The Irving Public Library has launched a new resource for young learners and caregivers, Little STEAMers Backpacks!
Each backpack kit is an early literacy tool geared for children ages 3-6 and their families that incorporates STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math — learning in an interactive format. Each kit includes books, games and activities to support learning a particular concept. Supplies vary at each library location. Stop by to see availability.
Because the Little STEAMers Backpacks are expected to be in high demand, there are a few limitations on their use so that more families have an opportunity to check them out:
- Limit one backpack at a time per family
- Checkout period is 10 days with no renewals
- Backpacks cannot be placed on hold
Before returning, consult the information card on the back of each backpack to check that all pieces are accounted for. It is the borrower’s responsibility to replace or pay for any missing items.
Due to their size, Little STEAMers backpacks must be returned to a service desk inside the buildings. They will not fit in the library’s book drop slots.
Many thanks to the Friends of the Irving Library, Irving ShareTank and the Zvonecek Family Memorial Fund for making this project possible.