Welcome to the Library of Things! The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional library items, such as board games, puzzles, Chromebooks, crafting supplies, exploration kits, and technology. Browse our complete Library of Things Collection in the catalog or browse the collections below.
For more information on how to checkout any of our Library of Things items, check out our Library of Things Procedure. The Library of Things was developed in partnership with the Lynnfield Recycling Committee. If you would like to make a suggestion of something we should add to our Library of Things, please do so using our Purchase Request Form.
Get creative with our Crafting Collection! Knit, sew, crochet, cut, and create.
Explore the great, wide world with our Outdoors Collection! Be sure to check out our Explorer Kits, designed to get kids excited about nature. Explorer kits come with a couple of books, binoculars, a compass, and a magnifying glass, as well as colored pencils and a notebook so kids can draw what they find!
Put it all together with our Puzzle Collection! Our puzzle collection was generously donated by members of the community along with library staff. There are puzzles with animals, Scottish landscapes, beautiful works of art, famous moments in art, and so many more! Located on the first floor of the library, there are more than FIFTY puzzles to explore ranging from 24 to 1,000 pieces.
Let’s get technological with our Technology Collection! Watch DVDs on the go, dance to music blasting from our Bluetooth speaker, or digitize your precious camera-captured memories with our film to digital converter. Also be sure to check out our Chromebook Kits, Wireless Wi-Fi Hot Spots, Mobile Phone Chargers (in-library use only), and ever-popular Nintendo Switch Lites!
Bon voyage! Travel near and far with our Travel Collection. We have international wall plug adapters and a luggage scale.
Rest and relax with our Wellness Collection! We have Things to help you calm down and unwind, like a White Noise Machine and a Neck & Back Massager. We also have several activities designed for people with memory conditions like dementia, called our Memory Kits. You can learn more about our accessibility resources and services on our Accessibility page.
We have numerous “Things” for children, so check out our list of Children’s Library of Things Items! We have puzzles, games, and kits.
The Library is committed to ensuring everyone in our community has access to the technology necessary for work, school, and play. With that in mind, we’ve created a long-term lending program for our Chromebook Kits, giving all patrons access to Wi-Fi and a Chromebook for up to 24 weeks at a time. For more information, please see our Long-Term Lending Technology Program page.
A Seed Library is a collection of seeds provided to the community at no cost. We hope that through providing seeds to the community we will encourage sustainable gardening practices and help provide beauty, healthy food, and opportunity to enjoy the outdoors to members of our Lynnfield Community. Here’s how the seed library works:
The Seed Library is an exciting addition to the Lynnfield Public Library’s collections. We would like to thank Burpee Seeds and Plants, High Mowing Organic Seeds, and Fedco Seeds for their generous donations!
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Call the library at 781-334-5411 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions!