There's no excuse for the kids to be bored these school holidays with Hurstville and Kogarah Libraries offering more than 2,000 fun items that can be borrowed for free.
A range of fun items, from telescopes, tepees, metal detectors and smart globes, to icrophones, robotics kits, star projectors and walkie talkies are available to be borrowed in Georges River Council's Library of Things collection.
Musicians and people interested in learning to play an instrument can access various options, including ukuleles and guitars.
And sport lovers will be spoilt for choice with badminton sets, portable soccer goals, croquet sets and more available.
The Library of Things also offers a number of experience kits. Spend a night under the stars observing constellations with a star gazing kit complete with telescope, tepee and a book on the night sky.
Learn about human anatomy with a model of the heart complete with a stethoscope.
Or grab a bird watching kit with high-powered binoculars and a bird identification encyclopaedia, and head into nature.
Since being launched in September, there have been more than 6,000 borrowings from the Library of Things.
One resident commented, "The collection has an absolutely fantastic selection of children's scientific equipment. This is an excellent idea that allows you to borrow and return and learn. Such a valuable resource."
Borrowing from the Library of Things is easy. All that is needed is a free Georges River Library card which is open to all residents of NSW.
For more information visit georgesriver.spydus.com