Library of Things

The L.O.T. at Brooks Free Library (located on the Display near the Circulation Desk)

1st Floor Library of Things Display

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 1 week for you to enjoy at home or on vacation. To check one out, just bring the empty case on display to the Circulation Desk and they will provide you with the item and waiver if necessary.

You can browse our current collection of Things by clicking the links below or by scrolling down this page. Our Things can also be found in the catalog on clamsnet.org.

Adapted Games
Cookware & Bakeware
Crafts
Outdoor Collection (Yard Games)
Electronics

If you have an idea for an item that would make a good addition to our collection, click the Suggest a Thing button below or email Suzanne at smartell@clamsnet.org with your recommendation and it will be taken into consideration.

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.

Currently, we have:

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

Cookware & Bakeware

Made by a patron with the whoopie pie 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.

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)
  • Cupcakes
  • 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 & ladle
  • Seashell Teacake & Candy pan
  • Springform pans
  • Whoopie Pies pan

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 craft programs, 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
  • Bullet Journal starter kits
  • Calligraphy kit
  • DIY Bath Bomb kits
  • Handheld Sewing Machine
  • Metal Stamping kit
  • Polymer clay kit
  • Quilling kit
  • Sizzix kit
  • Spirograph
  • Yarn Winder

Outdoor Collection (Yard Games)

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

Currently, we have:

  • Badminton set
  • Bird Watching kit
  • Bocce set
  • BulziBucket
  • Cornhole Set
  • Croquet
  • Disc Slam
  • Giant Connect Four
  • Giant Timber aka Jenga
  • Horseshoe Set
  • Ladder Toss
  • Ring Toss
  • Roller Lawn Game
  • Star Gazing Kit
  • Tennis Set


DIGITNOW Digital Converter

Electronics

All of these items are available year-round.

Currently, we have:

  • Cassette/CD Portable Player
  • Chromebooks (in-library use & take home)
  • Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Portable Turntable
  • DIGITNOW- Flashdrive encoding device for Vinyl, cassettes and CDs
  • External DVD/CD Drive
  • FM Wireless Transmitter
  • Foxwell NT301 CAN OBDII & EOBD Code Reader – (See Manual)
  • GoPro HERO7 White
  • Headphones
  • Hotspots (See our Hotspot Guidelines)
  • Karaoke Machine
  • LCD Projector
  • Light Therapy Lamp
  • Manual Typewriter
  • PLAYAWAY Audio Cables
  • Portable DVD players
  • Slide/Film Scanner and Converter
  • Soil meter
  • TrickleStar Plug-in Energy Monitor
  • VHS player
  • Video2Digital Converter