The Anything Emporium is a collection of unusual items. Try out new technology, find the right tool for the job, and be entertained!

Items in the
Anything Emporium

  • Have a loan period of two weeks.
  • Cannot be renewed.
  • May only be placed on hold by DGPL cardholders.
  • Are available to any library cardholder in the SWAN system.
  • Must be picked up and returned at the Downers Grove Public Library
Check Anything Emporium item availability

Adult and Teen Services

Check out any of these items at the 2nd floor Adult & Teen Services Desk.

Kindle Paperwhite eReaders
Roku - Plug the Roku into your TV and stream online content
Portable CD player
Nintendo 3DS - Compatible with Nintendo 3DS and DS games
VR (virtual reality) Headset
Cricut Machine
Kill-O-Watt Readers
Hands Free Magnifier
Page Magnifier


Check out any of these items at the 2nd floor Computer Help Desk.

Photography backdrop kit
DSLR cameras
Wireless hotspots
Film and slide scanner
GoPro camera
TI-83 Plus graphing calculator
Slide projector
Noise Cancelling Headphones (provided by the DG Friends of the Library)
Night Vision Camera & Paranormal Investigation Kit

Laptop Kits:
These laptops were made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

  • Mac Kits: Apple MacBook Pro, hotspot, wireless mouse, chargers
  • Windows Kits: HP Envy Convertible Business Laptop, hotspot, wireless mouse, chargers

Kids Room

Check out any of these items at the 1st floor Kids Room Desk.

Birdwatching for Beginners
Tweet tweet! See some avian friends up close, with large and small binoculars and a book.

Blu-ray / DVD Player

Complete multiple challenges with this screen-free coding robot - from following a line to working through an obstacle course that you create.

Create robots with these modular robotic cubes. Sense block + act block + battery = robot. What combinations can you create? Includes 12 cubes.

Email with questions or suggestions for other items that we might add to the Anything Emporium.