Want to do your own story time or S.T.E.A.M. project at home? Backpacks stocked with books and activities are now available for checkout. Craft items and activity sheets are yours to keep, please return the backpack with all materials marked “need to return” to the front Checkout desk. Please do not return backpacks in the Book Drops.
Story Time & S.T.E.A.M. Backpacks
Story Time Backpack Themes
Reading, singing, playing, writing, and talking promote literacy and help you prepare your child for kindergarten. These story time backpacks include materials to support these activities.
We recommend alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes. Save the craft project for the end of your story time. Children love to hear their favorite songs and books over and over. Do not hesitate to add or repeat a book, song, or rhyme.
You will need to return the Story Time Back Pack and the materials that say “need to return.” You may keep the activity sheet and the craft materials.
Stop by the children’s desk for more books or ideas for your story time!
- Cars, Trucks, Trains
- The Farm
- The Garden
- Community Heroes
- The Ocean
- Shapes and Colors
NEW! S.T.E.A.M. Backpack Themes
The Library’s 24 S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) backpacks are suitable for children ages 5 – 12 and include lots of hands-on materials as well as books and DVDs to support the theme of the bag. These bags are intended to be used with parent participation and check out for two weeks.
- Add & Subtract
- Multiplication & Division
- Fractions, Decimals & Percents
- Human Body and Senses (ages 5-7)
- Human Body (Ages 8-12)
- The Microscope
- Optics and Prisms
- Snap Circuits
- Coding 101
- Simple Machines (Ages 5-8)
- Simple Machines (Ages 8-12)
- Rocks & Minerals
- Plant Life Cycle
- Puzzles & Logic
- Solar System