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Library Of Things

All items in the Library of Things are available to borrow for a 21-day period. Only patrons with an account in good standing, proof of age (18+) and address and a signed waiver are able to borrow from the Library Of Things. Waivers can be filled out at the Circulation Desk during operating hours.


HappyLights are available thanks to a partnership with the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force. Light therapy provided by HappyLights can help with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) by mimicking sunlight to enhance mood and prompt your body’s natural energy enhancers. These lights are great for use on dark days, but can also be used to help regulate your body’s circadian rhythm.

Bat Pack (Android only)

The Bat Pack was funded by the Kootenay Library Federation and contains a Bat echo meter detector device, a quick-start guide with helpful tips and Bat Pack parts list, a copy of BC’s Bat-Friendly Communities Guide, a bat identification book, a copy of Bat Citizens – Defending the Ninjas of the Night, and a resin encased bat skeleton.

Bird Watching Kit

This bird watching kit for amateur bird watchers includes Diamondback HD Binoculars, a lens cleaning pen, carry sac, bird checklist, British Columbia birds folding pocket guide, birding 101 folding pocket guide and a Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies book.


This kit includes a soprano ukulele and care instruction sheet in a gig bag for easy carrying.

Kobo eReader

Kobo Clara 2E is compatible with Libby by Overdrive. Sign in with your Library card, download and read e-books and e-magazines.

CO2 Sensor

The Aranet4 HOME sensor is an easy-to-use battery-powered CO2 level monitoring device for measuring indoor air quality and providing a general idea of how well a space is ventilated. These sensors are made available thanks to the Community Access to Ventilation Information (CAVI).

Digital Radon Detector

This device is used to measure radon, a radioactive gas and air hazard in homes and workplaces, as long-term exposure is linked to lung cancer. Radon gas is odorless, tasteless and colorless. It comes from naturally occurring uranium in soils and rock. Some regions of Canada have more uranium than others and testing is recommended in basements or rooms with ground level contact as the gas enters through cracks or holes in building foundations. These detectors are made available thanks to the Kootenay Library Federation.