Library of Things - Menomonee Falls Public Library

What is the Library of Things (LoTs Collection)?

The Library of Things is a collection of things for loan that expands the boundaries of traditionally defined library materials. Why buy something you will only use once in a while, when you can borrow it for free?

We are still in the early stages of developing this unique collection, so please check back again to see what new things we have added.

Browse the LoTs Collection in the Library Catalog!

For more information about the Library of Things please see a staff member or call 262-532-8900.

Explore Passes

Explore Passes provide Library patrons the opportunity to “check out” a pass for entrance to a local attraction. Patrons can enjoy the wonderful arts, culture, and education that our area has to offer free of charge with their valid library card.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
The Mitchell Park Domes
The Zoo
Betty Brinn Children's Museum

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is a non-profit children’s museum located in Milwaukee. It is a place for hands-on play and interactive learning, just for kids 10 and younger and their grown-ups!

Address: 929 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

About this pass:

  • Entrance for 6 guests (adults and children)
  • Discount on parking and on gift shop purchases
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Adults must be accompanied by a child
  • Checkout period 3 days and cannot be renewed
  • Holds cannot be placed on Explore Passes and we cannot guarantee availablity for a specific date or time
  • The pass, pass holder, lanyard, and zipper pouch must be returned to a circulation staff member at the Menomonee Falls Public Library. Please do not return in a book drop or another CAFE Library.
  • $50 late charge per day
  • $500 replacement fee if lost, damaged or stolen

The pass also allows reciprocal admission to more than 300 science and technology centers in the Association of Science-Technology Center Reciprocal Network. Click here for a Participant List . Just be sure to get the pass back before it overdue!

For more information about Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, please visit the website: https://www.bbcmkids.org/

Image credit: Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the United States. Its collection contains over 31,000 works of art.

Address: 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202

About this pass:

  • Entrance for 4 adult guests and children 17 and under
  • Discount on parking and at the Museum Store and Cafes
  • Checkout period 3 days and cannot be renewed
  • Holds cannot be placed on Explore Passes and we cannot guarantee availablity for a specific date or time
  • The pass, pass holder, lanyard, and zipper pouch must be returned to a circulation staff member at the Menomonee Falls Public Library. Please do not return in a book drop or another CAFE Library
  • $50 late charge per day
  • $300 replacement fee if lost, damaged or stolen

Reciprocal admission to more than 1,000 participating museums across North America. See complete museum list. Just be sure to get the pass back before it’s overdue!

For more information about Milwaukee Art Museum, please visit the website: https://mam.org/

Mitchell Park Domes

Experience a desert oasis, a tropical jungle, and floral gardens…all in one destination. The Mitchell Park Horticulture Conservatory, also known as “The Domes,” houses thousands of plant species. The unique dome shape allows a better angle for solar heating and more height for tall trees.

Address: 524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215

About this pass:

  • Entrance for 2 guests and all children under 17
  • Discount at the Domes gift shop
  • Checkout period 3 days and cannot be renewed
  • Holds cannot be placed on Explore Passes and we cannot guarantee availablity for a specific date or time
  • The pass, pass holder, lanyard, and zipper pouch must be returned to a circulation staff member at the Menomonee Falls Public Library. Please do not return in a book drop or another CAFE Library
  • $50 late charge per day
  • $50 replacement fee if lost, damaged or stolen

Reciprocal admission privileges and/or discounts at many different types of gardens. Click here for a Participant List .

For more information about The Domes, please visit the website: https://milwaukeedomes.org/

The Zoo

The Zoo is operated by the Milwaukee County Parks Commission. It houses 1,800 animals and covers an area of 190 acres.

Address: 10001 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226

About this pass:

  • Entrance for 8 guests (adults and children)
  • Free parking and discount on gift shop purchases
  • Checkout period 3 days and cannot be renewed
  • Holds cannot be placed on Explore Passes and we cannot guarantee availablity for a specific date or time
  • The pass, pass holder, lanyard, and zipper pouch must be returned to a circulation staff member at the Menomonee Falls Public Library. Please do not return in a book drop or another CAFE Library.
  • $50 late charge per day
  • $500 replacement fee if lost, damaged or stolen

For more information about the zoo visit the website: http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/

Wi-Fi Hotspots

The Library has 5 regular circulating and 4 Lucky Day – Wi-Fi Hotspots that provide unlimited data over a 4G/3G signal on the Sprint Network for up to 10 devices.

Regular Circulating Mobile Hotspots
Lucky Day Mobile Hotspots

There are 5 regular circulating mobile hotspots available for checkout.

  • These Mobile Hotspots may be checked out for one week (7 days) and renewed up to three times if there are no current holds on the device.
  • Hotspots can be picked up at Menomonee Falls Library Circulation Desk.
  • The device and all of its components (charger, battery, carrying case, instructions) must be returned to a circulation staff member at the Menomonee Falls Library. Please do not return in a book drop or return at another CAFÉ Library.
  • Holds can be placed on one of the 5 regular circulating hotspots but we cannot guarantee their availability for a specific date or time.
  • Overdue hotspots will have internet access disabled.

Wi-Fi Hotspot

There are 4 Lucky Day mobile hotspots available for checkout. Lucky Day items are available on a first come first served basis. Stop in today to see if it is your lucky day!

  • These Mobile Hotspots may be checked out for one week (7 days) but not renewed.
  • Hotspots can be picked up at Menomonee Falls Library Circulation Desk.
  • The device and all of its components (charger, battery, carrying case, instructions) must be returned to a circulation staff member at the Menomonee Falls Library. Please do not return in a book drop or return at another CAFÉ Library.
  • Holds cannot be placed on Lucky Day hotspots and we cannot guarantee their availability for a specific date or time.
  • Overdue hotspots will have internet access disabled.

Kill A Watt Meter

Kill A Watt Meter

The Kill A Watt meter is an easy to use meter that calculates electric usage and cost of household appliances to help you understand and reduce your energy bill.

It projects costs by hour, day, week, month, or year. Shows the operating costs of your household appliances and is accurate within 0.2%

Kill A Watt meters can be checked out for

  • Kill A Watt meters may be checked out for one week (7 days) and renewed up to three times if there are no current holds on the device.
  • The meters can be picked up at Menomonee Falls Library Circulation Desk.
  • The device and all of its components (charger, battery, carrying case, instructions) must be returned to a circulation staff member at the Menomonee Falls Library. Please do not return in a book drop or return at another CAFÉ Library.
  • Holds can be placed on one of the device but we cannot guarantee their availability for a specific date or time.