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Library of Things

Library of Things is privately funded by donations.

The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional library items that complement the Cary Memorial Library’s mission to ignite curiosity, facilitate lifelong learning, and connect our community. The purpose of the Library of Things is to provide diverse opportunities for learning and engagement.

Patrons who borrow a Thing agree to abide by the Cary Memorial Library’s Library of Things lending guidelines below. Things must be checked out and returned in Lexington, and may be requested by Lexington residents. Things circulate for 2 weeks ($1.00/day overdue).

  • Need a mobile hotspot? Borrow ours.
  • Keen on learning the ukelele? Try ours.
  • Curious about games? Play ours.

Further information about this collection can be found in Library of Things Collection Development Policy and Guidelines for Borrowing and Use


  • Cassette to Digital Converter
  • Film Slide Scanner
  • GoPro Camera
  • Portable Image Scanner
  • Portable Record Player
  • Roku Express+
  • Roku Streaming Stick

Board Games

  • Apples to Apples
  • Bang! The Bullet!
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Catan Expansion
  • Pandemic
  • Superfight

Home & Assistive

  • Kill A Watt 1
  • Kill A Watt 2
  • Mobile Hotspot

Recreation & Crafts

  • Lap Loom
  • Scrabble Clock
  • Sewing Machine
  • Ukulele

Science & Technology

  • Code-A-Pillar
  • Digital Microscope
  • Ozobot
  • Telescope