Kits and Equipment

Northwest Regional Library System provides a variety of educational kits to member libraries for use on a bi-weekly basis. Click on the links below for additional information and to submit a request.


Early Literacy Kits

Each NORWELD Early Literacy Kit focuses on basic ways parents and caregivers can build early literacy skills with young children to help them get ready to read, as identified by the Every Child Ready to Read II initiative. Each kit includes books, toys, and activity ideas to encourage parent/child interactions that help build language and reading skills. Kits can be used for library storytimes, parent/child workshops, or as passive programming materials. View available Early Literacy Kits



A selection of more than 20 STEM kits covering 15 different concepts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are circulated to libraries for use in children's programming or as hands-on activity centers in the children's area. Designed for children from preschool through grade 6, the intended age range is clearly labeled on each kit. The majority of STEM Kits are also appropriate for parent and children's programming. View available STEM Kits


Storytelling Sets

Northwest Regional Library System offers 27 unique Storytelling Sets that are perfect for story time. Each kit includes a book and cloth characters compatible with felt boards and other hook and loop-receptive surfaces. View available Storytelling Sets


Memory Kits

Bi-Folkal Kits are designed to bring back memories and provide an opportunity for older adults to share past experiences. The kits also offer younger audiences a new perspective on history and prompt the exchange of experiences in intergenerational groups. Program Kits and Mini-Kits are available.

Program Kits provide captivating, informing, and stimulating activities for older adults. Focusing on reminiscence, remembering, and reflecting, each kit is designed to unlock remarkable stories, humorous anecdotes, and first-person accounts of history, experience, and life. The kits include an audio-visual presentation (DVD/CD), audio to sing along with plus stories or mood music, booklets, things to touch, skits or jokes, and a how-to-do-it guide with instructions on how to get a program going. 

Mini-Kits prompt the same memories as the complete Bi-Folkal program kits, but they're designed for a shorter program. With the Mini-Kit, presenters have to gather most of the things to touch, and they have to make their own photocopies. View available memory kits



Northwest Regional Library System provides a variety of equipment to dues-paying member libraries for staff and/or patron use on a monthly or bi-weekly basis. View available equipment