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Library of Things

Did you know you can borrow more than just books at the library? With the BPL Library of Things, patrons can use their library cards to borrow items ranging from guitars to kayaks. 

Lending rules:

  • The lending period for items is three weeks, with one renewal permitted, unless otherwise noted.

  • Items must be returned with all pieces accounted for and in good condition.

  • Users will be charged the full replacement cost for loss, theft, or damage to items they borrow (beyond normal wear and tear).

  • Items must be returned to a staff member at the front desk.


Our Library of Things is constantly growing. Check out what we have available!

Recreational Equipment


Coleman Skydome 6-person tent - 2 available

*This item is available for a period of 1 week.
Contact the library to reserve a tent for a specific date.

2-person inflatable kayak - 2 available

*This item is available for a period of 1 week.
Contact the library to reserve a kayak for a specific date.


Snow Shoes -
child and adult sizes available


Sleds - 2 available

Fire Roasting Stick Set - 2 available 


Hammer drill / impact driver kit

Electricity monitor

Fruit tree harvester

Earthway Bag Seeder/Spreader Hand Crank

Soldering gun utility kit

Portable air compressor

Hand wand seeder


External drive

Film to digital converter

Blood Pressure Monitor

Arts and Crafts

Button badge maker

Pom pom and tassel maker


Duel LED student microscope

Nature Explorer Backpack - Wildlife

Includes Maine Wildlife guide, Scats and Tracks of the Northeast guide, Bugs and Slugs guide, animal track rubber stamps, specimen box with magnifier lid, and more!

Nature Explorer Backpack - Birding

Includes birding books, binoculars, magnifier, bird photo cards, nest photo cards, an Audubon bird call, and more!

Nature Explorer Backpack - Plants

Includes New England Trees & Wildflowers guide book; Berries, Nuts, and Seeds guide book; magnifier; specimen box with magnifying lid; and more!

Musical Instruments

Continuum Arts Collective have provided us with two guitars and two ukuleles as part of their
"try before you apply" program. Although all ages are welcome to borrow the instruments, K-12 students who find an instrument they enjoy are invited to apply to receive a free instrument and music lessons at

Games and Puzzles

Games are available for both playing in the library and borrowing. 

Some of our newest additions to our game collection are:

Clue: Disney Villains Edition
It's a Small World
Spot it! Disney

We are always looking to add more games to our collection. Donations of games and puzzles in good condition with all their pieces are welcome and appreciated!

Memory Care Kits

The library partnered with Berwick for a Lifetime to add Memory Care Kits to our collection. These kits
were funded by a Dementia Inclusion Grant that
BFAL received from the University of Maine
Agency on Aging.

We currently have three kits 
available (an Early Stage Kit, a Middle Stage Kit, and a Late Stage Kit) to help people dealing with various levels of memory challenges. The kits include items like games, puzzles, books, and activities.

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Handy Helper Tool Collection


Thanks to Berwick for a Lifetime and AARP, we now have the Handy Helper Tool Collection as part of our Library of Things.


The tool collection features adaptive tools to make everyday life a little easier for people with mobility or accessibility challenges. Items include a walker, jar openers, ergonomic gardening tools, seatbelt extenders, and lots more.

Some of our helper tools are for display purposes only, but most are available now for patrons to borrow and "try before you buy."


Visit the library to check out the items and get more information.

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