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/names 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.
The T10 Mobile Hotspot allows you to access 4G LTE network for fast uploads and downloads. You can also connect up to 15 Wi-Fi capable devices to the Internet at once – laptops, tablets, eReaders, Smartphones, etc. Key features include: Wi-Fi 5 capacity, USB-C port/charger, optimal range
Portable CD Player – CD player is anti-skip, has a rechargeable battery, dual headphone jacks, and an AUX port. Features include an automatic switch-off function and memory function that starts from the place where it was stopped when it was last used.
Jigsaw Puzzles – We have added puzzles to our collection that can be checked out for 14 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.
GoSports Cornhole Set – Borrow for your next outdoor gathering! This set comes with a Carrying Bag, Tailgate Size 3′ x 2′ Cornhole Boards, 8 All-Weather Bean Bags, and Rules sheet.
Tarot Card Deck & Book Set – Includes 78 cards and a 200+ page guidebook that makes it easy to use and interpret the cards, give readings, and delve into the themes and images of the tarot.
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 Model EFL-100 Student Flute – The C foot and offset-G key help make the instrument easier to hold and play for those with smaller hands.
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.
Coleman Canopy/Shade Tent – 13’x13′, gray/green – Comes with everything inside a rolling carry bag. Tents circulate for 3 days. To place a reservation you must call the Circulation Desk at 973-635-0603.
Microscope – Great for beginners. Kit includes prepared specimen slides, two eyepieces for varied magnification, battery-operated adjustable dual light illumination, built-in 6 color filter wheel.