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