Circulating Puzzles

Put the Pieces Back Together!

*this is a circulating item that can be checked out of the library. Circulating puzzles are located upstairs on display in the Judy Williams Reading Room.

   Puzzles are available to check out from the library. An ongoing community puzzle is usually in progress at the back of the main room. Help us complete it!

   All puzzles are available for circulation and kept in the library's front reading room. They circulate for 3 weeks, with no renewals. You can browse our available circulating puzzles online as well.  


   Please note: This item can not be placed on hold or returned in the outside bin. For more information or to further inquire about puzzles, e-mail Library Director Ryan Donovan at rdonovan@cwmars.org.
 
Unfinished puzzleCompleted hot air balloon puzzleCompleted Book puzzleCompleted picnic puzzle

Library Telescopes

Gaze the Stars!

*this is a circulating item that can be checked out of the library. Circulating telescops must be checked out and returned at the Main Floor Circulation Desk upstairs.

Circulating Telescope   This compact and easy-to-use telescope can be borrowed from the library just as you would a book or a movie.

   The library has circulating telescopes. Each telescope circulates for 3 weeks with no renewals. They are not reservable, but available on a firstcome, first-served basis.


   Part of the Adopt-A-Library Telescope initiative from the Aldrich Astonomical Society. One was funded by the Southborough Cultural Arts Council with help from The Friends of the Southborough Library, while the other was donated by MathWorks in Natick

   Please note: the telescope can't be retured in the outside bin. For more information or to further inquire about requesting a telescope, e-mail Library Director Ryan Donovan at rdonovan@cwmars.org.


Activity Kit Backpacks

Bring home activities for kids!

*this is a circulating item that can be checked out of the library. Circulating backpacks must be checked out in the Children's Room downstairs.activity backpack from Children's Room

Bring home your very own activity kit backpack! You will find an array of backpacks filled with activities in the downstairs Children's Room which can be checked out using your library card and brought home for hours of fun together. 

Each backpack has a theme, including indoor fun, farm animals, cats, dogs, the human body and more. You will find different items inside, such as books, puppets, stuffed animals, toys and games.

Make sure to try this fun way to learn at home and browse our circulating backpacks for availability. 
Please note: This item can not be placed on hold or returned in the outside bin. For more information, e-mail Children's Librarian Kim Ivers.



 

Gardening Kits

Why Buy When You Can Borrow?

*this is a circulating item that can be checked out of the library. Circulating garden kits must be checked out and returned at the Main Floor Circulation Desk upstairs. 

Library Gardening Kit   If you are looking for some special tools to help your garden flourish, look no further! You can now borrow a gardening kit from the Southborough Library. These helpful kits include 2 trowels, a mini rake, a small seat, clippers, as well as garden gloves.  

  The gardening kits can be checked out and brought home for 3 weeks, no renewals. You can search our catalog and visit our Main Floor Circulation Desk upstairs to ask about borrowing this item.

   These garden kits were made possible by a grant from the Library Services & Technology Act distributed by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  


   Please note: This item can not be placed on hold or returned in the outside bin. For more information or to further inquire about requesting a garden kit, e-mail Library Director Ryan Donovan at rdonovan@cwmars.org.
 

Circulating Ukuleles

Make Some Music!

*this is a circulating item that can be checked out of the library. Circulating ukuleles must be checked out in the Teen Room downstairs.

ukulele   Ukuleles are now available for checkout! It is always a great time to try something new and this fun and easy-to-learn instrument will not disappoint. Simply stop by the Southborough Library to borrow this brand new and charming instrument.

   Most popular songs can be easily adapted for the uku
lele. Its small size makes this a great choice for for adults and children alike. This is also great opportunity if you looking for a laid-back, approachable instrument and up for learning something new or want to continue to practice.

   Search our catalog to see if a ukulele is available to check out and bring home here. The box comes with a ukulele, a bag, and tuner. They can be borrowed for 3 weeks, no renewals.

   Please note: 
This item can not be placed on hold or returned in the outside bin. For more information or to further inquire about requesting a ukulele, e-mail Library Director Ryan Donovan at rdonovan@cwmars.org.

Chess Sets

Get gaming!

*this is a circulating item that can be checked out of the library. Circulating chess sets must be checked out in the Teen Room downstairs.
chess set
   Did you know chess is a great way to bring people together, teaches discipline, helps people to learn how to win and lose, develops problem-solving skills and can help you focus? The Southborough Library is a great place to learn something new and have the chance to be part of a community at the same time!

   We invite patrons who are beginners just learning this fun game and advanced players looking to fine tune their skills to use our circulating chess sets that include a timer. The chess sets are now available for check out and use in the Southborough library which you can find downstairs in the Teen Room.  

   The set includes a fabric board and pieces. We also provide instructions for how to play if you are new to chess or would like to reference the rules while playing.
 

  Please note: This item can not be placed on hold or returned in the outside bin. For more information or to further inquire about chess sets, e-mail Library Director Ryan Donovan at rdonovan@cwmars.org.
 

Board Games

Ready, Set, Game!

*this is a non circulating item that cannot be checked out of the library. Items can be checked out to patrons for internal use In Library Use Only.

The Southborough Library has a new set of activties available for patrons: board games! You don't have to win to have fun with friends or family, it is all about enjoying each other's company in a welcoming community. 

Board games
 
 Patrons can check out a game from our selection of board games to borrow and play here at the library. You can search out catalog and find the board games in our Teen Room downstairs. Board game options include:

     Trivial Pursuit
     Bacon-opoly
     Candyland
     Labyrinth and more!

 
Please note: all board games are *for in Library use only* and must be returned to a circulation desk when you are finished. For more information or to further inquire about board games, e-mail Library Director Ryan Donovan at rdonovan@cwmars.org.
 

Energy Use Meter

Available for Checkout

*this is a circulating item that can be checked out of the library. Circulating chess sets must be checked out in the Teen Room downstairs.Energy Usage Meter - Kill A Watt®    
You can measure the electrical usage of your household appliances with the Kill-a-Watt kit from National Grid.

   How it works: Connect the meter to an outlet, then plug a device or appliance into the meter. The meter's screen will display how much electricity the device or appliance is using. Try it out on your TV, stereo, computer and other electronics.

   There's also a booklet with the kit that includes energy conservation tips and information about energy savings rebates and program available through National Grid and Mass Save. Browse our catalog to check availability.
 
  
Please note: This item can not be placed on hold or returned in the outside bin. For more information or to further inquire about the meter, e-mail Library Director Ryan Donovan at rdonovan@cwmars.org.