Library of Things

Have you seen our Library of Things?  All the items below are now available for checkout, just like a book or movie! 

How do I check out an item?

Each item has a display case, currently located right across from the main desk.  Bring the display case of the item you want to the desk when you’re ready to check out.  We’ll give you the item, check it out on your card, and you’re all set!

How do I return an item?

Library of Things items must be returned to the main desk of the Topsfield Town Library.  Some of these items are expensive and/or have loose parts that could get lost.  Due to these reasons, they cannot be returned to any other library, or to the book drop.

Can I reserve an item?

Items from our Library of Things can be reserved, but must be picked up in Topsfield.  They cannot be delivered to another library for pickup.

How long do I get to borrow the item?

All items except for puzzles can be checked out for two weeks.  Puzzles can be checked out for three weeks.  Items cannot be renewed.

Items in our Library of Things


Civics and Citizenship Toolkit

This toolkit, provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), contains guidebooks, DVDs, and study materials for new immigrants who are interested in learning more about the United States or are preparing for the USCIS Naturalization Test.

Kill-a-Watt Meter

The Kill-a-Watt meter is an electricity usage monitor.  Connect any appliance to the meter, and it will display energy use in killowatt-hours.  Find out how efficient your appliances are, and use the included guidebook to learn how to save electricity.


Remember our Community Puzzle?  This wooden jigsaw puzzle was set up in the Periodical Room and was completed by our patrons!  We’ve since purchased a new puzzle for patrons to work on at the library, so this one is now disassembled and available for you to complete at home.


Stamp Kits

We currently have four stamp kits available for checkout.  Each comes with a small collection of rubber stamps, as well as an ink pad and stamp cleaner.  Borrow Botanical Blooms, Cats, Eastern Influences, or Greetings and get started making your own homemade cards, scrapbooks, or other paper crafts!



Borrow one of three ukuleles from the library!  These four-stringed instruments are said to be one of the easiest instruments to learn.  We also have a collection of how-to-play books available for checkout, as well as an instructional DVD.