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Vermont Library Niche Collections
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Library NameTownCollection Focus
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Abbott Memorial LibraryPomfretpuzzles, weed wrench, to pull up invasive plants
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Albany Public LibraryAlbanyPasses to museums, state parks, Craftsbury Chamber Players concerts, Toys
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Aldrich LibraryBarreKatherine Patterson collection in a variety of languages.
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Arvin A Brown Public LibraryRichfordAdult and Children Tubb snowshoes, Children's Cross Country Skis, Birder Backpacks - include bird identification book, binoculars, Children's doll house, farm, puppet theater and puppets,wooden blocks, Chidren's themed backpacks with book, book on cd, toy, puppet, educational item, Children's themed totes with books, puzzles, toys, art supplies, puppets, etc.
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Baldwin Memorial LibraryWells RiverSnowshoes, Ice Skates, Folding Tables & Chairs, Hand Dolly, Post-hole Digger, Asst. Gardening Tools, Wood Moisture Tester, Blood Pressure Monitors, Projector, Puzzles, Telescope
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Bennington Free LibraryBenningtonQuilting books
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Bennington Free LibraryBenningtonSnowshoes, Telescope, Dr. Anna's kits- backpacks with 5-6 books and manipulatives.
Delta dental backpacks, D&H rail trail backpack-2 identification books-trail map and binoculars
Puzzles, Games
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Bixby Memorial Free LibraryVergennesSee Notable Collections on our website: Vergennes, Addison County, Vermont newspapers, historical documents, objects and artifacts
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Brandon Free Public LibraryBrandonSnowshoes, board/card games, seeds, and puzzles. The snowshoes check out for a week, the games for two weeks.
The seeds aren't catalogued, and usually don't come back, but people write down what they took. They are donated each year from a seed supplier that varies from High Mowing, Seed Savers Exchange, sometimes from other seed libraries.
The puzzles are not cataloged, either, and we don't keep track of who has them.
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Brooks LibraryBrattleborosnowshoes, two e-bikes, a telescope, a kill-a-watt meter, hiking poles, firewood moisture meter, projector and screen.
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Brown Public LIbraryNorthfieldSnowshoes.
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Brownell LibraryEssex JunctionAttraction Passes, Telescope, Portable CD and DVD players, Disc Golf Kit, Bird Watching Kit, Craft Looms and Knitting Kits, Badge Making Kit, Launchpad Tablets, Board games, lawn games, pickleball, Kubb, Garden Tools , Dremel tool, Bike locks (8-hour use), 2 Way Radios (Walkie talkies), Ukeleles, Laminator, Microscope, portable digital projector, garden tools, metal detector , webcams, chromebooks
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Carpenter-Carse LibraryHinesburgA telescope, Bicycles, Kindle Fires
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Castleton Free LibraryCastletonSnowshoes (in the winter), bicycles (spring-fall), frisbees (for the disc golf course at Castleton University) and kindles.
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Charlotte LibraryCharlotteVariety of activity and craft kits; telescope; SeaGrant watershed kits; conversation corner: infra-red camera, moisture meter, kill-o-watt meter; gardening equipment including invasive species removal tools; movie projector.
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Chittenden Public LibraryChittendenlaptops, kindles, pop-up tents, snow-shoes
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Cobleigh Public LibraryLyndonblood pressure monitoring machine, moisture meter
kids sports equipment- football, kickball, half-cones, tennis ball catch game, parachute, hula hoops, jump ropes, pop-up cornhole set
board games, puzzles, a telescope
themed backpack kits with books and activity supplies- themes are Messy Play, Light and Sound, Healthy Habits, and Puzzles/Games, fishing poles and tackle boxes
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Craftsbury Public LibraryCraftsburyMicrobit Kits available for loan
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Cutler Memorial LibraryPlainfieldalmost a complete set of YA books by VT authors Harry Mazer and/or Norma Fox Mazer
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Cutler Memorial LibraryPlainfieldKnitting-related fiction and non-fiction, Ruth Thacher Hurd, Clement Hurd and Thacher Hurd collection/ also Library of Things (snowshoes, springform baking pan, candy molds, baby announcement-making kit, People Picker Trash Spike, glide bike for toddlers.
