As part of our Library of Things (catalog), we offer classroom sets and other physical equipment for checkout. The kits that can be requested using the following form include: Digital Photography Equipment, Family Construction Zone Blocks, LEGO® Tubs, Sewing Machines, Skull Replicas, Snap Circuits®, and Video Production Equipment.
Who can request kits
These sets can be checked out by any adult library customer, including individuals representing schools, preschools, childcare centers, homeschooling cooperatives, and other groups. Library customers need to be at least 18 years old to check out these kits.
How does kit checkout work
Using this form to check out kits is somewhat different than placing holds through our catalog.
For traditional library holds, library customers place their name on the list and wait their turn for the materials to become available. By using this form to request a kit, library customers are able to schedule a specific checkout date in advance for these kits. Requests can be made up to sixty (60) days in advance.
Once you’ve filled out the form below, library staff will contact you by email or phone within two (2) business days to discuss availability, kit pick up, and kit return. Availability of kits may differ from your requested dates, and library staff will work with you to try to find a workable checkout date.
What is the checkout period
The checkout period for kits is no more than seven (7) days per calendar month.
Kit pickup and return
To check out these kits, you will need a library card and a valid photo ID at time of physical checkout. The kits have multiple parts and pieces, so checking out kits requires that you sign an additional sheet at pick up acknowledging the current condition of the components and contents of the kit(s).
Kit pick up and return is available at each kit’s designated library, indicated below in the kit descriptions and selected when you fill out the following Reserve-a-Kit Form.
Digital Photography: Nikon D3400 DSLR camera, 18–55mm lens and 70–300mm lens, rechargeable battery, and quick charger in a Nikon travel bag (available at North Spokane and Spokane Valley).
Family Construction Zone Blocks: Large wooden blocks, large foam blocks, small blocks, architecture blocks, and more (available at North Spokane and Spokane Valley).
LEGO Tubs: Ten 15-quart tubs of various LEGO bricks. Note: bases and mini figures are not included (available at North Spokane and Spokane Valley).
Sewing Machine: Elna eXplore 320 sewing machine, 2pc set of sewing scissors, seam ripper, 6in sewing gauge, 0.75in x 60in tape measure, washout pencil, and tomato pincushion in a tote (available at North Spokane and Spokane Valley).
Reminder: Plastic thread must not be used with this sewing machine.
Skull Replicas: A classroom set of five 3D printed skull replicas from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (available at North Spokane).
Snap Circuits: A classroom set of ten Snap Circuit 300 Experiment sets (available at North Spokane). Note: If you would like to borrow a single Snap Circuit set, you can place a hold directly from the catalog.
Video Production Equipment: Two Canon XA10 HD Camcorders, two Sennheiser dual wireless microphones, two camera tripods, one tripod dolly, one shoulder mount, two LED lights, and one backdrop frame with green, white, and black drop cloths (available at Spokane Valley).
Kits are not available during the library closure. Learn more about the library closure here.