Storykits contain books for children ages 0 to 6 years, puppets, rhythm instruments, CDs, DVDs, Playaway Views, storytelling props, and concept toys and props.

Kits circulate for four weeks. Choose from tons of different themes!

 Down by the Bay Storykit

Play Packs

Play Packs are created for movement! These unique physical literacy kits are filled with equipment, props, and books that encourage families to get up and move! Play Packs are great resources for parents, grandparents, teachers, early childhood educators, day care providers, homeschoolers, coaches--and even family reunions!

There are many themed kits to choose from. New Play Packs have just been added: Big Foot Stepper Balance Walkers, Get Up and Game!, Group Walkers, Indoor Games, Outdoor Sports, and Power Off and Play! Search for these and other Play Packs at

Active Start Family Games

Family Snowshoe Fun Jumpin' and Jammin'

Kick and Catch Outdoor Sports

Ready, Set, Skip Snow and Sand

Play Packs are offered in partnership with Super Kids CK (part of Healthy Kids Community Challenge), Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit, and YMCA Chatham-Kent.

Walking Poles and Pedometers are available! Visit your local branch to borrow a set of walking poles or a pedometer today!