Makerspace and Equipment for Booking

Wisconsin Valley Library Service, IFLS Library System, and Northern Waters Library Service have teamed up to provide makerspace kits, equipment, story time kits, and memory kits for member libraries to book using the Lend Items booking program.

Getting Started: Book Makerspace Kits and Equipment for Your Library:

  1. Please send an email to
    1. In your email, please include: your name, position title, library, courier stop where you will be picking up and dropping off makerspace kits, and the email you would like to use for your account.
    2. You will need either a Gmail, Facebook, or Yahoo account to register.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from Lend-Items.
  3. Confirm your account by clicking on the link and completing your registration.
  4. Watch the WVLS Lend Items How To Video for Booking Makerspace Kits
  5. Read through the WVLS Lend Items Instructions.
  6. Book your kits and equipment!

Lend-Items Tips & Tricks

  1. Make sure to add travel days to account for courier delivery. Also consider adding days if the kit can only be picked up at WVLS.
  2. Note the booking calendar runs Monday through Sunday instead of the standard Sunday through Saturday.
  3. The booking calendar does not block off holiday closures.
  4. Do not return items to MCPL-Wausau when WVLS is closed.
  5. On the booking calendar, do not click and drag. Click on the first day of your booking and click on the last day of your booking before clicking “Book It.”
  6. The last day of your booking is the day the item should return to WVLS, not the day you send the item back through courier.
  7. Call or email to extend your booking. You cannot renew items through Lend Items.

Browse the Kits

New kits are added and older kits are removed regularly.
Below are examples of WVLS, IFLS, and NWLS kits.
Access Lend Items to view all kits and begin booking!

Maker and Steam Kits

Breakout EDU Escape Room Kit

The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 500 games created for the classroom environment.

Karaoke Machines

Get the Party started with the loaded Akai KS800-BT Karaoke System Bluetooth – Connect your Bluetooth enabled Smartphone, Tablet or MP3 Player to the KS800-BT and fill the room with your favorite music. Plays your favorite Karaoke CD&G’s or Music CD’s in the convenient front loading CD Player. Plug your USB Memory Stick into the easy access USB port to play your favorite Digital Download Songs & Karaoke MP3&G music. Record your favorite performance via the USB port and share with your family and friends via social media.

Google Cardboard




Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Glasses

This kit contains four glasses. Download the free Google Expeditions app and attendees can visit faraway places. Explore a world of places and things on your own with your phone, tablet, or VR device. Or guide classroom-sized groups of locally connected users from your phone or tablet. Join a guide in immersive AR or VR and let them walk you through one of our hundreds of VR or AR Expeditions.


3D Pen

3D Pen (1 Kit)

3D pen replaces ink to create a 3D objects such as stereoscopic model, art, home decoration, gifts and more.



Canon Color Image Scanner CanonScan Lide220  (5 Kits)

1 flatbed scanner, cable, installation disk & guide, side stand

With Send to Cloud you can easily upload your images to Cloud Services like Evernote and Dropbox, Auto Scan Mode automatically adjusts settings by detecting what you are scanning Scan a letter-sized document in approx. 10 seconds, Auto Document Fix automatically employs area-by-area correction for beautiful, easy-to-view scans”

Dash and Dot

Dash & Dot Robot kit    

1 Dash, 2 Dots, 2 charging cords, 2 building brick connectors, 1 launcher, 3 balls, 6 target stackers, instructions, pelican case

REQUIREMENT: a supported iPad or Android tablet.

Playtime just got smarter with Dash & Dot. Learn to code as you play with your new robot friends.The robots arrive fully assembled and ready to play.  Use free Wonder Workshop applications on the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices to program Dash & Dot to do anything you imagine!   Dash & Dot interact with the world using sensors. They can hear sounds, detect objects, and know if you are moving them.  Program Dash & Dot to do anything you imagine. Deliver a message to a friend, have a dance party, and even navigate through an obstacle course. For more information: Ages 6+

Compatible devices:

To get the apps:

Animation/Movie Kit

Note:  2 packages.  4 iPads and chargers (with the following apps:  Strip Designer; Animation Desk; Stop Motion Studios; Stikbot Studios; Sock Puppets; iMovie); 3 iPad holders/tripods; 1 smart phone tripod; 7 stikbot action figures.  Large Cloth Bag:  2 pop-up green screens

Audio Kit

1 locked case; 1 iPad with Garageband, Keezy, & Keezy Drums apps; 1 Snowball Microphone; 1 adaptor; 1 microphone cord

Board Game Kit #1

Pictionary, The Invention Game, imAgiNiff, Would You Rather…?, Monopoly, Worst-Case Scenario Survival Game

Board Game Kit #2

Worst-Case Scenario Game of Surviving Life, Balderdash, Scattergories, Apples to Apples, Time’s Up!, Beat the Experts, Blockus, Snatch-It, Man Bites Dog

Button Maker

Button Maker   

1-inch button-maker; 1-inch punch; pinbacks; 2 kinds of metal pieces; plastic covers

Coloring Kit

6 coloring books; 48 gel pens; 48 colored pencils

Kits–IFLS/Coloring for adult/teen coloring programs


Cubelets Kit      

18 Cubelets, 2 Lego toppers, 1 USB connector, 10 Cubelet Descriptor Cards, 1 Robot Builder’s Handbook

Cubelets are designed to allow people to experiment with creating simple robots.  Recommended for ages 5 and up.  It is not necessary, but you can also connect them to a device.  To do that, you will need to provide your own device, and download a free app.


Fellows Binding Machine

Fellows Binding Machine        

binding machine, instructions, combs, covers, pelican case

The Quasar+ can bind documents as large as 500 pages with a 2-inch plastic comb, with the ability to punch up to 22 sheets at a time, Online demo can be found at: Wouldn’t it be great to have children write their own stories and send them home with a bound copy?

