Makerspace and Equipment for Booking
- All kits must be booked by registered library staff.
- You can book kits on behalf of community groups like.
- School librarians can register for their own account.
- Once you’ve registered, you’ll have access to a complete list of kits.
Getting Started: Book Makerspace Kits and Equipment for Your Library
- Register by filling out this form.
- Watch the WVLS Lend Items How To Video for Booking Makerspace Kits.
- Read through the WVLS Lend Items Instructions.
- Book your kits and equipment!
Lend-Items Tips & Tricks
- Make sure to add travel days to account for courier delivery.
- Note the booking calendar runs Monday through Sunday instead of the standard Sunday through Saturday.
- The booking calendar does not block off holiday closures.
- On the booking calendar, do not click and drag. Click on the first day of your booking and click on the last day of your booking before clicking “Book It.”
- Call or email to extend your booking. You cannot renew items through Lend Items.
Lend items temporarily not available. IFLS and WVLS are suspending circulation of Lend Items kits at least until April 6 (but this might be extended). WVLS is requesting that you keep kits until then, and if you have room, please keep IFLS kits as well. If you don’t have room please let Leah know.
Maker and Steam Kits
IFLS-owned Maker Kits
You can view WVLS kits on their website.
2 packages. 4 iPads and chargers (with the following apps: Strip Designer; Animation Desk; Stop Motion Studios; Stikbot Studios; Sock Puppets; iMovie); 3 iPad holders/tripods; 1 smart phone tripod; 7 stikbot action figures. Large Cloth Bag: 2 pop-up green screens. Animation Station Idea Sheet.
1 locked case ; 1 iPad with Garageband, Keezy, & Keezy Drums apps; 1 Snowball Microphone; 1 adaptor; 1 microphone cord. Audio Kit Idea Sheet.
Baking Extravaganza: Cake and Cookies Kit
2 bins: 11 specialized bundt pans, 2 ziplock bags with a variety of plastic cookie cutters, 3 specialized cupcake tins, tart pan, pineapple upside-down pan, round bottm cake pan, 6 small holiday-shape pans, 8 large-tipped frosting tips, 15 small-tipped frosting tips, 2 bag cases for frosting
Bloxels require a device (smart phone or tablet) with the Bloxel App (not included), but the Bloxel Kit includes the other pieces needed to create your own video games. Comes with several challenges, and can also be free-form.
Button-maker: 1 inch
1-inch punch; pinbacks; 2 kinds of metal pieces; plastic covers. 1-inch Button Maker Idea Sheet.
Button Maker: 1.25 inch
1.25 inch button maker; 1.25 inch punch; Instruction sheet; pinbacks; button shells, mylar covers.
6 coloring books; 48 gel pens; 48 colored pencils. For adult/teen coloring programs
32 Cubelets, 4 Lego toppers, 2 USB connector/charger, Cubelet Descriptor Cards, 1 Robot Builder’s Handbook
Cubelets are designed to allow people to experiment with creating simple robots. Recommended for ages 5 and up. It is not necessary, but you can also connect them to a device. To do that, you will need to provide your own device, and download a free app. Cubelets Idea Sheet.
Cubelets Kit #2 (smaller)
16 Cubelets, 2 lego toppers, 1 USB connector/charger, Cubelet Descriptor Cards, Robot Builder’s Handbook, Getting Started Guide
7 pairs of different kinds of pliers/handtools, collapsable needles, bead-stoppers, and soldering iron kit (includes solder). You supply the beads and other expendables.
Lego WeDo Kit
1 Chromebook with Lego WeDo App and charging cord; 1 box of Lego WeDo blocks (15 ziplock bags). Lego WeDo Idea Sheet.
2 light boxes, letter pieces, agate slices, plastic shapes, regular and metallic calligraphy marker pens, The Calligrapher’s Bible, The Bible of Illuminated Letters
Makey Makey Kit
4 Makey Makey Kits, each including: 7 alligator clips, 30 jumper wires, MakeyMakey board, mini USB cable, and instruction booklet. Makey Makey Idea Sheet.
5 multi-point needle felting tools; 3 brush pads; 2 containers with 8 felting needles in each; 10 foam felting pads; 20 thimbles; Beginners Guide to Needlefelting book; 1 instruction sheet. Needlefelting Idea Sheet.
Note: Contains materials for needlefelting, but borrowers will need to secure their own wool roving and other consumables.
