Library of Things

Borrow the unexpected from the Bixby’s Library of Things!

The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional items, from tools to tech to craft supplies, available to Bixby Library cardholders to borrow for free. This collection allows community members access to things they may only need once, are cost-prohibitive, or do not have the space to store, with the effect of reducing consumer waste and promoting sustainability. Why buy when you can borrow?

How It Works

  • Ask for the item at the Circulation Desk or place a hold through the online catalog.
  • During checkout, review and sign our Lending Guidelines and Agreement.
  • The checkout period is 7 days, with two renewals allowed.
  • Return the item to the Circulation Desk, not the bookdrop.

Our Library of Things Collection

Click on an item to learn more and place a hold through our online catalog. More items will be added periodically, so check back to see what’s new!

Orion Telescope
Birdwatching Kit
Adult Snowshoes
Youth Snowshoes
Singer Sewing Machine
Cricut Maker
Loom Knitting Kit
Knitting Kit
Crochet Kit
Bike Tool Kit
Power Drill
Home Tool Kit
Wood Moisture Meter
Appliance Load Tester
GoPro Adventure Bundle
USB Microphone
Rode USB Microphone
Raspberry Pi Computer
Engino Mechanics Kit
Engino Physics Kit
Engino Newton’s Laws Kit
Makey Makey Invention Kit
Finch Robot
Canning Kit
Volleyball/Badminton Set
Croquet Set

This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, through the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Vermont Department of Libraries.