The purpose of the kits is to promote family literacy
skill through family storytimes. Each kit focuses on a theme, and includes
stories, activities, and equipment. In addition to the storytime items
in each kit, there is a program sheet. Consumable items that need to
be supplied by each user group are listed. Resource titles are listed
with each kit and books can be borrowed at or through member libraries.
Kit materials should be considered a resource, not a prescription. Each
librarian should use whatever kit materials are appropriate for their
group and should feel free to combine kit components with other materials
of their own choosing. The resource booklists include titles of other
activity books filled with appropriate activities for this age group.
Feel free to experiment!
Families share good books, create their own chocolatey story and do
a chocolate rose craft using edible chocolate clay.
Families learn what gargoyles are and why they are made, share poems,
see a gargoyle carved by a stonecutter, look at photos of gargoyles
on local buildings and make a gargoyle mask.
Families learn how stained glass is made, see and touch an example,
and learn about Tiffany windows in the area.
Families learn about how artists like Eric Carle make paper collage,
and try collage techniques.
the calendar to see when kits are
available. Consider travel days needed when deciding when to book.
To request a kit send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The below guidelines are just that guidelines.
We offer you all the flexibility possible. Call us with your needs!
- Kits check out for fourteen (14) days including delivery and return.
- Kits may be renewed.
- Items in kits are not to be used as toys for
a single childs entertainment, but are to be used by an adult
to promote family literacy in a group setting. There are pieces in
the kits which must be handled with care.
- Well use understanding and reason in assessing
any damages to the kit.
- Some kits contain consumable supplies that must
be supplied by borrowing agency. Consumable supplies are listed under