Goldie Blox and the Spinning Machine 

1 pegboard, 10 axles, 5 blocks, 1 ribbon, 1 crank, 5 washers, 5 wheels, 5 character figurines, and 1 storybook with 14 design ideas

Educational toy designed to teach girls engineering concepts and skills: belt drive, force, friction, wheel & axle.   Ages 6 +

1 game grid, 60 challenge cards, 9 towers, 1 target piece, 3 marbles

Falling Marble Logic Game, a marble run and logic puzzle all in one. Age: 8 and Up 60 challenges ranging from beginner to expert Builds spacial reasoning and planning skills This gravity powered logic maze is sure to put your visual perception and reasoning skills to the test. The towers can be arranged in a wide variety of visually stimulating structures but, for each challenge, you’ll have to think carefully to build a path that will carry your marble to the Target Tower. This game is just as fun for a single player as it is for small groups. Use more than one for time challenges.


2 sets of 24 each crochet hooks in cases; 2 sets of 18 each circular knitting needles ; 2 sets of double sided sock needles (6 sets of 4); 11 pairs of stainless steel straight needles ; 1 book ‘Knitting for Beginners’ ; 1 book: ‘A to Z of Crochet’ ; 1 book: ‘Knit, hook, and spin: a kid’s activity guide to fiber arts and crafts’.

Learn to knit or crochet, by yourself or with a group. Multiple sets of needles & hooks for your group.

Lego Mindstorms Set

Lego Mindostorms Set with expansion set and books  

2 books, Over 600 Legos with EV3 Brick, ARM9 processor, USB ports, Micros SD card reader, motor parts, servo motors

Unleash the creative powers of the new LEGO Mindstorms set with the most advanced technology LEGO ever developed to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine.

littleBits Arduino Kit

littleBits Electronics Arduino Coding Kit

2 mounting boards, 2 dimmers, 1 button, 1 9volt battery w/cable, 1 power module, 1 fork, 1 bar graph, 1 arduino module, 1 micro USB cable, 1 servo module (5 parts) REQUIREMENT: a computer is needed for this kit.

Recommended age: 14 years and up.  This kit contains eight prototyping modules, including the Arduino-at-heart module. It???s everything you need to get started with electronics and programming.Step by step instructions on how to get started at:

Make your own Etch-a-Sketch! Program a visual display! We???ll walk you through the basics using the Arduino programming environment, without the breadboarding, soldering or wiring normally required. Perfect for hackers, designers, makers and tinkerers of all levels.

littleBits cloudBit

littleBits Electronics cloudBit Starter Kit

1 USB power, 1 sound trigger w/screwdriver, 1 button, 1 servo (5 parts), 1 long LED, 1 cloudBit, 2 mounting boards, 1 USB power adapter & cable REQUIREMENT: a computer WITH p3 USB port is needed for this kit.

Recommended age: 14 years and up.  This kit is the easiest and fastest way to turn any dumb thing into an internet-connected smart device, giving you the power to make what smart objects are important to you. The kit contains 6 of our favorite prototyping modules, including the cloudBit, which is everything you need to get started. Make a remote pet feeder! Use text messages to turn lights on and off! Perfect for hackers, designers, makers and tinkerers of all levels–without the programming, soldering and wiring normally required. Works out of the bag and also works seamlessly with all other littleBits products.

littleBits Synth Kit

littleBits Electronics Synth Kit (4 Kits)

booklet, power, keyboard, micro sequencer, 2 oscillators, filter, mix, envelope, random, delay, split, snyth speaker NOTE: 9 volt battery required

The littleBits synth kit is an incredibly powerful, easy to use modular synthesizer that helps you unleash your inner rockstar. The Synth Kit, developed in partnership with KORGx, a pioneer of electronic musical equipment, enables amateur and professional musicians to easily explore the iconic synthesizer instrument. This allows you to make exciting new sounds and build your own infinitely customizable and expandable analog modular instrument – all with little to no engineering or musical knowledge. The Synth Kit includes an assortment of 12 electronic Bits that instantly snap together with magnets to create circuits like those used in Korg’s famous analog synthesizers. Recommended ages 8 +

littleBits Gizmos and Gadgets

littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit

booklet, 2 power, 2 slide dimmers, light sensor, wire, wireless transmitter, wireless receiver, split, bargraph, 2 DC motors, servor & hub, buzzer, fan, 2 power snaps, 2 batteries & cables, ball caster, 2 mounting boards, mechanical arm, servo mount, 2 wheels, 8 brick adapters, 6 adhesive shoes, 6 hook & loop shoes, 3 glue dots sheets, 2 motor Mates, screwdriver, servor accessories, sticker sheets, 8 project templates

The Gizmos & Gadgets Kit comes with 15 electronic building blocks, detailed instructions for 12 projects, and all the accessories and tools you need to unleash the inventor within. Create, play, remix, then share your creations with the world, spark imagination while building science, technology, art and math skills, develop skills for careers that haven’t been invented yet, Invent new creations, or give everyday objects new superpowers manufacturer recommended age : 8 years and up

littleBits Premium Kit

booklet, power, sound trigger, slide dimmer, pulse, roller switch, pressure sensor, vibration motor, 2 wires, branch, servo motor, 2 long LEDs, fan.