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Dorothy Alling Memorial LibraryWillistonAV items: Portable CD/MP3 players, Headphones, Portable cassette player/recorder, portable DVD player, Laptop computer, LCD projector, portable projection screen
Equipment: Telescope, Watt meter, metal folding chairs, LED illuminated magnifier, coding kits
Games: Bocce set, Corn Hole, Disc Golf (summer only), Board games, , puzzles
Other: Book bags, puppets, "costumes for dress up," themed "Pre-school Discovery Kits" including puppets, percussion instruments, yoga cards, binoculars in addition to traditional library materials.
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Enosburgh Public LibraryEnosburghTelescope; Nature Backpacks; Water Wonders Backpacks; Space Adventure Backpacks; Themed Book Bags; Story Walk Books; Character Cake Pans; Games; Folding Tables; Snowshoes in Bags; and puzzles.
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Fairfax Community LibraryFairfaxSnowshoes (11), Orion telescope, Microscope with slides, Bloxels game creation starter kit, Jewelry making kit with tools/wire/beads, STEAM backpacks with activities and books (10), Harry Potter coding wand, several Board games, Recreation passes and children's puzzles.
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Fletcher Free LibraryBurlington Adult and YA Graphic Novels
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Fletcher Free LibraryBurlingtonSearch using the online catalog: Enter LONT as a search term, or more specifically LONT GAMES or LONT EQUIPMENT (includes musical instruments & cooking equipment). LONT stands for Library of Non-Traditional things. We have lots of things and some may be duplicates with other libraries.
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Fletcher Free Library Burlington Cookbooks, tools games. See the rest at this link
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Georgia Public LibraryGeorgiaSnowshoes, Puzzles, games, cake pans, blood pressure machine, disc golf sets
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Grand Isle Free LibraryGrand IsleWe have 7 snowshoes, three different sizes.
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H.F. Brigham Free LibraryBakersfieldcake pans, ravioli roller, pie crust presses, re-chargeable battery leaf blower
re-chargeable battery weed eater, snow shoes
micro-scope, telescope. Currently these items are for local checkout only.
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Hartland Public LibraryHartlandSustainable living collection
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Haston LibraryFranklinBackpacks w/ book, cd, puppet/building blocks/etc. (Juvenile), card & board games (YA), Fishing poles , Snowshoes, A telescope
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Highgate Library & Community CenterHighgateWe have snow-shoes. We also have themed backpacks full of various books on a given subject, ex: safety, feelings, weather, animals, etc.
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Ilsley Public LibraryMiddleburyWe circulate puzzles, snow shoes, a projector, a telescope. The cool new addition to our "non-traditional" list this year is ski passes to the Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center.
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Jamaica Memorial LibraryJamaicaSnow shoes
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Jaquith Public LibraryMarshfieldSnow shoes; STEAM Makerboxes; puzzles and games; themed storytime bags with craft materials; Firewood moisture meter; Chromebooks; laptop; DVD player
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Jericho Town LibraryJerichoSeed library; sewing machine; food dehydrator; canning kit; juggling kit; knitting kit; watt meter; board games; puzzles; lawn games
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Jeudevine Memorial LibraryHardwickKill-a-watt meter, DVD/computer projector, Screen, passes to museums, board games, firewood moisture meter,
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John G. McCullough Free LibraryNorth BenningtonCurrently: Fishing poles, snowshoes, telescope, pickleball kit. Coming soon: games, including tabletop roleplaying games. A more comprehensive tool and technology library is in the works! We also have a strong bollywood DVD collection.
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Lawrence Memorial LibraryBristolA kit of materials for exploring a local watershed park. including nets, sample jars, etc, moon binoculars, a telescope, snow shoes, (wish we could do more but space is an issue)
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Lincoln LibraryLincolnsnowshoes (adult and children), tennis rackets (adult and children), activity packs (toys and book combinations for kids) we have 2 of these.
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Maclure LibraryPittsfordNovelty baking pans, clipboards, table cloths, space heater, extension cords, pop-up tent, hand trucks, movie screen & projector, ladders, snow shoes and now a punch bowl!
