Borrow technology from our Library of Things (LoT) collection. The LoT kits are a fun, hands-on way for people of all ages to learn new things and expand their skills.
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View and request the LoT kits from our catalogue or explore the links below to learn more about them.
PacificSport Okanagan's PLay Box: Active Start promotes physical literacy through movement, play, and exploration. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Request the Active Start PLay Box
Explore the PLay Box
PacificSport Okanagan's PLay Box: Fundamentals promotes physical literacy through movement, play, and exploration. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Request the Fundamentals PLay Box
Learn basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Request the Snap Circuits Kit
Get out into nature with our birdwatching kit! Recommended for all ages.
Request a Birding Backpack
Explore Birding Backpacks
Sphero BOLT brings robotics, coding, and STEAM principles together - all through play! Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Request the Sphero Bolt & iPad kit
Explore the Sphero Bolt
Learn coding concepts and play with the Ozobot Evo. This small robot can be coded by drawing lines on paper or through a programming system. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Request the Ozobot Kit
Explore the Ozobot Kit
The race is on to build hands-on coding skills. Build a maze using your imagination. Or use the activity cards and then watch Colby, the programmable robot mouse, scurry to find the cheese! Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Request the Code & Go Mouse Kit
Explore the Code & Go Robot Mouse
There are so many small things to see in the world! Young scientists can investigate everything from cells to crystals with the Microscope kit. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Request the Microscope Kit
Explore the Microscope
Borrow a thermal imaging camera from the library to see where heat loss is happening in your home. This lending program is possible through a partnership with the City of Kelowna and Fortis BC.
Request the Home Energy Kit
Learn more about the Home Energy Kit
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada, and the leading cause for non-smokers. Thanks to the generosity of the BC Lung Foundation, the library has radon detector kits you can borrow to measure radon levels in your home.
NOTE: Screening kits are unavailable between April 1 and September 30 on an annual basis, as radon readings are less accurate during the spring and summer months.
Request the Radon Detector Kit
Learn more about the Radon Detector
The Aranet4 sensor is an innovative air quality monitor that measures carbon dioxide (CO2) level, temperature, relative humidity and atmospheric pressure.
NOTE: These devices are not carbon monoxide detectors and are not life safety devices.
Request the Carbon Dioxide Monitor Kit
Learn more about the Carbon Dioxide Monitor Kit
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