Play with light, sound, sensing and buttons without wiring, soldering or programming. Contains modules not available in other kits: fan, pressure sensor, and vibration motor. Includes instruction book with 10 projects and hundreds more online. Over 600,000 possible circuit combinations. Works with every other littleBits module and kit        Ages 8 +

littleBits Space Kit          

booklet, 2 power, light sensor, microphone, remote trigger, 2 wires, speaker, bright LED, DC motor, number, IR LED

NOTE: 9 volt battery required

Designed in collaboration with NASA scientists and engineers Includes 12 Bits, 5 NASA lesson plans and 10 STEAM activities A fun way to learn about scientific principles like electromagnetic, and kinetic & potential energy. Make a Mars Rover or an International Space Station; transmit music wirelessly and more! Connect with the littleBits collection to infinitely expand your discoveries. Ages 14 +


100 Piece Set includes: 50 Small Squares, 4 Large Squares, 15 Isosceles Triangles, 11 Right Triangles and 20 Equilateral Triangles

These tactile, colorful translucent Magna-Tiles are sized just right and easy to use, whether creating designs on a flat surface or building in 3-D. Basic shapes are learned through play. Magna-Tiles develops patterning, shape recognition, building and motor skills. Use them for guided activities or hours of open-ended fun and exploration. They will work well alone or together with the solid colored Magna-Tiles to make windows, skylights, etc. Perfect for classrooms and multi-child play.

MakerStudio Gears Set

MakerStudio Gears Set 

1 Spool 2 Long Connectors 3 Medium Connectors 1 Large Gear 1 Medium Gear 2 Large Wheels 2 Medium Wheels 2 Small Wheels 3 5.5 Rods 3 1.5 Rods 13 Hub Caps 1 Hole Punch 3 Rubber Bands 10 Engineering Challenges

Description: Make a race car, a cable car, a three-wheeler, a motorcycle or use your imagination to build something all your own This set features gears and comes with essential engineering parts including gears, a spool, connectors, wheels, rods, and hub caps 10 Engineering challenges encourage exploration and problem solving Supports skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and stimulates imagination and creativity Ages 7 to adult

MakerStudio Winches Set

MakerStudio Winches Set

1 tow hook, 1 spool, 2 long connectors, 5 short connectors, 1 med. gear, 1 small gear, 4 large wheels, 4 7″ rods, 1 5.5″ rod, 2 2″ rods, 25 hub caps, 1 hole punch, 1 13″ string, 1- engineering challenges

Make a tow truck, a jeep, a well and a crane or use your imagination to build something all your own. This set features winches and comes with essential engineering parts including a tow-hook, a spool, connectors, gears, wheels, rods, and hub caps; 10 Engineering challenges encourage exploration and problem solving. Supports skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and stimulates imagination and creativity. Ages 7 to adult

3D Scanner

1 scanner, power cord with multiple plug options, plastic scan box, instructions

WVLS / 3DscanCombining superior performance with intuitive usability, the Matter and Form 3D Scanner is a high resolution 3D scanner that is compact, portable, fully assembled and easy to use right out of the box. Use your Mac or Windows PC to produce accurate, detailed color scans at resolution qualities that match or top what more expensive scanners can achieve. It works with almost any 3D printer or online printing service, and it allows users to scan solid items to create a digital 3D model. It is also capable of producing intricate, high-resolution, 3D representations.


Optima High Def Projector

1 projector, power cord, 2 different remotes, 1 laser pointer, 1 VGA cord, VGA to DVI adapter

The Optoma TH1060, a native 1080p high definition DLP projector, delivers clear widescreen images to ensure that your audience experiences the full impact of your message. Bright enough for use in large conference rooms and classrooms, the Optoma TH1060 includes a wide range of analog and digital connectivity options for your high resolution sources. Includes the following Includes multiple output jacks & audio.

Pacific Image PowerSlide 5000 Slides Scanner

1 scanner, power cord, installation disc, manual, magazine with cover

Efficient Batch Scanning: With the included slide magazine, the PowerSlide 5000 is capable of nonstop scanning up to 50 slides at a time. Single slides can also be scanned just as easily.    Superior Image Quality: With advanced 5000dpi optical resolution, 48-bit data conversion and Dmax 3.8 dynamic range, PowerSlide 5000 captures and digitizes a crisp and vivid image from the slide. Includes Magic Touch dust and scratch removal technology.

Pancake Griddle

2 Presto 07047 cool touch griddles (with power cords), 2 Large Silcone turners, 6 easy squeeze bottles, 8 one oz. bottles with tips, 8 assorted gel paste food colors. Pancake mix not included.  Please cleanse thoroughly before returning.

Now you can make art and eat it too!   Control Master heat control maintains the proper cooking temperature automatically; Premium nonstick surface for stick-free coating and no-hassle cleaning; Fully immiscible and dishwasher safe with the heat control detached; The kitchen griddle slide-out drip tray removes for easy cleaning

Cool Touch base surrounds the base on the front and both sides

Presonis Audio Station

Audiobox, microphone, microphone stand, shockmount, audio cable, USB cable, Studio One computer disc

The PreSonus AudioBox USB is a USB bus-powered audio recording interface featuring 2 microphone/instrument inputs with 48V phantom on the front panel, 2 balanced TRS outputs, a headphone out and MIDI in/out.  The amazing DAW software makes producing high-quality projects easier than ever before. As part of the Studio One Artist package, you get 20 new PreSonus Native Effects plug-ins and virtual instruments and a generous bundle of third-party loops, software, and instrument sounds.


Robot Turtles Game

Robot Turtles: the game for little programmers

1 game board, 4 card decks (45 cards each), 48 tiles, and 1 instruction booklet

Robot Turtles is a board game for a grownup to play with children ages 3-8. It sneakily teaches kids (and grownups!) the fundamentals of programming, from coding to functions, while making silly turtle noises!   2 – 5 players, Ages 4 +

ScanSnap sv600       

Scanner, power cords, computer cord, black matt, 2 external drives in red cases, wheeled case   No laptop included.

