The Library offers STEAM Kits for checkout.  The Kits focus on scientific topics such as robotics, electronics, microbiology, and astronomy.  Each kit consists of instructions, resources, and tools to help you conduct experiments at home.  Learn about alternative energy, circuitry, how to use a microscope and slides, identify insects, or go bird watching or stargazing using a pair of binoculars.

View our STEAM Kits collection.

Borrowing Info

  • STEAM Kits are shelved in Kids Crossing.
  • STEAM Kits are for Franklin Park card holders of all ages.
  • Kits are holdable, and up to two kits may be checked out at a time.
  • The kits are loaned for 7 days, and cannot be renewed.

The kits are brought to the Library through a generous grant from IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ) – Chicago Section.  STEAM Kits were built in collaboration with Triton College’s Engineering Department.