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STEM Kits (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are available for one-week checkouts. Pick up and return your kit at the Children's Desk, limit one kit per card.
Choose a kit from one of four age categories:
Band in a Box
Enjoy a host of musical instruments.
Code how this caterpillar moves by changing the dial on each segment.
Learn colors, shapes, early math, and coding with this colorful robot.
Use magnetic building blocks to build and design.
Magnetic Building Set
Link up magnetic shapes to build and create!
Code Cubetto to navigate through mazes while reading a story.
Straws & Connectors
Connect straws to build large structures.
Wooden Railway Set
Use wooden pieces to create a railroad track, then run your trains through!
Blue-Bot is a programmable floor robot that can remember up to 40 steps!
Botley the Coding Robot
Botley is a programmable floor robot that can remember up to 150 steps!
Cubelets Curiosity Set
Explore robotics with these modular interlocking blocks.
Build just about anything with these versatile wooden planks!
Decorate, build, and code KIBO to do everything from a puppet show to a car race.
Build whatever you can imagine with these classic blocks.
Money Activity Set
Learn math and money with a cash register and activity cards.
Attach your phone or tablet to this keyboard to learn the basics of playing the piano.
Connect straws to build complex structures.
Time Activity Set
Learn about telling time with fun activities and clocks.
Code Artie3000 to draw! Several images are already pre-programmed.
Code Dash to sing, dance, or move around. Included are attachments to turn Dash into a catapult and more!
Use plastic rods and connectors to build just about anything you can imagine!
Snap together bits to learn about circuits and engineering.
Make coding fun with this invention kit that tricks your computer into thinking that almost anything is a keyboard.
This robot uses sensors to follow lines and read Color Codes you make with markers.
Learn about circuits and electricity with easy snap-in-place modular parts.
Sphero Mini Activity Kit
Build mazes, obstacles, and towers; then code Sphero to navigate through them all!
Code Cue to sing, dance, move, and launch foam darts.
Merge Cube & AR/VR Headset
The Merge Cube engages students with 3D objects and simulations they can touch, hold, and interact with.
Reading Resources for Adults
Adult Next Reads
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Children's Book Suggestions
Youth Next Reads
Teen Book Suggestions
Teen Next Reads
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