Books and Stories to Go Kits

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Also called Smart Start bags, contain 10 books on a specific topic, but count as one item to checkout. Over 100 bags available for a three week checkout with one renewal allowed. Popular themes include, but are not limited to:

  • ABC
  • Counting
  • Apples & Fall
  • Bath & Bedtime
  • Bears
  • Birds
  • Boats
  • Bugs
  • Cats
  • Colors
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dogs
  • Elephants
  • Fall
  • Farm Animals
  • Five Senses
  • Food
  • Frogs and Turtles
  • Monkeys
  • Moon and Stars
  • Owls and Birds
  • Rhymes
  • Snakes
  • Trains
  • Transportation
  • Weather
  • Woodland Animals
  • Zoo Animals

For more information, please stop by any Alamance County Public Library or call check our library catalog by entering the term “Smart Start.”

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Educational Kits

Educational Kit

Educational Resource Kits are theme related boxes that make learning fun! Boxes may contain books, DVDs, activity sheets, lesson plans, toys and other props designed to engage young children and encourage them to explore new things.  Educational Resource Kits are great for parents, teachers, daycare workers, home schools, and  other caregivers.

One Educational Resource Kits may be checked out at a time, on an adult card for 3 weeks and renewed 2 times if not reserved by another patron. Kits can be found in the library catalog by searching for Educational Resource Kits or click here.

  • All About Bugs
  • Blast Off From Space
  • Awesome Architecture
  • Clifford
  • Counting Money
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Fantastic Flight
  • Human Body
  • Jungle in a Box
  • Mickey and Minnie Mouse
  • Music
  • Picasso’s Art Box
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Sesame Street
  • Snap Circuit
  • Telling Time
  • Thomas & Friends
  • U.S. Constitution & Government
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • 50 States

Please use the kits as a learning resource and return in the same condition it was received so that others may enjoy these kits for years to come.

This project is funded by the Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries through book donations and the bi-annual book sale.