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FREE Early Learning Backpacks at Wichita Public Library

The Wichita Public Library has “backpacks of fun” for your little ones to encourage reading and development, and they are TOTALLY FREE!

Each Early Learning Backpack rallies around a different theme and includes several picture books, two to four educational toys, and a guide with activities and games to encourage literacy and learning in your little one, AND THESE EARLY LEARNING BACKPACKS ARE COMPLETELY FREE!!! 

Imagine freshening up your child’s playtime and reading time with new toys and books, and never spending a dime!  What’s really great, in my opinion, is that just about the time my children tire of the toys and books, it’s time to return the backpacks to the library and check out something new.  Uncluttered home = happy mama in my house!

How do I get this, you ask?  Check out the library’s Early Learning Backpack page to reserve for checkout or simply stop in to your closest Branch to see what they have.  

Early Learning Backpack Themes:

  • Backyard Discovery Kit
  • Barnyard Fun Kit: Just for 1’s
  • Colors All Around Kit: Just for 2’s
  • Crash, Boom, Bang! Kit: Just for 1’s
  • Friendship and Sharing Kit
  • Get Up and Go Kit
  • Healthy Me A, B, C. Kit
  • I Am Special and Unique Kit
  • Me and My Emotions Kit
  • Rules Keep Us Safe Kit
  • Seasons of the Year Kit
  • Shapes All Around Kit
  • Shapes in My World Kit: Just for 1’s
  • What’s that Sound? Kit: Just for 2’s
  • Writing A to Z Kit

Only 2 backpacks or STEAM to GO! kits (STEAM kits are best for grades 4+) can be checked out on a library card at a time.  There are 0 renewals available on each kit.

Do you have older children?  Check out our post on Free STEAM kits available from the library. 

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