Library of Things

A Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional items which are available for loan at the library.

Check out the items below, now available to borrow at the East Meadow Library!

Please review the following terms for borrowing Library of Things items: 

  • Library of Things items can only be borrowed with an East Meadow Adult Card
  • Limit of 2 items per card at one time
  • Library of Things items are NOT to be returned in the book drop
  • Items are reservable on a first come first served basis

Have a suggestion for an item to add to our Library of Things? Click here to fill out our suggestion form.

Any questions? Please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.


Badminton Set

Image of a badminton set including four badminton rackets, two birdies, and a partial image of a net and supports.

This go-to, complete badminton set is a perfect gift for the whole family that can be enjoyed by all ages for unforgettable outdoor fun. The net is 20′ x 1.5′ long and stands 5′ tall so you can easily fit many players at once.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Badminton Set:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Badminton Set please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual


Bingo Set

Image of the Regal Deluxe Bingo Set. This image included pictures of the Regal Bingo Box, 50 Bingo cards, assorted colored bingo chips, a master bingo board and a rotary bingo cage filled with bingo balls.

This Regal Bingo Deluxe Bingo Set has everything you need to play the perfect game of Bingo. It includes an 8-inch steel rotary bingo cage, a master board, 75 multi-color bingo calling balls, 50 large print bingo cards, and colorful bingo chips.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Bingo Set:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Bingo Set please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual


Binoculars: Celestron Skymaster 20×80 Binoculars with Tripod

Astronomy binoculars which are ideal for astronomical observing at night. Tripod included for a stable, shake-free view.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the telescope:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Binoculars please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.


Bluetooth Speaker: JBL Flip 5

Image of a JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Waterproof Bluetooth speaker with 12 hours of playing time. Premium JBL sound quality.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Bluetooth speaker:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Bluetooth Speaker please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual
Troubleshooting


Bubble Machine

Image of a Bubble Machine.

Fully automatic bubble machine with 10 spinning wands, 2 speeds levels & powerful built-in motor which can create 10,000 bubbles per minute. Perfect bubble maker for family fun and outdoor activities.

Bubble Solution Not Included.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Bubble Machine:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Bubble Machine please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Bubble Machine Instructions


Car Diagnostic Tool: MotoPower MP69033 OBDII Reader

Image of the Motopower MP69033 Car Diagnostic tool.

Practical multi-function code reader that can help you determine the cause of check engine lights and error codes, as well as check VIN and vehicle information. 

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Car Diagnostic Tool:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Car Diagnostic Tool please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual
FAQ


Cornhole

Picture of a portable cornhole set. Shows two cornhole boards, one red one blue. Image also shows eight bean bags, four red and four blue, eight yellow ground stakes and a picture of the carrying bag.

Portable and collapsible cornhole set with convenient carrying bag. A family game for people of all ages who can play indoors and outdoors. Perfect to pack up for the beach or to set-up in the backyard.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Cornhole game:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Cornhole game please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Cornhole Game Instructions
Cornhole Assembly & Collapsing Instructions


Cricut EasyPress 2

Image of the Cricut EasyPress 2.

Get pro-level heat-transfer results with Cricut EasyPress 2 (9×9), the speed of a heat press and the convenience of an iron. Control temperature up to 400 ºF and set the timer to take on just about any heat transfer project that comes your way.

What is included when you borrow the Cricut EasyPress 2:

  • Cricut EasyPress Mat

Materials are NOT included when you borrow the Cricut EasyPress 2.

The Cricut EasyPress 2 uses extreme heat. Please use caution while using the Cricut EasyPress 2.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Cricut EasyPress 2:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Cricut EasyPress 2 please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instructions and Instructional Videos


Cricut Explore 3

Image of a Cricut Explore 3.

