Play is an important component in every child’s development. Pickerington Public Library offers items that will stimulate the mind and engage customers both young and old.
In-house Play Experiences
AWE Early Literacy Computers
Great for toddlers through elementary school, these computers are pre-loaded with over 65 diverse educational software titles that support all curriculum areas and cover all components of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education.
Different Abilities Monument
The three five-foot-tall columns represent cognitive, physical and non-disabled, with hand painted tiles by both persons with disabilities and unimpaired persons.
Early Literacy Activities
Help your child get ready to read by engaging in a variety of activities that support the five early literacy practices: reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing. Activities are held at both Pickerington Main Library and Sycamore Plaza Library.
Who doesn’t love to build with these classic bricks? Strengthen hand-eye coordination, solve problems, and work together to build a masterpiece.
The light table is available at Pickerington Main and features a rotation of magnetic building tiles, x-rays, and dominoes for kids to explore.
LUMOplay systems is coming soon! LUMOPlay creates interactive floor, wall, and touchscreen
experiences to work both large- and small-motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Visit the Music Garden at Pickerington Main, where children of any age
can express emotions, develop a sense of rhythm, support their physical
development, develop communication skills, and benefit from auditory and tactile
Kids are naturally curious, and the Nature Table is a great way to find
out about science concepts. Stop by Pickerington Main Library to see what’s new.
Play table top or handheld mode and share the fun with your friends with Nintendo’s multiplayer games. Strengthen critical thinking and logic skills with video games!
Whether you’re a gaming pro or a beginner, we have fun PS4 games and tournaments for everyone. Strengthen critical thinking and logic skills with video games!
Tell a story using the puppets at Sycamore Plaza Library! This is a great way to
get children engaged in stories through play.
Look for the theme-based photographs hiding throughout Youth Services.
Talk about what your child finds and increase their vocabulary skills.
Play Experiences that can be checked out
Available for children and adults, board games enhance problem-solving
skills, language development, teamwork and patience – and they’re fun!
These books combine virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality to make reading a truly interactive experience that is great for visual learners.
IR Books Headsets
Get your kids excited about learning and reading with a fun augmented and virtual reality experience.Check out Immersive Reading books and headset at both locations.
Loaded with learning apps, Launchpad tablets are geared toward ages 3-10
and feature STEAM and reading activities.
Magnetic Mazes help children build educational and fine motor skills all while having fun!
Our collection of wood puzzles are designed to help your child build their logical thinking and find motor skills.
STEAM to Go Kits
Explore different STEAM-related topics such as engineering, coding, and human anatomy by checking out a STEAM to Go Kit. Each kit contains a book and 2-3 games or manipulatives for hands-on learning.
Strengthen critical thinking and logic skills with video games!
Available for PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, XboxOne, Xbox360, and WiiU.
Books that Talk
VOX™ Books are the world’s first all-in-one read-along: readers can listen to the book while they read through it. VOX Books don’t require CDs, tapes, batteries, devices, or internet access.
Wonderbooks read to children, ask questions, and make learning fun. Discover the ready-to-play audiobook inside every Wonderbook. Then, switch to Learning Mode to talk more about the book.