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Library of Things: Science

PLEASE NOTE: Library of Things items are not available for pickup at this time.

 Cary Library of Things: Birding Kit

Our birding kit contains binoculars and field guides to help you discover birds across New England.

Just pack a water bottle and a notebook to record your sightings, and go!


  • Sibley Birds East
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England
  • Trail Guide to Lexington’s Conservation Land
  • Lexington Alive: An Introduction to Familiar Species
  • Across Lexington trail map

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  Cary Library of Things: Digital Microscope

Collectors and explorers can magnify up to 250x!

Features include an LED light, flexible arm stand, and camera to record images and video.

To operate, connect via USB to a computer; download optional software for more features!


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 Cary Library of Things: Metal Detector

Want to find buried treasure?

This professional metal detector from National Geographic is lightweight, portable, and easy to use.

Hone your skills with the included book, Metal Detecting: A Beginner’s Guide by Mark Smith.

Time to start exploring! 


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 Cary Library of Things: Rock Kit
Expand your geological horizons!

This rock kit includes 50 specimens, including igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, ores, gemstones, and minerals.

Check out the included rock list and study guide to learn more about each sample!


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  Cary Library of Things: Telecope

Calling all astronomers — the compact Orion StarBlast 4.5 telescope is for you! 

Spend hours exploring our solar system using the pocket constellation guide. Bonus: includes red LED headlamp for night vision!

NOTE: Patron must be 18 or older and must sign lending agreement to check out this item.

This item is heavy to lift and oversized.

Telescope in rubber tote: approx. 30 x 20 x 17 inches; 15 lbs.

The telescope is made available through the Aldrich Astronomical Society's Adopt-A-Library program.


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