Let your creativity and imagination soar with the new Cricut Explore 3 that’s smarter & faster, and holds a supremacy in achieving astonishing cuts, scores, drawings & more with ultimate precision & jaw-dropping speed. The included Premium Fine-Point Blade lets crafters make precise, intricate cuts from a variety of popular materials like cardstock, vinyl decal, iron-on and more. Also works with glitter paper, cork, and bonded fabric.

What is included when you borrow the Cricut Explore 3:

  • Cricut Fine-Point Blade and Cricut Deep-Point Blade
  • Cricut Mats (One StandardGrip, One LightGrip and One StrongGrip)
  • Basic Cricut tools including scissors, spatula, tweezer, weeder, scraper and brayer
  • Cricut Scoring Stylus

Materials are NOT included when you borrow the Cricut Explore 3.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Cricut Explore 3:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Cricut Explore 3 please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instructions and Instructional Videos


Cricut Hat Press

Image of a Cricut Hat Press, a form press, strong tape and insulated safety base.

Get pro-level heat-transfer results on hats with Cricut Hat Press. Features a curved, ceramic-coated heat plat for iron-on, Infusible Ink & sublimation projects. Cycle through 3 heat settings or send time & temperature settings via the Cricut Heat app.

What is included when you borrow the Cricut Hat Press:

  • Cricut Hat Pressing Form
  • Heat Tape

Materials are NOT included with the Cricut Hat Press.

The Cricut Hat Press uses extreme heat. Please use caution while using the Cricut Hat Press.

The Cricut Hat Pressing Form contains tree nuts. Do not use if you are allergic to tree nuts.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Cricut Hat Press:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Cricut Hat Press please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instructions and Instructional Videos


Digital Film Scanner: Kodak Slide N Scan

Image of the Kodak Slide N Scan digital film scanner.

The Kodak Slide N Scan lets you view, edit and convert your old color and B&W negatives in 135, 110, 126mm and 50mm slides to digital files. The 5″ LCD display allows for instant previewing and editing of scanned photos. 

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Digital Film Scanner:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Digital Film Scanner please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual
Instructional Video


Digital Luggage Scale: Etekcity EL 11

Image of an Etekcity Digital Luggage Scale Model No. EL11

Get accurate weight measurements up to 110lb with this easy to read, lightweight digital luggage scale.  

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Digital Luggage Scale:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Digital Luggage Scale please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual


Digital Multimeter: Kaiweets KM100

Image of a Kaiweets KM100 Digital Multimeter, red and black probes and storage case.

This multimeter can test AC/DC Voltage, DC current (not AC current), resistance, continuity and diode measurement.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Digital Multimeter:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Digital Multimeter please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual
Instructional Video


Full Media Recorder: DigitNow! Manual Video Grabber

Image of the DigitNow! Full Media Recorder.

Capture video from VCR’s, VHS Tapes, Hi8, Camcorder, DVD, TV BOX & Gaming Systems, no computer or software required. Software is not included.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Full Media Recorder:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Full Media Recorder please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual


Giant Jenga

Image of a giant jenga playing set. The image includes a picture of a jenga tower, a carrying case for the jenga game, a large wooden die and a scoring board and dry erase marker.

This 54 timber block Jenga set which grows to over 4 ft. is a great size for a group without being too large for indoor play. As an additional bonus, the large yard games set includes 8 blocks that printed numbers, custom rules sheet and a dice. Enjoy the option of using these to change up the game.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Giant Jenga:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Giant Jenga please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual


Infrared Thermometer: Etekcity Lasergrip 774

Get quick and accurate measurements using the Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Infrared Thermometer. With a wide temperature range and durable exterior, the Lasergrip is perfect for any project. 

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Infrared Thermometer:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Infrared Thermometer please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual
Instructional Video


Insta360 One X2

Image of the front and back of the Insta360 One X2 camera. The rear of the camera features a small round screen with an image of a snowboarder.

