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Discovery Kits are geared for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

Reservation Procedures:

To request a Discovery Kit contact the Children's Reference Desk in person or by calling 801-852-6682.

  • Discovery Kits must be checked out to a Provo City Library card holder in good standing.
  • Discovery Kits check out for 3 weeks with no renewals.
  • There must be 5 weeks open on the reservation calendar for a Discovery Kit to be available. See calendar link below.
  • Requests need to be submitted at least 3 days in advance of your desired pick-up date.
  • Only one set can be checked out at a time per account.
  • There is no guarantee the requested Discovery Kit will be available until you have received a confirmation from the scheduling librarian, which can take up to three business days.
  • Discovery Kits will be held at the Children's Reference Desk checked out on your account for 1 week from requested pick-up date.
  • If you have any questions, contact the Children's Reference Desk in person, phone 801-852-6682 or e-mail discoverykits@provolibrary.com

Discovery Kit Reservation Calendar


DKAlphabetAlphabet

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
  • Eric Carle's ABC by Eric Carle
  • African Animal Alphabet by Beverly and Dereck Joubert
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
  • R is for Robot by Adam F. Watkins

Items:

  • Melissa & Doug Wooden Alphabet Magnets
  • Melissa & Doug Self-Correcting Letter Puzzles
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

Arctic Animals

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • In Arctic Waters by Laura Crawford
  • National Geographic Readers Polar Bears by Laura Marsh
  • Counting on Snow by Maxwell Newhouse
  • Adrift: An Odd Couple of Polar Bears by Jessica Olien
  • Good Morning Little Polar Bear by Carol Votaw

Items:

  • Hape George Luck Polar Wood Puzzle
  • Safari LTD Arctic TOOB
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

DKBugsBugs

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle
  • I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd
  • Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs by National Geographic
  • Look Out for Bugs by Jen Prokopowicz
  • Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas

Items:

  • Learning Resources Primary Science Magnifer and Tweezers
  • Melissa & Doug Deluxe Bug Jug Fill & Spill
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

DKColorColors

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
  • Ruby Violet, Lime: Looking for Color by Jane Brocket
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Mix It Up! By Herve Tullet
  • Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Items:

  • 6 Color Mixing Paddles Montessori Materials Preschool Toys
  • Melissa & Doug Fish Colors Mix N Match Peg Puzzle
  • Melissa & Doug Stack and Sort Board
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

DKDinosaurDinosaurs

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • My Little Book of Dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon
  • Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs by National Geographic
  • Dinosaur Farm by Frann Preston-Gannon
  • Meet Dizzy Dinosaur by Jack Tickle
  • How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight by Jane Yolen

Items:

  • The Learning Journey My First Match It Dinosaurs
  • 12 Piece Large Assorted Dinosaur Toys
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

Dragons

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el
  • Me and My Dragon by David Biedrzycki
  • When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore
  • Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
  • Tales of the Time Dragon: Days of the Knights

Items:

  • 12 Dragon Figures
  • Mr. Potato Head Dragon and Knight
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

Fairies

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • The Fairiest Fairy by Anne Booth
  • Little Fairy Can't Sleep by Laniela Drescher
  • A Fairy Friend by Sue Fliess
  • The Dollhouse Fairy by Jane Ray
  • Fairies! A True Story by Shirley Raye Redmond

Items:

  • Melissa & Doug etal Fairy Wooden Dress-Up Doll and Stand
  • Petit Collage Beginner Jigsaw Floor Puzzle, Fairy Friends
  • Bendable Fairies
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

DKFarmFarm

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Scholastic Discover More: Farm by Penelope Arlon
  • Farm by James Brown
  • Mrs. Wishy Washy's Farm by Joy Cowley
  • I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
  • Animals on the Farm by Christopher Hernandez

Items:

  • Melissa & Doug Farm Blocks 36 Piece Play Set
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

DKJungleJungle Safari

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Bedtime in the Jungle by John Butler
  • I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle by David Derrick
  • Roar!: A Noisy Counting Book by Pamela Edwards
  • Baby Animals in the Jungle by Editors of Kingfisher
  • African Animal Alphabetby Beverly and Dereck Joubert

Items:

  • Melissa and Doug Deluxe Wooden Safari Chunky Puzzle
  • Safari Ltd Wild TOOB 12 Great Jungle Friends
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

Knights and Castles

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Fly Guy Presents Castles by Tedd Arnold
  • Night Knight by Owen Davey
  • The Knight and Dragon by Tomie DePaola
  • The Sword and the Stove by Frank Dormer
  • The Forgetful Knight by Michelle Robinson

Items:

