Library of Things

The library offers much more than traditional books, DVDs, and music. Check out our Library of Things collections below – and let us know if you have a non-traditional interest we can explore.

We continue to add new items!

Yard Yahtzee (Yardzee)
Lawn Darts

Lawn Darts (glow in the dark)

Rainbow Kite
Soil Tester
Cat Tarot
Bob Ross Cross

Bob Ross Cross Stitch Kit

Sewing Machine

Board and Card Games

Slide Viewer

Film and Slide Viewer

Cassette Converter

Cassette to MP3 Converter

Reader Pen
Colorblind Glasses

Glasses for Colorblindness

Happy Light
Paper Shredder

Muli-function Paper Shredder

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Borrowing Bags 
When you visit the library and can’t choose what to borrow now, you can borrow it all with these borrowing bags. The bags check out for three weeks and can be returned with your other items. Returning them in the book drop is fine. The bag has lettering which says Rockport Public Library Borrowing Bag. It has a flat bottom, mesh sides, strap handles, and an open-top.


Connect your mobile-enabled devices (e.g., laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) to the Internet. The hotspot is portable, so you can connect your device almost anywhere you go.


Soil Tester
Product Features: 3-in-1 function: soil moisture, pH, and sunlight; premium double-needle technology; no batteries needed; lightweight and portable; for indoor and outdoor use.




bike tool kitBicycle Tool Kit
Over 15 tools you need to fix your bike or patch a tire in a black carrying case.




Bike Locks

Don’t worry if you forgot your lock on the way to the library, you can still secure your bike with one of our bike locks. Check it out like any other book or item with your library card, secure your bike, and stay the day. Stop by the front desk to check one out. 



sewing machineSewing Machine
Easy to use Singer sewing machine.  The carrying case contains directions and some attachments.




Bob Ross Cross Stitch Project Kit
Follow along with the pattern book to create cross stitch projects with familiar phrases and other Bob Ross themes, embroidery hoop and needle included.



Rainbow Kite
Try out our new kite! How far up get you make it fly? Check it out and see.





Yard Yahtzee (Yardzee)
Bring a classic game outside and play it jumbo sized!




Lawn Darts (that glow in the dark)
Practice your aim with a quick game of lawn darts, they even glow in the dark!





A variety of board and card games are available, they are kept in the children’s room and available for ALL to borrow. Games include: Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue, Family Cards Against Humanity, Phase 10, and MORE.




Cat Themed Tarot Cards
Enjoy cats and tarot all in one place. This kit includes a full 78 card tarot deck as well as a guidebook for completing your reading, all with lovely cats throughout.



ProjectorHome theater projector
Connect the mini video projector with PC/ laptop.  DBPOWER is excellent for watching movies and sports games, holding parties, or parent-children interaction. Whatever the occasion, this mini projector brings lots of fun to your family and friends.  Please note that it only provides a clear image in a dark room.

Contents: 1 DBPOWER mini projector, remote control, 1 AV cable, 1 HDMI cable, 1 user manual,1 lamented FAQ.


Blu-ray Player
Play Blu-ray discs, and DVDs on your TV using the library of things Blu-ray player, just connect with HDMI chord.


Portable DVD Player
A compact DVD player that allows for video viewing from disc, USB, and SD cards.

Includes:  AC power adaptor, remote, ear buds, 9-inch portable DVD carrying case, and instructions.



Portable CD Player, Boombox 
Portable compact disc player with Bluetooth connectivity plays CD, CD-R, CD-RW and MP3 audio discs. It has USB input for playing audio files and 3.5mm auxiliary input, stereo speakers, headphone jack, and AM/FM radio. The built-in Bluetooth plays music wirelessly from your phone/tablet or other Bluetooth devices.



Paper Shredder
A simple shredder that allows for shredding CDs and credit cards as well as regular paper.



ViewerFilm and Slide Viewer
For viewing 35 mm slides and film negatives. Dedicated slide slot & film input allow you to load & look in an instant; Quick-Eject Button removes slide, so you’re on to the next slide/negative. Battery operated.

Contents : (3 items) 1 slide viewer, 1 USB charging cable, 1 user guide.


Slide viewer

Film and Slide Scanner
14/22MP Digital Film Scanner lets you view, edit and convert your color and B&W negatives [135, 110, 126mm] & 50mm Slides [135, 110, 126mm] to Digital Files.  You can save them directly to SD Card. Connects to Any Type-C USB-Enabled Computer. 

Contents: (8 items) 50 x 50 slider holder, 135 film adapter, 110 film adapter, 126 film adapter, cleaning brush, USB cable, HDMI cable, user guide.


VHSDVD DigitizerDVD/VHS Digitizer
Digitize video from a VCR, camcorder, and other analog video sources for playback on your Mac, PC, and iPad. Transfer video to your Mac or PC from a VCR, DVR, camcorder, or another analog video device as a high-quality H.264 file. Elgato Video Capture’s easy-to-use software assists you through every step, from connecting an analog video device to capturing video and choosing how you will watch and share it.

Contents: (3 items) 1 video capture adapter 2 connecting cables + 1 instruction sheet in carrying case.


cassette to mp3Cassette to MP3 Converter
This tape recorder quickly converts old cassettes to MP3 format via a USB cable.  Item circulates in a red pouch.




Trail Camera
The Meidase trail camera features high-quality day and night images and is easy to use. Fast trigger speed and long trigger distance when activated allow excellent motion detection performance. A waterproof, reliable, and sturdy mechanics design performs in all kinds of environments and observations.




The modified Orion StarBlast, 4.5-inch Telescope, comes complete with a simple instruction book and guides to additional resources (such as books, websites, and most importantly, local astronomers and clubs). Each telescope is modified and upgraded to help assure a positive user experience.



color blind glassesColor Blind Glasses
Enchroma eyewear for deutan and protan color blindness allows you to wear them in bright light and enjoy the colorful scenery. 


HappyLightHappyLight Touch LED energy lamp
“The new HappyLight® Touch™ light therapy lamp with adjustable color & brightness by Verilux. Bring daylight indoors by emitting a bright white light that mimics sunlight. Plug it in & get happy! Full-spectrum, UV-free light with clinically proven 10,000 lux intensity. Adjust color from daylight to warm white. Choose from 3 different brightness levels.”–Manufacturer’s Web site.



cpenReader Pen
Digital reader pen that can be used to read out loud to you or with headphones. Battery operated. This item circulates in a red pouch.




Kill-a-Watt Electricity Usage Monitor
Consumers can monitor and project energy costs and find out what electric devices cost to operate. The Kill-a-Watt electricity usage monitor assesses the efficiency of home appliances; provides the ability to determine electrical expense by the day, week, month or year; and can be used to evaluate the quality of the electrical power from a utility company by monitoring voltage, line frequency, and power factor.


This test for Voltage, Current, Resistance, Continuity, Capacitance, Frequency; Tests Diodes Transistors, Temperature. Automobile or household use.



Vehicle Code ScannerVehicle Code Scanner
Super Easy and Fast Scanner – The Kasmotion OBD2 scanner for cars is super easy and fast for detecting the engine system, reading, and erasing error codes. Just plug into your vehicle’s 16pin OBDⅡDLC, and you will know the cause of the fault code instantly on the scanner screen. Then you can fix it by yourself, saving money and time.




radon detectorRadon Detector
Battery-operated, digital radon detector. Monitor your home without the need for an outlet.  On-screen results show both long- and short-term readings, for a quick overview of your radon levels.



Stud FinderStud Finder Wall Detector
5 in 1 Electronic Stud Sensor Wall Scanner Center Finding with Battery LCD Display for Wood Live AC Wire Metal Studs Detection. Battery operated.



metal detectorMetal Detector

Detects all kinds of metal from iron relics, coins, and household items to precious metals like silver and gold. Take this out and explore. Uses 2 9 volt batteries.


Seed Library (seasonal)
Seed libraries encourage the growing, harvesting, and sharing of seeds, promoting biodiversity and the preservation of unique varieties. They also foster gardening to attract butterflies and other beneficial insects. A maximum of 6 seed packets is requested to offer more people the opportunity to start or enhance their gardens. Wolf Hill, Smith Hardware, and Common Crow graciously donated organic seeds and Mark Silva built the beautiful seed containers.

Let’s plant!