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Library of Things


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 can be checked out for free with a DTDL library card and are subject to our circulation policy.

Many of the items in this collection are listed below. Visit our library catalog to see a complete list of our Library of Things collection.

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


Arts & Crafts
Items include button maker, crocheting kit, die cutter, drawing manikin, knitting kit, and sewing machine.


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

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die cutterDie Cutter
The Sizzix Big Shot is a portable roller machine that cuts and embosses many different materials. Create your own one-of-a-kind cards, invitations, scrapbook pages, home décor, fashion, altered art, quilting and much more. 

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manikinDrawing 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

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sewingmachineSewing 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.

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Cooking & Food
Items include air fryer, cake decorating set, cake pans, cookie cutters, egg cooker, fondue pot, food sealing system, instant pot, and pasta maker set.


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

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

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

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food sealerFood Sealing System
The KOIOS vacuum sealing system keeps food fresh up to seven times longer, ideal for vegetables, meat, fruits, marinated food, and even liquids. 

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instantpotInstant 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

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pastamakerPasta 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

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Games
Items include Apples to Apples, Jenga, Quirkle, Speed Charades, Sushi Go!, Taboo, and Yahtzee.

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Health & Fitness
Items include bike locks, CPR manikins (adult/child and infant), fitness tracker, and pickleball set.


bikelockBike Locks
Check out 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. Bike locks are available at the circulation desk.

fitnessFitness 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.

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

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Home
Items include drill, heat sealer, home energy toolkit, laminator, and tool kit.


drillDrill
The Black & 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 is lightweight to prevent user fatigue.

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heatsealerHeat 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.

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infraredtempHome 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.

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tool_kitTool 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.

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Media & Technology
Items include action camera, CD player, digital film scanner, DVD player, external DVD drive, GPS, Instax camera, laptop kits, mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, photo studio, projector, Roku, and scanner.


actioncameraAction 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.

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

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garminGarmin 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.

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cameraInstax 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.

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LaptopLaptop Kit
Each laptop kit contains an ASUS 14” Chromebook, Coolpad mobile hotspot, and chargers, all in a protective backpack.  Connect the laptop to the mobile hotspot for internet access wherever you need it. 

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

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photostudioPhoto 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.

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

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

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FlipPalScanner
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 from Flip-Pal to assist in stitching together larger scans.

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Music
Items include karaoke microphone, record player, and ukulele. For more instruments, check out our Little Things collection.

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

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recordRecord 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.

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ukuleleUkulele
Try out the ukulele with this Ohana concert ukulele, which comes with a tuner and carrying case.

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Outdoors & Nature
Items include binoculars, metal detector, and telescope.


binocularsBinoculars
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.

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

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

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Passes
Check out passes for free and reduced price admission to local and state attractions, including Eaton County parks, Michigan Activity Pass, and Potter Park Zoo.


parksEaton County Parks Recreation Pass

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

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mipassMichigan Activity Pass

Explore one of Michigan’s historical or cultural sites, state parks, campgrounds, or other recreation areas for an amazing discount (or even free) with the Michigan Activity Pass, which includes over 450 Michigan destinations.

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zoo-passPotter Park Zoo Pass
One family pass to Potter Park Zoo includes free admission and parking for your household.  The loan period for zoo passes is one week.  For updated information on how to use the pass during the Zoo’s COVID-19 procedures, please view their Zoo Pass FAQ.

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