Patrons must be residents of Wakefield over the age of 18 to borrow the equipment below and must have an active library card in good standing. Patrons will be able to borrow the equipment for a one-week period, based on availability. A waiting list will be initiated if necessary to accommodate all requests. For more information or to reserve equipment, please click on the links below.


Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector
Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector
Energy Monitor
Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor

The Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department (WMGLD), in conjunction with the Beebe Library, has purchased appliance energy monitors and thermal leak detectors for Wakefield residents and businesses to borrow and use. The devices will enable residents to see how much energy their appliances use and what areas of their homes and businesses let heat out and cold air in through gaps, cracks and inadequate insulation.

The cooperative program was the recommendation of Library Director Sharon Gilley and her staff.   WMGLD purchased three Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitors and three Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detectors to make available to customers through the library.

The appliance monitors and thermal leak detectors are great basic tools for people who want to do the first level of a do-it-yourself (DIY) audit, or to check on the effectiveness of their DIY measures.

The Kill A Watt appliance monitor is a great way to determine if it’s time to replace that old appliance. After you connect the appliance to the Kill A Watt meter, it will show how efficient the appliance is by counting consumption by the Kilowatt-hour. Customers can calculate their electrical expenses by the day, week, month, or year to see whether or not it would more economical to keep the old appliance or replace it with one that is more efficient.

Reserve a power monitor

Reserve a thermal detector



Three Way Soil Meter

Beebe Library has purchased two Three Way Soil Meters Wakefield residents and businesses to borrow and use.  Find out what your garden or lawn needs with a little help from a soil test kit. You can now know whether you need to water your soil, amend its pH levels or adjust its lighting.

The soil meters are extremely practical and easy to use – there is no need for batteries or preparation; you simply insert the soil tester in the soil area you want to check and instantly get an accurate and precise reading.

Reserve a soil meter