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Library of Things

The Catskill Public Library and Palenville Branch Library are happy to offer our Library of Things collection: instruments, toys, and equipment that can be borrowed just like any book!

Continue reading to learn about the Library of Things, or CLICK HERE to jump directly to a list of available items.

What is a Library of Things?

A ‘Library of Things’ refers to any non-traditional circulating materials in a library’s collection. These non-traditional items may include toys, equipment, technology, instruments, and even clothing.

A Library of Things collection is a way to participate in a larger ‘sharing economy’, which is the practice of sharing objects and services to widen the availability of items while reducing overconsumption and waste. By offering non-traditional circulating materials, the Catskill Public Library and Palenville Branch Library are able to expand our mission of providing free access to the world of ideas, learning and entertainment for the enrichment of the community in the Town of Catskill.

How to Borrow

Library of Things items are available to Mid-Hudson Library System cardholders only. All borrowers must sign a Borrower Agreement. Minors must have a parent, caregiver, or guardian co-sign their Borrower Agreement.

Items may be checked out and returned to the Catskill Public Library and Palenville Branch Library circulation desks only. Please check the catalog or call ahead to see if an item is on the shelf.

For a copy of the Library of Things Borrower Agreement, which includes the complete guidelines for borrowing and proper care/use, please CLICK HERE or visit the Catskill or Palenville library circulation desks.

Available Items

Click on an image to see it in the catalog!
Thrown Down Bases
Boomwhacker Kit
DVD Player
Pickleball Set
Plastic Bat
Scoop Ball Set
Storytime Kit: Fairy Tales
Storytime Kit: Nursery Rhymes
Ukulele Kit
Paw Patrol Tonie Box
Princesses Tonie Box
Storytime Friends Tonie Box
Classic Stories Tonie Box
All About Magnets
Examine Science and Nature
Machines and Contraptions

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