Library of Things
A variety of educational kits have been created to support the growth and learning of children at various levels. These are great for teachers, daycares and of course families.
Seed libraries offer vegetable, herb, and flower seeds to the community free of charge. Users are encouraged to collect seeds from the plants when they reach maturity, dry them out and return them to the library to help re-stock the collection for the next season. Whether you’re a novice grower or a practiced green thumb, there’s something in our seed library for you. A full listing of Welland Public Library’s seeds will be posted below each spring. The seed library is housed at Main Branch but seeds can be sent to any branch on request. Our seed library was made possible by a generous grant from the Niagara Community Foundation.
Please call 905-734-6210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seeds.
The seed library is available annually beginning March 10, while supplies last.
Celestron Telescope Kit
Get a new perspective on nature and the Universe with the ideal day-to-night telescope, Travel Scope 70 DX. This refractor telescope includes a full height tripod and lots of bonus accessories, include a smartphone adapter so you can capture images and video through the eyepiece. It all packs up into a high-quality custom backpack—ready to go wherever your adventures take you.
Junior Metal Detector
This professional metal detector is easy to use and fully adjustable. It’s light enough for kids to operate, but built with the advanced technology and powerful searching features desired by the pros. Take it to the beach, park, or on a hike and find treasure everywhere you go! The telescoping design makes this detector so portable you’ll never want to leave it at home.
Matatalab Pro Set
Lets kids develop the necessary cognitive abilities and learn coding skills from a young age. Kids use their imagination to create infinite possibilities using coding blocks, by controlling a robot car through coding algorithms. Kids received instant feedback and quickly learn that coding is simple.
Rainbow Ball Run
Sharpen your little one’s looking and listening skills with this colorful ball run, complete with a set of towers that make a musical plink-plunk sound as the ball bounces along. Challenge your baby to find new ways to play — from using an extra ball to moving the towers around to change their shape and rhythm. All the while, your little one will be practicing auditory processing, fine motor skills, visual tracking, and more!
Yoto Player is a carefully connected speaker that is made for kids and controlled with physical cards (sold separately). Just pop a card into the Yoto Player and the audio starts, take the card out again and the audio stops. A Pixel display brings the audio to life. No Camera. No Microphone. No Ads. No WiFi necessary to play cards.
Dash and Dot Robot Wonder Pack
Dash is an app-controlled robot with plenty of personality who explores any room, getting into funny situations and adventures. Using sensors, Dash can detect objects in front and behind, hear where sounds are coming from, and run programs you code from the push of a button. Dot is a puppet master who instigates the adventures that Dash goes on. Tossing, shaking, or picking up Dot can send a signal telling Dash what to do. Dot can also tell stories using lights, sounds, and eye expressions. Start by sending simple commands, learn programming concepts as you play, and progress to creating more complex algorithms..
"Rigamajig Junior is designed for home use. Perfect for playing with on the living or bedroom floor, backyard or even in the back seat, it's handy carrying duffel bag make it easy to put away and bring anywhere. 1/2" thick Baltic Birch Planks range from 6"--22", making it large enough to make things to play inside of, but small and light enough to play in a lap or table top"--Publisher's website.
ntroducing Tale-Bot Pro - the ultimate smart robot that is both cute and intelligent! Featuring a colorful range of command buttons on the top, you can manipulate the robot to walk, draw, sing, dance, speak, and even record! With an Interactive map that provides a seamless learning experience, this robot is equipped to speak 11 languages and offer an interactive environment for coding enthusiasts.