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. Each kit includes books, toys, and activity ideas to encourage caregiver/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 40 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 more than 30 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

Memory Kits are designed to help older adults experience the joy of reminiscing about the past sharing their past experiences. Memory kits also offer younger audiences a new perspective on history and prompt the exchange of experiences in intergenerational groups. Each kit contains a high quality digital photographs, videos, photo cards, and multiple activities, and are available for use by library staff.

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