Library of Things

The Library of Things is a new collection of non-traditional library items available to patrons to check out with your library card. We are an institution that supports lifelong learning for all.

No matter what your interests are, you will discover something new for yourself or your family in the areas of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and everything from cooking and baking to crafts.

Check this list often to see what we have added to our library. You may check out an item for 3 weeks. All items must be picked up and dropped off at The Highland Public Library.

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You must have a library card to check out items from The Library of Things.

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Current Collection

  • Cake Pan Collection
  • Knitting Looms
  • Jewelry Making Tools
  • Chess Sets
  • Makey, Makey Kits
  • Duct Tape Kits
  • Embroidery Hoops
  • Bead Boards
  • Little Bits
  • VR Headsets
  • Crochet Hook Sets

  • iPhone Chargers 
  • Android Phone Chargers
  • USB Type C Chargers
  • iPads
  • Nook Touch
  • Nook Glowlight
  • Kindle Fire 8
  • Roku
  • Kilowatt Detectors
  • GPS Geocache Kits
  • Bike Locks

GPS kits and tablets require a $25 deposit.

Donations

The Library of Things is not a new concept. In a world where sustainabilty is a key issue, we focus on consumption and waste.  The try before you buy concept also helps families be more economical. 

We want to make use of unwanted “stuff” in like-new condition that will help benefit the community. 

Criteria for Donations

  • Item must be in like-new condition
  • All parts must be accounted for
  • Instructions must be available or included
  • You must have approval by a library representative before drop-off

Please e-mail Donna Davies for more information. 

Donation Ideas

  • Musical Instruments
  • Sports Equipment
  • Tools
  • Current Technology
  • Board Games
  • Craft Kits
  • Craft Machines
  • STEM Toys
  • Sponsor New Things

Electronic Policy

The Nook, NookColor, NookTablet and Kindle Fire will be preloaded with NYT bestsellers, educational games and apps and children’s books. No patron will have the authority to purchase e-books on the library account. Any items purchased will be billed to the patron via their library card account.

Ipads, tablets, E-Readers and robots may be borrowed by Highland Central School District residents 18 years and older who have had a library card for more than 90 days and have a current borrowing record of no fines, no overdue items, no lost items. Overdue fees for electronic devices are $1.00/day. The tablet/e- reader will be checked out for a 3 week period.

A refundable $25.00 deposit is required at check out. There are no renewals. The device must be returned to the Highland Public Library during operating hours. It may not be returned in the book drop. The fine for returning a device in the book drop or to any other library is $50.00. Any damage incurred as the result of failed returns will be the responsibility of the borrower.

Failure to return the device within one week of due date will cause a block to the borrower’s record prohibiting borrowing of any kind and a $150 for Nook and $250 for NookColor, Nook tablet, Kindle Fire, Nexus 7, and Samsung Galaxy tab, and Dash Dot robots and $450 for iPads replacement fee will be charged.