Circulating Kits

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Due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Circulating Kits is temporarily suspended. If you would like to use a kit for a virtual demonstration, or want to use one with a partner or for an outdoors program, or have any other questions, please contact Rebecca Antill.

About the Kits

The circulating kits are kits that contain everything you need to host a library program. These kits are intended for hands-on interaction for all ages, although some kits are more appropriate for certain age groups. We offer a number of circulating kits for libraries to use that include Legos, Kitchen-in-a-Box, Board Games, DIY Escape Rooms, Bilingual Storytimes, Virtual Reality, Let’s Talk About It book kits, and many more.

Reserving a Kit

Reservations are handled through Kit Keeper. There are detailed descriptions of each kit in Kit Keeper. Reservations can be made up to six (6) months in advance, and branch locations can have two (2) kits checked out at one time. Please include your name and library branch in the "name field" when making a reservation. Please be aware that all South Carolina State Library kits are shipped using a statewide courier service or FedEx, and can only be used in South Carolina.

  • Kits may be sent through SCLENDS courier or via FedEx. Return labels will be included when FedEx is used.
  • Richland County and Lexington County receive kits through their own county courier. Please talk with your supervisor about their pick-up procedures.
  • Please allow time for shipping when making a reservation. Reserve your desired kit a few days before your planned program.

Lost Items

Borrowers assume responsibility for broken, lost, or missing items from kits. You will need to sign a User Agreement for certain kits before using. Contact us at kits@statelibrary.sc.gov for more information.

Teachers

We encourage teachers and school media specialists to utilize the circulating kits by working with their closest public library. Our preferred method is that you ask a public librarian to book the kits for you. This is the easiest way to keep the public librarians in the loop when booking, and the best way to ensure that confusion is avoided and you receive your kit in a timely manner.

Reserve Your Kit

If you have questions or encounter any issues, please contact kits@statelibrary.sc.gov.