Teen Library of Things
Get creative and learn new skills without the price tag! Use your library card to check out equipment from coding robots to sewing machines with the Pratt Library of Things collection. The Teen Library of Things collection is available to customers aged 10 to 19 only. All kits have a loan period of three (3) weeks and will automatically renew up to three (3) times if there are no holds.
Kits can be placed on hold for pick up at any Sidewalk Service location and must be returned in person by appointment. Please do not return items in the book drop or leave them outside of the book drop. Be on the lookout for more items to be released soon!
Users may borrow one (1) Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch Lite
The Nintendo Switch Lite is designed for handheld use and can be linked wirelessly with other Switch players for multiplayer games.
Users may borrow one (1) kit in this category. Browse highlighted items below, or explore the rest of the collection. Other items available include Bluetooth speakers and phone tripods.
Vankyo Mini Projector
The Vankyo Leisure 3 is a multimedia mini projector that can connect to your smartphone (adapter may be needed), PS3, PS4, and Wii, to project a watch size from 32" to 170".
GoPro with Accessories
The GoPro HERO7 Silver is tough, tiny, totally waterproof camera. Comes complete with SD card to save and transfer video, and a head strap, tripod, and quick clip so you can take your footage on the go.
Crosley Record Player
Need something to play all those records you just checked out from the library? This is the perfect sized player!
Users may borrow up to three (3) different kits in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) category.
Browse highlighted items below, or explore the rest of the collection. Other items available include bead tool kits, binoculars, digital microscopes, micro:bit mini computers (requires computer or mobile device), mobile GPS units, and telescopes.
Cue the Coding Robot
Learn the ins and outs of coding with Cue, the Wonderbot Coding Robot. Cue requires a smart device (iOS or Android), computer (Windows 10 or Chromebook), or a Kindle Fire to operate.
Knitting Loom Set
Knit hats, scarves, and more projects with this set of four round looms, four long looms, four pompom makers, needles, and a hook.
Celestron Digital Microscope
This microscope has a built-in digital camera and a memory card to transfer captured images. The kit also includes five prepared slides.
Users may borrow one (1) sewing machine. All users must have signed a liability waiver form prior to borrowing a sewing machine. The waiver expires one year from the date signed. Borrowers under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the agreement. The parent or guardian does not have to be present at the time of signing. Acceptable ID must be presented at the time the waiver is given to staff. Borrowers under 18 may present a student ID, report card, official school document, or a parent or guardian may show ID.
Juki Sewing Machine
Learn to sew and make endless projects with the Juki sewing machine. Thread not included.
Sports and Entertainment Kits
Users may borrow up to one (1) kit in this category.
Travel Bike Pump
Small, fast inflating travel bike pump to bring on your next long-distance ride.
Standing Bike Pump
Pump up your flat bike tires and inflatable sports equipment with this easy to use floor pump.