Storypacks

Green: 8 themed backpacks for ages birth to 3.  These packs have board books, fiction/nonfiction picture books, games, and an activity guide filled with songs, finger plays, and more!  These packs may be checked out for 3 weeks at a time.  Only one pack per household at a time.  Packs may be placed on hold.

Themes:  Animals, Bedtime, Dinosaur, Family, Music, School time, Shapes, and Sports.

*Made possible by a generous grant from the Lanore Bishop Community Foundation.

Skills Packs

Red: 10 backpacks for ages 4-6, contain Montessori inspired early literacy games and activities.  Each pack contains a special hands-on activity to help your child learn a specific early literacy skill as well as picture books and an activity guide with instructions.  These packs may be checked out for 3 weeks at a time.  Only one pack per household at a time.  Packs may be placed on hold.

Skills Packs:  Articulation, Color Sorting, Magnetic Word Building, Object Word Matching, Rhyming, Sandpaper Letters(upper and lower case), Sequencing, and Storytelling.

*Made possible by a generous grant from the Lanore Bishop Community Foundation.

Starling Packs

Orange: 2 duplicate backpacks for ages 0-3, contains Starling device and resources about speech development.  The Starling device easily connects with your phone through an app and tells you how many words are being spoken around your child daily.  It does not record, but counts pauses between words.  These packs may be checked out for 3 weeks at a time.  Only one pack per household at a time.  Packs may be placed on hold.

Please ask our staff for more information.

Community Explorers

Blue: backpacks each contain admission to a local museum or activity for a family of four.  They also contain books, games, and an activity guide surrounding the theme of the pack.

Themes currently available:

  • Space–Cosmosphere
  • Kansas History–Cowtown
  • Sports–Wingnuts
  • Wildlife–Tanganyika (2 duplicate packs available)
  • Garden–Botanica
  • Parks

 

*Made possible by a generous grant from the Lanore Bishop Community Foundation.

Community Explorer Pack FAQ’s

Who can checkout a Community Explorer Pack?  If you’re an adult MPL cardholder, you may check out a Community Explorer Pack at the Mulvane Public   Library. Unless otherwise noted, a group must include at least one child under 18 for the Community Explorers Pass to be valid and a maximum of two adults are admitted with each pass.

How many Community Explorer Packs can I check out and for how long?  You may check out one Community Explorer Pack per loan period. The loan period for packs is firmly one week (museum pass access expires after 7 days).   Only one Community Explorer Pack per household may be checked out at a time. There is a 24-hour waiting period after returning a Community Explorer Pack before another pass for the same pack may be checked out by any member of the same family.

Can I put a Community Explorer Pack on hold?  Community Explorer Packs can be placed on hold. Search the card catalog under “Community Explorer Packs” to reserve a pack. Packs cannot be requested through InterLibrary Loan. Community Explorer Packs may not be renewed because of high demand.   You have 3 business days to come in and check out a pack once you have been notified the pack is ready. If you do not pick up the pack in the allotted time, the pack will move to the next person in line. We would be happy to add your name to the list again, it will be at the end of the hold queue.

What are the overdues and/or replacement costs?  The overdue fine for a Community Explorer Pack is $5 per day, due to high demand. Community Explorer Pack replacements costs vary per pack, please inquire at circulation desk for exact costs.

Misc.  Passes may be limited to general admission only. Special exhibits may not be covered, and other restrictions may apply. Museums and the Library may change the terms and conditions of the passes at any time.