Library of Things

Providing access to practical, hands-on items to learn new skills, explore areas of interest or help with everyday tasks.

GLADL is excited to launch our very own “Library of Things!”  The collection contains practical items like bike locks, tech equipment, ready to go packs for a variety of ages, ukuleles, and science kits.  More to be added!

With the help of a grant from Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) – Region 4 and Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL), GLADL’s Library of Things contains not only fun science kits so that patrons of all ages can be citizen scientists to help contribute data for on-going projects, but kits to learn more about coding, electronics, and electricity.  This grant from SKPL allows the library to offer real science equipment like a sky meter, air monitor, and the tech for kids to learn how things work with hands-on activities in science– that is what sparks a kid’s interest!

GLADL has also been very fortunate to have the assistance of Music is the Foundation to offer two Ukuleles for checkout.  Ukuleles are fun to play and it is one of the easiest instruments to get started with.  After just learning a few chords you will be able to play many different songs.

General Guidelines for Use

  • Check out periods vary depending on the item — see details below
  • Items in the Library of Things are intended for patrons of ALL ages unless otherwise noted

IEEE                 Science Kits for Public Libraries

Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar

AmpliVox portable speaker

AmpliVox portable speaker

Bass Guitar

Bass Guitar

Bike Lock

Bike Lock

Botley

Botley

Chromebooks

Chromebooks

Citizen Scientist : Exploring Biodiversity

Citizen Scientist : Exploring Biodiversity

Citizen Scientist : Measuring light in the night

Citizen Scientist : Measuring light in the night

Citizen Scientist : Monitoring Air Quality

Citizen Scientist : Monitoring Air Quality

Citizen Scientists: Pollinators

Citizen Scientists: Pollinators

Computer Access Bundle

Computer Access Bundle

Crafts @ GLADL

Crafts @ GLADL

Cricut Maker Machine

Cricut Maker Machine

Cubelets

Cubelets

DVD Player — Portable

DVD Player — Portable

Electric guitar

Electric guitar

Green Energy

Green Energy

Lamination Services

Lamination Services

Launchpads

Launchpads

LCD Projector

LCD Projector

Machines

Machines

Magnets!

Magnets!

Makey Makey

Makey Makey

Memory Care Packs

Memory Care Packs

Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Hotspot

Outdoor Exploration

Outdoor Exploration

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Portable Scanner

Portable Scanner

Potter Park Zoo Family Pass

Potter Park Zoo Family Pass

Rocks and Fossils

Rocks and Fossils

Silverspot Tablets

Silverspot Tablets

Snap Circuits Extreme

Snap Circuits Extreme

Snare Drum Kit

Snare Drum Kit

STEAM @ GLADL

STEAM @ GLADL

Ukulele

Ukulele

Discovery Packs

Discovery Packs

Literacy Booster Packs

Literacy Booster Packs

Michigan Activity Pass

Michigan Activity Pass

Storytime @ GLADL

Storytime @ GLADL