Beyond Books

Looking for more than everyday books and media? Find board games, video games, playaways, technology, and other non-traditional materials by browsing the library’s various collections. Visit the library to browse these materials in person. Alternatively, fill out the Library Materials Request Form to request recommendations or specific titles.

Board Games | Video Games | Digital Audio | STEMCoding | Electricity Meters | Hotspots | Digitization


Board Games

Check out games from our board game collection by filling out the Library Materials Request Form. The loan period is one week, with two renewals available. Visit each link below for more information and to see what games are currently available for check out.

The board games Candy Land and Cheese DipBrowse games for Ages 3+

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Browse games for Adults


Video Games


Playaways

See what Playaways we have to offer! Playaways are filled with the stories your kids love on an audiobook player made just for them. No downloads or Internet needed! The loan period is three weeks, with two renewals available. AAA batteries not included. Borrow a Playaway today by placing a hold through the library catalog.
The Playaways Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds and Wings of Fire by Tui T. SutherlandBrowse Playaways


Wonderbooks

See what Wonderbooks we have to offer! Wonderbooks read to children, ask questions, and make learning fun with child-friendly controls. The loan period is three weeks, with two renewals available. Borrow a Wonderbook today by placing a hold through the library catalog.

Inside cover of a WonderbookBrowse Wonderbooks


Use the Library Materials Request Form to request Bee-Bot Coding Kits for checkout. These programmable floor robots are ideal for teaching control, directional language, and programming to young children. Each kit comes with 1 Bee-Bot robot and charger, 1 paper mat, 1 binder with instructions and reflection journal contained in a book bag. The loan period is one week, with zero renewals available.

Browse Bee-Bot Coding Kits


Watt’s Up? Electricity Meters

Use the Library Materials Request Form to request Watt’s Up? Electricity Meters for checkout. Watts Up? is an electricity monitor/watt meter that displays the electricity usage for any appliance in dollars and cents. Use this device to monitor and measure electricity consumption and better determine how you can save money on your electric energy bills. The loan period is one week, with zero renewals available.

Browse Watt’s Up Electricity Meters


Mobile WiFi Hotspots

Use the Library Materials Request Form to request a WiFi Hotspot for checkout.

Mobile WiFi Hotspots are portable routers that allow users to connect their WiFi enabled devices to the Internet, regardless of location or existing Internet access. In order to promote access to online resources, the Oak Creek Public Library circulates mobile WiFi Hotspots. To borrow a hotspot, a patron must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid Milwaukee County Federated Library System library card, an Oak Creek Public Library Fee library card, or an Oak Creek Public Library Access library card in good standing. Only one hotspot will be checked out per patron and per household.

Hotspots have a loan period of one week without a grace period. The hotspots must be checked out and returned to the Oak Creek Public Library; hotspots owned by the Oak Creek Public Library cannot be returned to any other library. Hotspots are available on a first-come, first-served basis; they are not holdable or renewable. Please see our policies for further details.


Digitization Equipment

Use the Library Materials Request Form to request specialized Digitization Equipment for checkout.

Digitization Equipment has a loan period of one week. Only one item will be checked out per patron and per household. The equipment must be checked out and returned to the Oak Creek Public Library; digitization equipment owned by the Oak Creek Public Library cannot be returned to any other library. These items are available on a first-come, first-served basis; they are not holdable or renewable. Please see our policies for further details. Currently, we offer the following items:

CD/DVD Drive
Play or burn CDs and DVDs on a computer or a laptop. Computer/laptop, media software, and discs not included.

Floppy Disc Drive
Utilize floppy discs on a computer or a laptop. Computer/laptop, media software, and discs not included.

USB C Hub
Transfer data from an SD card, micro SD card, and more to a computer/laptop/removable storage device. Computer/laptop/removable storage device not included.

Blue Yeti Recording Microphone
The Blue Yeti Nano enables high-quality audio recording, meaning that you can create a podcast, do voiceovers, and more. Computer/laptop and media software not included. Download the PDF instructions here.

Cassette to MP3 Converter
Convert your compact audio cassettes to digital MP3 files. Computer/laptop, media software, and cassette tapes not included. Download the PDF instructions here.

Elgato Video Capture
Convert your personal VHS tapes to digital files and burn to DVD discs. Computer/laptop, media software, VCR, VHS tapes, and discs not included. Download the PDF instructions here.

Kodak Scanza
This digital film and slide scanner is designed to digitize your 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8, and 8mm film negatives and slides. Computer/laptop and media software not included. Download the PDF instructions here.