Think the library is full of only books? Think again!
Locks are available for checkout at the front desk for riders who forget their own and want to secure their bicycles outside our library.
Consumers can monitor and project energy costs and find out what electric devices cost to operate. The Kill-a-Watt electricity usage monitor assesses the efficiency of home appliances; provides the ability to determine electrical expense by the day, week, month or year; and can be used to evaluate the quality of the electrical power from a utility company by monitoring voltage, line frequency, and power factor. See our catalog.
A collection of musical instruments and recording equipment to let you enjoy the music making experience at home! See our catalog for options!
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Kits were designed for hands-on, project-based learning at home. Each kit contains a combination of 5 to 10 items focused on a specific theme for users to experience hands-on learning including books, tools, toys, and other equipment. Learn more here.
Did you check out too many materials to carry out? Have no fear. Tote bags are here! You can check one out for 3 weeks (the same borrow time as most of our materials) and they are renewable. Available at the circulation desk.
Read along with some of your favorite characters! Our Kidspace Department has Book Buddy Kits so you can take home both a book and a stuffed animal that goes along with the story. There are over 50 options. To see what is available check the catalog.
Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the latest Kindle Paperwhite reads like paper—no annoying glare, even in bright sunlight. Adjust your screen’s brightness for great reading in any light. Battery lasts weeks, not hours. Please note: these Kindles are available to check-out for demonstration purposes only. See our catalog.
We offer On-the-Go Packs consisting of pre-selected materials for kids, including books, CDs, and DVDs. The loan period for these packs is one week. See them in the catalog.
Parent/Child Information Packs
We also offer Parent/Child Information Packs which are collections of books specifically selected to deal with such topics as death, divorce, a new baby, and even toilet learning. See the catalog for more.
Try one of our Maker Kits, filled with all the tools you need to start making and creating. See the catalog for more.
Explore the basics of computer coding and programming using any internet connected device. Or go screen-free using markers and color codes. The ozobot is fun for all ages! See the catalog for more.
Auxiliary cords are used for playing MP3 players in a car* – perfect for taking a Playaway on the road. Plug one end of the cord into player headphone jack and the other end into the auxiliary port in your car. Then enjoy the ride.
*Please note: auxiliary ports are not available in all cars.
Leap Frog Reader
Help your child learn to read and write with LeapReader. Sound out words and practice reading sentences aloud, write letters and numbers with stroke-by-stroke guidance, and build listening comprehension with audio books and music. For more information about this material, call Kidspace at 860-285-1914.
Wonderbooks are located alongside Kidspace’s pre-existing CD/Book collection as it offers a print book with a ready-to-play audiobook built inside. See the catalog for titles.
Designed to get you and your loved ones thinking about, talking about, learning about, and exploring the natural environment, each backpack includes books for all ages, activities for kids and families, and tools to help you uncover the many wonders nature has to offer. Learn more here.
These pre-loaded kids tablets are designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface for learning and play. No downloading or WiFi required. See our catalog for details.
Laptops and Chromebooks
Need a laptop or chromebook to get your work done? You can borrow one from the Lending Staff to use while you are in the library.