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Cool things we lend: STEAM-to-go Adults and Teens

Did you know the Northfield Public Library now has a collection of cool STEAM tech to lend?

In 2021, the Library received a Library Services & Technology Act, Grants to States Program mini grant, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) using federal funding to create these circulating technology kits, and we are overjoyed to share them with our community. 

We created these kits to broaden access to creative, hands-on STEAM learning by allowing patrons to try out new technology from the comfort of home. 

Click through the tabs of available kits to learn more about what fun and learning await you!


Take a look at the stars with this entry level telescope. The compact design makes it easy to take with you on your next outdoor adventure.

This kit contains: 

  • Celestron FirstScope Telescope (base and body)
  • SR4mm eyepiece
  • H20mm eyepiece
  • Finderscope
  • H6mm eyepiece
  • H12.5mm eyepiece
  • Instruction manual
  • Black drawstring bag



This machine features a large variety of stitches for all types of sewing and is perfect for crafts, home decor, clothing construction and much more.

This kit contains: 

  • Singer Heavy Duty 4452 Sewing Machine
  • Singer sewing machine pedal
  • 1 bobbin
  • Heavy duty case (top and bottom)

Take your photography or filmography to the next level with this camera and accessories bundle.

This Kit Contains:

  • 1 Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera (and body cap)
  • 1 standard Canon 18-55mm Macro lens (with dust and lens caps)
  • 1 Vivitar wide angle lens converter (with dust and lens caps)
  • 1 Vivitar telephoto lens converter (with dust and lens caps)
  • 3 lens filters + case
  • 1 manufacturer instruction manual
  • 1 battery and 1 32 GB memory card (both in camera)
  • 1 wall charger for battery
  • 1 Ultimax SD to USB digital card reader
  • 1 microfiber lens cleaning cloth
  • 1 carrying case



Expand your horizons and experience the world in 360° with this compact, versatile camera.

This Kit Contains:

  • 1 Ricoh Theta 360 Camera
  • 1 Ricoh soft cover
  • 1 usb-b charger
  • 1 Joby GorrilaPod Tripod
  • 1 Theta hardcase
  • Instruction manual



Use almost anything to print on this one of a kind printing press.

Will it printing press?

Let's find out!


This Kit Contains:

  • Provisional press (Wooden press base, metal press bed, melamine grid press bed, roller assembly, 4 wooden blocking pins)
  • 1 brayer
  • 1 glass pane
  • 2 tubes of paint
  • Watercolor paper
  • Wooden letters
  • Double sided tape