Library of Things

Assistive Technology iPads

At the Putterham Library, we are now loaning iPads pre-loaded with Assistive Technology apps developed for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning disabilities, and visual or hearing impairments, as well as apps for literacy development.

iPads must be picked up and dropped off at the Putterham Library. They are available for a loan period of 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.

Board Games

Whether you’re looking for a family fun night or weekend of gaming with your friends, the Brookline Village Library has a collection of board and card games sure to please. We feature popular games for adults like Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride, 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.

Cake Pans

Do you have a party coming up that begs for a Darth Vader cake? Come to the Brookline Village Library 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 coloring book collection. You’re not only allowed, but encouraged to color in our books, now. We even have colored pencils available to borrow, as well. We have everything from the official Game of Thrones coloring book to mandala patterns, so stop by the Brookline Village Library to browse the collection.

Record Players

Everything old is new again with our record player collection. We have four circulating record players and four that are kept for use in the Library. We also have headphones and records available for check out. Our reference staff will be happy to teach you how to use the players so you can discover the joy of vinyl.

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 the Brookline Village Library 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, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, and Nintendo Switch.

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.