For smooth operation in overhead scanning, the Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 is enhanced with new customized features while continuing the ScanSnap concept of “Simple, Fast, and Compact.” Scan newspapers, magazines, or books directly without cutting or damaging them. Save time and effort, and make it an easy job by scanning not only books or magazines but all types of content restrained in binders, spirals, folders, or clear sleeves.

Singer Sewing Machine

Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine

1 Singer sewing machine, model 4423; 1 hard carrying case; All-purpose foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot, seam ripper / lint brush, quilting guide, needles, bobbins, screwdriver, auxiliary spool pin, spool pin felt, soft-sided dust cover, power cord/foot control, instruction manual. NOTE: Thread, material, extra bobbins (Class 15) & extra needles not included.

SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Extra-High Sewing Speed Sewing Machine with Metal Frame and Stainless Steel Bedplate Extra-High Sewing Speed of 1,100 stitches per minute gives you professional speed for faster results Heavy Duty Interior Metal Frame ensures that the machine remains still for skip-free sewing Stainless Steel Bed Plate provides smooth fabric feed for even sewing 23 Built-In Stitches – essential, stretch, decorative, 1 automatic 4-step buttonhole Automatic Needle Threader and Easy-to-Load Top Drop-In Bobbin System with Clear Cover. The SINGER 4411 Heavy Duty sewing machine is a true workhorse. With a heavy-duty metal interior frame, stainless steel bedplate, extra-high sewing speed and powerful motor, the 4411 Heavy Duty can sew through just about anything you throw at it. Convenient features including a top drop-in bobbin, drop feed for free-motion sewing, automatic four-step buttonhole, and adjustable presser foot pressure add a new dimension of ease to heavy-duty sewing.

Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750R Student Electronics Training Program in case w/Battery Eliminator (5 kits)

7 books, Snap case, 80 Parts

Begin your Snap Circuit Experience with a wonderful introduction to problem solving, following directions, and the satisfaction of a job well done. You can build more than 20 project learning the basics of how switches and circuits work. Plus the skills needed to complete, troubleshoot and solve problems and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done.

Speaker PA System

Speaker PA System: Musysic Wireless Professional Portable Dual Mic

PICK UP AT WVLS ONLY! Portable speaker, 2 wireless mics, 2 wireless mic holders, 1 lapel transmitter, 1 headset transmitter, 1 wireless receiver, 1 remote, microphone cable, batteries, power cord

Very high quality Professional PA Speaker with Crystal Clear Sound quality & Dual Wireless Mics MUSYSIC: MU-15PAb This auction is for one PA speaker System Specification: Professional bi-amplified portable wireless PA speaker system 15” woofer with 1″ fabric compression drive 1600 watts PMPO, 400 watts RMS from built-in amplifier Bluetooth Function Built in USB & SD reader slots For direct playback FM Radio function to listen FM radio Channels Player section includes controls for play/pause, stop, repeat and track skip Dual (2pcs) VHF wireless handheld microphones with FCC certified Two handheld microphone and one lapel transmitter (Lapel as replacement of one Handheld) Dynamic Wireless Mics w/ 3 Position Power Switch & LED Both microphones can be work at the same time Operation Range: 120ft (35 Meters) Input connectors: MIC (XLR) + Guitar (1/4″ Jack) + Line (RCA) 5-Band graphic equalizer Build in one 7AH battery + Multiple charger protection Covers angles of 100 degrees horizontal and 60 degrees vertical Linear frequency response: 55Hz – 18 KHz (-10db) Wide dispersion horn design ABS impact resistant nylon fiber cabinet Impedance: 8 ohms Rechargeable Battery Life: Approx. 3.5 – 5.5 Hours Microphone Battery Life: Approx. 9-10 Hours Handle and wheels for easily moving Flyable and stand mounted 115/230 Voltage Switchable Dimension: 14.4” W x 12.2” D x 22.64” H Weight: 37.4 LBS

Speaker Stand – Pyle-Pro 6 ft.

PICKUP AT WVLS OFFICE ONLY! 1 speaker stand, one black canvas bag    PICKUP AT WVLS OFFICE ONLY!!!! Cannot be sent thru courier

For use with Musysic Wireless Speaker.  Black anodized telescoping stand; Constructed with strong, lightweight tubing; Safety pin for maximum strength & security; Loading capacity: 132lbs; Tube diameter: 35mm Adjusts to 6 1/2 ft. maximum height


Wind Power Electricity Generating Turbines 2.0

133 pieces for 8 models, 40 page manual NOTE: requires 5 AA batteries. Not included.

Build wind-powered generators to energize your electric vehicles and charge your rechargeable batteries! Kit includes two styles of wind turbine blades and a gearbox with three different gear ratios for experimenting.  Ages 8 +

Lego WEdo

Lego WeDo Kit

1 Chromebook with Lego WeDo App and charging cord; 1 box of Lego WeDo blocks (15 ziplock bags).

Makey Makey

Makey Makey Kit

4 Makey Makey Kits, each including:  7 alligator clips, 30 jumper wires, MakeyMakey board, mini USB cable, and instruction booklet

Felting Kit

Needle felting Kit

5 multi-point needle felting tools; 3 brush pads; 2 containers with 8 felting needles in each; 10 foam felting pads; 20 thimbles; 2 large ziplock bags with plastic cookie cutters; Beginners Guide to Needlefelting book; 1 instruction sheet

Contains materials for needlefelting, but borrowers will need to secure their own wool roving and other consumables.

