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In 2015, Chilton Public Library started a Board Game collection. This collection helped support our board game evenings as well as offered the community access to hobby board games that were not yet mainstream.

 

From there the library expanded the Board Game collection into a Library of Things by adding a sewing machine and a serger (overlocker machine). And once we got started, the collection grew to include all categories of items.

 

A Library of Things is a collection of items for loan that expands the boundaries of traditionally defined library materials.

This collection supplements the library's approach to meeting the needs of our diverse and growing community and offers an opportunity to "try before you buy," to save money, and to test out something you might not have come across otherwise. The Library of Things aims to offer the physical tools needed to support lifelong learning and creativity, and provide new ways for kids and adults to interact and explore. The collection supports the library’s mission to "provide access to an expanding world of information to help meet the informational, recreational, cultural and educational needs of our users."

The Library of Things collection is funded through the library’s materials budget - just like books. For now, donations of "things" to the Library of Things collection are not being accepted.

Notes: The information below is just a sample of available items. Please use links above for a current list. Please select the Chilton location when placing a hold. Most holds need to be picked up and dropped off at the Chilton location.

Small Kitchen Appliances

  • Food Dehydrator

  • Instant Pot 6-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker

  • Water-bath Canning Pot and Supplies

  • Water-bath Electric Canning Pot and Supplies

  • Presser Electric Canning Pot and Supplies

Board Games

​The library has over 200 board games in the collection.  These games range from toddlers to adults, competitive to cooperative, and party games to high strategy games.

LOT List

Outdoor Games

  • Pickleball

  • Molkky

  • Badminton

  • Croquet

  • Yard Dice

  • Giant Tumbling Timber

  • Bocce

  • Giant Connect Four

  • Cornhole

  • Yard Dominos

  • Kube

Adventure Passes

All passes are a 3-day checkout unless noted.  They are first come, first serve. No holds allowed.

  • Appleton Building for Kids, Appleton (only available June-August)

  • Bookworm Gardens, Sheboygan 

  • Green Bay Botanical Gardens, Green Bay

  • Children's Museum of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac

  • Above & Beyond Children's Museum, Sheboygan

  • Discovery World, Milwaukee (7-day checkout, however, can only be used one day of that checkout)

Craft Supplies

  • Crochet Needles

  • Knitting Needles

  • Sewing Machine

  • Serger (Overlocker Machine)

  • Yarn Swift

  • Cricut Maker with tools

  • Cricut Heat Press

  • Embroidery Machine

  • Loom

  • Button Maker

  • Bath Bomb Kit

  • Perler Bead Kit

  • Craft Tools Kit

Home, Auto & Misc. 

  • Foxwell Code Reader (auto)

  • Radon Detector

  • Air Quality Detector

  • Power Analyzer/Watt Meter

  • Dewalt Cordless Drill & Impact Driver Kit

  • Rolling Tool Box Kit

  • Slide Converter

  • M-Audio Vocal Studio

Video Games

  • PlayStation 5

    • Hogwarts legacy

    • Hot wheels unleashed

    • LEGO brawl

    • Madden NFL 23

  • PlayStation 4​

    • Borderlands 3

    • Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled​

    • Horizon Zero Dawn

    • Immortals Fenyx Rising

    • Minecraft Dungeons

    • Mass Effect

    • Marvel's Avengers

    • Outriders

    • Spider-man

    • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

  • Xbox Series X

    • Dirt 5 (Xbox One/Series X)

    • Hogwarts legacy (Series X)

    • Madden NFL 23 (Series X)

  • Nintendo Switch Games

    • Mario Kart 8​

    • Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

    • Just Dance 2021

    • Ori and the Blind Forest

    • Pikmin 3 Deluxe

    • Super Mario 3D All Stars

    • New Pokemon Snap

    • LOL Surprise! Remix: We Rule the World

    • Lego DC Super-Villians

    • DC Super Hero Girls Teen Power

  • Xbox One

    • Assassin's Creed Chronicles

    • Avengers (Marvel)

    • Borderlands 3

    • FIFA 20

    • Forza Horizon 4

    • Gears 5

    • Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    • Immortals Fenyx Rising

    • Injustice 2

    • Just Dance 2017

    • Madden 15

    • Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

    • Mass Effect

    • Megaman Legacy Collection 2

    • Minecraft

    • NBA 2K15

    • NBA 2K20

    • Outriders

    • Rocket League

    • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Also available Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii Games. See catalog or stop in for selection.

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