Brooks Free Library will be closed on Saturday, June 19 in recognition of Juneteenth. We will reopen on Monday, June 21

Library of Things

The L.O.T. at Brooks Free Library

Our Things (Catalog Links)
Adapted Games
Cookware & Bakeware
Yard Games
Gadgets & Gizmos

Did you know the library offers more than just books and movies for you to borrow? We have games, cookware, craft kits, and more. All you need to check out a Thing is a CLAMS library card. Things check out for varying lengths of time (1-2 weeks) for you to enjoy at home or on vacation.

You can browse our current collection of Things by scrolling down this page. Our Things can also be found in the catalog on

We’re always looking for more suggestions about what we can add to the collection. If you don’t see something you’d like, you can make a suggestion by clicking the Suggest a Thing button below, or speaking with a librarian at the Circulation Desk.

Please note: Our Things are only able to be picked up and dropped off at Brooks.

Adapted Games

The Things in this section of the L.O.T. are adapted games for the visually impaired. We have everything from card games to board games, some with large print and others with braille. All items in this collection have been selected by VITAL coordinator, Carla Burke. We plan to add more to this part of the collection over time, so check back often!

Currently, we have:

  • Bingo set
  • Cribbage
  • Chess & Checkers set
  • Dominoes
  • Left Center Right
  • Monopoly
  • Playing Cards
  • Scrabble
  • Sudoku
  • UNO

Cookware & Bakeware

Our kitchen items in the L.O.T. change seasonally, so be on the lookout for the Spring, Summer, and Winter versions! We’re particularly proud of our bundt pans which come in fun shapes, like our pirate ship mold.

We also have themed bakeware, starting off with our Game of Thrones kit. We’ll be adding more to the Geeky Baking section of the L.O.T. soon.

Each kit includes measuring cups, spoons, a spatula, and other items you’ll need to get started. Kits check out for 1 week and are non-renewable. We ask that you please return them directly to us and that all items are cleaned and ready for the next person.

Currently, we have:

  • Bundt pans (Changes Seasonally: Pirate ship, Castle, Wreath, Gingerbread House, Rose, Heart)
  • Cake decorating
  • Cake pans & loaf pans
  • Cake turntable
  • Cookie sheets with cookie cutters (Changes Seasonally)
  • Cookie shape sheets (Changes Seasonally)
  • Cupcake sheet
  • Deviled egg tray
  • Game of Thrones kit (Stark cake pan, embossing rolling pin, Lannister chocolate mold, Targaryen chocolate mold)
  • Pie plates
  • Punch bowl with set of 12 cups
  • Seashell Teacake & Candy pan
  • Springform pans
  • Whoopie Pies pan


Our craft kits are perfect for anyone looking to try their hand at something new! Many of these kits have been used during our monthly Craft Club, so be sure to check our Events calendar to see what’s coming up next. You just might pick up a new hobby.

Currently, we have:

  • Brush Lettering kit
  • Calligraphy kit
  • DIY Bath Bomb kits
  • Bullet Journal starter kits
  • Metal Stamping kit
  • Polymer clay kit
  • Quilling kit
  • Sizzix kit
  • Spirograph

Summer Out Door Collection (Yard Games)

These items are available during the Summer months. They check out for 1 week and are non-renewable. We ask that you return all items to Brooks Free Library.

Currently, we have:

  • Badminton set
  • Bird Watching kit
  • Bocce set
  • BulziBucket
  • Croquet
  • Disc Slam
  • Ladder Toss
  • Ring Toss
  • Roller Lawn Game
  • Star Gazing Kit

Gadgets & Gizmos

Many of our tech Things can be taken home for you to use. Most of our gadgets & gizmos are kept behind the desk. If you’re interested in checking something out, speak with a librarian at Circulation first so we can grab it for you. All of these items are available year-round.

Currently, we have:

  • Chromebooks (in-library use & take home)
  • Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Portable Turntable
  • Foxwell NT301 CAN OBDII & EOBD Code Reader – (See Manual)
  • GoPro HERO7 White
  • Hotspots (See our Hotspot Guidelines)
  • Portable DVD player
  • Selfie stick
  • Soil meter
  • TrickleStar Plug-in Energy Monitor
  • VHS player
  • ZTE Spro 2 projector