Library of Things

Libraries have more than books! Your Library card allows you to check out these items.

All Library of Thing items should be returned to the circulation desk.

Fishing Poles: There are four (4) fishing poles that can be checked out for two (2) weeks at a time.

Wi-Fi Hotspots: There are three (3) T-Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots available for checkout. The loan period is for two (2) weeks and is renewable based on availability. Up to 15 devices can be connected at any time, allowing the whole family free internet access. Great for travel too!

Museum Passes: These passes were generously donated by the Friends of the Putnam Valley Library. Each pass can be taken out for 4 days.

  • Storm King: Pass good for free admission during public hours for six (6) people per vehicle; children under five (5) do not need to be counted in total.
  • Empire Pass: Free entry for one vehicle and occupants for most of New York’s state-operated parks and recreational facilities. Visit Day-use entry only. Not valid for special events
  • Boscobel: offers up to four (4) guests access to the grounds and/or to a house tour if the house is open. Reservations are required for tours.
  • Hudson River Museum: Free admission for two (2) adults and up to six (6) children or grandchildren to the Museum’s galleries. Free Planetarium Tickets for two adults and up to six (6) children or grandchildren to the Museum’s galleries. Free Glenview Tour Tickets for two adults and up to six children or grandchildren. 15% discount in the Museum Shop.
  • Intrepid Museum: Free admission for two (2) adults and two (2) children. Access to the express, Members-only admission line, Discounted guest tickets: $ adult, $ 13 child, 10% discount on Family Memberships for library patrons.
  • American Museum of Natural History: Two (2) vouchers per year per household as long as supplies last. Each voucher can be redeemed for free admission to the museum and one special exhibition or show of the patron’s choice.  To use the voucher, reservations must be made online ahead of time.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: This pass entitles one family (defined as a group of up to five individuals) free admission to the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum ONLY. Visit the Library to pick up guest pass or email and guest pass will be sent to you.

Seed Library: Each household is welcome to take 3-5 seeds from six (6) different seed packets. These are open-pollinated and/or heirloom seeds.  We ask that seeds be collected from any of the plants grown. Any seeds returned should be clearly labeled with identifying information.

Games: Can be checked out for four (4) weeks at a time. Chess, Chutes and Ladders, Scrabble, Connect 4, Yahtzee, Mah-Jongg, Bana-grams, Othello, Mummy Rummy, Go Game Set, Dominoes, Mille Bornes, Upwords, and Jenga.