More Than Meets The Eye
The Palm Beach County Library System offers more than just books! We also keep a collection of STEM Kits, Birding Backpacks and Mobile Hotspots to name a few. Learn more about our collection here!
STEM kits encourage children to develop an interest and skills in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These kits offer families the chance to continue hands-on exploration of STEM topics at home. They include books, DVDs, games and other interactive materials to explore basic concepts in STEM, and they are free to check out with your Palm Beach County Library System Library card!
This project was made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.
The Counting Kit
Counting fun made simple! Introducing our colorful counting kit, designed to ignite a love for numbers in young minds. Watch as little learners discover the joy of counting with interactive games, vibrant visuals and hands-on activities. Get ready to witness their numerical skills soar to new height; let's get counting!
- "Chika Chika 1, 2, 3," by Bill Martin Jr. & Michael Sampson
- "Ten Black Dots," by Donald Crews
- "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," by Eric Carle
- Magnetic counting board
- Counting match-ups
The Insect Kit
Made with little explorers in mind! Encourage your child's love for nature as they explore the fascinating world of insects, learn about different species and embark on exciting bug-hunting expeditions. Let their imaginations soar as they become pint-sized entomologists!
- "The Big Book of Bugs," Yuval Zommer
- "From Caterpillar to Butterfly," by Deborah Heiligman
- "Honey Bees," by Jill Esbaum
- "National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs," by Catherine D. Hughes
- "Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle" (DVD)
- Bugs discovery kit
The Birding Backpack is a kit that includes everything you need to enjoy your next birding adventure, and it’s free to check out with your Palm Beach County Library System Library card! Each backpack has enough pockets for you to carry water bottles, sunscreen, hats and anything else you may need on a beautiful Florida day. Inside, you will find a high quality pair of adult binoculars, two pairs of children’s binoculars and a guide to Florida birds. Adventure awaits!
- A lenses cloth
- A 5.5" x 3.5" blank Moleskine cashier notebook
- An Audubon Society of the Everglades Birding locations pamphlet
- A Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation park guide
Book Clubs Made Easier
We want to make life a little easier for your book club. We have prepared “Book Club in a Bag” kits; these kits contain 10 copies of the same book for your members! Discussion guides and questions are available online in our catalog as a clickable link; this is also where you may place a hold on the kit you would like to receive. Book Club in a Bag kits are available for adult, children and teen groups. We even have titles in large print and en español, too!
Book Club in a Bag Questions
There are no late fees.
Inform a staff member as soon as possible. There will be a charge for lost bags.
Let a staff member know if any items are missing. We appreciate you making every attempt to locate and return all copies.