Libraries offer more than just books and DVDs to borrow. Today you can borrow all sorts of items from your local library including fishing poles, sewing machines, seeds, games and so much more! Listed below are MCLS Member libraries that have some unique collections within their library that you can access for in-house use or check out with your MCLS Library card.
Spark Kits are not renewable. Up to two kits per family. Kits can be borrowed for two weeks. Kits must be returned directly to a staff member during open hours. Learn more about the Spark Kits available at the Chili Public Library HERE.
Greece Public Library – Take & Make Kits
Each kit includes a book and the tools you need to get started with a craft or hobby. We provide the tools and you provide the materials (yarn, beads, etc). The kits can be checked out for 3 weeks.
Hamlin Public Library – Seed Library
Henrietta Public Library– Discover-It-Yourself Collection
Irondequoit Public Library – Maker Lab Kits, & Seed Library
In addition to having a Maker Lab IN the library, Irondequoit Public Library allows for select kits within the lab to be checked out and brought home for use. Explore their list of equipment in the lab and look for the 🏠 Borrow and Take Home listings to see which items you can check out
Parma Public Library – Library of Things & Seed Library
Penfield Public Library– Coming Soon
Rochester Public Library – Beyond Books Collections (Items Listed are at various RPL Branch Locations)
The Rochester Public Libraries house more than just books and DVDs. Borrow all sorts of items from your local library including fishing poles, sewing machines, unique books, seeds, games and so much more! Check out which Rochester Public Library locations have special collections that they house within their library that you can access for in-house use or check out with your MCLS Library card.
Scottsville Free Library – Seed Library
Webster Public Library – Experience Kits, & Seed Library
Webster has a wide range of kits, including knitting, cake decorating, microscope, snow shoes, telescope, Go-Pro camera, gardening, and more! Kits are available for a three-week lending period.