Library of Things

Experience Kits

 Borrowing Guidelines

  • A valid Lapeer District Library card and no outstanding charges over $4.00 is required to borrow an item. 
  • Items must be returned to the same branch where the item was checked out.

  •  Library of Things items are free to checkout.

  •  Library of Things items must be returned to the branch they were checked out at. Once returned, items will be assessed. and if there are any damages or missing items, charges will be added to the account the item was checked out under. 


Experience Kits are available for families to share together or for individuals who want to try a new hobby.  Each kit comes with an informational sheet, a guide (gives tips, fun facts, and things to do with the kit), books, and materials to get you started.  

Available Family & Individual Experience Kits

  • Fishing
  • Birding
  • Nature
  • Stargazing
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Yoga 
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Journaling
  • Pottery 
  • Crochet

Available Kids Experience Kits

  • Electronics
  • Makey Makey
  • Magnets
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Robot Engineer
  • Moving Creations
  • Science Specimen

Available Teen/Tween Experience Kits

  • Loom Knitting Kit
  • Rainbow Loom Kit

Call the deAngeli Branch at (810) 664-6971 for more information about Experience Kits or to place a hold on a kit. 

Kids Lit Kits contain themed books & games to help early readers. Kids Lit Kits are available in the deAngeli Branch Children's Department. 

Available Kids Lit Kits

  • Marvel Phonics
  • Paw Patrol Phonics
  • Starting to Spell

Every branch has at least one Chromebook available for patron checkout. Chromebooks must be checked out at the reference or fiction desk at deAngeli Library or the service desk at any other branch.

  • This project is funded (in part) with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.

Search for treasures with this easy to use Bounty Hunter Tracker IV metal detector. Available at the Hadley Branch Library.

This device can measure watts, current, voltage, frequency, cumulative time, electricity consumption and power factor.  Available at the Hadley Branch Library.

This device delivers quality scans from photos, film, slides and everyday documents. Available at the Elba Branch Library. 

TaoTronics TT-HP021 indoor and outdoor projector screen : with stand. Screen and stand measure 246 x 19 x 12 cm Available at the Elba Branch Library.

Save old photo memories: 13/22MP digital film scanner lets you view, edit & convert your old color & B&W negatives [135, 110, 126] & 50mm slides [135, 110, 126] to digital files & save directly to SD Card. Available at the deAngeli Branch. 

Checkout Limits

  • A Library of Things item may be borrowed for 14 days

  • The items  may be renewed one time for 7 days, unless another patron has a hold on the item.  

  • Patrons may only check-out five Library of Things item at a time. 
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