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Unique Collections

The Library lends more than just books, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs. We have some unusual items to take home as well.

  • Unless otherwise noted, these collections must be checked out at the Information Center.
  • Items will only be checked out to Library card holders in good standing.
Cookie Cutter Kits

Each Cookie Kit includes assorted seasonal cookie cutters and cookie recipes.

Checkout details:

  • Kits may be checked out for three weeks.
Cool Cooktop Kits

The Library has partnered with Sunnyvale Environmental Services to provide Cool Cooktop Kits (induction cooking) to try at home.

Each kit includes the following:

  • Portable induction cooktop (NuWave Gold)
  • Duralon frying pan
  • Six-quart stainless steel pot with lid
  • Silicone spoon and slotted spatula
  • Cookbook: The Best Induction Burner Recipes on the Planet: 100 Easy Recipes for Your Portable Cooktop, by Ella Sanders
  • Cooktop case
  • Backpack

Checkout details:

  • Cool Cooktop Kits may be checked out for three weeks.
  • Borrowers must be at least 18 years of age, show both a Sunnyvale Library card and current photo ID, and sign a waiver at checkout.
Home Energy Saving Toolkits

The Library has partnered with Silicon Valley Energy Watch to provide Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Saving Toolkits that are stocked with supplies and measuring devices designed to help community members track energy and water usage. Toolkit users get to keep the following supplies:

  • One LED light bulb
  • Outlet gaskets
  • Faucet aerators
  • Low-flow showerhead
  • Weather stripping
  • Water leak detection tablets

Checkout details:

  • Borrowers must be at least 18 years of age and show both a Sunnyvale Library card and current photo ID.
Kill-A-Watt Meters

Check out a Kill-A-Watt Meter to track the amount of energy used by various home appliances. Use it to project the electrical cost and figure out how to save on your energy bill.

Checkout details:

  • Kill-A-Watt Meters may be checked out for three weeks and renewed as needed.
  • Request and check out a Kill-A-Watt Meter at the Information Desk.
Mobile Hotspots

Check out a Wi-Fi Hotspot and access the internet from anywhere. Each kit includes:

  • 4G LTE Alcatel Linkzone 2 Hotspot with unlimited data (International travel: 2G speed with unlimited data)
  • 1 USB-C charging cable
  • USB wall adapter

Checkout details:

  • Wi-Fi Hotspots may be checked out for three weeks and renewed three times if there are no holds placed on the item.
  • Hotspots may be disabled once the kit is one week overdue.
  • Borrowers must be at least 15 years of age and have a Sunnyvale Library card in good standing.
Storytime To Go Kits

Check out a Storytime To Go Kit and bring storytime home. Each kit includes:

  • Three books and one sheet of song lyrics
  • One magnet story
  • One learning toy or musical book

Checkout details:

  • Storytime To Go Kits may be checked out for three weeks and renewed three times if there are no holds placed on the item.
  • Borrowers must be at least 15 years of age and have a Sunnyvale Library card in good standing.
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2021
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