Other Items to Borrow


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.

Using the telescope

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!

Reserving the telescope

To reserve CPL's telescope, and place a hold as you would normally do for a book. You must review and sign a telescope borrowing agreement form each time you borrow the telescope. You can download the form at home and print it out, or pick up a copy at the library.

Kill A Watt Energy Detectors

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.  

Try one out today and see how it works!


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.

  • Apps are grouped by age and grade level
  • Subject areas range from English language arts to math and science
  • Themed packs include princesses, animals, dinosaurs, and more
  • 10+ apps on each device

Stop by the Children's Circulation Desk to learn more about Playaway Launchpads today! 

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