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Posted on: February 3, 2021

STEAM, Ukulele, and Memory Take Home Kits

STEAM on the Go! kits

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2021) — Enrich your lives with take home kits and fun educational activities that can be done safely at home.


While our in-person library programs are on hold, we continue to expand services and virtual programs for all ages.


This is one way that Anaheim is bringing residents together while we prevent the spread of the virus in our community.


Take home kits allow kids, teens, and seniors to experience self-guided and hands-on activities that support lifelong learning safely at home.


Anaheim Public Library offers supplies in the kits that residents might not have access to due to the pandemic. Residents can place STEAM kits on hold with their library card on the Library Catalog or by calling their neighborhood branch. 


With more than 100 kits and 24 science and art topics available, the STEAM on the Go! kits offer families to dig deep into science and the arts.


Each STEAM kit includes activity instructions, usable project supplies, three to five experiments or art projects, books on the topic, and much more. Kit topics include chemistry, coding, fossils, painting, and much more. 


Participants can even get digital badges, level-up and log their progress with READsquared. Find more about the STEAM on the Go! kits here.


Teens and Adults can support or expand their interests in music with Ukulele kits. The ukulele is known as a welcoming instrument for beginners, and the kits include a beginner’s booklet with chord sheets, tuner, resources for virtual classes, and more.


Library cardholders can call their neighborhood branch to reserve the Ukulele kits for curbside pick-up or visit Central Library, Canyon Hills or Haskett Branch for in-person pick-up.


We offer three types of Memory Kits intended to support families, caregivers, and those experiencing Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The kits include interactive and multisensory materials to promote positive engagement with family members. 


The themes in the kits focus on reminiscing, memory, and caregiving, and include a variety of activities to stimulate conversation, including music, games, toys, and movies from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Families can place kits on hold in the Library Catalog or by calling their neighborhood branch. 


Whether it’s diving into a book or developing new skills, the library can spark meaningful ways to share knowledge and explore new things together. 

The STEAM on the Go! kits are supported in whole or in part-funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Additional funding was provided by Kiwanis of Greater Anaheim, Friends of the Anaheim Public Library, Anaheim Public Library Foundation, Achim Hanefesh (Brotherhood of Social Justice), NASA@ My Library, Space Science Institute, and Nevada Mineral & Book Company.

The Ukulele kits were funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) CopyCat grant, administered by the California State Library. 

The Memory kits were also grant funded by the California State Library.

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