Beyond Books collection offered at the Racine Public Library

The Racine Public Library’s “Beyond the Books Collection” contains a variety of equipment and games for community members to view and use. The Beyond Books collection provides everything from metal detectors to a Cricut Explore Air 2, and even a pickleball racket and set of balls.

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 interest and gain new skills.

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

Beyond the Book Collection: What’s Available

board games

Users are allowed to view up to three board games at a time at the Racine Public Library. Here is what is available:


Items in the STEM collection can be extracted one by one. Try these items:

The Beyond Books collection offers tools and resources. – Graphic Credit: Emma Wimar

To create

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

What’s available?


You can only view one game collection item at a time. Here’s what they have to offer:

outdoor fun

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


Customers can view one item from the Technology Collection at a time. This does not include laptops.


Need a tool? Explore up to three Tool Collection items at a time. The following tools are available:

About Racine Public Library

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

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