Cool Tools

Cranston Public Library is excited to announce the release of its latest circulating collection: Cool Tools. The Cool Tools collection is comprised of a variety of tools available for one-week check-out by cardholders. The purchasing of the tools was made possible by a generous grant from the Taco/White Family Foundation.

Beginning January 2017, the following Cool Tools are available for borrowing at the listed locations:

Zircon StudSensor e50
Available at the Central Library 

Into home improvement? Use this stud finder to detect the edges of wood and metal studs and joists behind walls, floors, and ceilings. Why stop there? This sensor also utilizes patented technology to detect live AC voltage. 

Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector
Available at the Central Library 

Determine energy leaks in your home with this infrared thermometer. With an easy-to-use interface, you can set a reference temperature, then watch the LED display change color as the thermometer detects hot or cold spots. 

Kill A Watt EZ Power Meter P4460
Available at the Central Library

Ever wonder how much energy your appliances are using? This meter calculates the energy costs of your electrical devices and can help you make decisions about which appliances you should leave plugged in. 

Fluke 62 Max+ IR Thermometer
Available at the Central Library 

Small and durable, this infrared thermometer is everything you'd expect from a professional tool that quickly and accurately detects temperature readings. 

Roku 2 Streaming Player
Available at the Central Library

This streaming device allows you to stream nearly 200 popular movies to your television over WiFi. Just plug in the Roku to your TV's HDMI port, connect it to WiFi, and gain access to the library's VUDU account, which is stocked with the latest movies.  

Ghost EMF Meter Kit
Available at the Central Library and the Oak Lawn Branch

Whether you're investigating a haunting, or simply curious about the EMFs (electric and magnetic field) in your home and neighborhood, this kit has all the tools you need to gather evidence. 

Bosch GLM 10 Laser Measure
Available at the Central Library
Thanks to this device’s laser precision technology and continuous measurement mode, it takes instant and reliable measurements up to 35 square feet. This pocket-sized laser measure operates simply, with the push of a button.



All items are available to cardholders 18+ years of age for one-week loan periods. Tools must be returned to the location they were borrowed from during open library hours. Overdue fines accrue at $5/day. Complete lending policy is available here.