Spotlight On: Miscellaneous Kids

In our children’s area, we have a wide range of collections that might not fall under what you think a library provides. But we like to have these collections to help enhance the library experience.

Science Backpacks: Our Science Backpacks consist of 8 books, 1 DVD, and some type of science experiment that revolves around a specific theme, i.e. Dinosaurs, Birds, Recycling. They can be checked out for 3 weeks, and are perfect for any child interested in science or wanting to learn more about a specific subject. (Located in the children’s nonfiction section, around the 500s)

Science Kits: Science Kits are science experiments that are in clear plastic bags which can be checked out for 1 week. They come with directions for a science experiment, plus the materials needed to complete the experiment. (Located on top of the children’s DVD shelf)

Puppet Kits: Our Puppet Kits contain a puppet and a corresponding book, perfect for a family story time. They can be checked out for 3 weeks. (Located on a spinning tower between the children’s DVDs and picture books S-Z)

Craft Bags: Craft bags consist of a craft for children to do. They get to keep the craft once it is completed; just return the bag! They can be checked out for 1 week. (Located on top of the children’s DVD shelf)

Audio Kits: The audio kits consist of a picture book and a CD that reads the story. They can be checked out for 3 weeks. (Located about the board books)

Playaway Bookpacks: The Playaway Bookpacks consist of a Playaway and the corresponding book so that children can listen and read along with the stories. Most of these are chapter books. They can be checked out for 3 weeks. (Located about the children’s CD books)

Me Readers: Me Readers are kits that come with 8 books and a small electronic tablet that plays the stories. There are many different themes, including Disney Princess, Paw Patrol, Marvel, and more! There is a ding after each page so that children know when to turn the page so that they can follow along. The Me Readers can be checked out for 3 weeks. (Located on a small table right when you walk in to the children’s area)

Toys: We have a small collection of toys that cannot be played in the library, but they can be checked out and taken home to play with. They check out for 3 weeks. (Located on the shelf above the Easy Readers)

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” ~Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

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