STEAM @ your library

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We have a variety of "STEAM in a Box" science kits available for checkout!  

The STEM curriculum combines a DIY, self-directed learning spirit with technology to discover and innovate.  The library offers a variety of STEM kits that allow you to explore, innovate, and create at your own pace in your own space.

STEM kits check out for 3-days.  Limit of 2 kits per library card. Checkout, pickup, and return of the STEM kits are all done at the front desk in the library.  
Holds may be placed on our STEAM kits from our online catalog.

Recommended ages for the STEAM kits range from 3 years and above.  See the different kits and recommended age levels below:

Ages 3+



Kids First Aircraft Engineer Kit

  • Engineering for pre-schoolers
  • Beautifully written storybook manuals guide children on an educational and fun engineering adventure
  • 73 colorful and chunky building pieces that are perfect for little hands
  • Includes large plastic storage carrying case and simple assembly instructions for 10 different models
  • Helps answer children's common questions like how does and why is

Kids First Automobile Engineer Kit

  • Engineering for preschoolers
  • Beautifully written storybook manuals guide children on an educational and fun engineering adventure
  • 70 Colorful and chunky building pieces that are perfect for little hands
  • Includes large plastic storage carrying case and simple assembly instructions for 10 different models
  • Helps answer children's common questions like how does and why is

Kids First Amusement Park Engineer Kit

  • Engineering for preschoolers
  • Beautifully written storybook manuals guide children on an educational and fun engineering adventure
  • 97 colorful and chunky building pieces that are perfect for little hands
  • Includes large plastic storage carrying case and simple assembly instructions for 20 different models
  • Helps answer children's common questions like "how does" and "why is"

GoldieBlox and The Spinning Machine

  • This awesome storybook and construction kit teaches kids how to make a moving Spinning Machine. Build the drive belt, help Nacho, Goldie's dog, chase his tale, and get all of Goldie's friends spinning! Package comes equipped with 16 design ideas and unlimited building possibilities.
  •  GoldieBlox toys are designed to get girls building by tapping into their strong verbal skills, bolstering confidence in spatial reasoning and problem-solving, and encouraging creativity through stories and hands-on construction.

TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set

  • Build a whole bunch with your favorite Tinker toy parts!
  • 200 "essential" Tinker toy pieces; spools, rods, flags, washers, end caps and more!
  • Instruction sheet with building tips and ideas
  • Sturdy box for storage and portability
  • Recommended for Ages 3+

TINKERTOY Pink Building Set

  • Young builders can create a castle, flower, cat and more!
  • 150 durable, lightweight plastic pieces; 15 Easy-to-assemble ideas for all skill levels
  • Rods, spools and flag pieces are made in the USA
  • Colorful pieces snap together and stay together for long-lasting play
  • 15 Easy-to-assemble ideas for all skill levels; Ages 3+



Ages 5+


Kids First The Human Body Kit

  • Learn about the human body by doing experiments with your five senses that show you how your body works
  • Examine your fingerprints to learn how you are unique
  • Build a stethoscope and listen to your heartbeat to learn how your heart pumps blood
  • Test your lung capacity to learn about how your lungs work
  • This kit teaches human biology fundamentals with step-by-step, hands-on experiments

Kids First Stepping into Science Toy

  • 25 fun experiments in five key areas: nature, physics, chemistry, air, and water.
  • Learn what plants need in order to grow, build a barometer, see how water climbs, watch plants sweat, and investigate plant propagation.
  • Discover how a magnifying glass enlarges, how colors mix, how static electricity attracts, how sundials tell time, and how a motion picture works.
  • Investigate air pressure, air flow, hovercraft, paper airplanes, and suction.
  • Build a soap-driven boat, mix oil and water, experiment with evaporation, paint with sugar, and watch a balloon inflate itself.

Robot Turtles Game

  • Cardboard, Cardstock
  • Made in USA and Imported
  • Robot Turtles is the most-backed board game in Kickstarter history
  • It sneakily teaches programming fundamentals to kids ages 4 and up
  • Inspired by the Logo programming language, the game lets kids write programs with playing cards
  • For 2-5 players
  • Invented by Dan Shapiro and seen on NPR, Bloomberg, Make: Magazine, Boing boing, TechCrunch, Reddit, Geekmom, Geekdad and more

Goldie's Crankin' Clubhouse

  • Goldie's mind is always racing with plans and blueprints. She needed a place to let lightning strike (and chow down on her favorite waffles), so she built herself a Crankin' Clubhouse! Now, you'll get to build the clubhouse with working crank and windmill while improving fine motor, spatial reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Comes with 45+ pieces, including 2 mini grips, 1 mini tire, 3 pegs, 6 spacers, 1 crank, 2 wheel ends, 2 elbow joints, 2 mini axles, 3 short axles, 2 star couplers, 1 teal rubber band, 14 building boards, and 1 mini Goldie action figure.
  • All building pieces are compatible with existing sets.
  • Rated Advanced I, parents may help alongside younger kids. Designed for ages 6+



