The Library has a variety of STEM, Nature, and Craft kits for patrons to check-out. The kits are for everyone and located next to the self-checkout at the entrance of the Children's Area.
Because these are special collections, you are not able to put most of these items on hold or renew but you can check them out and leave the Library with them.
This collection was started by a memorial fund of Willie Erway, University of Wisconsin trained scientist and long-time Oregon, WI resident. It continues to grow from donations.
- Cosmos 60AZ telescope: Quick set-up guide (YouTube). Basic how to use any telescope. What can I see in the sky tonight?
- Goldiebox and the Spinning Machine: How it works.
- Makey Makey: How it works.
- Snap Circuits: How to use it video (YouTube).
- Squishy Circuits: How it works.
Nature Explorer Backpacks
- Pond & Stream Life
- Young Nature Explorer
Craft & Activity Kits
- Knitting with Circular Looms