Lending Library

Who can check out Lending Library items?

The items pictured below are available to any educator in our 5 Oregon counties and educators in Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington. This is program is constantly evolving. If you have suggestions, please contact us.

Lending Library process

Our lending library items are mostly available through the SAGE library system. You make a request online and have it delivered to your closest library. A few large items are housed at the STEM Hub. For those items the Hub Director will be in touch to arrange delivery or pick up of the item. (Feel free to contact us directly if you don't get a timely response).

  • Oregon residents: use your county/city library card to make requests through your library's online portal or CGCC's site (links below).

  • Oregon residents without access to a city library: you may sign up for a card at Columbia Gorge Community Colleges Library in The Dalles (Building 1).

  • Washington Gorge residents: you may get a library card from the Hood River Library and then access the SAGE system.

Incorporating Lending Library items in your classroom

Get inspired! Check out some lesson plan ideas that utilize these items.

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Molecular Kits

Includes 14 kits and  student guides

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Simple Machines

Class set

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Blocks & Blueprints

3 levels, 20 different designs

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Liquid Measuring Sets

4 sets, customary + metric units

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Binoculars

30, fully adjustable, durable, includes carry strings

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K'Nex Renewable Energy

24-32 student class set

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LEGO DUPLO set

Large bin, for 6-12 children

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Ozobot Bit

12 sets + activities

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Cordless drills (~12)

Re-chargeable, kid-friendly power screw drivers

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K'Nex Exploring Machines

32 student class set

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Magnatiles

300 pieces + 4 cars

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Code & Go

1 BeeBot + 1 robot mouse, programmable

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Stopwatches

30, easy to use

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Loupe Magnifying Glasses

36, durable, 5x magnification

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K'nex Maker Kit

18-36 students class set

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MeeperBOT

WASCO CO. only Programmable remote-control vehicle

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Snap Circuits Jr

15 student class set

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White Tent

8' x 8', water resistant, for STEM events

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LEGO STEAM Park

FLL Jr team sets (x6)

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Code-a-pillar

3 sets with extra pieces

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Magnets

8 sets + 12 activities

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Video Studio Kit

WASCO CO. ONLY

3 kits available

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K'nex building structures

3 sets with extra pieces

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Weather Station

Teacher led, monitor weather patterns at school

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Ozobot Evo

18 sets + activities

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Ultimaker Go

Portable 3D printer + filament

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Sphero SPRK+ Power Pk

WASCO CO only

Includes 12 SPRK+ robots, 2 kits available