Did you know that Algonquin Area Public Library has a collection of unique items for digital preservation, crafting, photography, and more?
The Library of Things contains tools and equipment for special projects, such as transferring treasured home movies to digital formats, to save you money and storage. Considering a new hobby? Try some of our crafting tools before buying your own. You'll also find items for gaming, photography, and technology. New items are being added regularly. Many Library of Things items require an Algonquin Area Public Library District card to check out, so be sure to check with a staff member. Browse the collection through our catalog, or give the Adult Services department a call.
GoPro Hero 5- Compact and lightweight, this camera combines the portability of a point and shoot camera, and a camcorder. Packed into a rugged frame that's waterproof and virtually indestructible, take this camera where your phone can't go!
Controllers - Need an extra controller for your kid's next sleepover? The Library of Things has controllers for XBOX, Wi, Nintendo Switch, and Playstation. Borrow, don't buy, and keep the gaming going all night long.
Tell Me a Story Kit- Visiting family this summer? This kit will help you collect and record your family members' stories, to create an oral history that will be treasured for generations. In addition to the recorder, the kit contains an Oral History Workshop booklet of suggested topics to help you get started.
Kodak Ektagraphic III Slide Projector - Curious about those boxes of old slides in Grandma's basement? This simple carousel slide projector uses a rotary tray to load slides, and project photos and slide shows right on your wall. Combine it with the Tell Me A Story Kit, to capture precious family stories and memories before they're lost.
Karaoke Machine - Rock the house at your next party with this fun to use kit, that contains two microphones, a cradle to connect your smartphone, and discs containing 300 songs.