Technology and Learning Kits


  • Kits and equipment may be check out by a member of the Butler Country Federated Library System (BCFLS) who is 18 years of age or older and in good standing with all BCFLS libraries.
  • Kits and equipment will circulate for one week, but may be renewed for one additional week if not on hold for another borrower.
  • Kits and equipment MUST be checked out and returned at the Mars Area Public Library (MAPL)
  • When returned, all kits and equipment MUST be handed directly to a member of the MAPL staff at the front desk.
  • Kits and equipment not returned within two weeks of the due date will have the full fine charged to the borrower card.
  • Kits and equipment returned with missing or broken items will be subject to evaluation by the library. A fee based on the cost of the needed replacements or repairs will be charged to the borrower.
  • Do not lend kits or equipment to anyone else while the item is checked out under the borrower’s card
  • Children under the age of 15 MUST be supervised while using kits and equipment.

Technology Equipment

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Mobile Phone Video Kit

Great for making:

  • YouTube videos

  • video courses

  • event videos/photographs

  • product videos/photographs

  • website videos/photographs

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Audio Recording Kit

Great for making:

  • podcasts

  • interviews

  • dictations

  • recordings to supplement videos


Ulanzi U-Rig Pro Smartphone Video Rig

  • 9.75" in by 5 in rig with 3 cold shoe mounts and 4 tripod threads, 1 tightening knob, and 1 instruction booklet)
Two Vijim VL81 Bi-Color Fill Lights
  • Two 3 inch by 3 inch lights with 3 cold shoe mounts and 1 tripod thread, 2 charging cables, one instruction booklet
Movo VXR10 Microphone
  • 3" microphone, windshield, 2 shock mounts, straight connector (TRRS connector for smartphones, tablets, or macs), 3.5mm curly connector (TRS connector for cameras, camcorders, audio recorders, and other audio/video recording devices), carrying bag, instruction booklet
Simplenz Clip on Camera Lenses
  • 1 universal clip, 1 wide angle/macro lens kit, 1 CPL lens, 1 kaleidoscope lens, 1 fisheye lens, 1 telephoto lens, 1 wide angle lens, 1 microfiber cloth, 1 carrying case, 1 instruction booklet
Cloud Shadow 4 Single Axis Stabilizer, Bluetooth
  • 1 8 inch stabilizer (extends up to 2 ft 1 in), 1 Bluetooth remote, 1 charging cable, 1 silicone rubber case for avoiding cellphone buttons, 1 instruction booklet
Vidpro Professional Lavalier Condenser Microphone
  • 1 Lapel clip, 1 foam windscreen, 1 LR-44 button battery (700 hours), 1 20 foot cable, 1 3.5mm 4 pole plug, 1 carrying bag, and 1 instruction booklet
Movo 3.5mm TTRS (female) to lightning (male) Microphone and Headphone Jack adapter

Vidpro Table-Top Tripod

Microfiber cleaning cloth


Ultimaxx Ultimate Series Rapid Travel Charger

  • 1 charger, 1 European adapter, 4 rechargeable batteries
Zoom H4n Pro audio recorder
  • 1 unit case, 1 H4n Pro recorder, 1 H4n Pro instruction manual (PDF version available)
SanDisk Ultra 32 GB SIM card, already placed in audio recorder

Learning Kits

Picture Book Kits


Get Ready to Write Gumball Grab

Help your child develop the fine motor skills required for good handwriting.


Learn the Alphabet

Your little one can master the alphabet with these engaging books and play-doh (replaced with each check-out).


Touch and Match Counting

Help your child master the abstract concepts of numbers and counting with this tactical kit that uses sensory engagement.


Instant Learning Patterning

Prepare your child for critical and analytical thought with patterns building games.


Reading Clocks

Use this kit to make teaching time an enjoyable time for you and your child.

Robots and Accessories
Learn about electricity, physics, and technology while having a great time with these fascinating educational robots.


Wonder Kit Robots and Parts

Discover Kits


Orion StarBlast Telescope

Discover the night sky! See the craters of the moon close up, and teach your children how to find constellations.


Snap Circuits Light

Snap Circuits® teaches basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts. Projects function like the printed circuit board found in most electronic products. Perfect for future engineers.



Enjoy fun outside and all sorts of whimsical games with this 6 foot parachute. Great for birthday parties/family reunions/camp activity/etc.


zPix 300 Digital Microscope

Discover the minuscule wonders of our world, from wriggling pond bacteria to breathtaking snowflake crystals.


Snap Circuits Extreme

Snap Circuits® teaches basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts. Projects function like the printed circuit board found in most electronic products. Perfect for future engineers.


Kindle Fires

Come to the front desk during your next visit to the library, and borrow these devices that feature lots of educational games for kids!