Library of Things

  • Library of Things

The Library is excited to announce our expanded Library of Things! This is a collection of nontraditional items like home improvement and assistive devices, audiovisual equipment, crafting tools, games, and more – all available to check out for free with your library card. Need something for a one-time event or want to try before you buy? We can help!

Here’s what you should know:

  • Borrowers must have a valid Connecticut library card in good standing to use the collection.
  • Items are only available for checkout by patrons 18 years or older, unless a Parental Consent form has been signed.
  • The loan period on materials in the Library of Things is 7 days and they are not renewable.
  • Items in the collection are limited to 3 items per household at one time.
  • All borrowers must sign a liability waiver.
  • Only some items are reservable.

Please click here to read our full Library of Things Collection Development and Borrowing Policies.


Items currently available for check out:

  • Birdwatching Kit (includes hiking backpack, binoculars, and two birding books)
  • Stargazing Kit (includes telescope and two books on astronomy)
  • Intro to Crochet Kit (includes 14 hook set and a book on beginning crochet)
  • Yoga Kit (includes yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks, 1 strap, and 1 yoga book)
  • Gardening Tools Set (includes spray bottle, pruning shears, clawed gloves, trowel, transplanter, weeder, hand fork, and hand rake)
  • Bocce
  • Ladder Ball
  • Ring Toss
  • Giant Jenga
  • Kubb (lawn game)
  • Stud Finder Wall Scanner
  • Black & Decker Drill and Impact Driver
  • Drill bit Set
  • Bissell Little Green 1400 Multipurpose Carpet Cleaner
  • Greenworks Pressure Washer
  • Electric Air Pump
  • Balloon Pump
  • Balloon Arch
  • Glue Gun (2)
  • Selfie Stick & Tripod
  • Ring Light & Tripod
  • Podcasting Kit (includes microphone, headphones, and a book on starting to podcast)
  • Dario Blood Pressure Monitoring System
  • GoPro HERO11 Black w/accessories
  • 4-Person Tent
  • 2 Rechargeable Camping Lanterns
  • Telescoping Fishing Rod (2)
  • International Travel Power Adapter
  • Ukulele (2)
  • Stand-Up Paddleboard and Paddle (inflatable, comes with air pump)
  • Tool set (includes pliers, screwdrivers, bits, allen wrenches, hammer, tape measure)
  • Cake pans (click here to see the full list)
  • Wi-Fi Hotspots (click here to learn more)
  • DVD Player (HDMI compatible)
  • Knitting Machine
  • eReader tablet


What are you looking for?