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Library of Things

Library of Things

A Library of Things is just that - a collection of things you can borrow! In addition to books, movies and museum passes, we have a variety of entertaining and useful items you can borrow just like a book.

Kill-a-Watt Electricity Usage Meter

Blood Pressure Monitors

Firewood Moisture Meter


Trekking Poles


Lawn Games, including Bocce, Cornhole and Ladder Ball

Jigsaw Puzzles

Board Games

Orion Starblast 4.5” Reflecting Telescope


Richmond Free Library now offers a portable table-top telescope for checkout with your library card! Our Orion Starblast 4.5” Reflecting Telescope was purchased through the Vermont Astronomical Society, which supports libraries by setting up these special telescopes and offering training and repairs.

More about our telescope, including a user’s manual here.

How to Borrow:
Richmond cardholders may place a hold in our online catalog or stop in to check it out for a period of up to 7 days. The telescope is not renewable and a late fee of $5 per day will be assessed.
Borrowers must be 18 or older and sign our Telescope Lending Agreement.

Telescope Basics from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society