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The “Beyond Books Collection” at the Racine Public Library contains a variety of equipment and games for community members to check out and utilize. The Beyond Books Collection provides everything from metal detectors to a Cricut Explore Air 2, and even a pickleball paddle and ball set.

The Racine Public Library says there are, “multiple opportunities for lifelong learning and creativity by providing access to tools that allow users to explore new areas of interests and learn new skills.”

If there’s a game you’ve been wanting to play or a tool you need to renovate your home, it’s possible that the Racine Public Library’s Beyond Books Collection will have it.

Beyond Books Collection: What’s Available

Board Games

Users are allowed to check out up to three board games at a time at the Racine Public Library. Here’s what’s available:


STEM collection items can be checked out one at a time. Try out these items:

The Beyond Books Collection offers tools and resources. – Graphic Credit: Emma Widmar


Looking to check something out and get creative? Check out up to three items from the create category at a time.

What’s available?


You may only check out one item from the gaming collection at a time. Here’s what they have for you to use:

Outdoor Fun

If you choose to borrow something from the Outdoor Fun collection, you can check out up to three items at a time. This is what is available:


Patrons can check out one item from the tech collection at a time. This does not include laptops.


Need a tool? Check out up to three items from the tools collection at a time. The following tools are available:

About the Racine Public Library

The Racine Public Library’s mission, which includes the Beyond Books Collection, is to lift up the lives of the people of the Racine community by embracing community diversity, promoting inclusion, creating opportunity and by supporting the development of community literacy through a love of literature, learning and civic engagement. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, the library first opened its doors in 1897 and has served the community from its 75th Street location since 1958.