"Library of Things" Comes to the Sisters Library

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  5/9/2018

Would you like to try your hand at knitting? Or see what this whole InstantPot thing is about? Maybe you’d like to give a GoPro a whirl. With Deschutes Public Library’s new Library of Things, you can check out more than books!


The Sisters Library is the first library in the Deschutes Public Library system to implement a Library of Things and will serve as a test site for the pilot program. All of the kits below can be checked out at (and must be returned to) the Sisters Library during this evaluation phase:

  • Nature & Bird-watching Kit
  • Crochet Kit
  • GoPro Kit
  • Instant Pot Kit
  • Knitting Kit
  • Ukulele Kit


“These kits are a great way for customers to try something new that they’re interested in but perhaps aren’t ready to purchase on their own yet,” says Zoe Schumacher, supervisor of the Sisters Library. “Customers can now explore new areas of interest and even learn new skills,” she adds.


Library of Things kits are currently located ONLY at the Sisters Library and have a one-week loan period (seven days), at which time they must be returned to the Sisters Library. Please note that there are no holds and no renewals and a late fee will apply for any kit not returned in the one-week loan window.

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