Library of Things
Did you know you can borrow our collection of non-traditional materials. You can borrow a sewing machine, disco ball, typewriter, and even a crepe maker. Take our things to start projects you've been meaning to tackle, test out equipment before you invest in your own, or add some flair to your outdoor/beach activities.
You will need your Library card number and PIN to make a reservation. You can also call the circulation department at 781-585-0517 x6271 to reserve or cancel items. Items are on display in our circulation area and a detailed list is available below.
Items for our Library of Things have been made possible by generous donations from the Kingston Public Library Foundation and the Town of Kingston Recycling Committee.
Take your tablet use one step further with our iPad and Pencil, you can add note taking, writing, art, and design to each project.
Use this PowerBear AM/FM radio to listen to music or stations of your preference on the go. Batteries are included.
Beach Blanket & Beach Toys
Planning a trip to the beach? Consider borrowing our beach blanket and sand toys for your children.
This bicycle pump is just what you need to prepare for your weekend plans. It comes with an extra-large handle and base, an easy-to-read bottom mount gauge, and is versatile enough for Mountain, Cruiser, BMX, and Kids bike tires. A ball needle and inflation cone are also included.
Another great item from our Library of Things is our Birdwatching Kit. It comes with binoculars, a case, and a field guide for birds.
Bongo Drum Kit
Our bongo drum kit includes, a drum, an instructional DVD, and carrying bag.
Bocce Ball Set
With roots that descended from the Roman Empire, Bocce began in Italy. Traditionally, it is played on a natural field or court, but due to to it’s portability, you can play it anywhere. Fresh air, good exercise, and fun make Bocce a triple threat.
Bubble Machine (2 available)
If you like blowing bubbles, you’ll love the bubble machine. A bottle of bubble juice is included.
Whether you’re sitting by the campfire, attending a soccer game, or catching some rays during your lunch break, this is the Camping Chair for you. It’s lightweight, portable, and it comes with it’s own carrying case. Patrons can check out one or two chairs, or a loveseat.
Looking to camp out under the stars? A pop-up tent or a 4 to 6 person tent is available for checkout.
Cornhole Lawn Game
Call it cornhole, bags, sack-toss, or bean-bag. Play inside or outdoors. Follow the official rules or make up your own.
Crepe Maker Kit
In the mood to make some crepes for breakfast or dinner? Checkout our crepe maker kit to warm up some international cuisine for your family.
Use our Daylight Lamp to assist with light therapy if you can't get outside. Light therapy has shown to alleviate symptoms for individuals with SAD, depression, and other mood disorders.
Need to know the current, voltage, or resistance value on the fly? Check out this useful instrument that includes red/black cable leads, instruction booklet and carrying case.
Looking to add some pizzazz to your home dance parties? You can borrow the disco light from our Library of Things. Plug it in, put on your dancing shoes, and dance the night away! Don't forget about our Karaoke Machine.
Djembe Drum Kit
The Djembe is a chalice shaped drum which originally came from West Africa about 800 years ago. Since that time it has been adopted by many other genres of music such as Jazz, Ska, Latin, and Fusion. The Djembe is easy to learn and the kit comes with a travel bag and an instruction book.
Garden Tool Kit
This garden tool organizer has pockets for each tool you’ll need to start your Spring cleanup. The eight-piece heavy duty Garden Tool Set is perfect for container gardening or a weekend to-do list.
Looking for a new steamer and not sure if it’s worth the price tag? Borrow one from our Library of Things and test it out. This compact steamer comes with two accessories for different fabric textures.
Various forms of what we call checkers have been around since 3000 BC. Each time the game is adapted, they add even more versatility and this version is no exception. With their larger size and portability, these giant checkers are the perfect family activity for inside or out. All the parts are durable, easy to clean, and all fit in a small easy to carry tote.
Giant Toppling Tower (Jenga) (2 sets)
These giant wooden blocks (which stack up to 5 feet) are portable and come with a carrying case, scoreboard, and some optional rules. The blocks can be used for backyard play with the family, creating towers that will liven up any party, outdoor event, or get together.
Looking for a fun way to improve your game? This item from the Library of Things is sure to give you an advantage on the competition. Our portable Golf Practice Net comes with chipping target and carrying bag.
Jigsaw Puzzle Board (Portable)
Need a better spot to start that jigsaw puzzle you're working on? Take out our 23 inch by 32 inch portable jigsaw puzzle board lined with flannelette surface and includes a portable cover.
Heavy Duty 12.5 Foot Ladder
Looking to reach a high place or clean your gutters? Take out our 12.5 foot heavy duty aluminum 7-in-1 step ladder, which includes a neat carrying case.
The Kalimba (or finger harp or thumb piano) is a modern interpretation of the Mbira musical instrument which originated in Zimbabwe. It was adapted in the 1950’s and has gone on to be used by popular musical groups such as Earth, Wind, & Fire. The Kalimba is user-friendly with labeled keys making it easier to learn songs.
Plug any appliance or device directly into the Kill A Watt meter to find out how much electricity it uses.
