Specialty Items

We have more than just books on our shelves! All of these non-traditional library items are available to borrow through our Library-to-Go service. Specialty items cannot be returned using our Drop Box, please return them in person when we are open.

Bird Backpack

Red backpack with other accessoriesWant to try out bird watching? Hit the field with our Bird Backpack! It can be borrowed with an Adult card for 14 days.

Our birding kit includes:

  • Backpack
  • Binoculars
  • Two bird books
  • Five bird bingo cards
  • Five scavenger hunt cards

Place Bird Backpack on hold


Acer ChromebookBorrow a Chromebook while you are in the library.

  • For use in Library only
  • Can be borrowed for 2 hours
  • Use your Google Account to log in and use programs like Google Docs, Sheets and more!
  • Perfect for homework, web browsing, social media and other web-based activities
FLIR One Pro Thermal Imaging Camera

FLIR One on an angleThe FLIR One Pro is a thermal imaging camera attachment for your Android smartphone or tablet. 

Find problems around the home fast, like where you’re losing heat, how your insulation’s holding up, electrical problems, and water damage – all of which are point-and-shoot easy to find.

Connect to your device using the camera's USB-C plug. We have included a USB-C to Micro USB adapter for older model Android devices.

Place Flir One Pro on hold

Additional Information

Borrowing Rules and Regulations

  • Only adult cards (18+) in good standing can be used to check out the FLIR One Pro.
  • Can be borrowed for 14 days.
  • The FLIR One Pro must be returned in person to the library during Library-to-Go hours. It cannot be returned in the book drop. Borrowers are held responsible if it gets damaged after putting it in the book drop.
  • Users are responsible for any loss or damages that happen during their lending period. Lost or damaged charges: $534.98 for the camera; $4.99 for the USB adapter.

Compatible Devices

To be compatible with FLIR One, a device must meet the minimum requirements. The FLIR One has been tested with Samsung phones and Google phones. It may work with other devices, so long as they meet the following:

  • At least Android Version 5.0.0
  • GPS, Location, OTG USB, Flashlight, and Microphone Capabilities
  • For Panorama functionality: Gyroscope and Accelerometer Capabilities
  • GPS, Location, Microphone, and Flashlight Permissions

FLIR One App and User Guide



2 hotspots  black and whiteTake the Internet home! You can use your library card to borrow a hotspot. The hotspots are great for students, job seekers or anyone who needs access to the Internet outside the library.

Hotspots are available to all users with an adult library card (18+) and in good standing. There are two different models available: ZTE MF970 Rocket Mobile and Novatel MiFi 7000.

Place a hotspot on hold

Additional Information

Borrowing Rules and Regulations

  • You can borrow a hotspot for 14 days, and you cannot renew them. You can place a hotspot on hold.
  • You must be 18 years or older to borrow or place it on hold.
  • You must return the hotspot in person during Library-to-Go hours. Do not return the hotspot in the after-hours drop-box.
  • Do not attempt to modify the hotspot in any way. You are responsible for any loss or damages that happen during the lending period. The fee for repairs or replacement can be up to $200.
  • Access to the Internet is available in Ontario wherever there is Rogers cell phone coverage. Neither international nor out of province service is available.
  • Huntsville Public Library does not monitor or store any data related to your Internet activity.
Kill A Watt Reader

Killawat deviceCut your energy costs and find out how much electricity your appliances and electronics are actually using.

Plug the Kill A Watt into an electrical outlet and then plug in your appliance or electronic device. It will tell you how much voltage is being used. 

Kill A Watts can be borrowed for 14 days.

Place a Kill A Watt on hold


Orange tabletLaunchpads are pre-loaded tablets with content for kids, teens, and adults. They can be borrowed for 14 days. Launchpads must be returned directly to library staff during Library-to-Go hours. Launchpads cannot be placed in the drop box.

Place a launchpad on hold

Light Therapy Lamp

white light therapy lampLight therapy lamps, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD) lamps, imitates outdoor natural light. Late fall and winter months tend to lack sunshine, which can affect people negatively. These lights are intended to improve mood and overall sense of well-being.

Can be borrowed with an Adult card for 14 days.

Place the light therapy lamp on hold

Maker Kits

Maker Kits are hands-on tech gadgets that you may have tried at library programs. Adult library users are welcome to borrow a maker kit for 14 days to interact, play and learn together with their child or the children in their care.

Circuit Beats

Headset and accessoriesMake music out of almost anything! Complete an electrical circuit to turn bananas into a piano. Or use a flower, glass of water, ice cream – whatever you can dream up that conducts electricity -- and 4 other sound options to bang out more beats.

  • Plays 5 different sounds (piano, drums, guitar, cat sounds, or record your own!) and 6 different notes
  • 7 brightly coloured wire clips to connect your bananas and other objects (bananas and objects not included)
  • Broadcast your beats with the cool cat ear speaker headbands
  • Ages: 6+ years

Place Circuit Beats on hold


Wooden robot toyCubetto is the friendly wooden robot that will teach your child the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands on play.

Cubetto is the Montessori-approved coding toy for children aged 3+, powered by a tangible programming language made of colourful blocks.

Children guide Cubetto through a series of maps and stories, and learn the basics of computer programming and STEM skills without the use of a screen.

