Library of Things

What is it?

The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional items available to DPLS patrons. These items were purchased not only to help with needs in our community, but also to offer our patrons unique new experiences.

How does it work?

Items from the Library of Things are available to checkout for 14 days by patrons with a current DPLS library card in good standing. Excluding mobile hotspots, holds can be placed by DPLS patrons only; no renewals are allowed on any item from the Library of Things. Items can be picked up at any of our three libraries.

Now, onto the THINGS:

Quick list (click to check availability): binoculars, blood pressure monitor, boombox, borescope, disc golf set, ghost hunting kit, metal detector, microscope, pickleball set, projector, telescope, tire inflator, video-to-digital converter

Time for some stargazing! This telescope features high-quality, fully coated glass optics, a potent 70mm objective lens, a lightweight frame, and a custom backpack to carry it all around!

Included: telescope, tripod (extends from 22-52”), 10mm and 20mm lenses, lens cleaning cloth, case, instruction manual.

Designed with 10x power magnification, a 50mm objective lens, and 367-foot (1000-yards) large field of view good for fast moving subjects, these binoculars are ideal for bird watching, hunting, driving, sports events.

Included: binoculars, eye-piece cover, neck strap, instruction manual, and case.

Portable player for CDs and CD-R/RW discs. Includes direct-tune AM/FM radio, 3.5mm audio line input and a 2-digit red LED display.

Included: Boombox, power cord, case, user’s manual.

This rugged metal detector is ideal for detecting treasure in extreme ground conditions. Features motion all-metal mode, discrimination mode, and 2-Tone audio mode. Headset not included.

Included: metal detector, armrest, meter system, search coil, case, owner’s manual. (9-volt batteries needed.)

Use at any of our local Disc Golf courses. Find courses at

Included: 2 putter discs, 2 driver discs, 2 mid-range discs, case.

OMRON is the #1 recommended home blood pressure monitor brand by doctors and pharmacists for clinically accurate home monitoring, and the #1 selling manufacturer of home blood pressure monitors for over 40 years.

Included: monitor, arm cuff, quick-start guide, case.

Diagnose automotive, pipe, and other problems with this digital borescope, used for visual inspection work when the target area isn’t otherwise visible.

Included: monitor, probe, cord, magnet, hook, mirror, instruction sheet, carrying case. 

This kit contains everything you’ll need for your next paranormal investigation. Use the EMF meter to detect spectral presences, catch some EVP (electronic voice phenomena) with the digital voice recorder, and use the spirit box to chat with your new spectral friends. All the equipment is packaged in a convenient carrying case.


Included: EMF meter, EVP recorder, Spirit Box, USB cord, lapel microphone, 3 instruction guides (EMF, voice recorder, Spirit Box), carrying case.

The Old Ted compound microscope kit is perfect for youth, adults, amateur scientists and homeschool students, offering 40X-1000X magnification, and 10 prepared slides to get you started, plus five blank slides.

Included: Microscope, power cord, phone attachment, 2 additional eye pieces, box with 15 slides, case, instruction manual.

A picture of a pickleball set with text that reads pickleball set.

Enjoy a fun and family-friendly game with this pickleball set! Don’t know how to play? The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn. Click here to learn the rules.

Included: 2 wooden paddles, 4 plastic balls, zippered bag

A picture of a video to digital converter

With the ClearClick Video To Digital Converter 2.0, transfer your videos to digital format with the touch of a button. Convert your VHS collection and enjoy your old movies again. Restore and share your family memories. You can watch your digitized videos on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or your TV.

Included: 1 video to digital converter, 1 3-RCA to 3-RCA cable, 1 power adapter, 1 USB power cable, instruction manual.

A small, lightweight device for inflating vehicle tires, balls and inflatables. Includes a built-in pressure guage. Powered by a 12V accessory plug for use with a 12V DC power outlet rated 15 amps or higher. (Do not use with older 8 amp cigarette lighter receptacles.)

Included: 1 tire inflator, 3 extra nozzles, quick start guide, user manual, case

This lightweight, portable Hompow projector is easy to set up and use.

Included: 1 projector, 1 lens cover, 1 remote, 1 power cord, 1 HDMI cord, 1 AV cord, 1 cleaning cloth, 1 instruction manual, case