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Project Description


GVPL staff put together special kits of books so kids and families can explore a topic in depth. We are pleased to offer the following:

  • Books to Go
  • Readers to Go
  • Stories to Go
  • Family Picks to Go

Read more below and go to the catalogue to place one on hold today.

Books to Go

Is there a Lego lover in your family? How about a fairy fanatic? An adventurous astronaut? Our Kids Books to Go Bags contain ten books on one topic to immerse your child in an engaging learning experience. From dragons and dinosaurs to princesses and pirates, the mix of non-fiction and fiction titles will appeal to kids ages five to 10 years old.


Readers to Go

Readers to Go provide kids learning to read in English or French with a variety of books suited to their reading development. Each bag contains an assortment of short books with controlled vocabulary and related illustrations, plus information on how you can support children learning to read.


Stories to Go

It’s storytime in a box. GVPL’s Stories to Go boxes are a resource for families, caregivers and early childhood educators to use with young children. Made possible with a generous grant from the Times Colonist, these theme boxes have been designed to meet a variety of interests while helping to develop early literacy skills. Kits include books, music CDs, a rhyme booklet and puppets.


Family Picks to Go

With a Family Picks to Go kit, you can dig deeper into a topic with your child. Choose a light-hearted kit – like camping, coding or gardening – or one for more serious times – coping with the death of a family member or learning about truth and reconciliation. Or, choose something in between like getting ready for kindergarten or learning about puberty. We’ve curated these kits based on requests from our patrons about what they’d like to see. Each kit contains seven books, making it easy for a parent or caregiver to thoroughly explore a topic with their children.


One kit can be checked out at a time per valid, adult GVPL library card. The loan period is 21 days if there are no holds 14 days if there are holds. The kits can be picked up and returned at the information desk of any branch.

Borrowing Limits and Fees

More Kits for Kids

Storywalk Kits

Puppets to Go

Skill Builders Adaptive Toys

Kits for Adults

Book Club Sets

Staff Picks to Go

Climate Action Kits

Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger