The library will be closed on Monday, April 15th in observance of Patriots Day. Normal operations will resume at all temporary locations on Tuesday, April 16th.
The library's temporary locations are at the Beech Street Center and the E.C. Benton Library. For more information, including hours of operation, please click here.

Children’s Library of Things

 

The Children’s Library of Things is a growing collection of non-traditional items that can be checked out the same way as ordinary library media. Current items available for checkout include science equipment and toy sets. Be on the lookout for new additions coming soon!

Belmont cardholders can check the availability and place a hold on any of our things by clicking on its image. You can also call the children’s desk, 617-993-2880, for more information or assistance.

 

Purple header bar, "Recreational Things"
Blue background with a geometric icon in the upper left. "Try building with these magnetic connecting tiles!" A purple button labeled "Request this thing".
Magnatiles
Blue background with a train icon in the upper left. "Design your own train tracks!" A purple button labeled "Request this thing".
Train Set
Blue background with a snowflake icon in the upper left. "Mold snow into fun shapes with our snow mold kits!" A purple button labeled "Request this thing".
Snow Mold
Blue background with a Rubiks Cube icon in the upper left. "Learn how to solve a Rubiks Cube!" A purple button labeled "Request this thing".
Rubiks Cube
Blue background with a swiss cheese icon in the upper left. "Play kitchen with toy food and kitchen accessories!" A purple button labeled "Request this thing".
Kitchen Set
Blue background with a pen icon in the upper left. "Doodle on an eraseable drawing tablet!" A purple button labeled "Request this thing".
DoodlePro
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Purple header bar, "Science Things"
Blue background with a speaker icon in the upper left. "Highlight printed text for the reader pen to read aloud!" A purple button labeled "Request this thing".
Reader Pen
Blue background with an icon in the upper left representing "coding". "Learn how coding works with the Code-a-pillar!" A purple button labeled "Request this thing".
Code-a-pillar
Blue background with a binoculars icon in the upper left. "Use our binoculars to explore the great outdoors!" A purple button labeled "Request this thing".
Kids Binoculars
Blue background with a microscope icon in the upper left. "Explore the natural world with this toy microscope!" A purple button labeled "Request this thing".
Toy Microscope
Blue background with a microscope icon in the upper left. "Cubetto: A toy robot teaching kids code and computer programming." A purple button labeled "Request this thing".
Cubetto
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