The Library of Things at the Hood River County Library is a service that offers things for patrons to checkout. The collection supports lifelong learning and creativity by providing the physical tools necessary to explore new areas of interest and learn new skills.

The Hood River County Library has always been a place where you can come to learn anything you are curious about – now we are offering you the tools to satisfy and encourage that curiosity. We are kicking off this collection with 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 Extension Service visit:

The Columbia Gorge Stem Hub also has items for checkout to schools and educators. For more information about the Columbia Gorge STEM Hub visit:

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Are you interested in donating your gently used items into the Library of Things Collection? Fill out the form below. The Hood River Library accepts a wide variety of items for donation into it’s Library of Things collection. We accept some board games, technology tools, science items and more. Please submit a specific item that you are interested in donating and the Library of Things Collection Development team will get back to you.


Get in touch! Contact Arwen Ungar by phone at 541-387-7060 or or via email


How to Use the Library of Things

Items must be picked up and returned at the Hood River Branch.  To see the full collection of library of things, click here and select “Library of Things” from the format drop-down box.

Cookware and Food Preservation Collection

Apple Peeler

Kitchen Aid Mandolin Slicer

Ohio Stoneware Preservation Crock

Presto Canning Kit


Cabela’s Food Dehydrator


Cuisinart Food Processor

Food Saver Vacuum Sealer

Nesco Food Dehydrator

First Street Butane Stove

Cuisinart Smart Stick



TSM Cheese Press

TSM Cherry Stoner

Granite Ware Canner