If you read my entries from my library visits in New Hampshire last month, you saw a number of references to telescopes. I finally went to the New Hampshire Astronomical Society's website to learn more about the program. Here's the link to that site. Wherever you are, you must have a state Astronomical Society of some sort. Wouldn't you like something like this at your library?
Here's the link: http://nhastro.com/ltp.php