School Age Mathmania

Building set (LEGOS and Knex), Fractiles, Blockus (game), Set (game), Ball of Whacks, Activity suggestions Annotated list of books (fiction and nonfiction) to share

School Age Science Fun

Magnets, Microscope and prepared slides, Balance scale and weights, Activity suggestions, Annotated list of books to share


Sphero Kit

2 iPod Touches with Sphero Apps; 2 Spheros (with accessories:  charger base, adaptor, 2 ramps, and holder).

Early Childhood, Storytime, and Board Book Kits

Early Childhood Kits

Early Childhood Home and Community Play Kit

Magnetic vehicle set (6); Little hands tool tote; Wooden food, including vegetables and cutting food; Pots and pans

Early Childhood Animal Play Kit

Soft and squeezy dinosaurs, soft and squeezy wild animals, 8 Folkmanis puppets

Good for programs or play groups

Early Childhood Baby Play Kit

Balls with cool stuff inside (8); Soft and safe building blocks; Soft and safe washable alphabet blocks

Safe and fun play items for babies and toddlers

Early Childhood Magnet Kit

Iron filing discovery discs (12); Magnet wands (12); Magnetic forces discovery kits (2);  Magnet discovery board (1) Requires supervision

Early Childhood Water Science Kit

Unbreakable Test Tubes (12); Magifier Center (6 magnifying glasses);  Sink the Boat Kit (12 boats);  Mix and Match Water Falls (8 pieces)   For programs or playgroups

Early Literacy iPads        

3 iPads loaded with books and early literacy apps for demonstration and use in programs.  In 2 cases, case 1 of 2 has combination of 252 for lock.

Eary Childhood Building Play Kit

Duplo Blocks; Bristle Builders;  Crystal Climbers

Storytime Kits

Everything you need–books, props, music, and large motor materials–to make a storytime work.

ABC-123: Books: Anno’s Counting Book (Big Book); Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Martin); Counting Crocodiles (Sierra); Diez, Nueve, Ocho (Bang); Eating the Alphabet (Ehlert); The Letters are Lost (Ernst); The Lifesize Animal Counting Book; Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten (Slate); Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Slate); One Duck Stuck (Root–Big Book); One Monkey Too Many (Koller); Ten, Nine, Eight (Bang); Tomorrow’s Alphabet (Shannon) Recordings: ABC-123 Mix CD; Props: Alphabet floor puzzle; Chicka Chicka Book Boom tree and letters; Crocodile puppet; Miss Bindergarten doll; One Duck Stuck story kit; Five Green and Speckled Frogs mitt; Count on Me learning game.

Around the World: Manuals: Story program manual; The Story Vine (Pellowski) Picture Books: Alone in the Foresti (Shyam); Antarctic Antics (Sierra); The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred (Vamos); Chirchir Is Singing (cunnane); Hush! A thai Lullaby (Ho); Koala Lou (Fox); Moon Rope (Ehlert); One Grain of Rice (Demi); Skip Across the Ocean (Benjamin); So Say the Little Monkeys (van Laan); The Trouble with Trolls (Brett); Who Is the Beast? (Baker); Who Says a Dog Goes Bow Wow? (De Zutter) Props: Who Is the Beast felt kit; Globe; Nesting dolls; Sand molds of world landmarks; Thumb piano; Scarves for dancing Recordings: Mix CD; A Child’s Celebration of the World CD; Putumayo World Playground CD.

Babies: Manual: Story program manual Picture Books: Babies (Asquith); Baby Knows Best (Henderson); Close Your Eyes (Banks); Daddy’s Lullaby (Bradman); The Difference Between Babies and Cookies (Hanson); Found (Yoon); Grump (Wong); I Kissed the Baby (Murphy); Little Poems for Tiny Ears (Oliver); ‘”More, More, More,” Said the Baby (Williams); My Big Brother (Fisher); Peekaboo Morning (Isadora); Time to Get Dressed! (Salvadier); The Twins’ Blanket (Yum); What the Baby Hears (Godwin); Where Is My Mommy? (Downing) Props: Dolls; Kittens in a basket puppet; Bag of baby supplies; Five Little Babies felt story; Dinosaur in egg puppet Recording: Babies Mix CD

Bears: Manual: Story program manual Picture Books: Ten Bears in My Bed; The Bear Went Over the Mountain; Copy Me Copycub; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; It’s the Bear; Let’s Go Home, Little Bear; Moon game; Number One, Tickle Your Tun; Poppy the Panda; Sleepy Bears; The Teddy Bears’ Pictnic; Where’s My Teddy? Props: Goldilocks and tthe Three Bears felt story; Sleepy Bears felt story; Black bear puppet; Panda puppet with blue ribbon; Stamp pad and 5 bear stamps Recordings: Teddy Bear’s Picnic by Rosen.

Being Brave: Manual: Story program manual Picture Books: 999 Tadpoles (Kimura); Brave Little Chicken (Byrd); Bully (Seeger); Can’t Scare Me (Bryan); Don’t Play with Your Food (Shea); The Firefighters’ Thanksgiving (Boelts); Little Dog Lost (Carnesi); Loon Baby (Griffin); My First Day (Jenkins and Page); My Lucky Day (Kasza); Ol’Mama Squirrel (Stein); Rhyming Dust Bunnies (Thomas); Spike the Mixed-Up Monster (Hood); Tiger in My Soup (Sheth); When Lions Roar (Harris) Props: Rhyming Dust Bunnies felt story; The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything felt story; Obstacle course–beams, colored spots, cones, stepping stones Recording: Mix CD

