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Library of Things – Educational Collection

Library of Things – Educational Collection

 

The Library of Things – Educational Collection in the Youth Services Department has the following items available to borrow:

Alpha Kit

Alpha KitAn introductory STEAM lesson kit comprised of a variety of teaching materials, a flow-based coding app, and a number of wireless electronic blocks and accessories.

Recommended for ages 7 and up.
 
 

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.
 
 

Blue-Bot Tactile Reader

Blue-Bot Tactile ReaderThe Blue-Bot TacTile Reader is a unique and alternative way to program your Blue-Bot! Place your individual tiles in a row to build up a sequence of instructions, press go and see Blue-Bot complete the program. Connect all three up with each other and run a program with up to 30 steps. Design and create complex algorithms and see where Blue-Bot ends up!

Recommended for ages 3 and up.
 
 
 

Botley the Coding Robot

Botley the Coding Robot pairs hands-on, 100% screen-free coding with advanced features including object detection and black line following. So, it’s easy to get started but challenging enough to grow with your coding skills.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.
 
 
 
 

Code-A-Pillar Twist

Code-A-Pillar TwistThe Code-a-pillar Twist has more than 1,000 possible coding combinations for kids to explore as they send their pal here, there, and everywhere. Preschoolers can twist the dials on the caterpillar’s segments to create a sequence and send their pal along the programmed path with moves like forwarding, turning right, and turning left. They can even add exciting light and sound effects. This friendly learning toy encourages your child to experiment while they play, exercising important skills like problem-solving, planning and sequencing, and more.  Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Code & Learn Ladybug

Code & Learn LadybugJust push the buttons on the remote to program a path on the mat…and then watch as the ladybug follows your every command! A super-fun introduction to programming and coding for kids, the robotic ladybug moves in four basic directions—forward, backward, left, and right. The mat features a grid with letters A to Z and numbers 1 to 9, and the remote lets you program up to 30 commands!

Recommended for ages 5 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.
 
 
 

Cubelets

CubeletsCubelets robot blocks are the simplest way to explore robotics, coding, design, and engineering. Just snap the robot blocks together and see what robot behaviors emerge.

Recommended for ages 4 and up.
 
 

Dash & Dot

Dash & DotDash is a real robot, charged and ready to play out of the box. Responding to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing, Dash is the robot you always dreamed of having. Dot is the brain of the robot. Dot comes with several games you can play right out of the box, such as Magic Dot Ball, Dot of Music, and Light Sword.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.
 
 

Dipper the Narwhal

Meet Dipper, your newest coding friend! She is ready to twist, turn, and move her way through fun STEM puzzles that get preschoolers ready to code!

Recommended for ages 4 and up.
 
 
 
 

Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit

Harry Potter Kano Coding KitBuild a coding wand, learn to code with 70+ step-by-step challenges, and play with your tablet or computer. Open the box, pull out the pieces, button, & board. Follow the simple steps, build it all by yourself, and learn how it works. Connect it to your device, and start creating with the Wizarding World.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.
 
 
 

littleBits Base Kit

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.
 
 

Magic Penny Magnet Kits

This kit will teach kids about math and science while still having fun! Balance coins on the rim of a teacup, or even make a penny spin a thousand times in one minute! Helps with STEM skill development in math and science, early logic development, collaboration, and fine motor skills.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.
 
 

MaKey Makey Go

MaKey MaKey GoMaKey MaKey GO allows tinkerers, dreamers, and makers the mobility to invent anytime, anywhere. MaKey MaKey GO enables you to invent on the go with the snap of an alligator clip, transforming everyday objects into Internet touchpads.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.
 
 
 
 
 

Mouse Mania Board Game

Mouse Mania Board GameUse coding cards to ‘compute’ your mouse’s path around the board and collect cheese wedges. Block other players using maze walls or duck through warp zones to zoom ahead. Develop problem-solving and critical thinking as you race your mouse to victory.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.
 
 
 
 

MPK Mini Compact Keyboard and Pad Controller

MPK Mini Compact Keyboard and Pad ControllerUSB MIDI controller with 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys with dedicated octave up and down buttons to increase the keyboard to the full melodic range.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.
 
 

Osmo Games

Osmo GamesOsmo 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.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.
 
 
 

Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit with Osmo Base for iPad

Little Genius Starter Kit includes fun preschool learning toys that will transform how your child learns. The 4 educational games in the kit will help your child recognize letters and learn phonics (ABCs), develop pre-drawing skills (Squiggle Magic), identify social-emotional cues, and experiment with clothes and colors (Costume Party), and develop problem-solving skills (Stories).

Recommended for ages 3-5.
 
 

Osmo Magical Workshop with Osmo Base for iPad

Osmo Magical Workshop with Osmo Base for iPadAn addition & subtraction adventure! In this collection of games, brew potions and dragon claws, and sparkle dust to master place value. Continue your quest as you count balloons and help dragons fly!

