Toys and Bookable Kits

Toys

Our Library is committed to developing children's literacy by engaging parents and children in stimulating and educational play. Our catalog lists toys for children ages birth to 10 years old, and includes toys adapted for those with special needs — available for adults, seniors, and for kids.  The toys are all safe, sturdy, and clean.

We offer more than 1000 different age appropriate toys,
     ► Catalog list of Toys                      Toy Photo Gallery, with links to borrow

Every toy in our Toy Collection is carefully examined, cleaned and disinfected after every loan. For information about our Toy Collection, please call our Youth Literacy and Outreach Department at 216.749.9525 or contact your local branch.

Bookable Kits

Puppets    |     Puppet Shows     |     Story Sets     |     Theme Kits     |     Big Books Plus      |      Accessories    

We offer a variety of theme kits and other bookable items designed to enhance the reading experience for all ages. Bookables are materials that you can reserve and have delivered to the CCPL branch of your choice on a specific date.

To order a bookable, please visit or call your local branch. A bookable cannot be ordered through our online catalog. Before you place your order, please read our Booking Guidelines and complete our Printable Booking Request Form.   

Bookable Puppets

From finger size to oversized, puppets come singularly, in pairs, or in multiple sets.  Puppets can be used to introduce wildlife facts or to tell fictional stories using animal or people puppets that entertain and educate all ages.
Supplemental materials such as portable and table top puppet theaters can be ordered separately — see Accessories.
Additionally, Toy Collection puppets and theaters can be requested from our Library catalog whenever they are available.

    ► Browse Puppets  (contact your local branch staff  to book Puppets)
    ► Printable List of Puppets              

Bookable Puppet Shows

Puppet show and Mini Puppet show scripts are based on folktales or classic children’s literature. Supplemental materials such as portable and table top puppet theaters can be ordered separately — see Accessories.
Puppet Shows include:

  • Book
  • Character Puppets
  • Script – Printed (Puppet Shows also include recorded script)
  • Props (Puppet Shows)
    ► Browse Puppet Shows  (contact your local branch staff  to book Puppet Shows)
    ► Printable List of Puppet Shows  
 

Bookable Story Sets

Single or multiple piece characters and props based on modern and classic children’s literature.  Supplemental materials such as portable and table top puppet theaters can be ordered separately – see Accessories.

    ► Browse Story Sets  (contact your local branch staff  to book Story Sets)
    ► Printable List of Story Sets 

Bookable Theme Kits

For all ages, learning and language levels, these kits are meant to introduce, enhance or review topics based on social science, mathematics and science.
Theme Kits include:

  • Activity Sheets – with suggested activities for the non-typical child
  • Books
  • CD
  • Support Materials – a toy, story characters and/or props
    ► Browse Theme Kits  (contact your local branch staff  to book Theme Kits)
    ► Printable List of Theme Kits      

Bookable Big Books Plus

Reserve a big book and other materials to help facilitate language and literacy skills.
Big Books Plus Kits include:

  • Big Book
  • Read-aloud Books
  • Character Cards
  • Music CD
  • Program Guide
    ► Browse Big Books Plus  (contact your local branch staff  to book Big Books Plus)
    ► Printable List of Big Books Plus   

Bookable Program Accessories

Accessories can be used alone or to supplement any event, storytime, lesson,or program. To order a bookable, please visit or call your local branch. 
    ► Browse Accessories  (contact your local branch staff  to book Accessories)
    ► Printable List of Accessories         

Booking Guidelines

Story kits, shows, and other bookable items may be booked up to one year in advance. Contact your branch staff to book items.
  • Loan period = 1 week (non-renewable)
  • We need at least 2 business days to accommodate bookable requests.
To book an item you will need:
  • Your library card number.
  • The title of the item.
  • The date the item is needed.
  • The branch where you will pick up the item.