Puppets, theme kits, story sets and more
Learning resources for parents and educators
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 local CCPL branch of your choice on a specific date.
To order bookable materials, please visit or call your local branch. To speed your transaction, read our Booking Guidelines then print and complete our printable Booking Request Form.
Story kits, puppets and other bookable items may be booked up to one year in advance. Contact your local branch 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
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 flannel, magnetic and Velcro boards can be ordered separately — see Accessories.
Additionally, puppets and theaters can be requested from our Library catalog whenever they are available.
Puppet show and Mini Puppet show scripts are based on folktales or classic children’s literature. Supplemental materials such as portable flannel, magnetic and Velcro boards can be ordered separately — see Accessories.
Puppet Shows include:
- Character Puppets
- Script – Printed (Puppet Shows also include recorded script)
Single or multiple piece characters and props based on modern and classic children’s literature. Supplemental materials such as portable flannel, magnetic and Velcro boards can be ordered separately – see Accessories.
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
- Support Materials – a toy, story characters and/or props
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
Bookable Program Accessories
Accessories can be used alone or to supplement any event, storytime, lesson or program.