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Library of Things

What is it?

Our Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional items from our collection that you can enjoy on the go, like a telescope for stargazing, or an Amazon Firestick for catching your favorite shows.

How does it work?

Visit our Library of Things display near the DIY, Great Escapes, and Seed Library collections.

If you see an item you'd like to borrow, take the item's card to the Checkout Desk. Library staff will retrieve your item and check it out to you. Age restrictions may apply.

If you see a QR code, the item has already been checked out and is not currently available. Scan the QR code with your phone's camera to place a hold on the item or visit the Checkout Desk and ask staff to help you place a hold.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each item is checked out for 3 weeks. Renewals are not available at this time.

No, we can check out an item with any valid Rock County library card.

Yes! You can find these items in our catalog by searching Library of Things, or scanning the QR code found on the item's card to place a hold on it.

Return the item to the Checkout Desk during our open hours. Items may NOT be returned to our bookdrops. Don't forget to review the contents list to be sure you're bringing back all the necessary pieces.

Library of Things

10 pc bread basket with liners, whisk, oil bruch, dough scraper, and slicer

Bread proofing baskets are the perfect size for making sourdough bread. The larger 9 inches round basket is ideal for shaping and rising dough, while the smaller 10 inches oval-shaped basket is perfect for proofing dough.

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Gskyer Telescope

This telescope is very suitable for kids, beginners and amateur astronomers to explore the sky, the moon, and planets at night, as well as landscapes during the day.

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