Discovery Kits

Discovery Kits provide learning experiences for patrons of all ages with hands-on materials around a theme. The collection aims to be a tool for discovery, education, and lifelong learning.

Click to see a list of the Discovery Kits in the catalog.

Discovery Kits Checkout Rules:

  • Kits checkout for two weeks and can be renewed twice if there are no holds.
  • Kits will be inspected upon return to make sure that all items are included. Patrons will be charged the replacement cost for missing items.
  • Patrons will not be charged for basic wear and tear or the cost of disposable items (i.e. batteries).
  • Kits must be returned inside the library during open hours.
  • You must be 18 years or older to checkout a telescope.
  • Households can only have one discovery kit checked out at a time.

Birdwatching for Kids


  • Binoculars
  • Backyard Birds
  • The Little Book of Backyard Bird Songs
  • The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Minnesota

Birdwatching for Adults


  • Celestron 8×42 Binoculars
  • Birds of Minnesota
  • The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Science for Kids


  • Microscope
  • Microscope Prepared Slides (48)
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Set of Rocks
  • Greg’s Microscope
  • The World of the Microscope

Hiking for Kids


  • Compass
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Go Find It Scavenger Hunt Game
  • Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds
  • Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Insects

Classic Board Games


  • Sorry!
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Candy Land
  • Guess Who?

Card Games


  • Cribbage
  • Sequence
  • Five Crowns
  • RACK-O
  • UNO
  • Deck of Playing Cards

Knitting for Adults


  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting
  • Size 8 & 9 Circular Needles
  • Size 6 & 8 Straight Needles

Crochet for Adults


  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crochet
  • Size E (4) Crochet Hook
  • Size 7 Crochet Hook
  • Size J (10) Crochet Hook

Knitting for Kids


  • My First Knitting Book
  • Size 10 Knitting Needles

Crochet for Kids


  • My First Crochet Book
  • Size G Crochet Hook
  • Size J Crochet Hook

Telescope (2)


  • Orion StarBlast 4.5 Telescope
  • The Night Sky Star Finder
  • Red Flashlight