Big and Bad: Manual: Story program manual Picture Books: Do Like Duck Does (Hindley); Duck, Duck, Goose A Coyote’s on the Loose! (Beaumont); Eek! There’s a Mouse in the House (Yee); Go Away, Big Green Monster (Emberley); Hog-Eye (Meddaugh); How Chipmunk Got His Stripes (Bruchac); Hungry Hen (Warking); It’s a Tiger! (LaRochelle); Mabela the Clever (MacDonald); Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile (Paye); The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch); Shrek (Steig); That’s Not a Good Idea (Willems); There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon (Kent); Tippy-Toe Chick, Go! (Shannon); The Wolf Is Coming! (MacDonald); The Wolf Who Cried Boy (Hartman) Props: The Paper Bag Princess felt story; Wolf, bear, squirrel, chipmunk, and crocodile puppets Recording: Mix CD

Big and Grey: Picture Books: Chubbo’s Pool (Lewin); Elmer (McKee); Five Minute’s Peace (Murphy); Have You Seen Elephant? (Barrow); Hippos Go Berserk (Boynton); How to Catch an Elephant (Schwartz); Just a Little Bit (Tompert); A Porcupine Named Fluffy (Lester); Rhinos Play Soccer (Mammano); The Right Number of Elephants (Sheppard); Seven Little Hippos (Thaler); Strictly No Elephants (Matchev); Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? (Silverstein) Props: Elmer kit; Peanut Butter and Jelly Kit; Elephant and hippopotaumus puppets Recording: Mix CD

Birds: Manual; Picture Books: The Baby BeeBee Bird (Massie); Baby Bird’s First Nest (Asch); Chicken Little (Kellogg); Clever Crow (DeFelice); Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck (Peters); Come Along, Daisy (Simmons); Edward the Emu (Knowles); Five Little Ducks (Raffi–Board Book); A Hat for Minerva Louise (Stoeke); Henny Penny (Wattenberg); Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise (Taylor); In the Rain with Baby Duck (Hest); The Nesting Quilt (Falwell); Tacky the Penguin (Lester); Wolf’s Chicken Stew (Kasza); You Can Do It, Bert (Konnecke). PROPS: Edward the Emu kit; Owl and owlet puppets; Bluebirds in nest puppet; Penguin puppet; Five Little Ducks mitt; RECORDINGS: Love Is in the Middle CD; Rise and Shine CD

Cats and Mice: Manual; Picture Books: Cat Tricks (Baker); Cats by Mother Goose (Lucas); Duncan and Dolores (Samuels); Grumpy Cat (Teckentrup); A Kitten Tale (Rohman); Kitten Up a Tree (Kanao); Kitten’s First Full Moon (Henkes); The Lion and the Mouse (Pinkney); Mama Cat Has Three Kittens (Fleming); Mice; Mouse Paint (Walsh); Posy (Newbery); So Many Cats (DeRegniers); Then Little Mice (Dunbar–Big Book); Three Little Kittens (Galdone); PROPS: Ten Little Mice dolls; Kitten, cat and can, gray mouse, white mouse and cat puppets; Kidstamp and pad; RECORDING: Mix CD

Colors: Manual; Picture Books: Story Program Manual; Colors; Ideas for using mix CD; PICTURE BOOKS: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See (Martin); A Color of His Own (Lionni); Fall Is Not Easy (Kelley); Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? (Bunting); Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? (Hoban); Lemons Are Not Red (Seeger); Mix It Up (Tullet); The Mixed-Up Chameleon (Carle); Monkey Colors (Lunde); Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (Zolotow); Planting a Rainbow (Ehlert); Press Here (Tullet); A Rainbow of My Own (Freeman); Ranibow Rhino (Sis); White Is for Blueberry (Shannon); PROPS: Parachute; Scarves; Chameleon puppet; Color seals mitt; Brown Bear felt kit; Traffic light felt kit; Colors in Motion felt kit; Little Mouse, Little Mouse game; RECORDING: Mix CD

Dinosaurs: Manual; Picture Books: Can I Have a Stegaosaurus, Mom? (Grambling); Digger Dog (Bee); The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard (Hennessey); Dinotrux (Gall); Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs (Sabuda–Pop-up); Four and Twenty Dinosaurs (Most); Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs (Willems); How Big Were Dinosaurs (Judge); How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? (Yolen); I’m Bad! (McMullan); Model a Monster (Caket); Patrick;s Dinosaurs (Carrick); Prehistoric Pinkerton (Kellogg); Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp (Shields); T is for Terrible (McCarty); T. Rex (French); PROPS: Funny dinosaurs mitt; T-Rex puppet; Dinosaur fabric; Patrick’s Dinosaurs felt kit; Shape by Shape felt kit; Spinosaurus Tooth; T-Rex Tooth; RECORDING: Mix CD

Farms: Pincture Books: The Big Red Barn (Brown); The Big Sneeze (Brown); Bob (Pearson); Clip-Clop (Smee); Don’t Get Lost! (Hutchins); Extra Cheese, Please (Peterson); Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round (Sloat); Farmer Duck (Waddell–Big Book); Farmyard Beat (Craig); Giggle, Giggle, Quack (Cronin); Jack (DePaola); Oh Dear (Campbell); Oh, What a Noisy Farm (Ziefert); Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Pearson); Rosie’s Walk (Hutchins); PROPS: Baa Baa Black Sheet mitt; Hen and Duck puppets; Something in My Garden felt kit; Shaker eggs; RECORDINGS: We All Live Together CD; Mix CD

Feelings: Picture Books: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible…(Viorst); Come Along, Daisy (Simmons); Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Willems); Don’t Worry Bear (Foley); Go Away Big Green Monster (Emberley); A Good Day (Henkes); Good Job, Little Bear (Waddell); How Do You Wokka-Wokka (Bluemle); Little Fish, Lost (Van Laan); My Many Colored Days (Seuss); Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (Brown); Pouch! (Stein); Teddy Bear Tears (Aylesworth); Today I Feel Silly (Curtis); Why Do You Cry? Not a Sob Story (Klise); PROPS: Kangaroo and baby puppets; Finger puppets for Pouch–bunny, bird, bee, and joey; Five in the Bed felt kit; Emotions photographs kit; Go Away Big Green Monster felt kit; RECORDING: Mix CD

