Access information about our collection of Take Home Tech.

Welcome to the Stickney-Forest View Public Library District’s Take Home Tech Collection. Items in this collection are non-traditional library items that complement our mission to enrich the community, creating an environment that supports life-long learning. A Take Home Tech item may be checked out by a SFVPLD cardholder whose card is in good standing and is over the age of 18.

What do you need to know?

  • Items in this collection circulate for 3 weeks
  • Items must be checked out/returned at the Circulation Desk
  • All items in this collection are reserved for SFVPLD patrons

If you have suggestions for new items to add to the Library, please feel free to email us at reference@sfvpld.org.






Party over here, party over there! The BONAOK Karaoke Microphone has three layers of filter head, which can greatly reduce the noise produced when singing. And it uses denoising technology that filters air flow and wind noise effectively, allowing you to always sing with perfect clarity. Not only a separate mic, also a portable powerful wireless Bluetooth speaker. You can play music from Bluetooth devices,micro SD card or include audio cable from various of devices and Apps. Bring it everywhere you go and enjoy the high quality music anywhere and anytime!


This Sony Bluetooth Boombox includes classic sterio boombox with CD/Cassette/Radio and wireless bluetood receiver for streaming music.

The ReaderPen is a totally portable, text-to-speech scanner with a human-like digital voice. Simply pass the ReaderPen’s nib across a word and it instantly displays the definition from several built-in dictionaries including Collins English Dictionary and Oxford Primary Dictionary while reading it aloud. The ReaderPen’s scan storage also makes it a valuable notetaking and revision tool for students, teachers, and for people with reading difficulties such as dyslexia.

The digital magnifier allows individuals to experience greateImage of Digital Magnifierr ease when
reading, writing, and viewing maps. The device can magnify 4X, 8X, 16X, 24X, and 32X and also has 17 different color modes for people with for low vision, color blindness and amblyopia.

Digital Magnifier

This English course is recorded on a modern Ultra Flat mp3 player, the size of a Credit card. You can carry it in a pocket.Thanks to a modern player and our Ultra Flat Mp3 you will be able to learn English wherever you are and whenever you want. 90 Lessons in the palm of your hand. English Course Spanish Edition. 

Nuestro curso de inglés viene grabado en un reproductor moderno mp3 Ultra Plano, del tamaño de una tarjeta de Crédito. Lo puedes llevar en un bolsillo.Gracias a un reproductor moderno y nuestro Mp3 Ultra Plano vas a poder aprender inglés donde quieras que estes y cuando quieras. 90 Lecciones en la palma de tu mano. Curso Inglés Edición Española. EA English Anywhere, El Curso de Ingles más fácil, práctico y sencillo que nunca hayas visto.

Equipped with Bluetooth compatibilities, powerful dual speakers and noise-cancelling dual microphones, Pocketalk will pick up every word you speak, even in the busiest of cities or crowded cafés. The large touch-screen makes Pocketalk simple to use and offers users a speech to text display of conversations. Its simple and intuitive interface allows you to select languages and adjust any settings with a few taps. With a full seven hours of usage or up to ten days in sleep mode, Pocketalk has a long reliable battery life.


The SmartBook™ combines the functionality of a traditional Chromebook, along with the ease of use of a tablet and a touch screen. Patrons will now have both a device and internet access to complete schoolwork, job searches, attend virtual programs and more! 


Roku devices provide easy access to free TV, live news, sports, movies, and more, so you can be confident that you won’t miss a thing. The library has subscriptions to NETFLIX and VUDU so you can try them out.

TRIPOD. This selfie stick tripod with detachable phone holder comes with remote. It freely converts from tripod to selfie stick (monopod). Stores easily.


VZ-R HDMI/USB Dual Mode 8MP Document Camera captures all your material — documents, textbooks, artwork, devices, and 3D objects — and streams real-time images directly to your TV, monitor, or projector via HDMI, skipping the need for a computer. It also features a USB connection for using with a computer.

WiFi hotspots are Internet access points that allow you to connect to free internet service in your home or other locations using your computer, smartphone or other devices. Stream and surf from anywhere!