers and vegetables. Save your seeds when possible to donate back in autumn. Seeds are available through generous donations from seed companies. Limited to ten packets per customer.
Book Club Tote
We've loaded totes with multiple copies of the same book for your convenience. Now your book club does not have to scramble to find your next read. Available at the Arnold and Northwest Branches.
Learn how to play the lap harp. The Northwest Branch has one for adults and one made for children. Each kit comes with sheet music.
Teach yourself how to play the guitar or bring out your inner rock star. Guitar kits are available at the Arnold and Northwest Branches and include everything you need to get started.
Save money by borrowing a character shaped cake pan, candy mold, or cookie cutters for your next special event. Browse the collection at the Northwest Branch.
We have a variety of health kits to check out. Each kit focuses on a theme such as diabetes or pregnancy and include books, DVDs and equipment to assist you on your healthy journey. The Northwest Branch has just added (November 2019) a few new kits including one on Alzheimer's.
Provided by funding from Jefferson County Health Department, the Northwest Branch has added items to help keep you active when you are dealing with a temporary mobility issue. Items include canes, walkers, knee bench, and crutches.
Practice Drum Pad
Teach yourself how to play the drums in a way that your neighbors will approve. Kits are available at the Northwest Branch and include everything you need to get started.
Supports 8 film types. Converts 135 (35mm), 110, 126, 127 Kodak Pocket, 8 mm/Super 8 film, library film and APS to digital in seconds to internal memory or optional SD/SDHC cards. Available at the Arnold and Northwest Branches.
For indoor entertainment, borrow a puzzle from the Arnold Branch. Take your time with it and return the puzzle when it's convenient to you.
Light therapy lamps are used to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder by mimicking outdoor natural light. In late fall and winter we experience fewer hours of sunlight and more cloud cover each day. This can negatively affect individuals by causing an increase in sleeping, a decrease in overall energy level, and/or general feelings of sadness. Over time, light therapy has been shown to work for many people with S.A.D. by boosting their energy and elevating their mood.
Available at the Northwest Branch.