Imagination: Manual; Picture Books: Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend (Santat); How Do You Wokka Wokka (Bluemle); I Made a Mistake (Nerlove); It’s an Orange Aardvark! (Hall); Jimmy Lee Did It! (Cummings); No Peas for Nellie (Demarest); Not a Box (Portois); Open Me, I’m a Dog (Spiegelman); Pig Pig and the Magic Photo Album (McPhail); Pigs to the Rescue (Himmelman); The Very Worst Monster (Hutchins); Would They Love a Lion (Denton); If You Give a Moose a Muffin (Numeroff–Big Book); PROPS: Props for If You Give a Moose a Muffin; Rabbit in Hat puppet; Dragon puppet; Kidstamp and pad; It Looked Like Spilt Milk felt kit; RECORDING: Tony Chestnut CD

Insects and Spiders: Manual; Picture Books: Alpha Bugs (Carter); Hey, Little Ant (Hoose); Hi Butterfly (Gomi); Hi Fly Guy (Arnold); I Love Bugs! (Dodd); If at First You Do Not See (Brown); Inch by Inch (Lionni); Little Miss Spider (Kirk); Spider on the Floor (Raffi); Spiders (Bishop); Ten Little Caterpillars (Martin); Tiny Little Fly (Rosen); UnBEElievables (Florian); The Very Busy Spider (Carle); The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Carle); Waiting for Wings (Ehlert); PROPS: Butterflies and bugs felt kit; 5 Bees/5 Ladybugs felt kit; The Very Hungry Caterpillar felt kit; Caterpillar/butterfly puppet; Spider hand puppet; Butterfly fabric; RECORDINGS: Insects, Bugs & Squiggly Things (CD); Boogy Woogie Bugs CD

Mischief: Manuals: Kit Manual; Parachute Play Book; PICTURE BOOKS: Abiyoyo (with CD) (Seeger); Alice the Fairy (Shannon); Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock (Kimmel); The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash (Noble); I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More (Beaumont); Jimmy Lee Did It (Cummings); Nine-in-One, Grr! Grr! (Xiong); Piggies (Wood); Pinkerton, Behave (Kellogg); Tops and Bottoms (Stevens); Where the Wild Things Are (Sendak); PROPS: Goldilocks and the Three Bears felt kit; 5 Little Ducks mitt; 5 Little monkeys finger puppets; 3 Wild Things puppets; Instruments; Parachute RECORDING: Nora’s Room (Harper)

Music: Manual; Picture Books: All God’s Critters (Staines); Bantam of the Opera (Auch); Dance Away (Shannon); The Deaf Musicians (Seeger); I Got the Rhythm (Schofield-Morrison); LIttle Pig Joins the Band (Costello); Lizard’s Song (Shannon); The Maestro Plays (Martin); Music Everywhere (Aimera); Peanut Butter and Jelly (Westcott); Sing, Sophie! (Dodds); Shake My Sillies Out (Raffi); What a Wonderful World (Weiss and Thiele); PROPS: BINGO felt kit; The Trumpet Went Toot, Toot felt kit; Rhythm instruments; Musical fabric; Ribbon sticks; RECORDINGS: Mix CD; Kids in Action (Greg and Steve

Nature Trip: Manual; Picture Books: Actual Size (Jenkins); All God’s Critters (Staines); Can You See Me? (Lewin); Chameleon, Chameleon (Cowley); If You Find a Rock (Christian); In the Tall, Tall Grass (Fleming); One Little Mouse (Chaconas); Over in the Meadow (Galdone); Owl Lake (Tejima); Possom’s Harvest Moon (Hunter); Rabbits and Raindrops (Arnosky); Waiting for Wings (Ehlert); Where’s Mouse? (Baker); The Wide-Mouthed Frog (Faulkner); PROPS: Over in the Meadow storytelling wheel; Night Creatures felt kit; Frog mitt; Frog, rabbit and chameleon puppets; RECORDING: Mix CD

Noisy Stories: Manual; Picture Books: Bear Snores On (Wilson); Bob (Pearson); Daisy Says If You’re Happy and You Know It (Simmons); Dog’s Noisy Day (Dodds); Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (Howe); How Loud Is a Lion? (Beaton); The Loudest Roar (Taylor); Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! (Fleming); No, David! (Shannon); Old MacDonald Had a Workshop (Shulman); Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Martin–Big Book); Quack, Daisy, Quack (Simmons); The Scrubbly-Bubbly Car Wash (O’Garden); The Very Quiet Cricket (Carle–board book); Wiggle Waggle (London); PROPS: Gong and mallet; Polar Bear storytelling kit; Wiggle waggle storytelilng set; Old MacDonald mitt; Rooser and tiger cub puppets; RECORDING: Mix CD

Nonsense: Manual; Picture Books: Bark, George (Feiffer); Big Bad Bubble (Rubin); Click, Clack, Moo (Cronin); The Day Jimmy’s Boa At the Wash (Noble); Dog in Charge (Going); Down by the Bay (Raffi); Hattie and the Fox (Fox); In Enzio’s Splendid Gardens (Polacco); Just Another Ordinary Day (Clement); King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub (Wood); Nothing Like a Puffin (Soltis); Silly Sally (Wood–board book); Such a Silly Baby (Lorig); Wiggle (Cronin); PROPS: I Eat My Peas felt kit; Hattie and the Fox felt kit; I Know and Old Lady kit; Silly Sally kit; Five Little Monkeys kit; Cow and Duck finger puppets; Snake puppet; Kidstamp and pad; RECORDINGS: Mix CD; Rumble to the Bottom (Colleen and Uncle Squaty)

