Level up story time at home with our brand new Story Time Kits, created just for you! We offer twelve themed Story Time Kits for you to choose from, and you may check out up to two at a time. They can be checked out for a loan period of two weeks, and are recommended for readers aged 1-6. Check out our themes below!

Each kit includes: library books, literacy tips, a craft or activity, songs or finger plays, and some kits include puppets. You get to keep the activities, songs, literacy tips, and crafts! Kits may be checked out for two week periods. Please return the library books and puppets to the library in their proper kit bag by the due date.

Stop in the library or call us at 402-779-4171 to reserve a Story Time Kit! Browse our themes below:

Chickens

  • Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna: The Very First Chicken by Douglas Rees
  • Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
  • Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester Laminack
  • Lulu the Big Little Chick by Paulette Bogan
  • Chicken puppet
  • Early literacy tips

Vehicles

  • My Truck is Stuck! by Kevin Lewis
  • Where’s My T-R-U-C-K? by Karen Beaumont
  • Three Cheers for Kid McGear! by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  • Good Night, Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
  • Trucks Roll! by George Ella Lyon
  • On the Go Awesome by Lisl H. Detlefsen
  • Away in My Airplane by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Early literacy tips

Underwear

  • Something’s Wrong! by Jory John
  • Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds
  • Dude! by Aaron Reynolds
  • One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl
  • Attack of the Underwear Dragon by Scott Rothman
  • Underpants Thunderpants! by Peter Bently
  • Early literacy tips

Monkeys

  • Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett
  • Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang
  • Grumpy Monkey: Party Time! by Suzanne Lang
  • Grumpy Monkey: Up All Night by Suzanne Lang
  • Monkey puppet
  • Early literacy tips

Bears

  • Big by David Bedford
  • Sleepy Bears by Mem Fox
  • Say Please, Little Bear by Peter Bently
  • Hugless Douglas by David Melling
  • Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
  • Bear puppet
  • Early literacy tips

Tails

  • Animals Brag About Their Bottoms by Maki Saito
  • What Do You Do With a Tail Like That? by Steve Jenkins
  • Tails by Matthew Van Fleet
  • Six (6) puppet tails
  • Early literacy tips

Music

  • Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo by John Lithgow
  • Rock N’ Roll Soul by Susan Verde
  • Olivia Forms a Band by Ian Falconer
  • Animal Band by Christopher S. Jennings
  • Early literacy tips

Mice

  • Little Bitty Mousie by Jim Aylesworth
  • Small Mouse, Big City by Simon Prescott
  • Little Mouse’s Big Secret by Eric Battut
  • The Very Noisy Night by Diana Hendry
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  • Mouse in a Pumpkin puppet
  • Two baby mice puppets
  • Early literacy tips

Dinosaurs

  • Dinosaur Rescue by Penny Dale
  • Dinosaur Dig by Penny Dale
  • Tea Rex by Molly Idle
  • No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo
  • Dinosaur puppet
  • Early literacy tips

Zoo

  • The Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo by Sue Denim
  • Peek-a-Zoo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti
  • My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
  • Bug Zoo by Andy Harkness
  • Lion puppet
  • Early literacy tips

Confidence

  • I Believe I Can by Grace Byers
  • I Am Enough by Grace Byers
  • I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
  • Dazzling Travis: A Story About Being Confident & Original by Hannah Carmona Dias
  • I’m Me! by Sara Sheridan
  • Dear Girl: A Celebration of Wonderful, Smart, Beautiful You! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal
  • Dear Boy: A Celebration of Cool, Clever, Compassionate You! by Paris Rosenthal and Jason Rosenthal
  • Early literacy tips

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes

  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Goose puppet
  • Early literacy tips

Please note that the value of each story time kit is $150.00. If the kit is lost or damaged, the borrowing patron is financially responsible. If individual books and/or puppets are lost or damaged, the Library Director will assess the appropriate fees for replacement.