Find Us On Facebook

News From the City of Longmont

Citywide News

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

We have a wide variety of news items and they are displayed below initially by the most recent date first, but if you prefer, you can sort them by Category and/or Departments.

Subscribe: To receive an email of news items that we send out to our subscribers, sign-up for our News eNotifications and choose the news categories that you are interested in receiving.

Archived News: News that was published three (3) months or longer will appear in the Archived News area. The link is directly below the drop-down menus.

Library Launches New "Library of Things" Collection

Why buy when you can borrow?

Post Date:07/22/2019

The Library has a collection of useful household things to borrow.

A library that loans out only books? How very quaint! As libraries continue to evolve to answer the needs of their communities, the types of materials they offer on loan has grown dramatically, and the Longmont Public Library is no exception. Joining the likes of Experience Bags and Discovery Passes is a new “Library of Things” collection – a group of useful items that may be borrowed by anyone with a Longmont Public Library card. Need a WiFi hotspot to do homework or research at home? We have four. Dabbling in music and want to see if the ukulele is a good fit? We’ve got ‘em! Need a projector for that upcoming HOA meeting? Stop by and borrow one of ours. We also have telescopes, DVD/Blu-ray players, and GoPro cameras to loan. All for free with just your library card, thanks to generous funding from the Friends of the Longmont Library. And that’s just the beginning – we plan to add more to this collection over time, so let us know what you’d like to borrow.

Of course, there are rules, and they can be found on the new Library of Things webpage, along with a button link to reserve the item of your choice. So, take a look, try it out, and be sure to let us know what you think.

The Friends of the Longmont Library generously support library programs and services.

Return to full list >>
View Full Site