Discovery Kits

The Discovery Kit program at EBCPL was launched in the Spring of 2019. These kits encourage children and families to discover a wide variety of STEM principles. Kits are checked out for 2 weeks and are not renewable. Kits must be checked out and returned only to the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, they cannot be delivered or returned via inter-library loan. More information is available in the Discover Kit Borrowing Policy.

We intend for this collection to continue growing, so check back frequently. If you have a suggestion for a Discovery Kit, please let us know.


Bird Watching

Recommended Age: 7+

Included in this Kit:

  • 1 Pair of Binoculars with strap, case, & cleaning cloth

  • 1 Bird Call Device

  • Kit Information Envelope

  • 3 Books

    • Backyard Birds by Johnathan P. Latimer & Karen Stray Nolting

    • Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate

    • Bird Log Kids


Coding with Makey Makey

Recommended Age: 7+

Included in this Kit:

  • 1 Makey Makey board

  • 1 USB Connector (Red)

  • 7 Alligator Cables

  • 6 White Wires

  • 1 Carrying Case (Black)

  • Laminated Instructions & Quick Guide

  • 2 Books

    • Playing with Makey Makey by Lindsay Slater

    • 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius by Colleen & Aaron Graves

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Knitting & Crocheting

Recommended Age: 7+

Included in this Kit:

  • 2 Plastic Knitting Needles (Red & Blue)

  • 11 Crochet Hooks (2.5mm-8.0mm)

  • 1 Measuring Tape

  • 1 Container of Yarn Needles

  • 1 Container of Stitch Markers

  • 1 Carrying Case (Teal)

  • Kit Information Envelope

  • Assorted Yarn

  • 3 Books

    • My First Crochet Book by CICO Kidz

    • Finger Knitting Fun by Vickie Howell

    • My First Knitting Book by Alison McNicol

Learn to play the recorder

Recommended Age: 6+

Included in this Kit: 

  • 1 Recorder with zipper case

  • 1 Cleaning Wand

  • Kit Information Envelope

  • 4 Books

    • Easy Recorder Tunes: 30 Fun and Easy Recorder Tunes for Beginners! By Ben Parker

    • My First Recorder: Learn to Play by Ben Parker

    • Disney Movie Favorites: 9 Hits Arranged for Recorder Solo or Duet (Let's Play Recorder Series) By Hal Leonard Corp.

    • Selections from Star Wars for Recorder: Book Only (Music Is Fun) by John Williams


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Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard

Recommended Age: 7+

Included in this Kit: 

  • 1 Google Cardboard VR Headset

  • 1 Velcro Strap

  • Kit Information Envelope

  • 2 Books

    • The Google Cardboard Book by Holly Clark & Sylvia Duckworth

    • Virtual Reality by Jack Challoner (in a binder)