Borrow STEAM Lending Items

The Leonia Public Library is now offering the opportunity to borrow Educational Kits, Board Games, Mobile Hotspots, classic video games and more! Find STEAM items in both the Children's Department and the Main Circulation Desk.


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Mobile Hotspots

Take the Internet anywhere with these mobile hotspots, now available to borrow for free. Connect your mobile devices with these Sprint powered hotspots.

Borrow from the Circulation Department.

 
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Sphero SPRK+

Learn the basics of coding and robotics with the programmable Sphero SPRK. Programmable sensors like motor encoders, LED lights, accelerometer, and a gyroscope allow for countless experiences and coding conditions. SPRK+ will foster a love of robotics, coding, and STEAM principles… all through play. Connect SPRK+ to the Sphero Edu app and learn to code by drawing paths, using Scratch blocks, or writing your own JavaScript text programs. Accessible from nearly every platform, you can use SPRK+ with your Apple or Android device.

For more information and resources, check out their website. Tutorials can be found on the app, and you can look here for the Sphero User Manual.

Borrow from the Main Circulation Desk.

 
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NES & SNES Classic

 These all-in-one video game systems feature pre-installed classic Nintento and Super Nintendo games. Systems use the ‘original’ controller and work with a simple HDMI cable and power cable. Check one out and enjoy!

Borrow from the Children’s Department.

 
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Code-a-pillar

This learning toy encourages preschoolers to experiment as they play, helping them to develop coding, sequencing and thinking skills.

Borrow from the Children’s Department.

 
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Snap Circuits Kits

This toolkit makes learning about circuits and electronics fun and easy. Follow the picture instructions to build things like AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells, light and sound responsive circuits and more.

Borrow from the Children's Department.

 
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Makey Makey Kits

These kits can turn conductive objects into touchpads that interact with a computer or mobile device. Makey Makey is good for beginner's learning about electricity as well as experts creating art, engineering or anything else.

Borrow from the Children's Department.

 
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LEGO Educational Kits

The library has four different style LEGO Education Kits for building basic machines like pulleys, vehicles and windmills. Follow included directions to build machines and learn about basic engineering.

Borrow from the Children's Department.

 
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Board Games

Take home board games of all kinds along with STEAM activity kits. We have all of the following available:

  • Ticket to Ride

  • Tsuro

  • Yeti in My Spaghetti

  • Trouble

  • Exploding Kittens

  • Strawbees (STEAM)

  • Candyland

  • Battleship

  • Settlers of Catan

  • Robot Turtles

  • Magformers (STEAM)

  • Monopoly

Borrow from the Children's Department.


Borrow for up to Two Weeks

  • Available for BCCLS Library cardholders for a two week loan period.

  • There are no holds or renewals. Kits are first-come-first-serve.

  • Borrowers must sign a User Agreement each time they borrow an item.

  • Those under 18 need a parent signature to borrow.

STEAM Borrowing Policies

Read the full Policies regarding lending below. Start borrowing today!