Explore a variety of topics, hobbies, and games with our Activity Kits.

Those aged 18+ with a valid library card in good standing may borrow one kit at a time. Kits check out for 28 days and may be renewed if there is no waitlist.

Learn more about each kit by browsing below. Click a kit's name to place a hold using the library's catalog.

Adult Literacy Kit

Adult Literacy Kit A

Photo of kit contentsLiteracy kits are for adults who want to build up their reading skills either independently or with a tutor. This kit contains the following items in a backpack:

  • Laubach Way to Reading Set, Level 1 (green books)
  • Laubach Way to Reading Set, Level 2 (red books)
  • Letter tiles
  • Whiteboard and dry-erase marker
  • Vowels and Consonants Flash Cards
  • Magnifying Sheet
  • Reading Guide Strip

 

 

Adult Literacy Kit B

Photo of kit contentsLiteracy kits are for adults who want to build up their reading skills either independently or with a tutor. This kit contains the following items in a backpack:

  • Laubach Way to Reading Set, Level 3 (blue books)
  • Laubach Way to Reading Set, Level 4 (yellow books)
  • Whiteboard and dry-erase marker
  • Emotions, Go Togethers, Opposites, flash cards
  • Reading Guide Strip
  • Magnifying Sheet

Adult Literacy Kit C

Photograph of kit contentsLiteracy kits are for adults who want to build up their reading skills either independently or with a tutor. This kit contains the following items in a backpack:

  • Challenger Books 1-4 and accompanying teacher guide
  • Merriam-Webster's Everyday Language Reference Set
  • Whiteboard and dry-erase marker
  • Nouns, Prepositions, and Verbs flash cards
  • Reading Guide Strip
  • Magnifying Sheet

Adult Literacy Kit D

Photograph of kit contentsLiteracy kits are for adults who want to build up their reading skills either independently or with a tutor. This kit contains the following items in a backpack:

  • Challenger Books 5-8 and accompanying teacher guide.
  • Whiteboard and dry-erase marker
  • Merriam-Webster's Everyday Language Reference Set
  • Nouns, Verbs and Prepositions flash cards
  • Reading Guide Strip
  • Magnifying Sheet
  • Folder of authentic reading material (contents vary)

Game Kits

Family Card Game Kit

These kits have been put together to bring families and friends together for fun and games. This kit contains the book The Ultimate Book of Family Card Games by Oliver Ho, with instructions for over 50 classic card games, and two decks of playing cards.

Hobby Kits

Birding Kit

Photograph of kit contentsThis kit has been curated to support community members who want to try out birdwatching as a new hobby. It contains the following items in a backpack:

  • Books
    • Kaufman Guide to Birds of North America by Kenn Kaufman
    • Birds of the Midwest by Stan Tekiela
    • The Beginner's Guide to Birding by Nate Swick.
  • Binoculars
  • Sibley Backyard Birding Flashcards
  • Indiana Birding Checklist by Indiana Audubon Society, Inc.
  • Nature Trail Guide by Red Tail Land Conservancy

Memory Caregiver Kits

Memory Caregiver Kit 1

Photograph of kit contentsThis kit has been curated to support and encourage interaction between dementia patients and their caregivers. Each kit includes a different selection of books, puzzles, and conversation games. This kit contains the following items in a large totebag:

  • Books
    • The Memory Activity Book: Engaging Ways to Stimulate The Brain, for People Living with Memory Loss or Dementia by AARP, DK, and Angela Rippon 
    • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion by Amy Newmark and Angela Timashenka Geiger
    • The 36-Hour Day: a Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins 
  • Puzzles
    • 63-piece jigsaw puzzle 
    • Wooden tangram puzzle and templates
  • Conversation Game
    • Caring Cards
  • Assorted brochures including Understanding Memory Loss, Understanding Alzheimer's Disease, Advance Care Planning: Tips from the National Institute on Aging, Talking with Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People, Elder Abuse, Online Health Information Is it Reliable? and Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

Memory Caregiver Kit 2

Photograph of kit contentsThis kit has been curated to support and encourage interaction between dementia patients and their caregivers. Each kit includes a different selection of books, puzzles, and conversation games. This kit contains the following items in a large totebag:

  • Books
    • The Memory Activity Book: Engaging Ways to Stimulate the Brain, for People Living with Memory Loss or Dementia by AARP, DK, and Angela Rippon
    • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Older and Wiser by Jack Canfield , Mark Victor Hansen, et al.
    • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know by Steven R. Sabat.
  • Puzzles
    • 63-piece jigsaw puzzle
    • Wooden track maze 
  • Conversation Game, the Ungame for Seniors
  • Assorted brochures including Understanding Memory LossUnderstanding Alzheimer's DiseaseAdvance Care Planning: Tips from the National Institute on AgingTalking with Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People, Elder AbuseOnline Health Information Is it Reliable? and Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

Memory Caregiver Kit 3

Photograph of kit contentsThis kit has been curated to support and encourage interaction between dementia patients and their caregivers. Each kit includes a different selection of books, puzzles, and conversation games. This kit contains the following items in a large totebag:

  • Books
    • The Memory Activity Book: Engaging Ways to Stimulate the Brain, for People Living with Memory Loss or Dementia by AARP, DK, and Angela Rippon
    • For Everything a Season: Simple Musings on Living Well by Phillip Gulley
    • Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey by Jolene Brackey
  • 63-piece jigsaw puzzle
  • Games
    • Conversation Cards: Nostalgic Items
    • Chutes and Ladders
  • Assorted brochures including Understanding Memory LossUnderstanding Alzheimer's DiseaseAdvance Care Planning: Tips from the National Institute on AgingTalking with Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People, Elder AbuseOnline Health Information Is it Reliable? and Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

Memory Caregiver Kit 4

Photograph of kit contentsThis kit has been curated to support and encourage interaction between dementia patients and their caregivers. Each kit includes a different selection of books, puzzles, and conversation games. This kit contains the following items in a large totebag:

  • Books
    • The Memory Activity Book: Engaging Ways to Stimulate the Brain, for People Living with Memory Loss or Dementia by AARP, DK, and Angela Rippon
    • Hometown Tales: Recollections of Kindness, Peace, and Joy by Phillip Gulley
    • Alzheimer's Through the Stages: A Caregiver's Guide by Mary Moller
  • Puzzle
    • 63-piece jigsaw puzzle
  • Games
    • Conversation Cards: Familiar Words
    • Image Snap card matching game
  • Assorted brochures including Understanding Memory LossUnderstanding Alzheimer's DiseaseAdvance Care Planning: Tips from the National Institute on AgingTalking with Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People, Elder AbuseOnline Health Information Is it Reliable? and Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.