Place Cubetto on hold


Blue Dash robotDash is a real robot for children ages 8 and up that is responsive to its world; your child can bring it to life with free apps available on iOS and Android.

  • Dash comes with hundreds of exciting coding adventures and projects available in Wonder and Blockly apps.
  • Use your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet to program Dash to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles, and even react to their voice.
  • The Wonder and Blockly apps feature built-in challenge tutorials that teach you how to program Dash from the very beginning of each program!

Place Dash on hold


magnetic toysEasily build anything from two-dimensional to three-dimensional shapes with powerful magnets holding them firmly in place, making stacking the block easy.

Awesome activity alone or together with others to build an endless array of eye-catching designs with 66 pieces.

Magnetic building blocks toy set which comes with a pair of wheels to build Cars, Bus etc. Kids will surprise you with the models they build using their imagination.

Place Magbuilder on hold

Makedo Cardboard Construction Mini Set

Makedo kit with screws and screwdriversMakedo is a cardboard construction kit that teaches kids through play to see the world not as it is but as it could be.

The Mini Set includes scru drivers, mini tools for making holes in cardboard, safe saws, and 45 scru pieces to hold your cardboard creation together.

Place a Makedo kit on hold

Makey Makey

circuits and wiresMakey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.

  • Turn everyday objects like bananas into touchpads!
  • Connect the world around you to your computer! Setup takes just seconds.
  • Just plug, clip, and play! No programming knowledge is needed.
  • 1000s of possibilities! Draw your own game controller! Dance like never before!
  • No software to install. Works with Mac and Windows.

Place Makey Makey on hold

Ozobot Evo

Ozobot toy with accessoriesEvo introduces you to the wild world of robots. Remix Evo’s code and colourful personality to match your mood, then share your creations with friends. Evo may be small enough to fit in your pocket, but the bot connects you to a global community of creators and inspires some seriously big ideas.

  • Connects to iOS and Android app to play, explore, and share with friends.
  • Code Evo with OzoBlockly, or with markers and colour codes.
  • Bluetooth® Smart, proximity and optical sensors, LED light effects, and tons more tech packed into a pocket-sized bot.

Place Ozobot Evo on hold

Snap Circuits Junior

Snap circuits toySnap Circuits Junior comes with over 30 components to create 101 different electronic projects.

The pieces, which include snap wires, slide switches, an alarm circuit, a music integrated circuit, and a speaker, snap together easily on the included plastic grid--no soldering required.

Recommended for children 8 and older.

Place Snap Circuits Junior on hold


Spirograph toyThis fun drawing set will have your budding artist creating a kaleidoscope of colours on paper. Stars and stripes, ribbons and bows, circles and squares, third dimensional images large and small…you name it. It will keep both the Spirograph wheels and the wheels in their mind turning.

Spirograph has distinguishing wheels and rings that intelligently merge the principles of art and mathematics in a way that has inspired and captivated generations.

Place Spirograph on hold


Colourful strawsStrawbees is a construction kit based on one simple unit that lets you connect straws to each other. You stick a Strawbee into the ends of a standard quarter inch (6mm) straw to make struts and then connect them with another Strawbee.

With the Strawbees you can build everything from mathematical shapes like the platonic solids to mechanical birds, claws, or even huge animated snakes.

Place Strawbees on hold


Ontario Parks Day Use Pass

3 park passesBorrow a Ontario Parks day-use vehicle permit from the library for 14 days and you have access to over 100 provincial parks in Ontario.


  • Ontario Parks Day Use Vehicle Pass
  • Information sheets

Place a park pass on hold

Book Your Daily Vehicle Permit (Required for certain parks)

The Ontario Parks Pass offers admission for one vehicle and its occupants. Park capacity limitations will apply. Advance registration may be required for certain parks. Please visit the Ontario Parks Reservation System to make a FREE day use reservation using the Ontario Parks Pass. Visit the Ontario Parks Day Use page for more information about the advance booking system.

Visit the Park Locator page to find a Provincial Park near you.


Serger with blue, green, red and yellow threadSerger Kit includes:

  • One serger
  • One black cloth carrying case
  • Foot pedal with cord
  • Four cones of coloured thread, blue, green, red, yellow
  • One instructional CD and Operator's guide

User must be 18+, with an active adult Huntsville Public Library card with no fines, may borrow the serger, up to six weeks with no renewals.

Place the serger on hold

Sewing Machine

Singer sewing machineThe Heavy Duty Singer 4432 sewing machine is designed with your heavy duty projects in mind, from denim to canvas.

Kit includes:

  • One sewing machine
  • One hard white plastic carrying case
  • Accessories: guide, manual, and instructions

User must be 18+, with an active adult Huntsville Public Library card with no fines, may borrow the sewing machine, up to six weeks with no renewals.

Place the sewing machine on hold

Victor Reader Stratus Daisy MP3 Player

Victor Reader Stratus deviceThe Victor Reader Stratus features large, tactile, high-contrast keys, a built-in speaker and headphone jack, and self-voicing controls, making it simply the friendliest audiobook player around.

Borrow the Victor Reader Stratus for 14 days to listen to DAISY, mp3 or audiobooks on CD. Can also play music CDs.

Place Victor Reader Stratus on hold

 Library Hours

Day Hours
Sunday  CLOSED
Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM


Drop Box is available 24/7


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