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Special Collections

Early Literacy Kits

Check out an Early Literacy Kit which include Montessori-inspired materials and books that facilitate early childhood development skills.

Each stage-based (infant, toddler, preschooler) kit contains hands-on materials, books, shaker eggs, a rhythm scarf, and a tip sheet with activities and songs.

The contents of the kits help children learn independently, not only through activities that are curated for each child’s developmental window, but also through music and movement.

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STEAM Kits

Check out a Wonder Box in KidSpace with a science, technology, engineering, art, or math theme.

Wonder Boxes are limited to Niles-Maine cardholders only. One Wonder Box per library card for a one week loan. Boxes must be returned to the KidSpace Desk. Lost boxes incur a replacement fee of $40.

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Binge Box

Enjoy a spectacular movie night by checking out a themed Binge Box.

Each Binge Box includes four to six DVDs conveniently packaged in one DVD case. For example, the “Never Travel with Tom Hanks” Binge Box includes Cast Away, Captain Phillips, Apollo 13, and Sully.

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Playaways

Playaway Launchpad for Kids

Kids Launchpads are loaded with learning apps, videos, games, and more for hours of interactive learning and play.

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Playaway View for Kids

Playaway Views are the simplest way to watch popular preloaded videos on-the-go.

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Playaway Launchpad for Teens

Teens can explore, learn, play, and stay sharp with preloaded apps and games on Launchpad.

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Playaway Launchpad for Adults

Adults can explore, learn, play, and stay sharp with preloaded apps and games on Launchpad.

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Playaways

Enjoy preloaded audiobooks for kids, teens, and adults.

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