Unlock a world of creative possibilities with a pocket 360 action camera that shoots, stabilizes and edits 5.7K 360 video for you. No extra gear needed. Invisible selfie stick with built in tripod included.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Insta360 One X2:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Insta360 One X2 please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Insta360 One X2 Instructions
Insta360 One X2 Extensive Tutorial Video


Laser Distance Measure: Bosch GLM 20

Image of the Bosch GLM 20 Laser Distance Measure.

The Bosch BLAZE GLM 20 laser measure is an easier, faster and more accurate way to measure. It delivers laser precision technology and real-time measurement mode, taking instant and reliable measurements up to 65 ft.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Laser Distance Measure:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Laser Distance Measure please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual
Instructional Video


Laser Level: Prexiso Cross Line Laser Level

Prexiso Cross Line Laser Level image. Also pictured in the image is a tripod, carrying case, safety glasses and batteries.

360° horizontal beam easily projects a line to cover the wall and ceiling. Projects bright horizontal, vertical & cross ​lines onto flat surfaces and has a 3 mode laser line can be switched independently.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Laser Level:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Laser Level please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual


Metal Detector

Image of a green metal detector with a collapsible shovel and case. Close up of metal detector screen. Image of gold coins and headphones also.

Professional metal detector with four modes, waterproof and with 10″ depth detection. Portable and lightweight with adjustable height and an intuitive LCD display, this metal detector is perfect for beginners and pro’s.

Headphones and shovel are NOT included with the metal detector.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Metal Detector:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Metal Detector please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Metal Detector Instructions


Metal Stamping Kit

This kit includes all the essential tools to start hand stamping metal jewelry and keepsakes.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Metal Stamping Kit:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Metal Stamping Kit please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual


Mobile Hotspots

A mobile hotspot device enables users to connect to the internet using a small box with a cell phone data plan that they can bring with them wherever they go.

Please read the following conditions for checking out a mobile hotspot:

  • 14 day loan (from your pick-up date)
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge
  • Limited to 1 checkout per household in a 30 day period

Click here for more information about the hotspot lending program.

Reserve a Mobile Hotspot


Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch is designed to fit your life, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. Dock your system to enjoy HD gaming on your TV. Flip the stand to share the screen, then share the fun with a multiplayer game. Pick it up and play with the Joy-Con™ controllers attached to enjoy the 6.2″ LCD touch screen.

Games are NOT included with the Nintendo Switch, but they are available to borrow from the Young Adult Room. Click here to check out the Switch games we have at East Meadow.

What is included with the Nintendo Switch:

  • Nintendo Switch Device and Console
  • Four JoyCon Handles
  • JoyCon Charging Grip
  • Pro Controller

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Nintendo Switch:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Nintendo Switch please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Nintendo Switch Online Manuals
Nintendo Switch Tutorial Videos


Portable CD/DVD Drive

Image of an external CD/DVD drive.

5-in-1 CD/DVD Drive, this external CD/DVD drive has an independent SD/TF card slot, 2 USB ports and micro USB ports. It can transfer photos, videos or music directly from SD / TF card into the computer, USB Hard Drive and flash drive. Read and write with this CD/DVD Drive. compatible with Windows 11/ 10/ 8.1/ 7/ XP, Linux and all versions of Mac OS. You can use external CD/DVD drive on almost all computers such as MacBook Pro/Air, iMac, Mac Mini, Laptop, and Desktop, PC.

This external drive is NOT meant for iPads, tablets, projectors, TV’s, Chrome OS, cars or smart phones.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Portable CD/DVD Drive:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Portable CD/DVD Drive please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Portable CD/DVD Drive Instructions


Portable Studio Tent

Image of a Glendan 12x12 Portable Studio tent.

This 12 in. x 12 in. light box features 112 high-quality LED light beads with a dimmable range of 0%-100%. Easily adjust the brightness for the desired lighting effect. Its multiple openings design allows you to choose any photo shooting position. The Portable Studio Tent includes 6 detachable backgrounds (White/Black/Orange/Blue/Green/Red) made of thick PVC. These sturdy backdrops are wrinkle-free, making it effortless to change background colors and create various shooting scenes.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Portable Studio Tent:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Portable Studio Tent please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual


Projector & Screen

Image of a projector with a background of numerous streaming apps and popular movie images.

