Most items can now be found in the NH State Library Catalog. For assistance please contact circulation at
These items are available for circulation to any NH Public Library. If you are a New Hampshire school or other organization that would like to borrow any items from the Library of Things, please see your local public library to request.
Modeled after a collection in the Vermont Department of Libraries ABLE Library, the New Hampshire State Library now has the following to borrow:
Borrow a High Contrast & Sensory Pack:
Scanning Dictionary Pen (2)
Looking Closely Outdoor Learning Class Kit
This kit was curated and created by teachers Megan Zeni, Sarah Regan and Lauren MacLean. Megan and Sarah are job share partners teaching entirely outdoors in a K-7 garden classroom. Megan shares these experiences of outdoor play and learning on Instagram and Twitter at @roomtoplay. Lauren is a K-7 mentoring support teacher who has a love for playing, learning, and teaching outdoors. She is the host of the Mentoring Nature Connections podcast and author of Me and My Sit Spot.
Each kit includes book specific lesson sparks, guiding questions, and curricular connections for looking closely outdoors. Spend less time planning and more time exploring outdoors with your learners!
This kit includes:
All of this comes in a backpack made from recycled pop bottles:
The NH State Library has 2 Multi-generational kits and 2 Younger Audience kits. Contact Deborah Dutcher to borrow.
OSMO and Ipad kits ready for circulation: To borrow search OSMO in the NH State Library catalog. Loan is for 6 weeks but may be requested for longer.
OSMO Kit #1 Little Genius
Ages 3-5 Pre-reading, storytelling, and fine motor skill development
Ipad #1, Osmo Base, 38 Silicone Sticks & Rings in Stackable Storage, 19 Costume Pieces in Stackable Storage, 1 Silicone Play Mat
Loaded games: ABC, Squiggle Magic, Costume Party, Stories
OSMO Kit #2 Genius
Ages 6-10 Problem solving, spelling, puzzles and math
Ipad #2, Osmo Base, 7 Tangram Pieces in Stackable Storage, 40 Number Tiles in Stackable Storage, 52 Word Tiles in Stackable Storage
Loaded games: Words, Numbers, Tangram, Newton, Masterpiece
OSMO Kit #3 Start Coding
Ages 5-10 Coding Basics, Sequencing, Loops and Problem Solving
Ipad #3, Osmo Base, 31 Coding Blocks
Loaded games: Coding Awbie, Coding Jam, Coding Due, Newton, Masterpiece
OSMO Kit #4 Creative Starter Kit
Ages 5-10 Drawing, Word Problems
Ipad #4, Osmo Base, Creative Board, 4 Dry Erase Markers, Microfiber Erase Pouch
OSMO Kit#5 Monster
Ages 5-10 Bring Your Drawings to Life
Ipad #5, Osmo Base, Creative Board, 4 Dry Erase Markers, Microfiber Erase Pouch
OSMO Kit#6 Pretend Play
(Pizza Co. & Detective Agency)
Ipad #6, Osmo Base; Pizza Co: Pizza Tray, Toppings and Money Tiles, Stackable Storage; Detective Agency: Magnifying Glass, Map Holder, 4 Double Sided Maps
The Sour Grape - Forgiveness & Compassion
The Cool Bean - Self-Esteem
The Smart Cookie - Confidence
The Couch Potato - Self-Management
The Bad Seed - Self-Acceptance
The Good Egg - Self-Care
The Traveling Kitchen contains common kitchen tools and appliances for a public library program. This kit was modeled on kits that the Culinary Literacy Center at the Philadelphia Free Library built for their branch libraries to utilize.
To borrow--contact Deborah Dutcher, Library Services Library.
UPDATE: 3/1/23 A second Traveling Kitchen has been ordered to circulate among NH Libraries.
Seeking to reverse negative narratives about immigration and to build a nation where we all belong, the nonprofit I’m Your Neighbor Books shares and builds conversations around children's books that depict immigrant and new generation families. Research shows that meeting one another on the page builds the welcoming skills of long-term Americans and creates a crucial sense of belonging for New Arrivals and their New Generations. Welcoming Library Curated Collection & Conversation Our signature project is the Welcoming Library, a curated 30-book, all-ages picture book collection that powerfully and uniquely depicts global, modern migration and the generations that build their lives in a new home. Each book contains a unique set of discussion questions written by I’m Your Neighbor Books and their cultural advisors. The ready-to-use questions, affixed to the endpapers, deepen the reader's social emotional response—building welcoming skills and increasing feelings of belonging
The Welcoming Library comes in two red totes. This special collection is available to be hosted at your library, school or organization. To borrow, contact Deborah Dutcher, Library Services Consultant. The New Hampshire State Library. The Welcoming Library kits were made possible with support from the Hesed Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services and New Hampshire Humanities.
Blocks Rock Deluxe Set - Your game set includes 24 solid wood blocks, 2 decks of cards, durable carrying case, a bell for gameplay
2 sets of 122 Medium Size black Imagination Playground bones that can be used to build a dinosaur from the past, a futuristic insect, or an alien from outer space.
2 sets of this tabletop set that includes 105 black Imagination Playground bones.
Each bones set comes with the Have You Seen My Dinosaur book
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library.