Library of Things
A Library of Things is a collection of items for loan that expands the boundaries of traditionally defined library materials and provides diverse opportunities for learning and engagement. All items in our Library of Things can be checked out for free with your library card! Click the images to find the items in the catalog.
Orion StarBlast 4.5″ Telescope – Substantial 4.5″ aperture and fast f/4 focal ratio provides bright, detailed views of solar system targets like the Moon and planets, as well as wide-field celestial objects like nebulas and star clusters.
Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity Tracker – Track steps, distances, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep. Use mobile and online tools to share & compete with friends, earn badges for reaching milestones, log food & workouts to see the full picture.
Power Monitoring for Dummies Device – Homeowners are able to break down energy costs by plugging devices and appliances into this energy monitor. By measuring consumption by the kilowatt hour—the same technique used by utility companies—the monitor calculates your cumulative electrical expenses as it forecasts usage by the day, week, month, and year.
Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Viewer – Using your smartphone and VR apps, games, or videos, Google Cardboard puts you into stunning environments that stretch out all around you. Travel the world, explore outer space, and more. No matter where you look, it’s as if you’re really there.
Atari Flashback 8 Classic Game Console – The Atari Flashback 8 is Plug & Play on most televisions and comes with 105 all-time favorite games built-in, including Activision legends like Pitfall!, Kaboom! and River Raid. Two wired controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 original, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports to add your own optional wired joysticks or paddles.
Wifi Hotspots – The R850 Hotspot is perfect for staying connected. This 4G LTE only hotspot is small, yet mighty. You’ll be able to connect up to 10 WiFi devices simultaneously and enjoy long-range WiFi, both indoors and out.
The Coolpad Surf lasts up to 48 hours standby or 5.3 hours of continuous use and lets you connect up to 15 devices at the same time to share with family and friends.
Jigsaw Puzzles – We are adding puzzles to our collection that can be checked out for 28 days. Click the image to view our current selection.
Seed Library – We have started our seed library to help our patrons learn about gardening and to promote biodiversity and healthy eating. The basic idea is that we provide non-GMO, heirloom seeds that you sign out. Then you plant the seeds and once it is time to harvest your crop we ask that you save some seeds (using the proper techniques for whatever seeds you borrowed) and return them to the library to share with others.
Yamaha F335 Acoustic Guitar – Yamaha’s F335 gives you classic dreadnought shape and sound. The F335’s tonewood combination includes a laminate spruce top, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and meranti back and sides. Gold die-cast tuners provide smooth and accurate tuning while a tortoiseshell pickguard gives a bit more style.
Cordoba 15CM Concert Ukulele – Cordoba’s best-selling 15CM offers the perfect point of entry for those looking to pick up the ukulele. This handmade concert ukulele features mahogany top, back, and sides, giving this small bodied ukulele a full, rich sound.
Etude ETR-100 Student Trumpet – The Etude ETR-100 Student Trumpet’s generous bore makes it easy for a beginner to play while learning to form notes accurately. This trumpet is built to be securely handled by small or inexperienced hands with a first-valve thumb saddle and an adjustable third valve finger ring.
Yamaha PSRE253 61-key Portable Keyboard – The Yamaha PSR-E253 Portable Keyboard is packed full of great sounds and features, ideal for aspiring musicians who are just starting out. Use the on-board lesson feature, Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) to learn the 100 preset songs, or take advantage of 385 instrument Voices and 100 Styles to experiment and create your own music. Includes keyboard and soft carrying bag.
Williams Allegro 2 88-key Digital Piano – The Williams Allegro 2 is a full-size digital piano with 88 hammer-action weighted keys and a brilliant new custom sound library. Enjoy 10 great sound samples, including classical and modern pianos as well as favorite electronic keyboards and synths. The Allegro 2 is a highly versatile, portable digital piano offering outstanding reverb and chorus effects. Includes piano, detachable music stand, and soft carrying bag. A keyboard stand is available if needed.
Vic Firth Xylophone Kit – 32-note extended range bells with stamped pitch letter names with added low F and F# bars. Includes xylophone, stand, mallets, and soft carrying case.
Attack Drumhead/CB-700 Snare Drum Kit – CB-700 chrome snare drum kit with Attack drumhead. Includes drum, stand, one pair of drumsticks, and hardshell carrying case.
Shade Tech II Canopy – 8’x8′, blue – The smaller of our canopies (pictured above), comes with everything inside a carry bag.
Coleman Oasis Shade Tent – 13’x13′, gray – The larger of our canopies, comes with everything inside a rolling carry bag.