The New Hampshire Astronomical Society began donating telescopes to libraries in 2008. From two libraries, the program has grown to include 96 different libraries, with more expected. NHAS has donated these telescopes in order to "help foster scientific literacy, stimulate an interest in astronomy, and provide people who have never looked through a telescope the chance to experience the excitement that comes from discovery." We're very excited to have our telescope, which we've named Stella, in our library! View details on the choice of telescope and technical specifications.
New Hampshire's Library Telescope Program offers a great visual demonstration of how to use Stella!
Want to check out constellations before or after you borrow the telescope? See Stellarium for ideas and advice on what to look for!
To reserve CPL's telescope, sign into your account and place a hold as you would normally do for a book or DVD. You must sign a telescope borrowing agreement form the first time you borrow the telescope. You can download the form at home and print it out, or pick up a copy at the library.
CPL has 3 Kill A Watt Energy Detectors, which can be checked out for a week at a time. These consumer power meters are easy to use and measure power consumption of household appliances, in order to determine the actual cost of power consumed. Kill A Watt's can be placed on hold. Try one out today and see how it works!
In addition to our exciting book clubs, we have resources for those that are interested in creating their own book clubs! Check out these ready-made book club kits, complete with enough copies to get your group going! (Sponsored by a grant from Concord Public Library Foundation.)
Playaway Launchpad Tablets are durable, pre-loaded tablets for kids up to age 7. They include learning games and apps so your child can learn and experiment with technology.
Stop by the Children's Circulation Desk to learn more about Playaway Launchpads today!