Library of Things

Mobile Hot Spots
No internet at home? No problem. Traveling and need access to the internet? No problem. Check out one of our internet Hot Spots. We have six available and they check out for one-week, are holdable by Cary Area Library cardholders, and renewable once (if there are no holds).

Fishing Poles
We have fishing poles available for one-week checkout. A small bag of light tackle is also included, which you may keep. There is a limit of 5 poles per card, an overdue fine of 10¢ per day, and may not be renewed. Buy an Illinois fishing license online or at a local retailer.

Crochet Hooks, Knitting Needles, and Knitting Looms
We have multiple needle crafting tools available for three-week checkout. View the sizes and availability of the knitting looms; view the sizes and availability of the hooks and needles. Once at the Library, visit the Service Center to ask for a kit to checkout.

Instant Book Club Bags
If you need a quick and convenient solution for your neighborhood or friend book group, try one of our Instant Book Club Bags. (See the list of available titles.) The bags checkout for six weeks, include 12 paperback copies of the title, a lending checkoff list, discussion questions guide, and some even include recipes related to the themes of the books. Stop by the Information Center if you have any questions or want to check one out.

Kill-A-Watt Meters
We have three meters available for checkout, which you may use to determine the amount of energy usage in your home or office.

Wired for Science Kits
STEM kits that include supplies and experiment guides

Theme Kits
Interactive, themed kits for children

Local History Items
These items are only to be used in the Library