Library of Things

COVID-19 Update: At the current time, DTDL is only circulating a small selection of our Library of Things collection: Mobile Hotspots, Rokus, Eaton County Park Passes, and Potter Park Zoo Passes.  All other Library of Things items are not be available at this time.

The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional library items whose purpose is to provide diverse opportunities for learning and engagement. All of the items in our collection are subject to our circulation policy.

Our Little Things collection has additional items that can be borrowed from the library, specifically geared towards kids and fun for all ages.


The Woodstock Kid’s Accordion is a fun-yet-sensible introduction to the accordion. Just the right size for young hands, children can practice with detailed playing instructions and eight easy-to-play songs.

Air Fryer

The Power AirFryer Oven uses super-heated air, instead of oil, to fry all of your favorite fried foods.

Action Camera

Action Camera

AKASO EK7000 features ultra HD 4K video recording. You can capture stunning 4K video which is sharper and more lifelike. High-resolution and high frame rate delivers distinctly smooth video.


Celestron’s Nature DX Series is the perfect companion for the outdoors lover. For beginning to intermediate users.

Includes book:Birds of Michigan by Stan Tekiela.

Bike Locks

Checkout a bike lock while you are visiting the library and keep your bike safe. Bike locks are meant for use during your library visit and are due by the end of the business day.


Button Maker

Make 1.25 inch and 2.25inch buttons with the Badge-A-Minit bench press system. Button supplies may be available for purchase at the circulation desk.

Cake Pans & Cookie Cutters

A collection of over 20 unique cake pans and cookie cutters to help you get creative in the kitchen.

Drawing Manikin

Manikins are useful tools for learning to draw. They are accurately proportioned and are flexible enough to mimic many human positions.

Includes book:Figure it Out!: Guide to Drawing People by Chris Hart


The Black and Decker 20-Volt Max Lithium Drill is ideal for drilling and screwdriving through wood, metal and plastic. This drill also provides an extra level of control with a 24 position clutch that helps to prevent stripping and overdriving screws. It has a soft grip handle that provides added comfort during use and a light weight to prevent user fatigue.

Eaton County Park Recreation Pass

Visit Fitzgerald Park, Fox Park, or Lincoln Brick Park free of charge with this day pass.

Fitness Tracker

The Lintelek Fitness tracker allows you to keep a log of your steps with a walk, run and bike mode. It will also monitor your heart rate and serve as an alarm.

Fondue Pot

Electric fondue set suitable for chocolate, cheese, broth or oil. Includes book: Fondue: Sweet and Savory Recipes fro Gathering Around the Table by Bob and Coleen Simmons.

Garmin GPS

Wherever you’re going, have a smoother trip with Garmin Drive. This is a dedicated GPS Navigator with driver alerts. It provides easy instruction on a bright 5.0-inch dual-orientation display. Preloaded with maps of the U.S.

Heat Sealer

This heat sealer is ideal for various plastic films – for food items, candy, medicine, electrical elements and more. No warm-up needed, can be used right away.

Home Energy Toolkit

Measure your home and appliances energy efficiency with a kill-a-watt meter, infrared thermometer, indoor humidity & temperature monitor, and a refrigerator/freezer thermometer.

Instant Pot

Instant Pot Lux V3. Six in one programmable multi-cooker combines the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute, steamer, and warmer. Includes book:The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante

Instax Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera that utilizes film packs to instantly provide you with photos. Film packs may be available for purchase at the circulation desk.

Karaoke Microphone

The Bonaok Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone with Multi-color LED Lights is a 4-in-1 portable handheld home party karaoke speaker machine.

Record Player


Casio electronic keyboard with 44 mini sized keys and an easy-to-read LCD display.

Includes book: Level 1 Instruction Book

Metal Detector

Look for lost treasures with the well balanced and easy to use Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Metal Detector.

Michigan Activity Pass

Explore one of Michigan’s 170 historical or cultural sites, 102 state parks, and 134 state forest campgrounds for an amazing discount or even free with the Michigan Activity Pass.

Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Hotspot

Connect up to 10 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously and enjoy long-range Wi-Fi, both indoors and out through Sprint’s mobile network.

Mobile Scanner

The Flip-Pal mobile scanner is the world’s original photo and document flatbed scanner that does not require a computer to operate. The Flip-Pal Toolbox software is available for free from Flip-Pal to assist in stitching together larger scans.

Pasta Maker Set

Nothing tastes better than fresh authentic homemade pasta and learning how to make fresh pasta couldn’t be easier!

Includes: Atlas Pasta Machine, Bellemain Ravioli Maker, Noodles Frame, and book:Making Artisan Pasta by Aliza Green

Percussion Set

Making music can be fun and easy with pre-tuned instruments made of solid wood with a natural finish. Includes a hand-held bongo drum, a tambourine with 4 chrome-plated jingles, and a pair of crisp-sounding maracas.

Photo Studio

The Table Top Photography Studio by LimoStudio is ideal for photo shoots of all kinds, this light box helps create soft and neutral light and minimize the contrast between shade and hot=spots.

Pickleball Set

Amazin’ Aces Pickleball Paddles: Set Includes 4 Wood Pickleball Paddles + 4 Pickleballs + 1 Mesh Carry Bag. Great Rackets For Beginners

Portable CD Player

ONN Portable CD Player with FM Radio and Anti-Skip Protection

Potter Park Zoo Pass

Potter Park Zoo Pass

One family pass includes free admission for your household & parking is included!  For updated information on how to use the pass during the Zoo’s COVID-19 procedures, please view their Zoo Pass FAQ.


The mini home projector provides a big screen experience with a projection image size up to 176”. Includes: tripod, HDMI Cable, and a variety of adapters to help get your devices connected.

Record Player

The ION Max LP Record Player is a three speed vinyl conversion turntable with Stereo Speakers that lets you listen to and enjoy your records and convert them to digital files. The EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter software is required to make conversions and is available for free from Ion Audio.


Watch over 100 different movies on the library’s Roku Streaming Media Player.

Sewing Machine

The Singer Heavy Duty 4423 sewing machine is designed with your heavy duty projects in mind, from denim to canvas. Thanks to the machine’s powerful motor, you have extra high sewing speed to save you time. With adjustable presser foot pressure, you can also sew very lightweight sheers, and the stainless steel bedplate allows fabrics to glide over the machine with ease.


This 70x400mm refractor telescope can be a good observation tool for celestial bodies and terrestrial objects. Perfect for an on-the-go sky gazer.

Potter Park Zoo Pass

Tool Kit

Perform simple do-it-yourself tasks at home with this tool kit. Includes: tool bag, tape measure, hot glue gun, needle nose pliers, adjustable wrench, level, stud sensor, staple gun, framing square, hex keys, screwdriver and wrench set.


Check out one of the library’s ukuleles: Ukulele Concert CK-15RD liner; Ukulele Soprano SK-10PK liner