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We now lend items supporting STEM learning:
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

I Love Virginia State Parks Nature Backpacks

VA parks backpackThis backpack includes a parking pass for free parking/entrance to all Virginia state parks, nature guides, a Port-a-bug field observation container, magnifying lens, and a dip net in a handy backpack.

Available at the Pretlow Anchor Branch, Larchmont, Little Creek and Van Wyck branches for a 2 week check out period and may be renewed twice if there are no other patron holds.  Limit is one per borrower, although may be combined with one telescope, microscope, GoPro, or binoculars.  Items must be returned to the checkout library during open hours and not in the book return.

Learn more about the Virginia State Parks Backpack Program.

 

WiFi Wherever: ZTE Warp Connect MiFi Hotspots

WiFi Wherever LOGOConnect up to 10 devices to this battery-powered mobile WiFi Hotspot. Share your data with other wireless devices! The Hotspot works in any area covered by the Sprint 4G LTE Network. Available at any NPL location for a 3 week check out period and may be renewed twice if there are no other patron holds.

 

 

Available only at Slover Library:

The following STEM equipment is only available at Slover Library to adults with a Norfolk library card (those who live, work, or own property in Norfolk or have paid an annual fee).  Limit is one per borrower, although each may be combined with one I Love Virginia State Parks Nature backpack.  Items must be returned to the checkout library during open hours and not in the book return.

Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope

starblast telescopeThis kit includes a telescope, instruction manuals, and a smartphone adapter. It is available at Slover Library to adults with a Norfolk library card (those who live, work, or own property in Norfolk or have paid an annual fee).  Limit is one per borrower, although may be combined with one I Love Virginia State Parks Nature backpack.  Items must be returned to the checkout library during open hours and not in the book return.

This program is based on the New Hampshire Astronomical Society (NHAS) program. Watch the NHAS video on how to safely transport the 4.5 inch Orion Starblast Telescope. 

 

 

 

 

 

LimoStudio Table Top Photo Photography Kit

Photo kit: tent, lights, backdrops, phone standPhotograph objects for presentations, advertisements, and online sales using soft and neutral lighting with a choice of four different background colors with this 16" x 16" light tent kit. The adjustable phone holder fits phone width less than 3 inches; phone or camera is not included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celestron TetraView LCD Digital Microscope

44347_TetraView_frontThe professional-level Celestron TetraView LCD Digital Microscope is a touchscreen LCD microscope (40x to 400x magnification and up to 1600x with digital zoom) and 4.3" LCD touchscreen. TetraView features four fully achromatic lens objectives, a fully mechanical stage, a 4.3" TFT full color touch screen.  A 2 GB SD card is included for the microscope to function, although patrons can use their own to save images from the digital camera.  Prepared specimen and blank slides included.  Power cord with option to provide own 4 AA batteries for field use. 

Accompanying books: The Ultimate Guide to your Microscope by Shar Levine & Leslie Johnstone; The World of the Microscope by Chris Oxlade and Corinne Stockley.

 

 

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar Kit

Fisher-Price Code-a-pillar

Code-a-pillar inspires little learners to be big thinkers by encouraging preschoolers to arrange (and rearrange) the easy-to-connect segments in endless combinations, sending Code-a-pillar on his path. This learning toy encourages experimentation while developing important skills like problem solving, planning & sequencing and critical thinking. 

Description, play ideas, and apps available from Fisher-Price.

 

 

 

 

GoPro Hero Kit

GoPro Hero 4A GoPro Hero camcorder with accessories and My GoPro Hero Camera by Jason Rich.

Read the GoPro Hero Quick Start Guide or the GoPro Hero Manual.

 

 

 

Orion Scenix 7x50 Binoculars

orion binocularsOne pair of binoculars in a carrying case.