iPads can be checked out for use in the branch to read, view, and explore our digital TRL collections. Relax and enjoy your favorite newspaper or magazine via Libby (Overdrive) or Press Reader, watch a film on Kanopy, access a book or audiobook with the Libby app (Overdrive), and much more! First come, first served. No holds.
Math backpacks contain picture books, launchpads, manipulatives, and a game, focusing on early math concepts. Educational materials are also included for parents and caregivers to engage in early math activities with their children ages 3-5. Sponsored by Capital Region ESD 113 and the Capital STEM alliance.
Dive into the microscopic world of plankton! These kits are sponsored by the Pacific Shellfish Institute and funded via a grant from the Keta Legacy Foundation. Available at the Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater libraries only and can be checked out for 3 weeks (no holds, no renewals).
New Stargazing backpacks to learn about the night skies from your backyard. Each backpack contains stargazing binoculars and tripod, star charts, and a red light flashlight. Funded by the NASA@ My Library Grant. No holds, and the checkout is 3 weeks with no renewals. First-come, first-served basis at the Olympia and West Olympia library.
Check Out Washington kits. These kits include 1 pair of binoculars + case, 3 laminated Washington State nature pamphlets, and 1 Checkout Washington Discover Pass. Kits are funded and curated by the Washington State Parks Foundation, WSECU, Washington State Library System, and the Office of the Secretary of State.
Spend time outside exploring and learning how to make nature journals! This backpack contains books on exploring nature, how to create your own nature journals, binoculars, magnifying glass, compass, and a Nature scavenger hunt game while exploring.
Explore your forest with Checkout Washington Discover Pass, binoculars (adult and youth), informational maps, stay safe with a first aid kit, track your steps with a clip-on pedometer, observe bugs with a bug box, learn trail etiquette, and much more.
Enjoy birdwatching? Check out this birding backpack, which includes a Checkout Washington Discover Pass, 2 pairs of binoculars, an Information booklet, birdwatching books, and birding maps for the Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula.
Enjoy the outdoors? This kit available in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services - Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula Complex, includes a Checkout Washington Discover Pass, rods, reels, and more! Available only at Mountain View, Lacey, Hawks Prairie, and Tumwater locations. Kits must be returned to the same check-out location. Check out these instructional videos on fishing basics.
Feeling the winter blues? Boost your energy, improve your mood, and ease winter blues symptoms. Check out one of our light therapy lamps! Available at each Timberland Library branch.
Want to try out a new instrument? Check one out at our Tumwater Timberland Library location. Available musical instruments include guitar, cajon, ukulele, violin, guitalele and more.
Devices are organized into categories of Dressing, Kitchen, Household, Reading and Writing, Leisure, Communication, and Computer Access. Detailed information on our WATAP Collection is here.