  • Melissa & Doug Palace Pals Hand Puppets
  • Safari LTD Knights and Dragons TOOB
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

Monsters

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck
  • Goodnight, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman
  • Love Monster by Rachel Bright
  • Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster by Mike Wohnoutka
  • Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley

Items:

  • Melissa & Doug lush 6-Pin Bowling Game
  • Monster Bendables
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

DKMusicMusic

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Music Everywhere! by May Ajemera
  • Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo by Jon Lithgow
  • The Carnival of the Animals by Jack Prelutscky
  • Sing by Joe Raposo
  • Music Class Today by David Weinstone

Items:

  • Kilofly Kids Mini Band Musical Instruments Rhythm Toys
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

DKNewBabyNew Baby

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • I'm a Big Brother by Joanne Cole
  • I'm a Big Sister by Joanne Cole
  • My New Baby by Rachel Fuller
  • Waiting for Baby by Rachel Fuller
  • The New Baby by Mercer Mayer

Items:

  • La Newborn Nursery 8 Piece Layette Baby Doll Gift Set
  • Melissa & Doug Time to Eat Feeding Set
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

DKNumbersNumbers

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • 1 2 3 ZooBorns by Andrew Bleiman
  • Follow the Line by Laura Ljungkvist
  • Chicka Chicka 1 2 3 by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Let's Count to 100! by Msayuki Sebe
  • Bear Counts by Karma Wilson

Items:

  • Melissa & Doug Wooden Number Magnets
  • Melissa & Doug Self-Correcting Number Puzzles
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

DKOceanOcean Life

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Fly Guy Presents Sharks by Tedd Arnold
  • Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale
  • Good Night, Little Sea Otter by Janet Halfmann
  • Weird Sea Creatures by Laura Marsh
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Items:

  • Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10 Piece Magnetic Fishing Game
  • Melissa & Doug Underwater 48 Piece Floor Puzzle
  • Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Creature Set
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

Patterns

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Pattern Fish by Trudy Harris
  • Spotty, Stripy, Swirly: What Are Patterns? by Jane Brocket
  • The Game of Patterns by Herve Tullet
  • Teddy Bear Patterns by Barbara McGarth
  • National Geographic Little Kids Look & Learn: Patterns

Items:

  • Three Bear Family Counters
  • Three Bear Family Pattern Cards
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovey Kit theme.

Pirates

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • No Pirates Allowed, Said Library Lou by Rhonda Gowler Greene
  • Small Saul by Ashley Spires
  • Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel
  • The Pirate Jamboree by Mark Teague
  • The Pirate's Bed by Nicola Winstanley

Items:

  • Safari LTD Pirates TOOB
  • ALEX Toys Little Hands Pirate Matching
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovey Kit theme.

Plants & Flowers

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
  • The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
  • National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant by Kristin Baird Rattini
  • The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
  • Granpa Green by Lane Smith

Items:

  • Little Garden Tools 9 Piece Gardening Set for Kids
  • Green Toys Garden Puzzle
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovey Kit theme.

DKReptilesReptiles

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Snakes Alive! by Louise Carroll
  • A Turtles Life by Nancy Dickman
  • Gator Gumbo by Candace Fleming
  • Lizards by Laura Marsh
  • Komodo! by Peter Sis

Items:

  • Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Litter of Lizards
  • Melissa & Doug Sack of Snakes
  • Folkmanis Turtle Finger Puppet
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovey Kit theme.

Robots

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! by Todd Tarpley
  • Robot, Go Bot! by Dana Rau
  • R is for Robot by Adam Watkins
  • Robot Zot by Jon Scieszka
  • National Geographic Readers Robots by Melissa Stewart

Items:

  • Robot X-7 Bending Shaping Rotate Wooden Toy
  • Wood Stacking Robots
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovey Kit theme.

DKShapesShapes

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Circles, Stars, and Squares: Looking for Shapes by Jane Brocket
  • Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Chernesky
  • Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
  • Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald
  • Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Items:

  • Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Shapes and Colors
  • Learning Resources Smart Snacks Sugar Cookie Shapes
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.

DKTransportationTransportation

Kit Includes:

Books:

  • Hide and Seek: Things That Go by DK
  • Through the Town: A Follow the Trail Book by Katie Harworth
  • Little Kids Look and Learn: Things That Go by National Geographic
  • Richard Scarry's Hotp Aboard! Here We Go! By Richard Scarry
  • One Tractor: A Counting Book by Alexandra Siy

Items:

  • 7 Piece Wooden Animal Train Set
  • Fisher Price Little People Wheelies Air Toy 2 Pack
  • Little Boat Train 6 Pieces
  • Binder filled with activity ideas to compliment Discovery Kit theme.