Library of Things

Borrow an Experience!

Borrow technology from our Library of Things (LoT) collection. The LoT kits are a fun, hands-on way for people of all ages to learn new things and expand their skills.

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View and request the LoT kits from our catalogue or explore the links below to learn more about them.  

 

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Snap Circuits Junior

Learn basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

Request the Snap Circuits Kit 

 

 

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Birding Backpacks

Get out into nature with our birdwatching kit! Recommended for all ages.

Request a Birding Backpack

Explore Birding Backpacks

 

 

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Sphero Bolt & iPad 

Sphero BOLT brings robotics, coding, and STEAM principles together - all through play! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Request the Sphero Bolt & iPad kit

Explore the Sphero Bolt

 

 

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Ozobot Evo

Learn coding concepts and play with the Ozobot Evo. This small robot can be coded by drawing lines on paper or through a programming system. Recommended for ages 5 and up. 

Request the Ozobot Kit

Explore the Ozobot Kit

 

 

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Code & Go Robot Mouse

The race is on to build hands-on coding skills. Build a maze using your imagination. Or use the activity cards and then watch Colby, the programmable robot mouse, scurry to find the cheese! Recommended for ages 5 and up. 

Request the Code & Go Mouse Kit

Explore the Code & Go Robot Mouse

 

 

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Microscope Kit

There are so many small things to see in the world! Young scientists can investigate everything from cells to crystals with the Microscope kit. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

Request the Microscope Kit

Explore the Microscope

 

 

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Home Energy Kit

Borrow a thermal imaging camera from the library to see where heat loss is happening in your home. This lending program is possible through a partnership with the City of Kelowna and Fortis BC.

Request the Home Energy Kit

Learn more about the Home Energy Kit

 

 

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Radon Detector

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada, and the leading cause for non-smokers. Thanks to the generosity of the BC Lung Foundation, the library has radon detector kits you can borrow to measure radon levels in your home.

Request the Radon Detector Kit

Learn more about the Radon Detector

 

 

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Did you make something awesome using our LOT kits?

Share your creation/photo with us on social media! Remember to use #ORLMakes so everyone can appreciate, learn, and marvel at your invention!

 

 


Lending Policy

  • Most kit can be borrowed for 2 weeks.Exceptions:
    • Home Energy Kit: 1 week
    • Radon Detector Kit: 4 weeks
  • Late fees are $1.00 a day to a maximum of $20.00.
  • 1 renewal if no one else is waiting for the item. 
  • The borrower is responsible for lost, missing, and damaged pieces (see content list with prices included with kit).
  • Return the kit to a staff member at the front desk of your nearest ORL location. Do not use the book drop or leave them outside the library. ·
  • BC One Card patrons: Library of Things kits must be checked out and returned to one of the Okanagan Regional Library branches.
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