Library of Things

Unusual Items to Borrow

Items must be picked up from and returned to the Circulation Desk.
Loan periods and overdue fees vary by item.
Some of the many non-traditional items available for patrons to check out are listed below.  A complete list is available in the Sharon Library catalog under "Library of Things - Sharon".  For items specifically geared to children or young adults, please visit Youth Services Children's Library of Things page

Electronics and Technology

Kindle eReader - Loaded with popular fiction and non-fiction titles.

Roku - Watch on-demand movies and television shows with a Roku. All you need is a television set and a WiFi connection to watch hundreds of new releases.

Mobile Hotspot - With our T-Mobile hotspot, access the Internet from anywhere without a subscription.

  • Some web content filtered by default
  • Patrons must be 18 years or older and must sign a Borrower Agreement.

Universal FM Transmitter

Kill A Watt Kit

Bicycle Repair Kit

Smartphone Photography Tools Kit

Arts and Crafts

Sewing Machine and Sewing Kit

  • Funded by a grant, Sewing Threads of Diversity, from the Library Services and Technology Act, and administered through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Quilting Arm

Rigid Heddle Weaving Loom 

Crochet Kit and Knitting Kit - Complete with all the equipment including yarn generously donated by patrons. 

Calligraphy Kit

Science and Learning

Library Telescope

  • Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch Astro Reflector Telescope with a zoom telescope eyepiece.
  • Generously donated by the Aldrich Astronomical Society as part of their Library Telescope program.

American Sign Language Kit

Braille Kit


Musical Instruments - includes tuner, case and a beginner's instruction book

Games and puzzles for all ages

Health and Well-Being

Alzheimer's and Dementia Memory Assistant Kit  

  • Includes Alzheimer's workbook, music CDs, picture and word cards, doll, puzzle, Nasco Pounding Board set

Alzheimer's Gel Lap Pad Kit

Wellness Kits from "All of Sharon: Community Conversations on Mental Health" grant program (2019)