Recommended for ages 6 and up.
 
 
 
 

Osmo Secrets of the Dragons with Osmo Base for iPad

Osmo Secrets of the Dragons with Osmo Base for iPadMaster measurement with Math Wizard! Learn measurement at your own pace in a world filled with rare dragons. Explore the Dragon Reserve to complete your Dragon Guidebook. Measure and care for your dragons and watch them grow.

Recommended for ages 6 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.

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.
 
 

Ozobot Evo

Ozobot EvoLearn programming through language. Ozobot plays on paper, game boards and tablets.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.
 
 
 
 

Piper Raspberry Pi Computer Kit

Piper Raspberry Pi Computer Kit Piper is a computer and a maker kit. Assemble your own beautifully engraved computer using the blueprint, then build and program electronics with help from 3D engineering diagrams in the game! Build a computer and then learn about electronics with the Raspberry Pi edition of Minecraft. As kids build Piper and progress through the games, they develop both technical skills and approaches that lead to inventive solutions.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.
 
 

Plugo Count Math Games with Stories & Puzzles

Plugo Count Math Games with Stories & Puzzles

Solve math puzzles with real numerals to unravel jungle mysteries and space adventures on the screen! Counting, sequences, addition, subtraction, multiplication & more.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.
 
 
 

Plugo Link Construction Kit with Puzzles

Plugo Link Construction Kit with Puzzles

 

Build structures with magnetic blocks on the Gamepad to solve STEM puzzles on the screen!

Recommended for ages 5 and up.
 
 

Plugo Tunes Piano Learning Kit

Plugo Tunes Piano Learning Kit

Master the ABCs of musical notes, learn to play piano, and easily transition to a real keyboard! Plugo Tunes makes music lessons fun and interactive! The experience is designed to help children smoothly shift to a real keyboard.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.
 
 
 

Pocket Operator Rhythm Drum Machine

Pocket Operator Rhythm Drum MachineUses real synthesized drum sounds to recreate drum and percussion sounds like cymbals, hi-hat, cowbell, and more. 6 sound drum machine and sequencer, perfect for making beats, parameter locks, and punch-in effects. Real synthesized drum sounds, sampled drum sounds, 16 punch-in effects, 16 pattern chaining, step multiplier.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.
 
 

Scrambles the Fox

Scrambles the FoxMeet Scrambles, your newest coding friend! He is ready to twist, turn, and move his way through fun STEM puzzles that get preschoolers ready to code!

Recommended for ages 4 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 Edu SPRK+

Sphero Edu SPRK+App-Enabled Robotic Ball & Programmable Robot, Stem Learning & Coding for Kids, Bluetooth connection, learn Javascript & Scratch, Swift Playground compatible.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.
 
 
 

Sphero Mini Orange

Sphero Mini OrangeSphero Mini packs a ton of fun into a tiny programmable robot the size of a ping pong ball. Equipped with a gyroscope, accelerometer, and colorful LED lights, this app-enabled robotic ball lets you drive, play games, and code using our free apps.

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 are included to create obstacle courses! iOS and Android compatible

Recommended for Ages 8 and up.
 
 

Squishy Circuits Standard Kit

Squishy Circuits Standard KitThe Standard Kit includes everything you need to get started with your own creative sculptures. Complete with a battery holder and carrying pouch, the standard kit comes with one 3.5-ounce container of insulating dough and three 3.5-ounce containers of conductive dough, enough for three people to work on projects at once. Bring your creations to life with LEDs and a piezoelectric buzzer.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.
 
 

Start-Up Circuits

Start-Up CircuitsKids click together pieces to get either a spinning fan, a glowing light, or a whistling siren. All switch blocks and action tops are interchangeable for mixing, matching, and experimenting with actual working circuits. Young children will develop an understanding of circuitry and build a strong foundation for future STEM success.

Recommended for ages 18 months and up.
 
 
 

StickBot Studio Pro

StickBot Studio ProStikbots bring your imagination to life! Stikbots are pose-able robot figures with suction cups on their hands and feet which allow them to stick to any flat surface. They are perfect for filming movies with the free stop motion movie app for iOS and Android, Stikbot Studio. Simply pose the stikbot, make a short movie in the app and share!

Recommended for ages 6 and up.
 
 

Ukulele

Ukulele

This authentic soprano ukulele includes a primer for beginners book with DVD, and tuner with instructions.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.
 
 

Ukulele Complete Kit

Ukulele Complete KitEverything you need to start playing.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.
 
 
 

Virtual Reality Headset and Cube

Virtual Reality Headset and CubeMerge VR Goggles and Cube unlock immersive virtual and augmented reality experiences, powered by your smartphone.

Recommended for ages 10 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.