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Library of Things

L.O.T. at Brooks Free Library (across from the Circulation Desk)

Library of Things display on 1st floor
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. They circulate for 1 week with no renewals.

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

Youth Library of Things

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

Adapted Monopoly

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

Our kitchen items in the L.O.T. change seasonally, so be on the lookout for the Spring, Summer, and Winter versions!

Electric Ice Cream Maker

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)
  • Cake decorating
  • Cake pans & loaf pans
  • Cake turntable
  • Cookie sheets with cookie cutters
  • Electric Ice Cream Maker
  • Harry Potter Cake Pan
  • Pasta-Making Kit
  • Spiralizer
  • Springform pans
  • Whoopie Pies pan

Crafts

Gelli Printing Kit
Gelli Printing Set

Our craft kits are perfect for anyone looking to try their hand at something new! You just might pick up a new hobby.

Currently, we have:

  • Brush Lettering kit
  • Bullet Journal starter kits
  • Crochet Flower Loom Kit *NEW*
  • DIY Bath Bomb kit
  • Gelli Printing Kit *NEW*
  • Handheld Sewing Machine
  • Metal Stamping kit
  • Polymer clay kit *NEW*
  • Quilling kit
  • Sizzix kit
  • Round Knitting Loom Set
  • 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.

Ping Pong set
Portable Ping Pong Set

Currently, we have:

  • Badminton set
  • Bird Watching kit
  • Bocce set
  • Bottle Bash
  • BulziBucket
  • Cornhole Set
  • Croquet
  • Disc Slam
  • Flickin’ Chicken
  • Giant Checkers/Tic Tac Toe
  • Giant Connect Four
  • Giant Sorry **NEW**
  • Giant Timber aka Jenga
  • Glow-in-the-Dar Lawn Darts
  • Horseshoe Set
  • Ladder Toss
  • Metal Detector
  • Ping Pong Set
  • Ring Toss
  • Roller Lawn Game
  • SLAMMO
  • Star Gazing Kit
  • Tennis Set
  • TrailBuddy Trekking Poles
  • Yardzee


Electronics

Portable scanner
Portable Scanner

All of these items are available year-round.

Currently, we have:

Blu-ray Disc PLayer **NEW**

Cassette/CD Portable Player

Chromebooks (in-library use & take home)

See our Chromebook Guidelines

Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Portable Turntable

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)

Jump Starter/Air Compressor

Karaoke Machine

Laser Level **NEW**

LCD Projector

Light Therapy Lamp

Manual Typewriter

PLAYAWAY Audio Cables

Portable DVD players

Portable “Photo Studio” with Tripod

Portable Scanner ***NEW***

QBOX Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Slide/Film Scanner and Converter

Soil meter

TrickleStar Plug-in Energy Monitor

VHS player

Video2Digital Converter

ZTE SPro Smart Projector **NEW**