Programming Kits

Peace Library System has many types of materials that it loans on request to libraries to supplement their own collections on a temporary basis. The items are lent in blocks or kits as a single unit. For more information, please contact Barbara Johnson at bjohnson@peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca or Duncan Lotoski at dlotoski@peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca. Programming Kits are available to PLS member libraries to borrow for a 3 week loan period. 

Borrowing Procedures

Borrowing Procedures

To place a request on a kit or block please:

1. Check the availability of preferred Kit/Block on the AVAILABILITY CALENDAR

2. Place your request, using this GOOGLE FORM

  • 1 request per form

Submitted forms will be sent to Barb (bjohnson@peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca) and Duncan (dlotoski@peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca).

You will receive a confirmation email with the confirmed lending dates and additional resources, specific to your request. 

Checking In/Out through Polaris

Blocks: check in each item to change status from "in-transit" to "in" (Check the Book Block Polaris Procedures)

Programming Kits: DO NOT check in items. Checking in/out of items is done at PLS HQ

Storytime Kits: DO NOT check in items. Checking in/out of items is done at PLS HQ

Links to resources: 

Programming Kits - Sample Lending Policy

Programming Kits - Conditions for Use

Programming Kits - Contents/Costs

Click HERE for a tutorial on the Blocks and Kits borrowing procedures. 

Programming Kits

Dungeons & Dragons

This kit includes everything you need to run a successful Dungeons & Dragons campaign. 

Contents: Dungeon Master's Guide, Monster Manual, Dungeon Master's Screen, Player's Handbook (X6), Campaign books (ghosts of Saltmarsh, Tales from the Yawning Portal, Curse of Strahd), Character Sheets, Die Sets (X&), and Water-Soluble Pens.

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Physical Literacy Kit

Physical literacy focuses on supporting the development of skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for lifelong, healthy, active living. This can be done by  introducing young learners to physical activities, such as balance, and movement exercises, which can help to develop healthy ongoing habits.

Contents: Body Poetry Animal Action Cards, Stepping Stones Exercise Balance Kit, Move Your Body Thumball, String Balls, Colored Noodle Bits, Foam Ring Toss, Lawn Dart Set, Sticky Catch Mitts, Bean Bags, Foam Fitness Dice, Balance Hemispheres, Bowling Ball Set, Duck Walkers

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STEAM Kits

Button Maker Kit

The Button Maker kit has the equipment for creating 3 different sizes of button. Small (1") Medium (1 1/2") Large (2 1/4"). When requesting the kit, please note which size you would like. Supplies for 50 buttons will be sent with matching equipment. 

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Coding for Early Learners

The Coding for Early Learners kit is intended for ages 2-12. Included in the kits are toys, tech, and games to introduce basic coding concepts.

Contents: Turing Tumble, Snap Circuits Pro, Coding Critters (Skye the Unicorn and Blazer the Dragon), Code and Go Bumblebee, and LittleCodr Card Game. 

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Lego Mindstorms Kit

The Lego Mindstorms kit includes the Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor pieces and 1 iPad. The kit includes materials to create 1 robot at a time.

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Video Game Kits

Nintendo Switch Kit

Current List of Games: 1-2-Switch, Just Dance 2019, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Overcooked! 2, Rocket League, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Maker 2, Super Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Oculus Quest Kit

Current List of Games: Acorn: Attack of the Squirrels, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, Beat Saber, Epic Roller Coasters, I Expect You To Die, Job Simulator, Mini Motor Racing X, Ocean Rift, OhShape, Please Don't Touch Anything, Sports Scramble, Tetris Effect: Connected, The Climb, The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets, Tilt Brush, Tsuro - The Game of the Path, Vacation Simulator, 

Games are played in one or more player mode(s):

Sitting games can be played while sitting and we recommend a play space with 3 feet of free room in all directions around where you are sitting. We also recommend using a rotating desk chair.

Standing games can be played while standing and may require a small amount of movement. We recommend a play space with 3 feet of free room in all directions around where you are standing.

Roomscale games and games require you to move anywhere in your play space. A minimum play space of 6.5 feet by 6.5 feet is needed, but some apps might require a larger player space.

Playstation 5 Kit

Current List of Games: Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, Astro's Playroom, Balan Wonderworld, Bugsnax, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Crazy Chicken Remake, Hot Wheels: Unleashed, Just Dance 2021, Lost in Random, NBA 2K21, Rabisco+, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Scrap Garden, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition, Subnautica, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, Trails and Traces: The Tomb of Thomas Tew, Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition

Board Games

Catan Board Games

The following editions of the Catan board games are available to borrow:

  • Catan (Original Game)
  • Catan: Le Jeu de Base (French)
  • Cities & Knights Expansion
  • Seafarers Expansion
  • Traders & Barbarians Expansion
  • Catan Junior
  • Family Edition
  • Rivals for Catan (Card Game)
  • Catan Histories - Settlers of America
  • Catan Histories - Merchants of Europe
  • Brotherhood of the Watch (Game of Thrones)
  • Elasund: The First City
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