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The Yorba Linda Public Library offers a variety of technology, equipment, and learning kits to provide you with plenty of opportunities to explore, grow, and learn. Become an amateur astronomer and get an up close view of the moon and other planets in your own backyard with our telescope kit. Our projectors are the perfect tool to show educational movies, to display presentations, or use for a school project. Want to share the joy of reading with you little ones but aren’t sure where to start? Our Storytime To Go literacy kits will not only get you started but will have you doing storytimes like a librarian!

Telescope

About the Telescope

Become an amateur astronomer at the Yorba Linda Public Library by borrowing one of our Orion Starblasts Telescopes. Explore the night sky and experience the excitement that comes from discovery.

The StarBlast 4.5 inch Astronomical Telescope is easy to use and robust. There is nothing to assemble. It has a wooden base, not the usual spindly tripod legs. The telescope is of manageable size, but has a relatively large optical tube. This means that the Moon and deep sky objects will show far more detail than once could see with the common beginner’s telescope. It also has a large field of view that allows the object to stay in the eyepiece longer.

Included with the Telescope

  • Orion 4.5 Starblast Telescope
  • Instruction manual for telescope
  • Star Target planishpere
  • Orion Telescope Observer’s Guide book
  • MoonMap 260
  • Pack n roll cart
  • Red LED headlamp
  • Simply Stargazing book
  • 17 mm eyepiece
  • 6 mm eyepiece

Borrowing a Telescope

  • Patrons 18 years and older with a Yorba Linda Public Library card in good standing can check out a telescope.
  • Telescopes check out for three (3) weeks and are non-renewable.
  • Only one telescope can be checked out at a time per card.
  • Fines and Fees: A fee of $2 per day will be charged if a telescope is overdue.
  • A replacement fee of up to $300 per telescope will be charged if the telescope or any of the items included in the kit are damaged or lost.

Projectors

About the Projector

Need a projector for school, a presentation, or crafting project? The Library has two Epson Multimedia LCD projectors.

Included with the Projector

  • Projector (WxLxH 7.5″ x 16.9″ x 14.9″)
  • Carrying case
  • Remote control
  • Power cord
  • Power cable (blue on both ends),
  • Projector information sheet

Borrowing a Projector

  • Patrons 18 years and older with a Yorba Linda Public Library card in good standing can check out a projector.
  • Projectors check out for ten (10) days and are non-renewable.
  • Only one projector can be checked out at a time per card.
  • Fines and Fees: A fee of $2 per day will be charged if a telescope is overdue.
  • A replacement fee of up to $435 per projector will be charged if the projector or any of the items included in the kit are damaged or lost.

Storytime Kits

About the Storytime To Go Literacy Kits

Did you know reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, can help with language acquisition and literacy skills?  Take the joy of reading to another level with one of the Library’s Storytime To Go Literacy Kits!  Kits feature a variety of tools to encourage interaction between parents and their kids. Each kit is based on a theme and includes books, a music CD, storytelling props, fingerplays, as well as rhymes.  Themes include: Apples, Bears, Colors, Cookies, Counting, Dinosaurs, Ducks, Farm, Food, Frogs, Gardening, Hats Mice, Monkeys and Friends, Pets, Pigs, School, and Winter.

Borrowing a Storytime To Go Literacy Kit

  • Patrons 18 years and older with a Yorba Linda Public Library card in good standing can check out a storytime kit.
  • Storytime To Go Kits check out for ten (10) days and are non-renewable.
  • Only one storytime kit can be checked out at a time per card.
  • Fines and Fees: A fee of $2 per day will be charged if a storytime kit is overdue.
  • A replacement fee of up to $350 per storytime kit will be charged if the storytime kit or any of the items included in the kit are damaged or lost.

Upcoming Events

Explore S.T.E.A.M. with Elephant, Piggie, & Friends

Saturday, October 20 • 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Come explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with Elephant, Piggie, and their friends! Make ice cream, design and build a nest, create your own Elephant and Piggie puzzle, and more!