Thematic Programming Kits
The State Library offers a variety of program kits guaranteed to satisfy public library patrons and stretch the library’s programming dollars. There are kits for all ages, in a variety of themes. All kits are listed in the
KDLA Catalog. Check the individual catalog records for plot summaries, kit contents, and age levels. Kits may be reserved up to a year in advance.
Interactive Mystery Kits
Mystery Kits include everything needed to plan and produce a mystery program for a group of 20-25 participants. The Anyone’s Guess series is designed for grades 6 – 9. Anyone’s Guess Junior series is designed for grades 3 – 5. The kits include complete instructions for planning and setting up the mystery program; reproducible suspect, interrogation and answer sheets for the players; evidence such as letters and legal documents; a props list and ideas for creating evidence scenes, and suggestions for program promotion. These kits may be checked out for a period of seven weeks.
The State Library offers multi-format kits that contain a large number of developmentally appropriate materials—books, CDs, DVDs, electronics, games or toys, and resource guides. All kits are packaged in sturdy containers and may be checked out for seven weeks.
Bi-Folkal Kits are packaged programs designed to bring back memories on a particular time or topic. Each kit contains a collection of visual images, music, artifacts, and activities to stimulate the senses of older adults, to unlock their memories, and to invite them to share their stories. Full size kits come in bold yellow zippered bags, and mini kits come in red tote bags. Up to three kits may be checked out for a period of seven weeks.