Add some S.T.E.A.M. to your storytimes at home!
S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.
TPL Children’s Librarians have designed these backpacks as a fun way to provide tools that focus on exploring and playing with different mathematical ideas. Each kit features books, toys, and a paper with suggested activities.
We have three themes available for checkout: Music & Rhythm, Animals, and Colors. Stop by your favorite Tacoma Public Library branch today to see which kits are available at a branch near you.
While you wait for a backpack to become available,
you can preview the activity sheets or check out the books to explore independently.
Music & Rhythm
Storytime S.T.E.A.M. Booklists
Storytime S.T.E.A.M. Backpack FAQs
Storytime S.T.E.A.M. Backpacks as a fun way to focus on exploring and playing with different mathematical ideas. Each kit features books, toys, and a paper with suggested activities, all inside a backpack you can check out!
You can find a complete list of books included in the kits as well as additional suggested titles here, opens a new window.
Due to limited supply, the Storytime S.T.E.A.M. backpacks are available on a first come, first served basis and are not holdable.
Please do not return in book drops, but go to the desk of any library during open hours, opens a new window and return to a staff member.
They are free to check out with a Tacoma Public Library card. Sign up for a card here, opens a new window.
A replacement fee will be charged to your account if a portion of the kit is lost. Please see staff for details.