Library of Things

Bakeware

Click here to see our circulating bakeware collection.

Birdwatching Kits

Manlius Library circulates three birdwatching kits, complete with binoculars, a CD of birdsongs, and Peterson’s Bird Guide. They circulate for 3 weeks and carry a late fine of $1 per day.

CNYFi

Click here to read about our circulating internet kits, so you can borrow wireless internet for any location where there is a cellular signal.

e-Readers & Tablets

Manlius patrons may borrow and take home one of several e-readers and tablets pre-loaded with select popular titles. These devices include:

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Amazon Kindle Fire
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
  • iPad Air
  • Nook Simple Touch
  • Samsung Nook

Patrons must have a Manlius Library card in good standing. Devices circulate for 2 weeks and are non-holdable and non-renewable.

Kill-a-Watt

Do you have out-of-control electricity bills and can’t figure out why? Borrow our Kill-a-Watt device to track electricity usage per outlet. Many appliances, including laptops and phone chargers, use standby power that can add up around the house. The Kill-a-Watt monitor can help you figure out which energy hogs should be unplugged when not in use. The Kill-a-Watt is non-holdable and non-renewable.

Park Passes

Manlius Library circulates one Empire Pass for unlimited day-use vehicle entry to any New York State Park, which include Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, Clark Reservation State Park in Jamesville, and Chittenango Falls State Park in Cazenovia. This pass is non-holdable and non-renewable. It circulates for three days and carries a $5 per day late fine.

The library also circulates two Onondaga County Park passes, good for free admission into county parks as listed below. Fees for other programs or activities at the parks are not covered by the pass. These passes are non-holdable and non-renewable. They each circulate for three days and carry a $5 per day late fine. 

Onondaga County Park Passes can be used at:

  • Beaver Lake Nature Center (one vehicle)
  • Highland Forest (up to four visitors)
  • Jamesville Beach Park (one personal vehicle)
  • Oneida Shores Park (one personal vehicle)
  • Pratt’s Falls Park (up to four visitors)
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo (up to four visitors)

Manlius Library also has limited free park passes to the Stone Quarry Art Park in Cazenovia. Stop by the front desk to pick one up.

Roku

Manlius Library offers two circulating Roku+ Express streaming sticks.  Each Roku is available to circulate for two weeks and is non-holdable and non-renewable.

Each is loaded with subscriptions to Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Showtime, Kanopy, hoopla, and Starz, plus free content like Crackle and PBS.  This means you can watch brand new shows as they air on these paid services.

Starling by VersaMe

How many words does your baby hear every day?   Research shows that the more words spoken to a child between birth and 4 years, the more likely they are to reach their potential. The Starling counts your words (without recording) so you always know you’re saying enough.

Use the silicone clip to attach the Starling to your child’s shirt, jacket or pants. Simply talk to your baby. Without recording, the Starling counts your words and filters out background noise including radio and TV. With a corresponding smartphone app, Starling gives you your word count, along with tips and activities to keep you talking.

Stop by the children’s desk to check out one of these devices and track your child’s verbal exposure for a few weeks.  Are you on track?  Could you use a reminder to chat with your little one more often?  Try it out!

TV Antenna

Want to cut the cord from cable TV? Check out our circulating TV antenna to find over-the-air broadcast options and see if it’s a good fit for your needs.