New Library of Things

Check out our New Library of Things! Your library has more than just books, come see all the items we have to loan, including: a pizza oven, telescope, craft kits, STEAM kits, and even a spinning wheel! 

What is the Library of Things?

A Library of Things is a collection of items for loan that expands the boundaries of traditionally defined library materials. It supports the "sharing economy" and sustainability efforts, as patrons sharing items means less waste. The collection also 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 collection is funded through the library’s materials budget - just like books. And you have access to all Library of Things items in the Wasco County Library District.

Stop by today to check out our wall and find a new hobby to try, skill to learn, or make a pizza!

Check Out Our Library of Things

Who can borrow a thing?

All Wasco County Library District card holders in good standing can borrow a thing from our Library of Things. 

How to pick up and return a thing?

All Library of Things items must be picked up and returned to a Wasco County Library (The Dalles, Southern Wasco, or Dufur School). They cannot be picked up or returned to other SAGE libraries. Most items are too large to be returned in book drops and must be returned to an employee at the front desk during regular business hours.