Library of Things

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Balloon Pump

Portable electric balloon air pump. Dual nozzle.  110V 600W.

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Banjo

Ashthorpe 5 string, full size, closed back, mahogany resonator banjo.

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Binoculars 

Do a little bird watching with a set of binoculars. 

Available at all branches.

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Board Games

For indoor entertainment, borrow a tabletop game.  Available at all locations.

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Bocce Ball Set

GoSports 90mm backyard set with 8 balls, Pallino, case and measuring rope.   

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Bongo Drums

Eastar Bongo Drums 6” and 7” Congas Drums. Wood Percussion Instrument with Bag and Tuning Wrench.   

Available at the Arnold and Northwest Branches.

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We've loaded totes with multiple copies of the same book for your convenience.  Now your book club doesn't have to scramble to find your next read.  

Available at the Arnold and Northwest Branches.

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CD Player

From Magnavox includes a top loading CD-R/CD-RW player, AM/FM stereo, LED display, 3.5mm aux port, and Bluetooth. AC/DC adapter or 6 C batteries (not included). 

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Code Reader

Universal OBD II Scanner Car Engine Fault Code Reader

  Browse the collection at the Northwest Branch.

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Cookware

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.

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Engraving Pen

Customizer Engraving Pen - the Ultimate Cordless Portable for Artists & DIYers.  Engrave 50+ Surfaces, beginner friendly. Includes 30 Bits & Mastery Guide.

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Film Converter

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.

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Fishing Pole

Get outside this summer and get back to nature.  Check out a fishing pole at all branches.  The fishing poles at the Arnold and Northwest Branches are courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Flash Cards

Several sets of cards available on topics such as addition, subtraction, sight words, colors and more!

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Fondue Pot

Cuisinart Fondue Pot, 3 quart, for chocolate, cheese, broth or oil. Stainless Steel

Available at the Northwest Branch.

Food Prep Tool

Vegetable chopper and mandolin slicer.  Professional quality 10 in 1 machine. 


Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Foster Parent Kits

Two different kits designed

 to help foster parents.


Available at each location.

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Glockenspiel

Explore your German heritage and learn how to play a Foldable Glockenspiel Xylophone Vibraphone percussion instrument. 

Available at the Northwest and Arnold Branches.

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Golf Putting Game

Game comes with 2 adjustable putters, 1.4 '' gentle slope simulates a realistic golf course, detachable bumpers.

Available at the Northwest branch.

Coming soon!

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GoPro Camera

HERO9 delivers stunning 5K video and 20MP photos, HyperSmooth 3.0 stabilization, powerful features and a durable, waterproof design. 

Available at all three branches.

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Guitar 

Teach yourself how to play the guitar or bring out your inner rock star.  Each branch has two available for checkout and include everything you need to get started.

Available at all branches.

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Guitar Pick Punch

In-house use only.  Bring in any plastic strip to punch out your own guitar picks. Plastic can be purchased at craft stores, or use old gift cards.

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Health Kit

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. 

Available at all branches.

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Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks

Try your hand at knitting or crocheting.  The Arnold and Northwest Branches have several sets in various sizes.

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Kalimba

Also known as a Thumb Piano, this small but beautiful instrument makes wonderful music - just move your thumbs to get started. 

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Kill- A-Watt Meter

Save money on energy on your energy bills by checking the energy consumption of old appliances.  

Available at the Arnold and Northwest Branches.

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Lap Harp

Learn how to play the lap harp.  Adult and child size  harps available. Each kit comes with sheet music.

Available at the Arnold and Northwest Branches.

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Level

Craftsman 48 inch I-Beam level with 180* rotating vial.   

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Lyre

The lyre is one of the earliest plucked stringed instruments in the West.   

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Magnifying Glass

Large handheld Magnifying glass with 3 LED lights.

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Mandolin

Vangoa A style instrument. Sunburst design, 8 String Acoustic Mandolin with Tuner, Strings, Bag, Picks  

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Media Carts

Mobile computers with microphones, a camera, and software to help you record and edit audio and video, and even stream. 

Available at all branches.

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Memory Kits

Memory kits contain items to help caregivers stimulate conversation and engage individuals, including those with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer's. 