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Martha Canfield LibraryArlingtonSeveral educational items with homeschool families in mind, such as a play cash register, a microscope and slides, word games, math games, science kits (Weather, Health and Nutrition), a globe and rhythm instruments. We also have some books with accompanying hand puppets.
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Middletown Springs Public LibraryMiddletown Springssnowshoes, large crate of tinkle lights (white christmas lights we loan mostly to groups in town decorating for their events), knitting needles
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Milton Public Library MiltonSnowshoes, Telescope, 4 Guitars, Stem kits. Book Group kits, Themed Children books kits
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Moore Free LibraryNewfaneSnowshoes, metal detectors, musical instruments, an astronomy backpack. Medieval Studies, Greek & Roman Studies (some in Greek and Latin), Bloomsbury Group, and the Interwar Expats in Paris (Hemingway, Gertrude Stein) & lots of memoirs
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Moretown Memorial LibraryMoretownHappy Lights, Nature Exploration Kits, Puzzles, Seeds,
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North Hero Public LibraryNorth HeroSnowshoes, Birdwatching kits, Winter Activity Kits, Kids Writing Kits, Grief Kit
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Northeastern Baptist CollegeBenningtonVermontiana & New England history, rare books, theology
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Norwich Public LibraryNorwichKitchen items including: specialty baking pans, food mill, spiralizer, pasta maker, shaved iced machine; fitness equipment, outdoor games, projector & screen
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Orwell Free LibraryOrwellSmall library of things collection: egg incubator, telescope, car code reader, tables, chairs, projector, screen, 12" active speaker and stand
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Orwell Free LibraryOrwelltables, chairs, projector, screen
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Pawlet Public LibraryPawletsnow shoes, snow saucers
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Pettee MmeorialWilmingtonBlood pressure monitors, sports equipment, laptops, iPads, chess sets, snowshoes, puzzles, games.
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Platt Memorial LibraryShorehamSnowshoes (originally purchased as part of a larger regional grant) and puzzles.
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Pope Memorial LibraryDanvillePark and Historical Site Passes, Telescope, Kill-A-Watt, Kindle,
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Poultney Public LibraryPoultneysnowshoes (23pair), 5 bicycles, 3 telescopes, portable dvd players, portable cd players, bocci, corn hole (2 sets), disc golf (3 sets), giant checkers, giant chess, giant connect 4, horseshoes, yardzee (lawn Yahtzee), a hiking/biking backpack kit, and 6 "stem-agination" play backpacks (more coming soon)
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Putney School (The)PutneyUkulele's and how to play Ukulele books
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Quechee/Wilder LibrariesHartford1 set of china dinner plates, 1 set of glass dinner plates, 1set of glass desert plates, 1 large glass punch bowl and set of glass cups, 1 large projector screen, 1 VCR, black/metal event stackable chairs, moon viewing binoculars, various e-readers (Kindle Fire, Kobo, Nook), various games (Sorry, Chess, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Trivial Pursuit and more) Night running kit. Outdoors binoculars and tick removal kit. Orion Telescope. (wood) moisture meter
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Rochester Public LibraryRochesterWe are just getting started. Will be making available soon: folding tables and chairs, convalescent supplies (walker, shower chair, crutches, cane, etc) small appliances, dvd/vcr player, walkie talkie, etc. We will be kicking this off in time for town meeting.
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Rochester Public LibraryRochesterSustainable living collection, homesteading skills, travel and Wendell Berry.
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Rockingham Free Public LibraryRockinghamThey aren't in circulation yet, because we just got them and we're setting them up and creating policy now. But, we received a PLA Digital Lead grant and will be circulating 5 wifi hotspots in the very near future!
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Russell Memorial LibraryMonktonAdult Mystery/Thrillers, Board Games for circ, Middle-grade graphic novels
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Rutland Free LibraryRutland CityVermont History, Rare Books, Vt. Family Histories. Wide collection of museum and park passes. A moisture meter. We will begin loaning children's bikes starting mid-summer 2021. We should have 4 Chromebooks for 1-2 hour loans starting around late summer/early fall of 2021.
