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Programming Kits

Our programming kits provide the materials needed for running a program with children of a variety of ages.

Story Time Kits

NCKLS’ Story Time Kits contain books, folder stories, and interactive toys focused on a topic. They are for use as either a passive programming resource or to enhance library storytimes. There are 20 Story Time Kits ranging in topic from Farm to Dr. Seuss to Active Play. Story Time Kits can be checked out by any NCKLS library for up to two months. Libraries can share these resources with community partners as they deem appropriate. To check out a Story Time Kit, contact Melendra at msanders at nckls.org.

Maker Kits

NCKLS’ Maker Kits contain projects and books related to a specific theme. The materials included allow teens and tweens to get a taste of how different things work and try their hands at creating something new, be it a robot or electric playdough. These kits provide an experience centered program, rather than a product centered program, and (with the exception of the Mini Weapons Kit and the Break It reMake It Kit) all materials in the kits must be returned to NCKLS. There are currently four Maker Kits, but more are on the way. Maker Kits can be checked out by any NCKLS library for up to two months. To check out a Maker Kit, contact Melendra at msanders at nckls.org.

Easy Reader Kits

The NCKLS Easy Reader Kits are designed to be used with children who are learning to read. The Easy Reader Kits contain easy readers focused on a theme along with a stuffed animal. Because many children who are learning to read need a non-judgmental reading experience in order to help them develop confidence in their reading abilities, the kits also contain a stuffed animals provide children with a safe and comforting audience. Easy Reader Kits can be checked out by any NCKLS library for up to two months. To check out a Maker Kit, contact Melendra at msanders at nckls.org.

State 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits

The 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits contain interactive materials focused on one book. The kits provide libraries with multiple passive program offerings. There are 11 large 6 by 6 kits available for libraries to check out. Their circulation period is three months. NCKLS has supplemental materials for each of these 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits. The supplemental materials include six books and one folder story for each 6 by 6 kit. To check out a 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kit, contact Melendra at msanders at nckls.org.

State Circle Storytime Kits

The Circle Storytime Kits are similar to the NCKLS Story Time Kits. Each contains multiple books and interactive materials with the intention of enhancing library storytimes. These kits can be checked out by individual libraries across the state, as well as by library patrons and community groups. There are currently 14 Circle Storytime Kits, but more are being made by the NWKLS. Circle Storytime Kit can be inter-library loaned from the North West Kansas Library System.

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6 by 6 Circle Storytime Kits

Create by the North West Kansas Library System (NWKLS) in conjunction with the state 6 by 6 Early Literacy initiative, the Circle Storytime Kits are similar to the NCKLS Story Time kits. Each kit includes multiple books and activities related to a specific theme. The kits are available for check out by any Kansas librarian …

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Easy Reader Kits

The NCKLS’ Easy Reader Kits are designed to be used with children who are learning to read. The Easy Reader Kits contain easy readers focused on a theme along with a stuffed animal. Because many children who are learning to read need a non-judgmental reading experience in order to help them develop confidence in their …

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Robot Kit

Maker Kits

The NCKLS’ Maker Kits are created to provide libraries with the opportunity to experiment with the Maker Space movement. The kits contain projects and activities for an experience based program where tweens and teens get to participate in making things like robots and electronic clothing. The kits contain all the necessary materials for creating four …

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NCKLS’ Story Time Kits

Our story time kits are designed to work either as passive programming in your library or as a way to enhance story time. Each kit comes with books, activities and toys that caregivers and children can use in the library. Activities are based on the 6×6 Ready to Read early literacy initiative. How does it …

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State 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits

The 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits were created by the state. Each kit focuses on a single title and includes activities and toys to encourage parent and child interactions that facilitate children gaining the 6 skills they need in order to be ready to learn to read when they attend school. Kits can be used …

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