Hours: Mon - Thurs 10 am - 7 pm, Fri & Sat 10 am - 4 pm

Library of Things

The L.O.T. at Brooks Free Library

Our Things (Catalog Links)
Cookware & Bakeware
Crafts
Yard Games
Tech Things

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 clamsnet.org.

We’re always looking for more suggestions about what we can add to the collection. If you don’t see something you’d like, send us an email at brooksfreelibrary@clamsnet.org, or speak with a librarian at the Circulation Desk.

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


Cookware & Bakeware


Made by one of our patrons with our Rose bundt pan!

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 pans & loaf pans
  • Cake turntable (for frosting/icing)
  • Cookie sheets with cookie cutters (Changes Seasonally)
  • Cookie shape sheets (Changes Seasonally)
  • Cupcake sheet
  • Deviled egg tray
  • Game of Thrones themed baking kit (Stark cake pan, embossing rolling pin, Lannister chocolate mold, Targaryen chocolate mold)
  • Punch bowl with set of 12 cups
  • Springform pans

Crafts

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:

  • DIY Bath Bomb kits
  • Bullet Journal starter kits
  • 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

Tech Things

Many of our Tech Things can be taken home for you to use. Most of our Tech Things 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 only)
  • Hotspots (See our Hotspot Guidelines)
  • Portable DVD player
  • TrickleStar Plug-in Energy Monitor
  • VHS player
  • ZTE Spro 2 projector