Library of Things / Museum Passes

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.

Museum Passes

American Museum of Natural History – Pass for free admission for up to four people. Checked out at the library with your library card. Please call ahead to check availability.

FDR Museum and Library – Pass for free admission for one family. Call the Reference Desk at the Poughkeepsie Public Library at 845-485-3445 with your library barcode, email address and the date you will be visiting the museum. They will take your information and email you a pass.

Storm King Art Center – Pass for free admission for two adults and children under 18 living in the same household. Checked out at the library with your library card. Please call ahead to check availability and/or reserve.