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Library of Things

Take DIY to the next level with this collection of items no one expects to find at a library.

Did you know you could check out this assortment of things with your Keene Public Library card?

Moon Viewing Kit and Telescope

Baby Word Pedometer Kits with tips and toys

Board Games

Bloxels let kids build their video games

Book Discussion Kits (Contact Outreach or John Johnson at 603-352-0157 to reserve a kit).

Citizen Science Kits

Gardening ToolsSeed Starting Kits, and Microgreen Kits

Film to Digital Converter

Flip Cameras

GPS for geocaching

Kill A Watt energy detector  

Mobile WiFi Hotspots (More information.  Check coverage.)

Quikutz Die Cutting Machine and Dies

Sewing Machines

Soldering kit

Sphero and Finch Robots

STEM Kits for Young Kids


Water Bath Canning Kit

Web Camera and Microphone

  • How To Reserve Your Thing

    Some items can be reserved online through our catalog, but many require a phone call. We'll get the item ready for you and contact you when you can pick it up. Sometimes you will be able to request an item in person while you are at the library.

  • How To Pick Up and Check Out an Item

    Many items have unique circulation policies, and some may require a signed use agreement. For instance, gardening tools and Mobile WiFi Hotspots are only loaned to adults. The telescope and astronomical binoculars can be loaned to young people, but the agreement requires the signature of a parent or guardian.

  • How to Return Your Thing

    Most items are returned to the Circulation Desk on the first floor. Please make sure that your item is returned cleaned and in good condition. If you encounter any difficulties using your item, please inform the circulation staff member.

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