Yes, the library has that!
Along with our collections of CD's, DVD's and audiobooks, the library also has many other neat things you can borrow!
Maine sTATE MUSEUM PASS
The Maine State Museum has generously donated a day use pass that can be used for a family of four once a week. The pass may be reserved through the Bangor Public Library Reference Department, please stop by on the 2nd floor or call us at 947-8336.
eMERA ASTRONOMY CENTER AND JORDAN PLANETARIUM
The Emera Astronomy Center and Jordan Planetarium have generously donated a pass for a family of four to be used for their Sunday afternoon show. The pass must be checked out by 4:30pm on the Friday before the show because the Planetarium needs to be notified about the reservation. The pass may be reserved through the Bangor Public Library Reference Department, please stop by on the 2nd floor or call us at 947-8336.
celestron digital microscopes
Thanks to a grant received from the Maine Charity Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, you are now able to check out two microscopes. The microscopes require installing software on your home computer and allow you to take pictures and videos! They also circulate with a box of fun things such as feathers and fossils that were donated to us by The Rock and Art Shop of Bangor.
Orion Starblast Telescope
Bangor Public Library is now circulating our new Orion Starblast Telescope and reservations are open for future use! The Orion Starblast is a 4.5 inch reflective telescope. It comes with instructions about using the telescope, a National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Constellations, and a headlamp. The telescope was a gift of the Cornerstones of Science!
2017 Maine State Park Vehicle Pass
We have a pass that provides FREE admission for one vehicle (up to 17 passenger van) to enter most state parks in Maine. The pass is good for one day use only (no camping). Any adult (over 18) who is in good standing with the Bangor Public Library (no overdue items, fines, or billed items) may check out the pass. You must show a valid government-issued identification. Pick up is either the day or evening before the trip. The pass must be returned by evening of use or by 10:30 am the following day. Due to popularity, the pass cannot be renewed. One pass per family/patron per season.
Other Items available:
The following DIY Electronics and Maker Kits are available for check out to students grades 6-12 and of course to adults too!
2 SparkFun Inventor's Kits (Includes and Arduino-compatible SparkFun RedBoard) You provide the computer and the internet connection.
2 Sparkfun Inventor's Kits (for IOIO OTG and Android) An internet connection and Android device is required.
2 Sparkfun Essential Sensor Kits
2 Sparkfun Intermediate Tool Kits
2 Sparkfun Digital Sand Box Kits
1 Sparkfun Learn to Solder
2 Makey Makey Deluxe Kits
2 ProtoSnap-LilyPad Development Boards
2 littleBits Korg Synth Kit
1 littleBits Deluxe Kit
2 Squishy Circuit Kits (You make the conductive and insulating play dough) Watch the TED talk on Squishy Circuits
2 Insignia - Multi-Format Memory Card Readers: (to transfer files between memory cards and PC)
2 Google Chromecasts
The DIY Electronics are funded through a grant received from the Maine Charity Fund of the Maine Community Foundation that was cosponsored by Bangor Public Library, the Discovery Museum and the local Hacker Club.