BPL's Library of Things

The Library of Things Collection was revealed early 2020 in response to the growing needs of our diverse community. The Collection offers a vast array of kits/items patrons can access to encourage discovery through hands-on interaction and exploration, while engaging our community through the sharing of resources, all of which support Bentonville Public Library's mission.

About Library of Things

All kits/items are free to checkout after intial completion of BPL's Library of Things Agreement which covers all kits/items with a valid, non-tempoary library account. All patrons must adhere to BPL's Technology Guidelines. Please see below for low rules and parameters.

Device/Kit

Replacement Costs

Use

Hold Pickup

Laptop

$895

In-Library use only

N/A

iPad

$525

At-home use

3 Business Days

Telescope

$325

At-home use

24 hours

Other Misc. Technology

Varies

At-home use

3 Business Days

Discovery Kits

Varies

At-home use

3 Business Days

American Girl Dolls

Varies

At-home use

24 hours

Guidelines for Borrowing

  • Borrowers must be at least 18 years old, or have responsible party's consent.
    • If responsible party consent obtained, must be 10 years old and up.
  • Have a non-temporary library account in good standing.
  • Must complete the Library of Things Agreement, or agree to allow staff to complete the form.
  • Must adhere to Bentonville Public Library's Technology Guidelines.
  • Checkout period for all items and kits is 1 week.*
    • *Laptops are for in-house use only. Laptop checkout period is 5 hours and can be renewed.

Adult Kits


Name Location
Adult Memory
Adult Kit Shelf
Bird Watching
Adult Kit Shelf
Calligraphy
Adult Kit Shelf
Chainmaille Coming Soon
Coloring for Meditation
Adult Kit Shelf
Drawing
Adult Kit Shelf
Drumming
Adult Kit Shelf
Light Therapy
Adult Kit Shelf
Needle Crafts- Crochet
Adult Kit Shelf
Needle Crafts- Knitting Adult Kit Shelf
Origami
Adult Kit Shelf
Piano
Adult Kit Shelf
Sleep Happy
Adult Kit Shelf
Ukulele
Adult Kit Shelf


 

Youth Kits


Kit Location
All About Magnets
Children's Desk
Bob Books Advancing Beginner Literacy Children's Desk
Bob Books Beginning Reader Literacy Children's Desk
Bob Books Collection Coming Soon
Bob Books Sight Words Literacy Children's Desk
Brain Games Coming Soon
Building & Design
Children's Desk
Circuits and Technology
Children's Desk
Code & Go Robot Mouse Coding
Children's Desk
Code Master Children's Desk
CODE-On the Brink
Children's Desk
CODE- Robot Repair
Children's Desk
CODE- Rover Control
Children's Desk
Construction and Building Coming Soon
DIYs and Art Facts Coming Soon
Examine Science and Nature
Children's Desk
Friendship Bracelets Coming Soon
Human Body
Children's Desk
Math Games and Trivia Children's Desk
Math Patterns and Tactile
Children's Desk
Meeper Bot 2.0
Children's Desk
Molecules and Elements Children's Desk
Ozobot Bit
Children's Desk
Ozobot Evo
Children's Desk
Robot Factory Building Set
Children's Desk
Robot Turtles
Children's Desk
Robotics and Coding Coming Soon
Science Lab Experiments
Children's Desk
Sounds, Music, and Band Coming Soon
Sphero Ollie
Children's Desk
Sphero SPRK+
Children's Desk
Stamps and Drawing Coming Soon

 

Technology


Name Location
DIY Tools
Circulation Desk
DVD Player
Circulation Desk
GoPro Circulation Desk
Graphing Calculator Coming Soon
iPad Circulation Desk
Laptop
Circulation Desk
Metal Detector
Circulation Desk
Microscope Coming Soon
Portable CD Player Coming Soon
Projector
Circulation Desk
Roku Player
Circulation Desk
Telescope
Circulation Desk

 

American Girl® Dolls

  Name Location
Addy Walker
Children's Desk
Benton Hart
Children's Desk
Elizabeth Cole Coming Soon
Kailey Hopkins
Children's Desk
Kaya
Children's Desk
Kit Kittredge
Children's Desk
Luciana Vega
Children's Desk
Molly McIntire
Children's Desk
Nellie O'Malley
Children's Desk
Nicki Fleming
Children's Desk
Rebecca Rubin
Children's Desk
Stephanie Doll Coming Soon

 

Telescopes

Sugar Creek Astronomical Society and a generous patron in the community donated Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescopes for patrons to take home and explore the sky for themselves! BPL is the first Northwest Arkansas library to participate in the STAR (Sharing Telescopes and Astronomy Resources) program.


     

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