Rock Hounds Kit
15 hammers, 15 pairs of safety glasses, bag of kinetic sand, 20 brushes to use for paleontology/archeology digs
2 iPod Touches with Sphero Apps; 2 Spheros(with accessories: charger base, adaptor, 2 ramps, and holder). Sphero Idea Sheet.
6 screwdrivers, 1 adjustable wrench, 1 tape measure, 2 pairs of safety glasses, 1 pair of pliers, 21 drill bits, 1 hammer, 1 hand saw, 1 woodburning kit, dremel kit, drill
Science Fun Kit contents:
- Microscope and prepared slides
- Balance scale and weights
- Activity suggestions
- Annotated list of books to share
This kit was created with funding from the Insitute for Museum and Library Services in the form on an LSTA grant. Good for school age and pre-school programs.
Mathmania Kit contents:
- Building set (LEGOS and Knex)
- Blockus (game)
- Set (game)
- Ball of Whacks
- Activity suggestions
- Annotated list of books (fiction and nonfiction) to share
This kit was created with funding from the Insitute for Museum and Library Services in the form on an LSTA grant. Good for school age programs.
Early Childhood Large Motor Kits
Large Motor Kit 1, Drums & Sticks: 6-foot parachute; 18 drums with sticks; 24 sets of rhythm sticks; Greg and Steve Kids in Action CD
Large Motor Kit 2, Bean Bags & Shakers: 12-foot parachute; 24 bean bags; 25 musical instruments; Greg and Steve Kids in Motion CD
Large Motor Kit 3, Scarves & Eggs: 6-foot parachute; 22 scarves; 24 ribbon wands; 30 shaker eggs; Putumayo Kids’ World Playground CD; Ribbons and Rhythm CD; Mix CD
Large Motor Kit 4, More Scarves & Eggs: 6-foot parachute; 46 scarves; 24 shaker eggs; 30 ribbon wands; Mix CD
Early Childhood Play Kits
Animal Play Kit: Soft and squeezy dinosaurs; soft and squeezy wild animals; 8 Folkmanis puppets
Baby Play Kit: Eight balls with cool stuff inside; soft and safe building blocks; soft and safe washable alphabet blocks
Home and Community Play Kit: Magnetic vehicles; tool tote with tools; wooden veggies and other food to cut; pots and pans
Magnet Play Kit: Iron filing discovery discs; magnet wands; magnetic forces discovery kits; magnet discover board REQUIRES SUPERVISION
Board Book Kits
Each board book kit includes 20 copies of the same board book, for Unison Reading.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin.
I Went Walking by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas
Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton
My Amazing Day by Karin Fisher (funded by LSTA grant from the IMLS)
Zoom, Zoom Baby by Karen Katz (funded by LSTA grant from the IMLS)
Peek-a-Boo Baby by Margaret Miller (funded by LSTA grant from the IMLS)
American Babies by Global Fund for Children (funded by LSTA grant from the IMLS)
Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia (funded by LSTA grant from the IMLS)
Everything you need–books, props, music, and large motor materials–to make a storytime work.
ABC-123: Books: Anno’s Counting Book (Big Book); Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Martin); Counting Crocodiles (Sierra); Diez, Nueve, Ocho (Bang); Eating the Alphabet (Ehlert); The Letters are Lost (Ernst); The Lifesize Animal Counting Book; Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten (Slate); Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Slate); One Duck Stuck (Root–Big Book); One Monkey Too Many (Koller); Ten, Nine, Eight (Bang); Tomorrow’s Alphabet (Shannon) Recordings: ABC-123 Mix CD; Props: Alphabet floor puzzle; Chicka Chicka Book Boom tree and letters; Crocodile puppet; Miss Bindergarten doll; One Duck Stuck story kit; Five Green and Speckled Frogs mitt; Count on Me learning game.
