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Library of Things – Educational Collection

Library of Things – Educational Collection

 

Check out the Youth Services Department’s newest collection! The Library of Things – Educational Collection has the following technology items available to borrow:

BB-8 Sphero

The app-enabled Droid robot has an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up with when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings. Pair BB-8 with the Force Band and you can control your Droid with just a wave of your hand! iOS and Android compatible

Recommended for Ages 8 and up.

 

Bee-Bot

This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot teaches sequencing, estimation, problem-solving in a fun way! Directional keys are used to enter up to 40 commands which send Bee-Bot forward, back, left and right. Pressing the green GO button starts Bee-Bot on its way. Bee-Bot blinks and beeps at the conclusion of each command to allow children to follow Bee-Bot through the program they have entered and then confirms its completion with lights and sound.

Recommended for ages 3 and up.

 

Code & Go Robot Mouse

The race is on to build hands-on coding skills! In this activity set, build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for Colby, the Programmable Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch Colby race to find the cheese!

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

 

 

Cozmo

A small robot sidekick with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out. He will nudge you to play and keep you constantly surprised! He’s brought to life with complex facial expressions, a host of emotions, and his own voice and language.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

 

 

littleBits

littleBits is an expanding library of modular electronics that snap together with magnets. Combine them with craft materials, building sets and other toys to electrify your life!

Recommended for Ages 8 and up.

 

Osmo Wonder Kit

Osmo is an award-winning game system that will change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play. Games included: Coding, Numbers, Tangram, Words. Compatible with: iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation), iPad (4th Generation), iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

Recommended for Ages 5-12.

 

Ozobot

Ozobots are small, smart toy robots that empower gamers and learners to code, play, create and connect the physical and digital worlds. Learn to code with colors! Draw OzoCode color codes on paper or a tablet. Ozobot uses optical sensors to respond—spinning, speeding up and more at your command. After mastering color coding, kids and teens advance with OzoBlockly, Ozobot’s block-based programming language. The Ozobot website has tons of OzoBlockly games and STEM activities.

Recommended for Ages 8 and up.

 

Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits make learning electronics easy and fun! All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. Just follow the colorful pictures in the manual to build many exciting projects and enjoy hours of educational fun.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

 

 

Sphero 2.0

Meet Sphero, the app-enabled robotic ball that you can control with your device! 2 ramps included to create obstacle courses! iOS and Android compatible

Recommended for Ages 8 and up.

 

  • Middle Country patrons with Adult cards and Education Resource Center (ERC) Adult cards are able to borrow these items with a loan period of 7 days.
  • Two kits can be checked out at one time and are non-renewable.
  • Items must be picked up and returned to the Customer Services desk at the Centereach building.

Please see a Youth Services librarian to check out an item from the collection or call 631-585-9393 ext. 559 for more information.