Storytime Kits

Storytime KitsThe Library’s Storytime Kits provide themed books, props, and suggested activities to support early literacy skills in a home or preschool setting.

  • What specifically is included in a themed kit? The bag includes 4–5 picture books, 1 oversized "Big Book edition" of a picture book, puppets, foam magnetic letters, and an activity card with suggested rhymes and strategies for using the contents.
  • Are these items available in the public catalog? Yes.
  • Who can check these out? Anyone, but they are designed for early-childhood educators, including parents.
  • How long is the checkout period for each kit? Three weeks.
  • Are they renewable? No.
  • How many can you check out at once? One.
  • Can you place holds on these? Yes.
  • Where are the kits located? Near the toys in the Main Library Children’s Services area.
  • What are the themes of the kits? Currently, the following themes are available:
    • Animals on the Farm
    • Cats and Dogs
    • Story Bears
    • Tricky Foxes and Wolves
    • This Little Piggy
    • It's In the Mail
    • Imagine That
    • Halloween
    • Winter Wonderland

As more Storytime Kits are added to the collection, you can find a complete list in the Library catalog by doing a title search for storytime kits.