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Salisbury Free Public LibrarySnowshoes, wildlife cameras, projector, games
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Sheldon Municipal librarySnowshoes, Adventure backpacks (simple kits of binoculars, compasses, etc for outdoor exploration) , Yoga/mindfulness kits (books, dvd, CD, games for kids to try yoga at home) -brand new
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St. Albans Free LibrarySt. Albans1. Banquet Tables: Two tables - collapsible
2. Binoculars: Included are two bird books and a tripod
3. Blood Pressure Monitor: Included are instructions
4. CD Player: Portable with headphones
5. Dutch Oven (Enameled Cast Iron): Included are two cook books and instant read thermometer
6. Elgato Video Capture Device: An analog to digital device to transfer VHS tape to computer
7. Exercise Kit: Includes dumbells, exercise bands, mat and fitness book
8. GoPro Kit: Includes multiple attachments pieces, how to book and microSDHC card
9. Home Energy Kit: Includes an electricity usage monitor and an infrared thermometer
10. Kettlebell Kit: Includes 3 kettlebells, instruction book and DVD
11. MaxPort Reader: a powerful magnifier that helps the partially sighted read
12. Meditation Kit: Includes Tibetan singing bowl, books and CDs
13. Metal Detector: Includes detector, headphones and book
14. Microscope: Includes instructions, pre-made slides, and book
15. Novelty Cake Pans: We have 22 different pans to select from, all include baking/care instructions
16. Portable DVD Player: Includes carry case, straps/cables for in-car use, instructions
17. Sewing Machine: Includes instructions and assorted needles and bobbins
18. Snowshoes: Eight pairs of various size
19. Telescope: Includes instructions, star and moon chart, headlamp, device to attach smartphone for picture taking
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Starksboro Public LibraryStarksboroKnitting-related fiction and non-fiction, Ruth Thacher Hurd, Clement Hurd and Thacher Hurd collection
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Stowe Free LibraryStoweCookbooks
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Stowe Free LibraryStoweTravel Guides
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Tenney Memorial LibraryNewburyLarge collection of Town & cemetery histories-eastern,VT & western NH- geneology- non circulating
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Varnum Memorial LibraryCambridgeBoard games, We hope to eventually have other items like snow shoes and sewing machines.
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Wardsboro Public LibraryWardsboroA sewing machine
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Warren Public LibraryWarrenCirculates with a library account: Kill-A-Watt meters, Board Games, Puppets, Toys (includes blocks, wooden toy cars, train, wooden stacking toy, wooden puzzles, TinkerToys), Maker Kits (kits that contain the supplies to learn knitting, needle felting, origami, calligraphy, soldering), 3 pair of Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Goggles
Items we have available to take without a library account: Jigsaw puzzles, Egg cartons
For in-library use only: 3D printer, HappyLight full spectrum light
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Warren United Church - a "branch" of Warren Public Library
WarrenReligious studies
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Waterbury PublicWaterburyTelescope, Snowshoes, Puzzles (coming soon), Theme bags for families (coming soon. Is this non-traditional??)
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Waterville Town LibraryWatervillepuppets, board games
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Westford Public LibraryWestfordKnitting needles, Crochet hooks, Knitting patterns, Sunward - device used to measure if your property is a good fit for solar panels, Slide Projector, Cassette player, Digital Projector, Verilux Happy Lights - light therapy lights for S.A.D., We Do Kits (LEGO robotics junior kits) and LEGO Mindstorms Kits (FIRST Lego League robotics kits)
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Whiting LibraryWhitingCake pans, garden tool, telescope, craft kits for learning to knit, crochet, make chocolates or cookies, cast animal prints, etc., puppets/book kits, planetsphere.
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Whitingham Free Public LibraryWhitinghamSnow shoes, Basketballs, Coffee/ Bake sale kit for other organizations to borrow, includes large coffee urns/ makers and carafes, puzzles, household tools, giant games
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Windsor Public LibraryWindsor
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Winooski Memorial LibraryWinooskiOur "Library of Things" collection includes museum and park passes, birding backpacks, a telescope, projecter and screen, board games, Vermont VeriLuxe HappyLights, a blood pressure monitor, garden tools including a 12 foot tree pruner, and book group sets.
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Worthen LibrarySouth HeroSnowshoes, Cake and bread pans, Ice cream maker, egg incubator, cookie cutters, trail backpacks
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