Equipped with HDMI, AV, USB, 3.5mm headphone interface, this smart projector is compatible with TV Boxes, TV Sticks, Laptops, Tablets, USB Flash Drive, etc. With a resolution of 1920*1080, a brightness of 9500L, and a dynamic contrast ratio of up to 10000:1, this projector shows a clearer, brighter and richer picture. This projector circulates with a 120″ screen and accompanying screen stand.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Projector & Screen:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Projector & Screen please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Projector Instruction Manual
Projector Screen Setup Instructions
Projector Screen Setup Video


Ring Light

Image of a ring light on an extendable tripod.

10″ Ring Light with 3 color and 10 brightness settings. This Ring Light also comes with a bluetooth remote to control your camera, a tripod that can extend to 62″ and an attachment to hold your cell phone.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Ring Light:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Ring Light please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual
Bluetooth Remote Instructions


Sewing Machine: Singer M2100

Image of a Singer M2100 sewing machine.

Sew garments, piece quilts, create crafts or do simple mending with the reliable Singer sewing machine. Includes stitches for key sewing techniques: straight stitch, zigzag, blind hem stitch, multi-step zigzag, decorative scallop and a four-step buttonhole.

What is included when you borrow the Sewing Machine:

  • Darning Plate
  • Quilting Guide Bar
  • 2 Bobbins
  • Zipper Foot
  • Button Foot
  • Buttonhole Foot
  • Brush/Seam Ripper
  • Extra Needle

Materials are NOT included with the Sewing Machine.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Sewing Machine:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Sewing Machine please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instructions and Instructional Videos


Stud Finder: Zircon A150

Image of a Zircon A150 Stud Finder.

The Zircon StudSensor A150 makes scanning easy with its newly designed ergonomic grip. The tool’s StudScan finds shallower wood or metal studs up to 3/4 in. deep. This stud finder also features DeepScan and WireWarning Detection.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Stud Finder:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Stud Finder please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual
Instructional Video


Telescope: Orion Starblast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope

Image of an Orion Starblast 4.5" Reflector Telescope

Compact grab-and-go telescope designed for entry-level and intermediate astronomy enthusiasts.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the telescope:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Telescope please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual


Tire Inflator

Image of a VacLife Tire Inflator along with four attachments for the tire inflator.

The VacLife tire inflator portable air compressor features dual power, AC/DC with 12V car cigarette lighter plug as well as 120V wall plug for the home outlet. The VacLife tire inflator provides easy inflation and includes four additional attachments and a high volume hose.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the Tire Inflator:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the Tire Inflator please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual


USB/USC Card Reader

Image of the Beikell USB/USC Card Reader.

Equipped with a total of four card slots for SD/TF/CF/MS this card reader supports reading and writing to 4 cards simultaneously, avoiding repeating card insertion and removal. With both USB C and USB 3.0 ports this reader provides high speed data transfer.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the USB/USC Card Reader:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the USB/USC Card Reader please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Instruction Manual


World Travel Adapter Kit

Image of the Ceptics world travel adapted kit which included the main unit with two standard U.S. outlets, two USB outlets and a micro USB cable. Also pictured in the image are the various adapter types included in the kit.

Built in surge protection and equipped with 2 USA outlets, 2 USB ports and a micro USB cable this kit is perfect for the world traveler. Included in this kit are 6 types of international adapters, Type C, Type G, Type B, Type I, Type E/F and Type A.

Please read the following conditions for checking out the World Travel Adapter Kit:

  • 14 day loan
  • Not renewable
  • Reservable
  • $5 per day overdue charge

To reserve the World Travel Adapter Kit please call the Reference Desk at 516-794-2570, option 2.

Adapter Country Chart