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Library of Things

Explore our collection of unique materials that you can check out from OFL!

Note: Please do not return Library of Things items in the bookdrop.  Stop by the library anytime during normal business hours to return items to staff at the front desk. 

Click here to read OFL's Library of Things User Agreement.

empirepassFrom the shores of Long Island to the mighty Niagara Falls, New York's 180 state parks offer countless opportunities to explore your natural environment, escape from the grind of the everyday and experience exciting new adventures. Beaches, boat launches, hiking trails, campsites, and golf courses all await you!

New York's state parks... With all there is to see and do, how will you spend your time?

Learn more at https://parks.ny.gov/admission/empire-passport/

Retail price: $30.00

8 available (plus 1 in each of the 2 hiking kits)!

*Sponsored by the Friends of OFL*

countypassTEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

This pass is valid for free admission to the following Onondaga County parks:

  • Beaver Lake Nature Center: Valid for one personal vehicle, present this pass at the front desk

  • Highland Forest: Valid for up to four guests
  • Jamesville Beach Park (Currently Closed): Valid for one personal vehicle, present this pass at the ticket booth. Admission is charged during beach season only
  • Oneida Shores Park: Valid for one personal vehicle, present this pass at the ticket booth. Admission is charged during beach season only
  • Pratt's Falls Park: Valid for up to four guests

Replacement cost: $60.00

2 passes available at each of the 32 OCPL locations, including OFL!

Passes cannot currently be used at Jamesville Beach or the Zoo due to COVID-19 closures and restrictions.

Add some magic to storytime with Disney and Google Home Mini. In this groundbreaking audio experience, families can experience reading in a brand-new way. Grab a compatible Little Golden Book and say, "Hey Google, let's read along with Disney" to get started. Skip ahead, go back, or even repeat a page. As you read aloud, Google Home Mini will bring the story to life with music and sound effects.

This kit contains 8 Disney Little Golden Books: Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Coco, The Incredibles, Jack-Jack Attack, Mickey Mouse and His Spaceship, Moana, Peter Pan and Toy Story 3.

Retail price: $90.00

More you can do with the Google Home Mini: search the Internet, set timers, play trivia games, etc. - all with simple voice commands!

What you will need…

  • Internet/Wi-Fi connection
  • A mobile device or tablet with the latest version of the Google Home app.
  • A Google account.

1 available- Check the catalog.

Contents:

Everything you need to go on an everyday hike!

  • 1x TETON BACKPACK (Retail Price: $79.99)
  • 1x EMPIRE PASS w/ waterproof case (NYS Park Pass) (Retail Price: $80.99)
  • 1x Insignia FLASHLIGHT w/ Strap (Retail Price: $28.99)
    • 1x Insignia Flashlight USB Charging Cable
    • 1x Insignia Flashlight Carrying Case
  • 2x Trekology WALKING STICKS (Retail Price: $39.97)
    • 1x Case for Trekology Walking Sticks
  • 1x Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 BINOCULARS (Retail Price: $89.99)
    • 1x Nikon Aculon A211 Carrying Case
    • 1x Nikon Shoulder Strap
  • 1x Eyeskey COMPASS (Retail Price: $25.90)
    • 1x  Eyeskey Compass Carrying Case


Suggestions for Using the Hiking Kit:

  • Check out a hiking guide from our Local Interest collection
  • Check out a nature guide from our Nature & Pets collection
  • Check out a FitBit Alta to track your progress while on a hike
  • Check out a GoPro to record your hike
  • Use the Empire Pass to hike in all the state parks in Central New York

2 available! Check the catalog.

 

Bring your presentations or movies to life with this projector. Its compact size and slim shape facilitate easy, convenient transport at work, home or on the go and the 80-inch projection allows multiple people to view the presentation. The rechargeable battery provides 100 minutes of use for multiple TV shows or a movie.

Retail Price: $180.00

Suggestions for using this projector:

  • Download a movie from Hoopla and hold an outdoor movie night in your backyard
  • Create a photo slideshow and project it for family and friends

1 available- Check the catalog.

Perform your favorite hits with family and friends! The integrated Bluetooth lets you connect to your smartphone or other media device, and the 7-inch color screen makes it easy to read the lyrics and cycle through songs.  This karaoke machine includes not one but TWO microphones, so you can perform alone or as a duet!

Retail Price: $130.00

1 available- Check the catalog.

mifiNeed internet access at home or on the go? No problem! Checkout one of our Verizon MiFi Mobile Hotspots and connect your device anywhere, any time.

Retail Price:$99.00 equipment fee. Total replacement cost includes a $38.00 service fee, and a $600.00 early termination fee. 

2 available! Check the catalog.

Please note: each OFL MiFi kit contains only a hotspot and hotspot charger; laptops, tablets, or other mobile devices are not included. If you need a laptop in addition to the hotspot, consider checking out an OCPL Tech Pack instead.

thomaskinkadeWe now have over TWENTY 500-3000 piece puzzles you can check out! Choose from a variety of themes such as literary characters and scenes, country landscapes, sports venues, vintage collages and more! Visit the newspaper rack on the 2nd floor of the library in the fireplace area to see all the puzzles that are available.

Loan period: 3 weeks | 2 optional renewals | No holds

Our Roku Express Kits are now loaded with pre-paid subscriptions to Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Paramount+, PBS, ESPN+, Curiosity Stream, and Hoopla (free content with your library card!)

Just connect our Roku Express to your home WiFi network and start enjoying premium streaming content for free!

Retail price: $29.99

What you will need…

  • TV with a HDMI port
  • Wi-Fi

2 available!  Check the catalog.

OFL's children's services librarians have put together great themed storytime kits for parents, grandparents, caregivers and daycare providers to checkout! Each themed bag has great read-aloud books, suggestions for ways to read, write, talk, play and sing with young children and an activity to extend the storytime fun.

1-week loan with optional 1-week renewal. 1 kit per family at any given time. Must be returned to OFL.

This is a growing collection– Look for more kits to be added throughout the end of the year!

Learn more...

photoEnjoy internet wherever you go with OCPL’s Tech Packs!

This kit comes with a Chromebook laptop, a Verizon mobile hotspot, chargers for both devices, and a durable carrying case.  

Tech Packs are available at all 32 OCPL locations. (2 available at OFL!)

Tech Packs were provided by Onondaga County.

V2D ImageTransform your old VHS cassettes and 16mm films into high quality digital files with the ClearClick Video to Digital Converter.

Retail Price: $154.00

1 available! Check the catalog.

Please Note: The devices necessary to read older video formats, such as a VCR, are not included with this kit. Storage media (for example, 128GB USB Flash Drive) and HDMI cables are likewise not provided.