Around the World: Manuals: Story program manual; The Story Vine (Pellowski) Picture Books: Alone in the
Babies: Manual: Story program manual Picture Books: Babies (Asquith); Baby Knows Best (Henderson); Close Your Eyes (Banks); Daddy’s Lullaby (Bradman); The Difference Between Babies and Cookies (Hanson); Found (Yoon); Grump (Wong); I Kissed the Baby (Murphy); Little Poems for Tiny Ears (Oliver); ‘”More, More, More,” Said the Baby (Williams); My Big Brother (Fisher); Peekaboo Morning (Isadora); Time to Get Dressed! (Salvadier); The Twins’ Blanket (Yum); What the Baby Hears (Godwin); Where Is My Mommy? (Downing) Props: Dolls; Kittens in a basket puppet; Bag of baby supplies; Five Little Babies felt story; Dinosaur in egg puppet Recording: Babies Mix CD
Bears: Manual: Story program manual Picture Books: Ten Bears in My Bed; The Bear Went Over the Mountain; Copy Me Copycub; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; It’s the Bear; Let’s Go Home, Little Bear; Moon game; Number One, Tickle Your Tun; Poppy the Panda; Sleepy Bears; The Teddy Bears’ Pictnic; Where’s My Teddy? Props: Goldilocks and
Being Brave: Manual: Story program manual Picture Books: 999 Tadpoles (Kimura); Brave Little Chicken (Byrd); Bully (Seeger); Can’t Scare Me (Bryan); Don’t Play with Your Food (Shea); The Firefighters’ Thanksgiving (Boelts); Little Dog Lost (Carnesi); Loon Baby (Griffin); My First Day (Jenkins and Page); My Lucky Day (Kasza); Ol’Mama Squirrel (Stein); Rhyming Dust Bunnies (Thomas); Spike the Mixed-Up Monster (Hood); Tiger in My Soup (Sheth); When Lions Roar (Harris) Props: Rhyming Dust Bunnies felt story; The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything felt story; Obstacle course–beams, colored spots, cones, stepping stones Recording: Mix CD
Big and Bad: Manual: Story program manual Picture Books: Do Like Duck Does (Hindley); Duck, Duck, Goose A
Big and Grey: Picture Books: Chubbo’s Pool (Lewin); Elmer (McKee); Five Minute’s Peace (Murphy); Have You Seen Elephant? (Barrow); Hippos Go Berserk (Boynton); How to Catch an Elephant (Schwartz); Just a Little Bit (Tompert); A Porcupine Named Fluffy (Lester); Rhinos Play Soccer (Mammano); The Right Number of Elephants (Sheppard); Seven Little Hippos (Thaler); Strictly No Elephants (Matchev); Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? (Silverstein) Props: Elmer kit; Peanut Butter and Jelly Kit; Elephant and
Birds: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: The Baby BeeBee Bird (Massie); Baby Bird’s First Nest (Asch); Chicken Little (Kellogg); Clever Crow (DeFelice); Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck (Peters); Come Along, Daisy (Simmons); Edward the Emu (Knowles); Five Little Ducks (Raffi–Board Book); A Hat for Minerva Louise (Stoeke); Henny Penny (Wattenberg); Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise (Taylor); In the Rain with Baby Duck (Hest); The Nesting Quilt (Falwell); Tacky the Penguin (Lester); Wolf’s Chicken Stew (Kasza); You Can Do It, Bert (Konnecke). PROPS: Edward the Emu kit; Owl and owlet puppets; Bluebirds in nest puppet; Penguin puppet; Five Little Ducks mitt; RECORDINGS: Love Is in the Middle CD; Rise and Shine CD
Cats and Mice: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Cat Tricks (Baker); Cats by Mother Goose (Lucas); Duncan and Dolores (Samuels); Grumpy Cat (Teckentrup); A Kitten Tale (Rohman); Kitten Up a Tree (Kanao); Kitten’s First Full Moon (Henkes); The Lion and the Mouse (Pinkney); Mama Cat Has Three Kittens (Fleming); Mice; Mouse Paint (Walsh); Posy (Newbery); So Many Cats (DeRegniers); Then Little Mice (Dunbar–Big Book); Three Little Kittens (Galdone); PROPS: Ten Little Mice dolls; Kitten, cat and can, gray mouse, white mouse and cat puppets; Kidstamp and pad; RECORDING: Mix CD
Colors: MANUALS: Story Program Manual; Colors; Ideas for using mix CD; PICTURE BOOKS: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See (Martin); A Color of His Own (Lionni); Fall Is Not Easy (Kelley); Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? (Bunting); Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? (Hoban); Lemons Are Not Red (Seeger); Mix It Up (Tullet); The Mixed-Up Chameleon (Carle); Monkey Colors (Lunde); Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (Zolotow); Planting a Rainbow (Ehlert); Press Here (Tullet); A Rainbow of My Own (Freeman);
