Library of Things

Mobile Hot Spots
No internet at home? Traveling and need access to the internet? Check out one of our Hot Spots. We have six available for one-week checkout to Cary Area Library cardholders age 18+.They are holdable and renewable once if there are no holds pending. Visit the Service Center to ask for a kit to checkout.

GoPros 
We have two GoPro cameras (a Hero Session and a Hero 5 Session) available for one-week checkout to Cary Area Library cardholders who are age 18+. The waterproof kits include a mounting bracket, head strap, handler and a 32GB micro SD card. Holds are allowed and one renewal is available if there are no pending holds. Visit the Service Center to ask for a kit to checkout.

Ozobots 
We have three Ozobot kits available for one-week checkout to Cary Area Library cardholders who are age 18+. (One kit is a non-themed Ozobot, one is Spider-man themed, and one is Guardians of the Galaxy themed. They all perform the same.) Holds are allowed and one renewal is available if there are no pending holds. Visit the Service Center to ask for a kit to checkout.

3D Printing Pens
We have two 3D printing pens available for one-week checkout to Cary Area Library cardholders who are age 18+ (for safety reasons). The kits include instructions and supplies to complete two projects: a cactus and a gingerbread person. Holds are allowed and one renewal is available if there are no pending holds. Visit the Service Center to ask for a kit to checkout.

LeapPad XDi – New!
We have a LeapPad tablet for one-week checkout to Cary Area Library cardholders. The LeapPad is loaded with juvenile educational games and apps for your child ages 3-9. It is holdable and renewable once if there are no pending holds.

AccuQuilt Cutter – New!
We have an AccuQuilt cutter available for one-week checkout to Cary Area cardholders age 18+. Holds are allowed and one renewal is available if there are no holds pending. It is circulated in a wheeled suitcase for convenience and to protect the cutter. We also have an in-house AccuQuilt cutter which you may schedule an appointment with staff to use.

AccuQuilt Die Cuts
We have several die cuts available for one-week checkout to Cary Area cardholders. Holds are allowed and one renewal is available if there are no holds pending. Kits are located on shelving across from the public copier.

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. Kits are located on shelving across from the public copier.

Wood Carving Set – New!
We have an 18-piece wood carving set available for three-week checkout to Cary Area Library cardholders who are age 18+ (for safety reasons). Holds are allowed and one renewal is available if there are no pending holds. Visit the Service Center to checkout.

Wood Chisel Set
We have an eight-piece wood chisel set available for three-week checkout to Cary Area cardholders who are age 18+ (for safety reasons). Holds are allowed and one renewal is available if there are no pending holds. Visit the Service Center to ask for the set to checkout.

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 five 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.

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 Service Center if you have any questions or want to check one out.

Wired for Science Kits
STEM kits that include supplies and experiment guides. Visit the Service Center to ask for a kit to checkout.

Theme Kits
Interactive, themed kits for children

UmbrellasNew!
We have three umbrellas available for one-week checkout. Stay dry and protect library materials! They are holdable and renewalble if no holds are pending.

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.