Discovery Kits For Older Kids

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 1 week 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.


 
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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)

 


Gardening Kit

Recommended Age: 6+

Included in this Kit: 

  • 1 Kid-sized trowel tool

  • 1 Kid-sized shovel tool

  • 1 Kid-sized rake tool

  • Assorted Seed Packets

  • Information Envelope (Green)

  • Butterfly Matching Game

  • 2 Books

    • Grow: A Family Guide to Growing Fruits & Vegetables by Ben Raskin

    • Gardening with Emma: Grow & Have Fun: A Kid-to-Kid Guide by Emma Biggs

     

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Discovery Kits For Little Ones (1-5 years)

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 1 week 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.

Color Patterns

Recommended Age: 2+

Included in this Kit: 

  • Barn Animal Counters (24, 2 of each Cows, Ducks, Goats, Horses, Pigs, & Sheep)

  • Lacing Bead Set (32 Pieces: 2 shoelaces & 5 beads of each color, Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, & Purple

  • Color Paddles (6 paddles & Activity Guide)

  • Information Envelope with Activities Sheet & Contents Sheet

  • 2 Books

    • Lots & Lots of Zebra Stripes by Stephen R. Swinburne

    • Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

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Barnyard Fun

Recommended Age: 1+

Included in this Kit: 

  • Farm Puzzle

  • Hide & Go MOO (1 barn with 8 animals: 2 of each Cows, Horse, Pig, & Duck)

  • My First Farm Touch & Feel Picture Cards

  • Information Envelope with Activities Sheet & Contents Sheet

  • 2 Books

    • My First Farm by DK

    • Baby Touch and Feel Farm by DK


I am Special & Unique

Recommended Age: 2+

Included in this Kit: 

  • I Never Forget a Face Matching Game (1 Box with 48 Pieces)

  • 1 Mirror

  • Information Envelope with Activities Sheet & Contents Sheet

  • 3 Books

    • I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson

    • I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont

    • Whoever You Are by Mem Fox

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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Recommended Age: 3+

Included in this Kit: 

  • Butterfly Life Cycle Stages Figures (4 pieces)

  • Wooden Butterfly Puzzles (48 Pieces & Picture Mat)

  • Information Envelope with Activities Sheet & Contents Sheet

  • 2 Books

    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    • Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom DeLuise


Shapes All Around

Recommended Age: 2+

Included in this Kit: 

  • 5 Pattern Boards & 120 assorted Shapes & Storage Box

  • My First Colors & Shapes Touch & Feel Cards

  • Information Envelope with Activities Sheet & Contents Sheet

  • 3 Books

    • Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban

    • Math Counts-Shape by Henry Pluckrose

    • Ship Shapes by Stella Blackstone

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