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STEM Kits: Overview

KitKeeper

KitKeeper is an online reservation platform used for librarians to reserve programming, book club, and display kits from NDSL. In the List tab, librarians can access a description of each individual kit. In the Reservation tab, librarians can see the availability of specific kits, and in the Dates tab, librarians can search kit availability for a specific date range. 

Policies

  • All kits have a loan period of 8 weeks.
  • There is a limit of 3 kits at a time without prior approval.
  • All kits are shipped to the library free of charge. Return shipping to NDSL is the responsibility of the library borrowing the kit. Shipping costs may vary depending on the kit.
  • Damaged and lost kit components are the financial responsibility of the borrowing library. Libraries will not receive additional kits until everything has been returned or paid for from their previous kits.
  • All reservations for schools must be made by the School Media Specialist.
  • Kits are for in-library use only and are not to be sent home with patrons.

 

Funding Notice

Thank you to the following programs that made the STEM kits possible:

This STEM initiative was made possible by the collaboration of the Air Force STEM Program and Grand Forks AFB, School Liaison Office. The mission of the Air Force K-12 STEM program is to inspire and develop student interest in Department of Defense STEM education and careers. The Air Force provides numerous K-12 STEM outreach opportunities to K-12 students both on Air Force bases and in the local communities. For more information on AF STEM programs, visit www.afstem.org or Facebook at AirForceSTEM.

NASA@ My Library is a project of The National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute, in partnership with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, American Library Association Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center. The four state library project partners are: Washington State Library, North Dakota State Library, the Library of Michigan, and South Carolina State Library.