Our new collection of STREAM kits is meant to help young library users build their Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math skills through engaging and innovative play. Keep reading to see what kits you can check out from LTPL, or place a hold on a kit here.
Why STREAM? STEAM is better than STEM, but STREAM is the best! Because it’s never too early to immerse your kiddo in language! Basically, STREAM adds one more layer to STEM and STEAM: Reading and writing. Many educators see literacy as an essential part of creating a well-rounded curriculum, as it requires critical thinking as well as creativity.
Please remember that STREAM kits cannot be renewed, and kits can only be checked out on a library card that is in good standing. Parents or guardians checking out STREAM kits on behalf of their children shall consider the child’s age when selecting appropriate activities to take home. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Print Book, Meet Audio Book.
Our Talking Books collection is the world’s first audiobooks that live in print books. The permanently attached reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read-along. There’s no need for computers, tablets, or CDs. Children simply push a button to listen and read.
- Talking Books help capture a child’s reading attention while making learning and literacy development fun
- Easily find our Talking books by doing this keyword search on our catalog: VOX or Wonderbook
- Our librarians are happy to assist you with locating these Talking Books
Immersive Reality (IR) Books combine cutting edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology with traditional children’s books. The first of their kind, IR Books redefine the learning experience and allow children ages 4-14 to “read it, see it, and live it.” With IR Books, young readers can find themselves floating in outer space, swimming with great white sharks, or skimming along the Great Wall of China – while learning about astronomy, zoology, and geography.
LTPL residents can access these exciting new Immersive Reality Books for free. All they need is a library card and a free app that’s available for both iOS and Android devices. Exploring new worlds is as simple as checking out an IR book, downloading the app, and popping on a set of goggles!
The books and the goggles are packaged in a plastic case. You can find all the available titles by searching “IR Books” in our online catalog and request them for pickup.
The Yoto player allows kids to listen to their favorite stories at home or on the go. This compact speaker comes with a variety of plastic cards that contain audiobooks! To use the Yoto Player, simply plug in the card that corresponds to your chosen book and the audio will begin to play. Audio can be played out of the main speaker or you can plug your own headphones in for personal listening.
This speaker provides a variety of listening opportunities for hours of screen-free fun. Listening to stories increases imagination, communication skills, understanding of story structures, and vocabulary.
The library now offers Launchpads, tablets pre-loaded with apps just for kids and teens. Launchpads include interactive learning apps, games, comics, and casual games. From math and monkeys to science and superheroes, every Launchpad is a new adventure. See our available Launchpads in the catalog and check one out today!
Toniebox is an imagination-building screen-free digital listening experience that plays stories, songs, and more. Included storybook Tonies bring this soft yet durable player to life.
The Toniebox is easy for little listeners to use, by squeezing an ear for volume control or taping or tilting to control the chapters. Devices check out for two weeks with headphones and three Tonies included. Individual Tonies will available to checkout too.