Ages 7+


Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit

  • Electrical parts provide students grades 2 and up (age 7+) with hands-on experience designing and building models of working electrical circuits
  • Snap-together parts require no tools and ensure correct connections
  • Includes 30 parts, and instructions for over 100 projects, including working models of a photo sensor, a flashing light, and an adjustable-volume siren
  • Requires 2 AA batteries (sold separately)
  • Awards: The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products, Dr Toy Best Educational Products
  • Valuable component to a rounded STEM curriculum
  • Build working models of a photo sensor, a flashing light, and an adjustable-volume siren. More than 100 exciting projects in all with included 30+ snap together parts

Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit

  • Contains over 60 Snap-Together parts. Build over 300 exciting projects.
  • Clear and concise Illustrated Manual Included and Available Online.
  • Build a Radio, Doorbell, burglar alarm and more
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • No tools required

Smart Lab You Explore It: Human Body Model

  • From Brains to Bones, Get to Know the Human Body
  • What keeps your stomach from digesting itself? What do brains and pudding have in common?
  • Explore the complex inner workings of the human body and see how the bones, muscles and squishy vital organs fit together with this 12"H hands-on model
  • Includes 9 organs, 12 plastic bones and muscles, tweezers, forceps, full-color guidebook and an exclusive free quiz card set with 160 questions for on-the-go learning

Thames & Kosmos Wind Power (V 3.0) Science Kit

  • Build a realistic wind turbine to harness power out of thin air.
  • Assemble a wind turbine complete with electric generator and adjustable rotor blades.
  • Conduct experiments with your wind turbine, including experiments to optimize its performance by adjusting the angle of the blades.
  • Convert the wind turbine into an electric fan by using the electric generator as a motor.
  • Build three additional models with the parts included.

Thames & Kosmos Air + Water Power

  • Pneumatic hydraulic engines
  • Build your own models powered by air and water pressure
  • Construct 15 models
  • Compete with your friends to see whose water jet propelled car and hydro pneumo car goes the farthest
  • Kit comes with everything you need

Thames & Kosmos Wind Power 2.0

  • Electricity generating turbines
  • Build wind powered generators to energize your electric vehicles and charge your rechargeable batteries
  • Kit includes two styles of wind turbine blades and a gearbox with three different gear ratios for experimenting.
  • Explore this amazing free source of renewable energy
  • Kit comes with everything you need

Thames & Kosmos Physics Workshop

  • Kit includes more than 300 building pieces
  • Build a windmill, two-speed crane, force scale, sail car, mars robot, hammer machine
  • Experiment with simple machines: gears, levers, screws, inclined planes, pulleys, wheels and axles
  • Learn and understand the most fundamental physics equations
  • It is a 64-page, full-color experiment manual
  • Centrifuge, pinball game, centrifugal switch, ship's lantern, and dozens of other models

K'NEX Mighty Makers Home Designer Building Set

  • Includes over 433 K'NEX parts and pieces
  • Build and decorate with Brianna and Sophia
  • Accessories include flowers and flower pots, seats, tables, lamps, blue prints, graphic panels and more
  • Includes instructions for three different architecture themed builds
  • Mighty Makers Club Card challenges builder to explore additional architecture concepts

Code Monkey Island

  • Helps kids learn computer science logic
  • Includes a 32-page booklet that teaches basic programming syntax
  • Used in schools and universities around the world
  • Seen on Yahoo!, Mashable, Nick Jr., Kickstarter and more
  • Created by 23 year-old programmer, designer, and instructor Raj Sidhu

Gravity Maze

  • Falling Marble Logic Game
  • A marble run and logic puzzle all in one. Age: 8 and Up
  • 60 challenges ranging from beginner to expert
  • Builds spacial reasoning and planning skills
  • Includes 1 game grid, 60 challenge cards, 9 towers, 1 target piece, 3 marbles

K'NEX Mighty Makers Fun On The Ferris Wheel Building Set

  • Includes 324 K'NEX parts and pieces
  • Go 'round and 'round with Emily and her bear, Cocoa
  • Accessories include Ferris wheel seats, stars, graphic panels and more
  • Includes instructions for three different mechanical engineering themed builds
  • Mighty Makers Club Card challenges builder to explore additional mechanical engineering concepts

K'NEX Mighty Makers Going Green Building Set

  • Includes 127 K'NEX parts and pieces
  • Create a garden with Zoe and her hedgehog, Roland
  • Accessories include gardening tools, flowers, foliage, graphic panels and more
  • Includes instructions for three different botany themed builds
  • Mighty Makers Club Card challenges builder to explore additional botany concepts