Materials Checkout

Checkout Limits & Fees

Material Type Checkout Length Limit Late Fees per Day
Audio Books & Playaways 3 weeks None None
Books & Magazines 3 weeks None None
Movies & Music CDs 3 weeks 10 None
These limits and fees are for materials at the Burleson Public Library only. Materials requested from other libraries may have different checkout lengths, limits or late fees.

Fees for lost or damaged materials will only be accepted by the library that owns the material.

Notice


Some Fort Worth branches are sending overdue items to collection. If you receive a collection notice, you must contact the lending library at the phone number listed on the notice.

Specialty Items Available for Check Out



Book Group Discussion Kits


If you belong to a book club, you know that it’s sometimes a challenge to find enough copies of a book for all of the members. We have a solution! The Library has created Book Group Discussion Kits with a variety of titles – fiction and nonfiction – suitable for book club discussions. Kits contain multiple copies of a title and a discussion guide, and can be checked out for six weeks. Kits are checked out to one person, who will be responsible for returning it.

To request a kit, search the catalog for 'book group discussion kit'.

Lego Mindstorms EV3


Can't make it to a robotics lab? Need more practice? Check out a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics kit at the library! Kits are only for use inside the library and check out for 4 hours at a time. These checkouts include a kit and a laptop with step-by-step build instructions. 

littleBits


Begin inventing with electronics! littleBits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower you to invent anything, from your own remote controlled car, to a smart home device. Bits snap together with magnets, so it’s impossible to make a mistake. Your kids [and you!] can learn the basics of electronics, explore STEAM/STEM principles, form the foundations of critical thinking, or just have fun with blinking, buzzing creations. No soldering, wiring or programming required.

Request a littleBits

MaKey MaKey


Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touch pads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in-between. The kit will include MaKey MaKey, connector wires, alligator clips, USB cable. You will need a computer with a USB port.

Request a MaKey MaKey

Read-Along Kits


Our read-along kits combine print books and audio CDs, so children can read or follow along as they listen to a book being read aloud. The combination of audio and print materials helps build vocabulary and reading skills. This is a great way to introduce books to children who are either not reading on their own yet or want to read more challenging books. Our Read-Along Kits are Early/Picture books and Early Reader books, both fiction and non-fiction.

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Read It Again Kits


Each theme-based kit contains a collection of children’s materials consisting of approximately five books, one music CD with songs that reinforce concepts, two puppets or educational toys (such as a puzzle), and one teacher resource book that includes directions and additional activities.There many different kits that have a variety of themes such as animals, sharks, get moving, and Fancy Nancy. 

Read It Again kits are only available to Burleson Library cardholders, and the kits must be returned in person during library hours.

To request a kit, search for “Read It Again Kit” in the library’s online catalog.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.


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STEM Kits


STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) kits are for curious minds in grades K-8. These STEM-themed kits are full of educational books, DVDs, and interactive items, such as X-rays, astronomy binoculars, and an anatomical model of the human heart. Each of the kits are themed to enhance children's enjoyment of learning.

STEM kits are only available to Burleson Library cardholders, and the kits must be returned in person during library hours.

To request a kit, search the catalog for 'STEM kits'.

STEM kits are made possible through a Library Cooperation Grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.