Kits & Specialty Items

The Rutherford County Library System provides numerous kits and specialty items that can be checked out for the standard two-week period. See below for descriptions of each kit collection. Click here for a complete list of all kits.

Mobile Hotspots

The library has a small collection of mobile hotspots that can be checked out and used to provide your devices at home with internet access.  Due to the popularity of these devices, they can only be checked out for two weeks on an adult card and cannot be renewed.  Also, please be aware that the devices require a good signal to a Verizon cellphone tower in order to operate, so the library cannot guarantee they will work in all areas of the county.

Cake Pans

Bake something special without purchasing the pan – borrow it from the library! The library has a growing collection of novelty, character and specialty bakeware. Check any of these items out with your library card from our main library or place a hold to have it sent to either of our branches, Haynes or Mountains.

Fitness Kits

Thinking about a healthier lifestyle and not sure where to start? Try one of our Let’s Move! Fitness Kits. Our fitness kits were selected with several levels of skills and abilities in mind. Let’s Move! Fitness kits were purchased through generous grant funding provided by the RHI Legacy Auxiliary. The fitness kits are for adults only and must be checked out by an adult. Kits can be placed on hold and requested between libraries. Kits must be returned to the front desk at the County, Haynes, or Mountains Branch Libraries. CAUTION: Use of this equipment involves physical exertion and stress that may result in injury or death, including factors direct and indirect, as with any exercise equipment.

Lakeshore Learning STEM Kits

Our Lakeshore Learning STEM kits will help develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by utilizing a variety of engaging activities children will find fun and exciting.

Maker Kits

Thanks to a generous grant from Duke Energy, the Haynes Branch Library has over a dozen “Maker Kits” available. These kits contain information and supplies to conduct hands-on experiments and building projects. The kits check out for two weeks and can be sent to any of the other Rutherford County Libraries upon request.

Outdoor Packs

Looking for an entertaining yet educational way to explore our county? Check out one of two different types of outdoor packs. Our backpacks contain a variety of books, pamphlets, maps, and tools to explore our local flora, fauna and walking paths. Our backpacks were generously funded by our local Girl Scout Troop 1891 and the Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation.

Story Kits

RCLS’s Read & Play Story Kits feature “grab and go” collections of five picture books on popular topics for preschool to primary audiences. Each kit includes five books on the theme, at least one CD, and two manipulative ranging from flash cards to puppets. All kits provide story extenders and an inventory list.

Video Games

We are excited to offer video games for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Wii.  Each branch houses a small collection of titles for each gaming system.  Click here for a complete list of all titles.

VOX Books

Each audio-enabled VOX Book has an audio reader with complete narration permanently attached inside the front cover. It’s ready for listening directly from the book — no CD, no computer, no tablet. Simply open the book, push the PLAY button and listen from beginning to end.