Arduino board

Arduino is a credit-card-sized, programmable microcontroller that can read sensors and will turn on lights, run motors, and more, based on the code you write.

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Baking Tools

Dessert Decorator tool with iced cupcakes, eclairs, and brownies

Need a cake pan for a kid’s birthday party that you’ll never use again? Have a recipe that requires a limited-use kitchen tool you’d rather not buy? We have an assortment of cake pans and baking tools for checkout.

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Book Club Kits

Row of book club kits

Do you belong to a book club or are you looking to start one? Mead Library is home to nearly 200 Book Club Kits featuring multiple book copies and many include book discussion guides.

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Chromebooks + Hotspot

Chromebooks and hotspots

Bring home a Chromebook and WiFi hotspot so you can access the internet from just about anywhere

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Energy Meter

Energy meter

Borrow an electricity meter and calculate the cost of electricity consumed by home appliances.

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Experience Passes

Milwaukee Museum of Art building exterior

Check out a pass for free admission to local and regional attractions.

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External Hard Drives

External hard drive

Bring home a portable hard drive for temporary storage of scanned photos, videos and other digital items.

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Kids STEM Kits

Children with volcano science project

Bring home a STEM Kit, featuring books and hands-on activities designed to engage kids in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math skills.

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Makey Makey

Makey Makey board

Makey Makey is a device you can use to turn anything, like a banana, into a game controller or keyboard.

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Movie Geek Boxes

Array of classic movies on DVD

Take a deep dive into your favorite films, with boxes featuring classic films and related books, music and games.

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Museum To Go Bags

Museum To Go Bags

Can't make it to the museum? Bring the experience home.

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Ozobot is a smart robot that can follow lines or roam around freely, detect colors, and can be programmed using visual codes. You can control them by drawing colored lines and codes on paper, or through the use of a computer or tablet.

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Seed Library & Plant Exchange

Seedlings in soil

Swap plant cuttings with your neighbors and check out free, donated seeds to grow your own vegetables and flowers.

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Sewing Machine

Sewing machine

Work on your small DIY mending and sewing projects without the fuss of owning, maintaining and storing your own sewing machine.

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Storytime at Home Kits

Storytime at home graphic of animals reading books

Our Storytime at Home kits feature everything needed to practice the critical early literacy activities of reading, talking, singing, writing, and playing.

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Toy and Book Kits

Toy and book kit (Peppa Pig)

Check out a kit featuring a popular children's book and related toy to educate, entertain and engage kids.

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Three ukuleles

Check out a ukulele! Choose from concert and smaller soprano ukes.

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WiFi Hotspots


Check out a WiFi hotspot so you can access the internet from just about anywhere

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