Available at the Arnold and Northwest branches.

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Metal Detector 

An adult size detector with 5 modes to bring endless fun to your adventure!

 Available at the Northwest and Arnold Branches.

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Microscope 

Explore the tiny world around you with a kid friendly microscope. 

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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and the Windsor Branch

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Mobility Tools

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 benches, and crutches.

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Parenting Kits 

We've loaded totes with  materials of interest to parents.  Kits may include books, DVDs, games and other hands on materials. 

Available at all branches.

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Pickle Ball Set 

Set of 4 Wood Pickleball Rackets with ergonomic cushion grip, 8 pickleball balls & 1 carry bag.

 Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Portable Power Station

DeWalt DXAEJ14 digital portable power station/jump starter.  1400 peak amp battery booster. 

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Practice Drum Pad

Teach yourself how to play the drums in a way that your neighbors will approve.  

Available at the Northwest Branch. 

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Projector

Palm sized mini portable projector.  Can be used for home cinema, gaming or business.  Built in speaker. 

Available at all locations.

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Puzzles

For indoor entertainment, borrow a puzzle from the Arnold and Northwest Branches.  Take your time with it and return the puzzle when it's convenient to you. 

Record Player

Victrola vintage 3-speed, Bluetooth, portable suitcase record player with built-in speakers.  Model # VSC-550-BT-BK

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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S.A.D. Lamps

Light therapy lamps are used to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder by mimicking outdoor natural light. Light therapy may work to boost your energy and elevating your mood.

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Seed Library

 "Check out" packets of seeds at any 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.

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Sewing Machine

Borrow a Brother sewing machine to mend your clothing or create a new project.  

Available at the Arnold Branch

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and the Northwest Branch

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Singing Bowl

Discover your inner peace with this handmade meditation bowl that fits in the palm of your hand. 

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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S.T.E.A.M. Kits

Resources to create safe and innovative learning environments that foster the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Kits may include books, games and other hands on materials. 

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Steel Tongue Drum

Twelve inch, 13 note steel drum, concert percussion instrument. Comes with travel bag, book and mallets.  

Available at the Arnold and Northwest Branches.

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Stencils

Reusable, plastic alphabet templates for those times when hand lettering just won't work.  Available in sets of 5" and 6". 

Available at the Northwest Branch.  

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Stud Finder

5 in 1 electronic stud sensor, locator, wood beam joist, wall edge, center finder with LCD Display.

  Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Telescope

Explore the night sky with the Orion Starblast Telescope.  

Available at each location.

Telescope Policies

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Thermal Leak Detector

Save money on your energy bills by spotting air drafts with this Thermal Leak Detector (good for windows and doors).  

Available at the Arnold and  Northwest Branches.

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Tie-brary

When you have a job interview and need a tie to look more professional, borrow one! Selection varies.

Collection updated March 2024!

Available at the Northwest Branch.  

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Tool Kit

Craftsman brand 57 piece mechanic's tool kit. 

Available at the Northwest Branch.  

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UV Flashlight

This UV Flashlight, with 100 LED ultraviolet lights is the perfect tool to see just how clean your home is. 

Available at the Northwest Branch.  

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Ukulele

 Kits are available at the Arnold and Northwest Branches and include everything you need to get started.

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Violin

Full size 4/4 set for beginners. Set includes travel case with backpack straps, tuner, adjustable shoulder rest, a bow and first lesson book.

Available at the Northwest Branch.

Coming soon

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Voltage Meter

A handheld, battery operated digital multimeter designed to meet IEC61010-1 & CAT II 600V, over voltage category and double insulation.   

Available at the Northwest Branch.

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Our Wi-Fi hotspots can connect up to 10 devices on its network.  Service based on Sprint network; speeds will vary.

Available at each location.   

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Wireless Microscope

A wireless handheld digital microscope that has been designed to work with mobile Android or iOS device, Windows or Mac computers (via USB cable).  50X-1000X magnification.  

Available at the Northwest Branch.  

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Yardzee

Giant yard dice game with collapsible bucket, six 3.5" wooden dice, and 2 wipeable scoreboards. 

Available at the Northwest Branch.  

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NOTICE:  CALL YOUR LOCAL BRANCH TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY.