Library of Things

Bird-Watching Kit – This kit contains the essentials for a successful start in bird watching. Suitable for both children and adults.

Loan Rules: Non-holdable, renewable, 3-week loan period, 1.00/day late fee, Replacement cost if damaged/lost. Must be picked up/returned at Beekman Library.

Contents: Binoculars, Rory Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America, a sound card player, 9 sound cards, maps.


Early Language Development Kit – This early literacy kit allows you to track just how many words your baby or young child is being exposed to through a wearable Starling device and promotes the communication between parents and children that leads to language development..

Loan Rules: Non-holdable, renewable, 3-week loan period, 1.00/day late fee, Replacement cost if damaged/lost. Must be picked up/returned at Beekman Library.

Contents: 3 board books, Parenting book on language development and 1 Starling Word Tracking System.


Energy Use Monitor Kit – This kit enables you to use a device to measure energy consumption in your house and provides information on energy conservation and renewable energy sources.

Loan Rules: Non-holdable, renewable, 3-week loan period, 1.00/day late fee, Replacement cost if damaged/lost.

Contents: 1 Energy Use meter and one book, “The Homeowner’s Energy Handbook.”


Telescope Kit – Orion Starblast 4.5 altazimuth Reflector Telescope* – This kit is a great, compact Beginner’s guide to Astronomy for you and your family. See the moon, planets and stars right from your backyard!

Loan Rules: Non-holdable, non-renewable, 7-day loan period, $10/day late fee, $100.00 maximum fine, Replacement cost if damaged/lost. Must be picked up/returned to Beekman Library.

Contents: 1 Orion Starblast 4.5 Reflector Telescope, Instruction Manual, Observer’s Guide, Star Target, moon Map, 3 capped lenses, Moon Filter and 2 carrying cases.

*Note: This item may be checked out to Beekman cardholders aged 18+ who have had a card in good standing for at least 6 months. A Patron signature is required on a “Terms of Agreement” document regarding use, liability and fines prior to checkout.


Thermal Leak Detector Kit – By using a Thermal Leak Detector device around windows, doors and attics, you can discover where you have power-draining drafts and leaks and learn how to plug these leaks to save you on heating and cooling costs.

Loan Rules: Non-holdable, renewable, 3-week loan period, 1.00/day late fee, Replacement cost if damaged/lost. Must be picked up/returned at Beekman Library.

Contents: 1 Thermal Leak Detector and 1 Energy conservation book.


Wi-Fi Hotspots – Easy to use, connect up to five devices to access the internet.

Loan Rules: Non-holdable, renewable, 3-week loan period, 1.00/day late fee, Replacement cost if damaged/lost. Must be picked up/returned at Beekman Library.

Contents: 1 WiFi hotspot, power cord, 3 booklets

*Note: This item may be checked out to Beekman cardholders aged 18+ who have had a card in good standing for at least 6 months. A Patron signature is required on a “Terms of Agreement” document regarding use, liability and fines prior to checkout.


Laptops – Dell Latitude touch-screen laptop with Microsoft Office Professional

Loan Rules: Non-holdable, Non-renewable, 1-week loan period, 10.00/day late fee,
Replacement cost if damaged/lost. Must be picked up/returned at Beekman Library.

*Note: This item may be checked out to Beekman cardholders aged 18+ who have had a card in good standing for at least 6 months. A Patron signature is required on a “Terms of Agreement” document regarding use, liability and fines prior to checkout.