Library of Things
- Chromebooks & Wi-Fi Hotspots
- Sensory Kits
- Resiliency Kits
- Gardening Kits & Seed Library
- Dolls & Action Figures
Iredell County Public Library has expanded its lending catalog to include Chromebook laptops. Chromebooks are available for checkout to patrons in need of computer access at home, and can be checked out from all three ICPL branches. Please note that these items must be returned to the branch they were checked out from.
In order to borrow a Chromebook, patrons must have an Iredell County Public Library card and be over the age of 18. Chromebook checkouts are limited to one per household, and can be kept for up to 14 days.
Mobile hotspots can be checked out by adults with an Iredell County Public Library card. Access WiFi from home using your mobile devices, completely free of charge. Hotspots can be checked out from all three ICPL branches. Please note that these items must be returned to the branch they were checked out from.
Hotspots can be checked out for fourteen days, and can only be borrowed by cardholders over the age of 18.
Sensory Kits are designed to engage children and adults of all ages and ability levels, and can be used for a variety of reasons. Benefits of using one of our Sensory Kits include:
- Improvement of fine motor skills
- Stress relief
- Exploration & tactile interactions
- Counting, sorting, letter, and color recognition skills
- Writing & daily living skills
Sensory Kits can be checked out for two weeks. Each branch houses its own collection of kits, or you can place a hold on a kit from a different location and have it sent to your library.
Resiliency kits contain items and toys that would be beneficial to adults recovering from loss of neurological or motor function, seniors, residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. They assist with stroke recovery, help battle dementia and Alzheimer's, and assist with dexterity and fine motor skills.
Resiliency kits are available for checkout at the Information Services desk on the second floor of the Statesville Branch Library.
Gardening KitsIredell County Public Library has expanded its lending catalog to include gardening tool kits. Not only is this tool kit a cost-effective way to get started on your own garden, but borrowing it from the library also helps to promote sustainability by reducing the need for individuals to purchase their own tools. Plus, with the added benefit of being able to borrow books and other resources from the library, you'll have all the information you need to grow your green thumb and cultivate a thriving garden.
Learn more about Gardening Kits
Seed LibraryThe seed library in Statesville is a wonderful resource for anyone interesting in gardening and connecting with other gardeners in the community. The seed library is stocked with a variety of heirloom seeds for anyone to “borrow”, no library card needed, to plant their garden and try out new seeds. Once you have harvested your plants, we ask that you donate some seeds back to the seed library, so that this is a sustainable resource for the entire community to enjoy.
Learn more about the Seed Library
Give kids the freedom to explore a world of learning with apps, videos, storybooks, games and more on a tablet they don’t have to share. 100% secure. No internet needed.
Launchpads are tablets that are pre-loaded with apps that revolve around a theme and do not require an internet connection to be used. The apps on the Launchpads include brain games, word games, language learning (all levels and multiple languages), math games, stories, miniseries, history, and business.
Launchpads are available for the following age groups: toddlers, juvenile children, teens, and adults.
Dolls & Action Figures
The Youth Services Department at our main branch in Statesville has a collection of American Girl Dolls and Marvel action figures that children are able to check out after reading a certain amount of correlating books.
For more information on our circulation policy for dolls and action figures, contact the Youth Services department at 704-878-3090 ext. 3097.