Oceans: Manual; Picture Books: Baby Beluga (Raffi); Don’t Eat the Teacher (Ward); Fish Eyes (Ehlert); Following Papa’s Song (Marino); House for Hermit Crab (Carle); In the Sea (Elliot); Is this a House for Hermit Crab? (McDonald); Ocean Parade Counting Book (MacCarthy); Rainbow Fish (Pfister–big book); Swim, Fish! (Neuman); Swimmny (Lionni); Ten Little Fish (Wood); This Is Not My Hat (Klassen); Turtle Island (Sherry); What’s in a Deep Blue Sea? (Carter); PROPS: Beluga, fish, octopus, crab puppets; 10 Little Fish felt kit; Folder story; Box of shells; RECORDINGS: Mix CD; Baby Beluga (Raffi)

Outdoors Wisconsin: Manual; Picture Books: Antler, Bear, Canoe (Bowen); Feathers for Lunch (Ehlert); The First Snowfall (Rockwell); Fishing at Long Pond (George); Five Little Ducks (Raffi); In Grandpa’s Woods (Addy/Akins); In the Tall, Tall Grass (Fleming); Loon Lake (Hirschi); Otters Under Water (Arnosky); Raccoon on His Own (Arnosky); Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf (Ehlert); Time to Sleep (Fleming); Up North at the Cabin (Chall); We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Rosen); PROPS: Five Little Ducks (mother and 5 ducklings) puppets; Five little ducks mitt; Raccoon in garbage can puppet; porcupine, chipmunk and otter puppets; RECORDINGS: Loon sounds; Rise and Shine (Raffi)

Outer Space: Manual; Space Songs for Children; PICTURE BOOKS: Alistair in Outer Space (Sadler); Astro Bunnies (Loomis); Astronaut’s Handbook (McCarthy); Gravity (Shin); The Great Big Green (Gifford); Here in Space (Milgrim); Higher! Higher! (Patricelli); I Want to Be an Astronaut (Barton); Kitten’s First Full Moon (Henkes); Moo Cow Kaboom! (Hurd); Moon Plane (McCarty); Mooncake (Asch); Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon (Yaccarino); If You Decide to Go to the Moon (McNulty); PROPS: Alien in spaceship puppet; Atomic age finger puppets; Astronaut photo; Four little rockets felt kit; The Earth Turns Around photos (for use with song on CD); RECORDING: Mix CD

Rabbits: Manual; Picture Books: Bunny Cakes (Wells); Duck! Rabbit! (Rosenthal); Little Bunny’s Sleepless Night (Roth); Little White Rabbit (Henkes); Max Cleans Up (Wells); My Friend Rabbit (Rohmann); Pat the Bunny (Kunhardt); Peek-a-Boo Bunny (Surplice); Pickin’ Peas (MacDonald); Read to Your Bunny (Wells); Tom Rabbit (Waddell); Tops and Bottoms (Stevens); PROPS: Tops and Bottoms felt kit; Rabbit photographs; Little Nutbrown Hare beanie; Rabbit doll with dress; 5 white rabbit finger puppets; brown rabbit puppet; RECORDING: Mix CD

Sensory Storytime: MANUALS: Sensory Storytime Guide; Using Contents of this Kit; Suggestions for Games with Riverstones; PICTURE BOOKS: Dog’s Colorful Day (Dodd); Freight Train (Crews); I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean (Sherry–one hardcover and 12 board books); Press Here (Tullet); RECORDINGS: 28 Instant Songgames; Cool Bananas; Focusing Rhythms; The Second Line; PROPS: Dog’s Colorful Day felt kit; Freight Train felt kit; SCHEDULING AIDS: Time timer (needs batteries); 18 laminated cards for visual schedule; Velcro scheduling strip for visual schedule; ACTIVITY EQUIPMENT: Bean bags; weighted beanbags; shaker eggs; scarves; river stones; fabric tube; sensory tub with fidgets

Winter: Manual; Picture Books: 50 Below Zero (Munsch); All You Need for a Snowman (Schertle); Big Snow (Bean); Charley’s First Night (Hest); Everything for Winter (Charner); Froggy Gets Dressed (London); Frozen Noses (Carr); The Hat (Brett); The Jacket I Wear in the Snow (Neitzel); The Lonely Scarecrow (Preston); Oh! (Henkes); Snip, Snap, Snow (Poydar); Snowballs (Ehlert); Snow Day (Joosse); Winter Eyes (Florain); Winter Lullaby (Seuling); PROPS: The Jacket I Wear in the Snow felt kit; Mittens matching game; Froggy Gets Dressed kit; Polar Bear puppet; RECORDING: Winter Mix CD

Board Book Kits

Each board book kit includes 20 copies of the same board book, for Unison Reading. Thank you to IFLS Library System!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin.

I Went Walking by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas

Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton

My Amazing Day by Karin Fisher (funded by LSTA grant from the IMLS)

Zoom, Zoom Baby by Karen Katz (funded by LSTA grant from the IMLS)

Peek-a-Boo Baby by Margaret Miller (funded by LSTA grant from the IMLS)

American Babies by Global Fund for Children (funded by LSTA grant from the IMLS)

Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia (funded by LSTA grant from the IMLS)

Memory Kits

The Building Dementia-Friendly Libraries in Northern Wisconsin project addresses the informational and social needs of individuals with memory loss residing in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, attending senior centers or are homebound.

Memory kits are designed to support discussion. Memory kits might be used during Memory Cafés, reminiscence programs, or small group discussions. A Memory Café is a place where individuals with memory loss and their caregivers can gather in a safe, supportive, and engaging environment.

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