You don’t have to wait until Spring to do some organizing. With our easy-to-use label maker (instructions included), you’ll get your home or office ordered and tidy in no time at all.
Make long-lasting, stain-resistant signs, checklists, instruction sheets, and more. Ten laminating sheets included with each checkout.
LED String Lights
In the mood to decorate your office or home for a party? Consider taking out our LED String Lights for your next function.
Whether you’re hunting for lost coins in the yard or hidden riches at your favorite beach, check out our metal detector from the Library of Things and see what kind of treasure you discover.
If you're working on a woodworking project that requires setting up a work area, or long piece of wood, consider taking out two metal sawhorses to help you get the job done. They measure 33-2/3"x16-1/2x29" and come with a carrying case.
Need to shredded or remove a number of personal documents? Take out our 12-sheet, cross cut paper shredder and you'll be making confetti in no time.
Portable DVD Player
Want to watch a movie or listen to a CD on the go? Check this out for your next long road trip, airplane trip, or vacation?
This digger is really a multi-tool for constructing the bases of decks, mailboxes, fencing and more. It comes with a measuring stick for accuracy and cushioned handles for comfort. You can borrow the digger in conjunction with our gardening kit and seeds and start planning your perfect weekend project.
Projector & Screen
Home movie night gets big with our 120” portable screen and mini-projector. You can borrow them together or separately. Add a dvd or two, and create a theater in your own home.
Roll-Up Jigsaw Puzzle Mat
Use this mat to build your jigsaw puzzles, up to 1,500 pieces. It comes with one felt mat, four cardboard tubes, and one carrying strap
Whether it is copying down your family recipes or writing the next great American novel, we’ve got the low tech machine for you. It’s portable, comes with it’s own case, and is cordless.
This scientific/graphing calculator provides all the information you need at your fingertips. With over 280 functions, this calculator can help with even the most difficult equations.
Selfie Stick/Light Ring Kit
Take a selfie during the day, indoors, or at night. This kit includes a selfie stick tripod kit, with wireless light rings.
Sewing Machine (1 Elna and 1 Singer sewing machine available for checkout)
Looking to pick up a new hobby or give a big purchase a test run? You can borrow our sewing machine with your library card. Go ahead and get creative!
Snow Cone Maker
Take out this Nostalgia snow cone maker that makes about 20 snow cones and includes several accessories.
Are you new to tennis, or perhaps a lifetime player but not able to cover a full court due to an injury? Maybe just looking for a new fun paddle sport for the family that you can play in your own driveway? Then Spec Tennis is for you!
Spec Tennis was started in Northern California 4.5 years ago and has recently come to the East Coast. Spec combines elements of tennis, platform tennis and pickleball with a low compression tennis ball on a smaller court. Spec Tennis is great for all ages and is the perfect outdoor family sport.
Interested in learning how to play the drums? Take out our 16" steel drum set with accessories.
When you want to hang a mirror, shelf, or something else weighty, don’t guess where to anchor the hanger. Borrow our stud finder and be sure.
Everyone gives the credit to Galileo, but telescopes actually got their start in the Netherlands with spectacle makers who were studying the earth in the early 1600’s. With our telescope and your library card, there is a whole world to explore!
On your next trip, take along our universal travel adapter for all your electronics. It has a built in surge protector and can be used in over 150 countries. Make your travel just a little easier with the versatile adapter.
Looking to pick up a new hobby? The ukulele is a fantastic beginner instrument for any age. With a rich history that began in Hawaii in the 1800s, ukuleles have been used in all kinds of music including country, pop, and rock and roll. Ukulele tuner also available as a separate item to check out.
Use these walkie talkies to check-in around in the house, call in your requests to the chef at the backyard grill, or for your adventures all around the neighborhood.
White Noise Machine
Having trouble trying to sleep? Take out our white noise machine and you'll be counting sheep before you know it.
The yarn winder is an indispensable tool for any knitter or crocheter. It’s quick and easy, and keeps your hanks or skeins of yarn in one place as you wind them into balls.
Busy Board Buckles & Zippers Toy
Includes 1 buckle, zipper, and snap tie busy board
Construction Backpack Kit
The construction backpack includes construction-themed toys, books, a song sheet, and a puzzle. Not recommended for children under 3.
Dinosaur Backpack Kit | Dinosaur Playmat Kit
The dinosaur backpack includes dinosaur-themed toys, books, a song sheet, and a puzzle. Not recommended for children under 3.
Eating Healthy Backpack Kit
The forest animal backpack includes forest-themed toys, books, a song sheet, and a puzzle. Not recommended for children under 3.
Inside the Body Backpack Kit
Makey Makey Kit
Includes Makey Makey board, USB cable, Alligator clips, cords and instructions. Not recommended for children under 3.
Musical Instruments Kit
The musical instrument kit has several child-sized musical instrument toys.
Ocean Backpack Kit
The ocean backpack includes ocean-themed toys, song sheet, and a puzzle. Not recommended for children under 3.
Toy Shape Sorting Clock
This colorful toy for toddlers and preschoolers promotes color and shape recognition and time-telling skills.