Dinosaurs: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Can I Have a
Farms: PICTURE BOOKS: The Big Red Barn (Brown); The Big Sneeze (Brown); Bob (Pearson); Clip-Clop (Smee); Don’t Get Lost! (Hutchins); Extra Cheese, Please (Peterson); Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round (Sloat); Farmer Duck (Waddell–Big Book); Farmyard Beat (Craig); Giggle, Giggle, Quack (Cronin); Jack (DePaola); Oh Dear (Campbell); Oh, What a Noisy Farm (Ziefert); Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Pearson); Rosie’s Walk (Hutchins); PROPS: Baa Baa Black Sheet mitt; Hen and Duck puppets; Something in My Garden felt kit; Shaker eggs; RECORDINGS: We All Live Together CD; Mix CD
Feelings: PICTURE BOOKS: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible…(Viorst); Come Along, Daisy (Simmons); Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Willems); Don’t Worry Bear (Foley); Go Away Big Green Monster (Emberley); A Good Day (Henkes); Good Job, Little Bear (Waddell); How Do You Wokka-Wokka (Bluemle); Little Fish, Lost (Van Laan); My Many Colored Days (Seuss); Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (Brown); Pouch! (Stein); Teddy Bear Tears (Aylesworth); Today I Feel Silly (Curtis); Why Do You Cry? Not a Sob Story (Klise); PROPS: Kangaroo and baby puppets; Finger puppets for Pouch–bunny, bird, bee, and joey; Five in the Bed felt kit; Emotions photographs kit; Go Away Big Green Monster felt kit; RECORDING: Mix CD
Imagination: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend (
Insects and Spiders: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Alpha Bugs (Carter); Hey, Little Ant (Hoose); Hi Butterfly (Gomi); Hi Fly Guy (Arnold); I Love Bugs! (Dodd); If at First You Do Not See (Brown); Inch by Inch (Lionni); Little Miss Spider (Kirk); Spider on the Floor (Raffi); Spiders (Bishop); Ten Little Caterpillars (Martin); Tiny Little Fly (Rosen); UnBEElievables (Florian); The Very Busy Spider (Carle); The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Carle); Waiting for Wings (Ehlert); PROPS: Butterflies and bugs felt kit; 5 Bees/5 Ladybugs felt kit; The Very Hungry Caterpillar felt kit; Caterpillar/butterfly puppet; Spider hand puppet; Butterfly fabric; RECORDINGS: Insects, Bugs & Squiggly Things (CD); Boogy Woogie Bugs CD
Mischief: MANUALS: Kit Manual; Parachute
Music: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: All God’s Critters (Staines); Bantam of the Opera (Auch); Dance Away (Shannon); The Deaf Musicians (Seeger); I Got the Rhythm (Schofield-Morrison);
Nature Trip: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Actual Size (Jenkins); All God’s Critters (Staines); Can You See Me? (Lewin); Chameleon, Chameleon (Cowley); If You Find a Rock (Christian); In the Tall, Tall Grass (Fleming); One Little Mouse (Chaconas); Over in the Meadow (Galdone); Owl Lake (Tejima); Possom’s Harvest Moon (Hunter); Rabbits and Raindrops (Arnosky); Waiting for Wings (Ehlert); Where’s Mouse? (Baker); The Wide-Mouthed Frog (Faulkner); PROPS: Over in the Meadow storytelling wheel; Night Creatures felt kit; Frog mitt; Frog, rabbit and chameleon puppets; RECORDING: Mix CD
Noisy Stories: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Bear Snores On (Wilson); Bob (Pearson); Daisy Says If You’re Happy and You Know It (Simmons); Dog’s Noisy Day (Dodds); Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (Howe); How Loud Is a Lion? (Beaton); The Loudest Roar (Taylor); Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! (Fleming); No, David! (Shannon); Old MacDonald Had a Workshop (Shulman); Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Martin–Big Book); Quack, Daisy, Quack (Simmons); The Scrubbly-Bubbly Car Wash (O’Garden); The Very Quiet Cricket (Carle–board book); Wiggle Waggle (London); PROPS: Gong and mallet; Polar Bear storytelling kit; Wiggle waggle
Nonsense: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Bark, George (Feiffer); Big Bad Bubble (Rubin); Click, Clack, Moo (Cronin); The Day Jimmy’s Boa At the Wash (Noble); Dog in Charge (Going); Down by the Bay (Raffi); Hattie and the Fox (Fox); In Enzio’s Splendid Gardens (Polacco); Just Another Ordinary Day (Clement); King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub (Wood); Nothing Like a Puffin (Soltis); Silly Sally (Wood–board book); Such a Silly Baby (Lorig); Wiggle (Cronin); PROPS: I Eat My Peas felt kit; Hattie and the Fox felt kit; I Know
