Library of Things

Wifi Hotspots

Tired of the slow wifi at your favorite cafe? Going on vacation to a place that doesn’t have internet? Want to enjoy the warm weather in the park while you do some work on your laptop? Take home one of our circulating wifi hotspots!

We have a total of 20 Sprint Pocket Wifi units that may be checked out for two weeks, either requestable (for pickup at the owning library) or  “Quick Pick” style (not requestable or renewable).

Each unit has an unlimited data plan and should work wherever Sprint has network coverage. The unit comes with directions, but it’s basically as simple as turning it on, selecting the signal on your phone, tablet or laptop and typing in a password.

Assistive Technology iPads

At our Putterham Library location, we are now loaning iPads pre-loaded with Assistive Technology apps developed for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Visual Impairment, Hard of Hearing or Deaf individuals, and apps for literacy development.

iPads must be picked up and dropped off at the Putterham Library. They are available to loan for four weeks with possible renewal to anyone with a valid Minuteman Library Card. Children under 18 must have a parent or guardian present to check out an iPad. We have one iPad Mini, and 3 iPad Pros available. Patrons do not need to have or document a disability to borrow an iPad.

Cake Pans

Do you have a party coming up that begs for a Darth Vader cake? Come to our Brookline Village location and browse our extensive cake pan collection. We offer over 50 pans that may be checked out from the library for two weeks. Just bring it back clean!

Coloring Books

Rediscover your love of coloring with our circulating color book collection. Yes, you’re allowed to color in our books, and we have colored pencils you may borrow, as well. We have everything from the official Game of Thrones coloring book to mandala patterns, so stop by our Brookline Village location to browse the collection.

Board Games

We’re building a collection of board and card games at our Brookline Village location that has something for everyone. We feature popular games for adults like The Settlers of Catan, as well as family classics like Sorry and Chutes & Ladders. Board games may be borrowed for four weeks and may be renewed up to two times as long as nobody else has requested them.

Telescope

At the Putterham Library, we have a telescope available for 4 week loan. Request it today! The telescope must be picked up and returned to the Putterham Library.

“The goal of our adopt-a-library telescope program is to foster scientific literacy, stimulate an interest in astronomy, and provide people—who have never looked through a telescope—with the chance to experience the excitement that comes from discovery.” -Aldrich Astronomical Society

Video Games

Trying to cut down on media clutter in your house, or want to try out a new video game before buying it? Come to our Brookline Village location and browse our video game collection. We have games for children, teens and adults, and we feature games on a variety of consoles: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Playstation 3 and Wii U.