Library of Things
Laptops, games, cheese presses, karaoke machines & more!
Besides our usual fare of books & movies, we offer a growing collection of tech devices, cookware, learning kits, entertainment and more for you to enjoy at home.
Often it can be hard to justify the expense and storage space for things you only use a few times a year – instead, check them out for free only when you need them! Be part of a sharing community that helps reduce cost, waste, and overcrowded cupboards.
Click the categories to see more details and place holds on items. Or go straight to our entire Library of Things Collection. Do you have something useful to donate or a suggestion of what we should purchase? See below for how to get in touch.
Laptops, Tablets & Hotspots
Don’t have access to the Internet? We have mobile hotspots available for checkout for 7 days. We also have laptops and laptop/hotspot combos to lend as well. Tablets will be available for checkout soon.
Games & Entertainment
Looking for a safe and fun activity to do at home? Check out our selection of board and card games, Karaoke machine, Nintendo Switch and more! We will be regularly adding to this collection over the next few months.
Cooking, Baking & Food Preservation
Looking for the perfect pan for a cake? Or maybe that commercial-sized food dehydrator? Check out those items and more in our collection of home kitchen and preservation tools from the Oregon State University Extension Service. All items must be picked up and returned to the Hood River Library. Most items check out for one week.
For more information about the Hood River County Extension Service visit:
These are new items that are now available to check out. Click on the link to place a hold.
These are items we are currently getting ready to offer:
Using The Library
Books & More
Help us grow our Library of Things!
We are constantly on the look out for new items to add to our Library of Things collection. Do you have a purchase suggestion for us to consider? We’d love to hear from you!
Library of Things Purchase Request
Are you interested in donating your gently-used board games, technology tools, science objects or other interesting items to the Library of Things Collection?
Fill out the form below with the specific item that you are interested in donating and someone from our Library of Things team will get back to you.
Library of Things Donation Offer