The following kits check out for four weeks at a time. You can search for them, see their various themes and place holds on them through the catalog. They are housed at the Columbia Public Library, but can be picked up at any library or bookmobile stop by placing a hold or asking our staff.
For expectant or brand-new parents, these kits include books about pregnancy and parenting, a yoga DVD and a set of pamphlets for you to keep. The pamphlets include a list of books for children about new siblings, information on breast-feeding, child safety and getting assistance from social service agencies. Disponible en español también. Parent Packs are made possible by a generous donation from the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri.
Play As Learning Kits (Ages Birth-2)
PAL kits help parents and children explore learning in a play-like atmosphere. PAL kits contain books, toys and music or a video for young children ages birth-2 years. PAL was founded by Educare Boone County and the Daniel Boone Regional Library and is continued through DBRL.
Little Red Reading Bags (Ages 3-5)
Little Red Reading Bags are for parents, grandparents, child care providers or anyone who cares for young children. The bags contain books, DVDs, music CDs, and toys on 12 different themes, along with a skill sheet with activities to support children’s early literacy skills.
Learning Props Game Kits (Ages 3-6)
Learning Props Game Kits are for parents, grandparents, child care providers or anyone who cares for young children. Each bag contains a children’s concept book, fabric game mat, die, game pieces and an activity sheet. There are 11 different themes.
St. Louis Art Museum Kits
Parents or teachers can check out these museum kits containing replicas of art objects and artifacts which can be handled and looked at up close, as well as slide kits, posters, books and either audio cassettes or videos.