Library of Things and STEM Kits

At the library, books are just the beginning! Our Library of Things, located in the Adult Department, includes items to help our patrons find and develop new interests. Our STEM Kits, available for checkout in the Children’s Department, let young learners explore their curiosity.

To place a hold on an item from the Library of Things, call the Adult Reference Desk at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150. To place a hold on a STEM Kit, call the Youth Reference Desk at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

We are expanding our Library of Things in 2024, and will be updating this page as each item becomes available. See a complete list of current and future items below!

Thing of the Month

Roku Streaming Sticks



Roku Streaming Sticks are now available for checkout! Each Roku comes pre-loaded with paid subscriptions to a selection of your favorite streaming services, such as Disney+, MAX, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and more. Stop by Adult Services to pick one up or call (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150 to place a hold today!

Roku Streaming Sticks can be checked out by anyone 18 and older, but you must have a DeKalb Public Library card to place a hold. 



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Computers and Electronics
3.5 floppy drive (Coming soon)
Bluetooth barcode scanner (Coming soon)
Blu-ray player (Coming soon)
CD player with bluetooth (Coming soon)
Digital chip reader (Coming soon)
DVD burner/external drive (Coming soon)
DVD player (Coming soon)
Mobile Hot Spot
Page magnifier (Coming soon)

Portable digital projector (Coming soon)
Portable laminator (Coming soon)
Portable scanner–iscan wand (Coming soon)
Portable speakers (Coming soon)
Projector screen (Coming soon)
Record player (Coming soon)
Ring light tripod (Coming soon)
Roku Streaming Sticks 
Snowball ICE microphone (Coming soon) 
Tripod (Coming soon)

To place a hold on an item, call the Adult Reference Desk at (815)-756-9568 ext. 2150.

3d pen (Coming soon)
3d pen mat (Coming soon)
Bead loom (Coming soon)
Circular knitting needles (Coming soon)
Crochet hooks (Coming soon)
Garment steamer (Coming soon)
Grommet press (Coming soon)
Heat gun (Coming soon)
Knitting needles (Coming soon)
Label maker (Coming soon)
Leatherworking tools (Coming soon)
Light tablet (Coming soon)
Portable light box (Coming soon)
Punch needle embroidery kit (Coming soon)
Round loom (Coming soon)
Sewing machine
Wood burning kit (Coming soon)

To place a hold on an item, call the Adult Reference Desk at (815)-756-9568 ext. 2150.

Games and Hobbies
Balloon pump (Coming soon)
Bike pump (Coming soon)
Bike repair kit (Coming soon)
Bike repair stand (Coming soon)
Binoculars (Coming soon)
Bocce ball set (Coming soon)
Bubble machine (Coming soon)
Concert Ukuleles
Cornhole (Coming soon)
Crocquet set (Coming soon)
Digital microscope (Coming soon)
Disc golf set (Coming soon)
Floor Model Music Stands
Giant Connect 4 (Coming soon)
Giant Jenga (Coming soon)
Lawn darts (Coming soon)
Metal detector (Coming soon)
Microscopes (Coming soon)
Party light mini disco set (Coming soon)
Pickleball set (Coming soon)
Slackline set (Coming soon)
Soprano Ukuleles
Table Top Music Stands
Trail camera (Coming soon)
VR headset for phone (Coming soon)
Walkie talkie set (Coming soon)

To place a hold on an item, call the Adult Reference Desk at (815)-756-9568 ext. 2150.

Home and Garden
Angle measuring tool (Coming soon)
Car code reader (Coming soon)
Cordless floodlight (Coming soon)
Cordless screwdriver and bits (Coming soon)
Decibel meter (Coming soon)
Digital water tester (Coming soon)
Electric air pump (Coming soon)
EMF ghost sensor (Coming soon)
Home repair tool kit (Coming soon)
Jewelry cleaner (Coming soon)
Knife sharpener (Coming soon)
Laser level (Coming soon)
Laser measure (Coming soon)
Light therapy lamp (Coming soon)
Moisture meter (Coming soon)
Outlet tester (Coming soon)
Paper shredder (Coming soon)
Photography lighting set (Coming soon)
Portable air compressor (Coming soon)
Portable green screen (Coming soon)
Soil moisture tester kit (Coming soon)
Stud finder (Coming soon)
Water flow meter (Coming soon)

To place a hold on an item, call the Adult Reference Desk at (815)-756-9568 ext. 2150.

Rainbow Blocks
Keva Architect
Beginning to Count: Counting 1
IKEA Tumblers
Design & Drill
Patterns & Estimating
Counting Money
Code & Go Robot Mouse
Marble Run
Trees (Elementary)
Trees (Preschool)
Telling Time
Adding and Subtracting 1
Big Numbers (Counting 2)
Preschool Chemist
Nature Up Close
Adding and Subtracting 2
Insect Catching
Makey Makey
Snap Circuits

To place a hold on a STEM Kit, call the Youth Reference Desk at (815)-756-9568 ext. 3350.

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