Read & Play Kits

Children's construction books and toys in front of stacks of Read & Play Kits. Text: Read & Play

Introducing Read & Play Kits

Naperville Public Library is excited to announce our newest collection: Read & Play Kits. These kits, intended for children under the age of five, offer our youngest customers the opportunity to learn about a particular topic through a carefully curated set of books and toys. From farms to construction, dinosaurs to music, Read & Play Kits are available for check out at all three locations. 

But these kits are not all fun and games; while children are playing, adults can use them to help grow early literacy skills. When you read, talk, and play with your child, you’re stimulating the growth of your child’s brain and developing the connections that will become the building blocks for reading. The Library’s Read & Play Kits come with a list of activities adults and children can do together to strengthen those connections.

Interested in checking a kit out or putting one on hold? View our catalog to check availability.

Themes

There are over 25 different kits that cover a wide range of themes. Each Read & Play Kit features several books and toys for children to interact with. Some themes vary by building, but kits can be sent to your nearest library location for easy pick-up if you place a hold online.

At all Library locations

  • ABCs
  • Clothes
  • Colors
  • Construction
  • Counting
  • Dinosaurs
  • Doctor
  • Faces
  • Farm
  • Go Go Go
  • Music
  • Pets 
  • Senses
  • Shapes
  • Time
  • World

At Nichols and 95th Street Only

  • Bears
  • Bugs
  • Building
  • Families
  • Feelings
  • Garden
  • Market
  • Opposites
  • Sea
  • Zoo

Loan Periods

Read & Play Kits can be checked out with your library card at all three library locations based on availability. They can also be put on hold by visiting our online catalog. The loan period for these kits is three weeks. Please return them to a customer service desk.

For more detailed information on loan periods and renewals, visit our Borrowing and Fees page.