Youth Advisory Council

teen-pokemon1The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of volunteers, ages 11-17, who meet monthly to plan fun programs and fundraisers. Sometimes the fundraisers are for YAC, sometimes for the Library, and often they are to support organizations that help people.

YAC kids also help us choose new books, movies, music and video games for the Library’s Teen Space.   If you would like to see if YAC is right for you…feel free to join the group’s next scheduled meeting.  There is almost always pizza!

Interested in joining YAC?  Email Hannele at

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Next YAC meeting

YAC meetings are currently postponed until further notice.

  • Golf Practice NetGolf Practice Net
    Looking for a fun way to improve your game? This item from the Library of Things is sure to give you an advantage on the competition. Our portable Golf Practice Net comes with chipping target and carrying bag. You can borrow it with your library card and swing into success!
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  • Sewing MachineSewing Machine
    Looking to pick up a new hobby or give a big purchase a test run? You can borrow our sewing machine with your library card. Go ahead and get creative!
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  • TelescopeTelescope
    Everyone gives the credit to Galileo, but telescopes actually got their start in the Netherlands with spectacle makers who were studying the earth in the early 1600’s. Want to learn more? Check out this collection at the Library of Congress. With our telescope and your library card, there is a whole ...
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  • Disco LightDisco Light
    Looking to add some pizzazz to your home dance parties? You can borrow the disco light from the Library of Things. Plug it in, put on your dancing shoes, and dance the night away! Music not included (but why not add karaoke?)
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  • Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
    Need internet on the go? Borrow a mobile hotspot for online connection anywhere. It comes with a charger and easy to follow directions.
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  • Label MakerLabel Maker
    You don’t have to wait until Spring to do some organizing. With our easy-to-use label maker (instructions included), you’ll get your home or office ordered and tidy in no time at all.
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  • LaminatorLaminator
    The laminator might be the epitome of the Library of Things: you probably don’t need it all the time, but when you do, it’s indespensible. Make long-lasting, stain-resistant signs, checklists, instruction sheets, and more. Ten laminating sheets included with each checkout.
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  • Metal DetectorMetal Detector
    Whether you’re hunting for lost coins in the yard or hidden riches at your favorite beach, check out the Metal Detector from the Library of Things and see what kind of treasure you discover. Gold doubloons not included.
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  • UkuleleUkulele
    Looking to pick up a new hobby? The ukulele is a fantastic beginner instrument for any age. With a rich history that began in Hawaii in the 1800s, ukeleles have been used in all kinds of music including country, pop, and rock and roll.
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  • Travel AdapterTravel Adapter
    On your next trip, take along our universal travel adapter for all your electronics. It has a built in surge protector, and can be used in over 150 countries. Make your travel just a little easier with the versatile adapter.
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  • Yarn WinderYarn Winder
    The Yarn Winder is an indispensable tool for any knitter or crocheter. It’s quick and easy, and keeps your hanks or skeins of yarn in one place as you wind them into balls. Borrow our Yarn Winder and get your craft corner in order. Less time organizing leaves more time to ...
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  • Projector & ScreenProjector & Screen
    Home movie night gets big with our 120” portable screen and mini-projector. You can borrow them together or separately. Add a dvd or two, and create a theater in your own home. Projector Screen
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  • New thingsNew things
    We’re growing our Library of Things, and we want to know what you want to borrow. Give us a call at 781-585-0517, or shoot us an email.
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  • Walkie TalkiesWalkie Talkies
    These walkie talkies or “tiny talkies” as we like to call them, put the FUN in functional. Use them to check-in around in the house, call in your requests to the chef at the backyard grill, or for your adventures all around the neighborhood. Over and out!
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  • Post/Hole DiggerPost/Hole Digger
    This digger is really a multi-tool for constructing the bases of decks, mailboxes, fencing and more. It comes with a measuring stick for accuracy and cushioned handles for comfort. You can borrow the digger in conjuction with our gardening kit and seeds and start planning your perfect weekend project. Can you ...
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  • Scientific/Graphing CalculatorScientific/Graphing Calculator
    This Scientific/Graphing Calculator provides all the information you need at your fingertips. With over 280 functions, this calculator can help with even the most difficult equations. From Algebra to Trigonometry, this is one calculator you can really count on.
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  • Royal Manual TypewriterRoyal Manual Typewriter
    Whether it is copying down your family recipes or writing the next great American novel, we’ve got the low tech machine for you. It’s portable, comes with it’s own case, and is cordless. Wordsmith skills not included.
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  • Garment SteamerGarment Steamer
    Looking for a new Steamer and not sure if it’s worth the price tag? Borrow one from our Library of Things and test it out. This compact Steamer comes with two accessories for different fabric textures. Sharp wardrobe sold separately.
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  • Giant Toppling TowerGiant Toppling Tower
    These giant wooden blocks (which stack up to 5 feet) are portable and come with a carrying case, scoreboard, and some optional rules. The blocks can be used for backyard play with the family, creating towers that will liven up any party, outdoor event, or get together.
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  • Garden Tool KitGarden Tool Kit
      This garden tool organizer has pockets for each tool you’ll need to start your Spring Cleanup. The eight piece heavy duty Garden Tool Set is perfect for container gardening or a weekend to-do list. Sunshine not included.
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