Hotspots & Chromebooks

Chromebooks and free, mobile internet hotspots are now available for you to use anywhere, anytime!  Each WiFi hotspot can connect to 3-5 devices at a time. Both hotspots and Chromebooks are available to adult, New Haven residents with an active library card for 3 week checkout periods. You must provide a valid ID in order to check out a Hotspot or Chromebook. For more information, call your nearest location.

Board Games

Ready for family game night? Board Games appropriate for a variety of ages are available for check out from the Children’s Room of the Ives Main Library. From classics to modern games, there is something for everyone. Each kit can be checked out on an adult card for three weeks and renewed three times for one additional week. All Board Game kits must be returned to the Children’s Room and cannot be left in any of our book drops. Click here for a full listing.

Cake Pans

Cake Pans are available for check out from the Children’s Room of the Ives Main Library. Each pan can be checked out for three weeks and renewed once for one additional week. Pans must be hand-washed before being returned and cannot be left in any of our book drops. Most pans use one box of cake mix or a single batch of a standard cake recipe. We have many popular characters, holiday styles, and everyday pans. Click here for a full listing.

Book Packs & LaunchPads

Book Packs and LaunchPads are available for check out from the Children’s Room of the Ives Main Library. Book Packs may be checked out with an adult, teen, or child card, and up to three items of this type may be checked out at one time. LaunchPads may be checked out on an adult or teacher card, and only one item may be checked out per card at one time. All Book Packs & LaunchPads must be returned directly to the Children’s Room and cannot be left in any of our book drops. Click here for a listing of available items.