Kits to Go: Bags to Borrow

Check out these borrowable bags to kick-start your next hobby, get your book club rolling, or get you out of your reading funk!

Place a hold in the catalogue for pickup.

Book Roulette & Travel Memories Bags

No time for browsing? Take a chance on one of our Book Roulette or Travel Memories bags, filled with 5 books based on a theme. Check out the choices in our catalogue after December 1st, and place a hold on your favourite. 

Themes Available:

Book Club Kits

Looking for your next great book club pick? We've got your back! Our book club kits contain ten copies of a given title, so you don't have to worry about tracking down multiple copies for your group to read!

Check out our full selection here!

Arduino Kits

Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board.

You can borrow an Arduino Kit with your library card! Place and hold and sign one out today.

Technical Support for Arduino Kits: Red Deer College's Red Hot Science youth outreach program is pleased to partner with Red Deer Public Library in providing technical support with their Arduino kits. Submit your questions to and we will help you trouble-shoot and come up with new and fun ways to use the kits.

Red Hot Science is a proud network member of Actua, and is thankful to provide this support through the CanCode funding program in partnership with the Government of Canada. 

Music Instrument Kits


You can now borrow musical instruments from the Downtown Branch of the Red Deer Public Library for free with your Library card. Borrow a guitar or a soprano ukulele by placing a hold on the instrument and selecting Downtown Branch as your hold pickup location. The kit contains a musical instrument and an instructional book for beginners. Instruments must be returned to the Downtown Branch.

This program was made possible thanks to Guitarz for Kidz, a committee of the Red Deer Arts Council, making musical instruments available to this community. David Gilmore of Gilmore Guitars founded GuitarZ for KidZ Red Deer in order to get used instruments into the hands of the community. GuitarZ for KidZ is a committee of the Red Deer Arts Council.

If you have an instrument you'd like to donate please contact the committee at (403) 352-6111 or email Instruments that cannot be refurbished are being shared with visual artists who are designing and adapting these pieces to create Art Guitars for fundraising purposes.