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Library of Things: Home

NHCPL's Library of Things is a collection of items for loan that expands the boundaries of traditionally defined library materials. Check out our fun and educational kits, games, and more!

Lifelong Learning Kits

NHCPL's Lifelong Learning Kits are designed to help you build a new set of skills at any age. They feature the tools and books you need to get started learning about a new hobby or subject.

Lifelong Learning Kits are made possible by a LEAD grant from the Friends of the New Hanover County Library.


Games are available for seven-day checkout and NHCPL library card holders are limited to one game at a time.

Museum Passes

Cape Fear Museum Pass

Notebook includes a Cape Fear Museum pass good for admission of up to two adults and four children. The pass is valid for programs which are included with the price of museum admission, but is not valid for special events that require a fee.

The Children's Museum of Wilmington Pass

Notebook includes a FREE FAMILY FUN PASS to the Children's Museum of Wilmington.
Notebook also includes brochures for museum.

Biodegradable Beach Bundle

ecoExplore Discovery Packs

ecoEXPLORE Discovery Packs contain the tools to help borrowers get started with bird-watching, bug-watching, frog-watching, or any other wildlife you wish to explore! 

Dungeons & Dragons Kit

Self-Starter Kits

The Self-Starter Kits were created to provide general information about each stated subject area. We have provided both print resources and a list of online resources to make it easier for you to access the information in a format you prefer. We have also provided some sample forms to help you prepare for filling out the paperwork that each process may require. 

CPR Kits

CPR Anytime Kits allow you to learn basic lifesaving skills in about 20 minutes. The Infant CPR Anytime personal learning program makes it possible for anyone to learn how to perform infant CPR and provide infant choking relief. Adult & Child CPR Anytime allows anyone to master the basics of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child choking relief, and general awareness of automated external defibrillators – or AEDs.

Social/Emotional Kits

NHCPL's Juvenile Social/Emotional Kits feature "grab and go" collections of 5 picture books to support social and emotional development in young children. Each kit focuses on one topic to encourage empathy and kindness, and to help preschool to primary audiences think about grief and anger.

Juvenile Story Kits

NHCPL's Juvenile Story Kits feature "grab and go" collections of picture books on popular topics for preschool to primary audiences, plus an information sheet including story extenders and an inventory list, in a zippered canvas tote bag.

Main Library & Law Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

Pine Valley Library
3802 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

Pleasure Island Library
1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Call (910) 798-6300
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 - 5pm