Message From the Director: Have You Discovered LPL’s Library of Things?

Amy Director

“A library is infinity under a roof.” —Gail Carson Levine

Livingston Library Community,

The Livingston Public Library offers so much more than books, DVD’s, and other traditional library materials! LPL also has a robust “Library of Things” that contains all sorts of tech, hobbies, and entertainment that you can borrow.  

If you’re interested in computers and programming, or interested in teaching your little ones the basics of programming, you can borrow: Snap Circuits, Raspberry Pi, Cubetto, Code and Go Mouse, and Arduino. You can also learn about electricity by checking out an electricity monitor that tracks consumption by hour as well as power quality and overload. 

Those looking to gain a new skill or hobby, can borrow a quilling kit to craft beautiful quilled creations, or can check out a bird watching kit, complete with a bird guide to help you discover and identify our local wildlife.

If you’re looking for new forms of entertainment, prepare to be dazzled by the stars by checking out a telescope, or you can enjoy shows offered on Netflix and Disney+ by borrowing a Roku. And, because technology and internet access is vital right now, ChromeBooks and mobile hotspots are also available to make sure that you’re always connected. 

You can stay up to date on the current offerings of the Library of Things, as well as place reserves on items, here. 

What will you discover? 

Amy, Director

Message From the Director: Beyond the Books Awaits Our Library of Things

Amy Director

“The library is an arena of possibility, opening both a window into the soul and a door onto the world.”

– Rita Dove, Former U.S. Poet Laureate 

Livingston Library Community, 

Public libraries are diverse spaces that not only foster a love of learning through print and digital materials, but also through the exploration of hobbies and activities.  Here at the Livingston Public Library we are so much more than just books, and that’s why we are extremely excited to announce that many of the items from the Livingston Public Library’s Library of Things are available for you to reserve and borrow once again.  

Items currently available to borrow from the Library of Things include:

  • Chromebooks
  • Telescopes
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Birdwatching Kits
  • Coloring Kits
  • Electricity Usage Monitors
  • Mobile Hotspots
  • ROKUs with Netflix and Disney+ including Mulan! 

To view the complete catalog of items available from the Livingston Public Library’s Library of Things and place reserves of specific items, visit the Library’s website, here. 

As with print and media material being returned, all returned items from the Library of Things will be quarantined for 72 hours.  However, items from the Library of Things must be returned to the Circulation Desk inside the library and are still subject to overdue fines if not returned on time.  For more information on the borrowing and return procedure for items from the Library of Things, please visit the Library’s website. 

Amy, Director