Oceans: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Baby Beluga (Raffi); Don’t Eat the Teacher (Ward); Fish Eyes (Ehlert); Following Papa’s Song (Marino); House for Hermit Crab (Carle); In the Sea (Elliot); Is this a House for Hermit Crab? (McDonald); Ocean Parade Counting Book (MacCarthy); Rainbow Fish (Pfister–big book); Swim, Fish! (Neuman);
Outdoors Wisconsin: MANUALS; PICTURE BOOKS: Antler, Bear, Canoe (Bowen); Feathers for Lunch (Ehlert); The First Snowfall (Rockwell); Fishing at Long Pond (George); Five Little Ducks (Raffi); In Grandpa’s Woods (Addy/Akins); In the Tall, Tall Grass (Fleming); Loon Lake (Hirschi); Otters Under Water (Arnosky); Raccoon on His Own (Arnosky); Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf (Ehlert); Time to Sleep (Fleming); Up North at the Cabin (Chall); We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Rosen); PROPS: Five Little Ducks (mother and 5 ducklings) puppets; Five little ducks mitt; Raccoon in garbage can puppet; porcupine, chipmunk
Outer Space: MANUALS: Manual; Space Songs for Children; PICTURE BOOKS: Alistair in Outer Space (Sadler); Astro Bunnies (Loomis); Astronaut’s Handbook (McCarthy); Gravity (Shin); The Great Big Green (Gifford); Here in Space (Milgrim); Higher! Higher! (Patricelli); I Want to Be an Astronaut (Barton); Kitten’s First Full Moon (Henkes); Moo Cow Kaboom! (Hurd); Moon Plane (McCarty); Mooncake (Asch); Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon (Yaccarino); If You Decide to Go to the Moon (McNulty); PROPS: Alien in spaceship puppet; Atomic age finger puppets; Astronaut photo; Four little rockets felt kit; The Earth Turns Around photos (for use with song on CD); RECORDING: Mix CD
Rabbits: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Bunny Cakes (Wells); Duck! Rabbit! (Rosenthal); Little Bunny’s Sleepless Night (Roth); Little White Rabbit (Henkes); Max Cleans Up (Wells); My Friend Rabbit (Rohmann); Pat the Bunny (Kunhardt); Peek-a-Boo Bunny (Surplice); Pickin’ Peas (MacDonald); Read to Your Bunny (Wells); Tom Rabbit (Waddell); Tops and Bottoms (Stevens); PROPS: Tops and Bottoms felt kit; Rabbit photographs; Little Nutbrown Hare beanie; Rabbit doll with dress; 5 white rabbit finger puppets; brown rabbit puppet; RECORDING: Mix CD
Sensory Storytime: MANUALS: Sensory Storytime Guide; Using Contents of this Kit; Suggestions for Games with
Winter: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: 50 Below Zero (Munsch); All You Need for a Snowman (Schertle); Big Snow (Bean); Charley’s First Night (Hest); Everything for Winter (
Board Games for Teens/Tweens and Adults
Two collections of board games for teen/tween/adult programming (Created with funding from an LSTA grant from the IMLS)
Available Resources Not on Lend Items
Die Cut Service
IFLS has an Accu Cut Machine and several dies, but it is housed at the Phillips Public Library. Please contact Phillips with die-cutting requests. Here’s what is required:
1. Send enough paper, felt, or foamcore with this order form.
2. Please allow at least 2 weeks to have them cut.
3. For questions call Phillips at 715-339-2868.
List of Dies:
Spider web (Medium)
Mini (less than 2″)
Lower-case numbers (2″)
Upper-case numbers (2″)
For Craft Projects
Want to borow a costume for a big event? While IFLS doesn’t have any costumes, libraries in the area are willing to lend you their costumes for library-related functions (don’t plan to use these for your friend’s annual costume party, or lend them out for the high school play).
For book-related costumes, you can also rent from Costume Specialists.
Please contact the library/librarian listed to make arrangements to borrow these costumes:
Cat in the Hat
- Suit, hat, gloves
- Adult size
- Phillips Public Library, contact Jo Hick
- Adult or older child size
- Phillips Public Library, contact Jo Hick.
- Adult size
- Ellsworth Public Library, contact Elise Gregory
Hot Dog, Mustard and Ketchup Bottles (3 costumes)
- Adult size
- Frederic Public Library, contact Marlene Nelson
King AND Queen (2 costumes)
- Red and gold, with crown
- Small/average adult size
- Hudson Public Library, contact Mary Davis
- Adult size
- Hudson Public Library, contact Mary Davis
Pete the Cat
- Adult size
- LEPMPL, contact Alisha Green
Thing One and Thing Two (2 costumes)
- Adult/large size
- Prescott Public Library, contact Danielle Welch or Carissa Langer