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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Book Bags

To request a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Book Bag:

  • Search "1000 books before kindergarten book bags" in our catalog and place a hold - OR
  • Ask at the youth desk.

Don't forget to register your child for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!


Watershed Education Kits

Learn about protecting Lake Champlain with two new Library Watershed Education Kits: one for home science investigation (kit 1) and one for field exploration (kit 2). Thanks to a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program, FFL teamed up with Lake Champlain Sea Grant  and Vermont Department of Libraries to provide these kits to 25 libraries in the Lake Champlain Watershed. The Watershed Education Kits provide all the supplies you need to conduct the experiments in the accompanying Watershed Education Challenge Booklet. The kits are listed among our STEAM kits below. 

STEAM Kits (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math)

To request a STEAM Kit:

Limit one kit per library card. STEAM Kits circulate for one week.

Take your STEAM explorations home with you! Each kit comes packed in a sturdy bin with a STEAM exploration, paired books, suggested activities as well as additional book recommendations that can be found at the library.

View STEAM Kits in our catalog

Current Kits include:

  • Code and Go Robot Mouse & Maze
  • Singing Drum
  • Magna-Tiles
  • Snap Circuits 300
  • Brain Flakes
  • KEVA Construction and Bot Maze
  • Power Tiles Circuit Kit
  • Toppling Dominoes
  • Gobblet
  • Rock & Mineral Explorations
  • Minibeasts
  • Frog & Pond
  • Backyard Birds
  • Blocks & Blueprints
  • Tangrams
  • Construction Set
  • Zoob Builderz
  • Turing Tumble (marble-powered computer)
  • Shut the Box
  • Bananagrams
  • Flip 4
  • Quarto
  • Snap Circuits
  • Snap Circuits Jr.
  • Monopoly
  • Wonder Robots (Dash and Dot)
  • Brain Flakes
  • Cardboard Box Engineering
  • Microscope Investigations
  • Watershed Model Kit 1
  • Watershed Explorer Kit 2













Launchpads & Playaways 


launchpad tablet
  • Sturdy tablets, pre-loaded with educational games for kids
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Internet free--no downloading or Wi-Fi required!

Launchpads circulate for one week, and are shelved in the children's area. Check our catalog for availability.

Visit the Launchpad site for help getting started, or call the youth desk at 802.865.7216.


wonder playaway
  • Plug & play audiobooks--all you need are headphones!
  • Easily portable
  • Five available narration speeds & automatic bookmarking

Playaways circulate for three weeks, and are shelved with/near Books on CD in the Main Reading Room, the children's area, and the Teen Space. Check our catalog for availability.

Visit the Playaway site for help getting started, or call the reference desk at 802.865.7217.


Want to browse lists of awesome books? Check out our Recommended Reading page for award-winners and lists curated by Fletcher Free Library staff.