Library of Things

The Library of Things is our collection of unique, circulating items. From hotspots to connected Chromebooks, birding backpacks to pickleball kits, we have some-Thing for everyone!

Birding Backpacks

For all ages and levels of birdwatching. 

Includes one pair of adult and child-sized binoculars in each mini-backpack. 

Explore local parks with the enclosed maps and guidebooks. 

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library and the Roslyn Library.

Ingenious and Lord of the Rings - Board Games!

Try out a new game or pick one that is a favorite. 

Find them with the puzzles at the North End of the building.

 

 

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library.

Blood Pressure Monitor Kit

Borrow a blood pressure cuff and measure your blood pressure from home for up to four weeks. 

Offered in collaboration with Jefferson Health-Abington and the American Heart Association. 

 

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library. 

 

Connected Chromebooks

Borrow a Chromebook that comes with built-in high-speed internet through T-Mobile. 

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library and the Roslyn Library. 

 

 

HotSpots

Enjoy free Wi-Fi at home or on the road. 

Each HotSpot provides high-speed internet through T-Mobile. 

This free service can connect up to ten devices at one time for optimal use. 

 

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library and the Roslyn Library.

Abington Free Library has jigsaw puzzles.

Abington Free Library has jigsaw puzzles. 

They can be found near the Teen Space, under the screen and are available to check out for hours of fun. 

You can join in and help solve our community puzzle, on a table near the other puzzles for loan. 

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library. 

Kill-A-Watt Electricity Usage Monitor

Evaluate the energy use of your household appliances with this easy-to-use device. 

Calculate your electricity expenses by the day, week, month, or year.

 

Available for loan at the Roslyn Library.

Kindle Paperwhites

Each Kindle Paperwhite is preloaded with over 350 titles for young adults and adults. 

 

 

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library. 

 

Launchpad

Launchpads are preloaded   
with content for kids,   
designed with a simple, easy-to-use  
interface and are 100% secure. 

Launchpads offer educational games. 

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library and Roslyn Library. 

Museum and Cultural Passes

Our Museum and Cultural Passes are available for loan to Abington library card holders and can be used to visit local museums and cultural institutions.

Each pass is available to borrow for three days. 

Made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Abington Township Public Libraries. 

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library and the Roslyn Library.

OBDII Digital Engine Code Reader

This device connects to your car’s diagnostic port and can connect to a mobile app on your phone or tablet through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to read and interpret your car’s error codes and alerts. 

 

Available for loan at the Roslyn Library.

 

Pickleball Kit

Borrow a Pickleball Kit and head to one of Abington Township’s pickleball courts! 

Each set contains:

  • Two paddles
  • Four pickleballs
  • A nylon zippered bag

 

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library. 

STEAM Kits

STEAM Kits: Preschool and Early Elementary  

These interactive kits include fun and creative activities to help children ages 2-6 learn and develop new skills. 

  • Fairy Tale Problem Solver: Three Billy Goats Gruff: Develops skills in using the design process; exploring cause and effect; and experimenting with size, weight and balance. Blocks and fairy tale figures. (Ages 3 - 6)  
  • Health Kit: Practice tooth brushing on a puppet and talk about health care visits. Includes puppet with toothbrush, tooth brushing books, and working toy stethoscope. (Ages 2 - 5)
  • Comparing Sizes: Miniature objects and activity mats. Develops skills in using the design process; exploring cause and effect; and experimenting with size, weight, and balance. (Ages 3 - 5)
  • Category Sorting: Miniature objects and activity mats. Develops skills in using the design process; exploring cause and effect; and experimenting with size, weight and balance.   
    (Ages 3 - 5)
  • What Goes Together?: Miniature objects and activity mats. Develops skills in using the design process; exploring cause and effect; and experimenting with size, weight, and balance. (Ages 3 - 5) 

Available for loan at the Roslyn Library. 

 

STEAM Kits: Elementary and Middle School 

These STEAM kits are for older children, offering hours of hands-on activities that promote learning. Adult supervision is recommended. 

  • Microscope and Magnifying Glass (Ages 8 and up)
  • Fiber Arts: Crochet, knot tying, macramé (Ages 8 and up)
  • Force and Motion: K’Nex and magnets (Ages 8 and up)
  • Birdwatching Kit: Adult and Child Binoculars (Ages 5 and up)
  • Cardboard Building Kit: Plastic rivets and tools (Ages 5 and up)

Available for loan at the Roslyn Library. 

Teen Flashcards

Practice your vocab, math skills, anatomy, and more! 

Find them in the Teen Space near the audiobooks.

 

 

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library.

Thermal Leak Detector

Find areas in your home with gaps or poor 
insulation that can cause heat loss 
during the winter or allow heat 
to enter in the summer. 

This tool can also be used to check the 
gasket on your refrigerator or freezer. 

Available for loan at the Roslyn Library.

Stanley homeowners' tool kit 94-248

Stanley Homeowners' Tool Kit 94-248

Kit includes: 

  • 8 ¼” drive sockets-6 point
  • 1 ¼” drive pear head ratchet
  • 1 spinner handle
  • 1 ¼” drive bit adapter
  • 1 16’ tape rule
  • 1 18 mm snap-off knife
  • 1 Phillips screwdriver
  • 1 flat screwdriver
  • 1 claw hammer
  • 8 metric hex keys
  • 8 standard hex keys
  • 1 torpedo level, long nose pliers
  • Slip joint pliers
  • 30 ¼” drive specialty bits

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library.

Victrola portable turntable

Have a record collection but no way to play it? Check out our record player/turntable. 

This portable turntable is light, compact, and has speakers built in. Bring it with you to a friend's, the beach, the park, anywhere! 

It also acts as a Bluetooth speaker, so if you want to switch over to something on a digital device you can!

Available for loan at the Abington Free Library.