Special Collections

Audubon Collection

This is a collection of historical materials donated by the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. Items include biographies, illustrated handbooks, photography and field guides and much more. Search for them in the library catalog.

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Baking Pans

The Library has a wide array of cake pans and baking tools you can borrow. From cartoon favorites to holiday delights, you can make any party more festive with a themed cake.

Baker’s Toolkit

A collection of baking tools -- hot pads, cooling racks, spatula, whisk, dry measuring cups, measuring spoons, and a liquid measuring cup. A great accompaniment for a cake pan checkout.

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S.T.E.M. & Literacy Learning Kits

We have a variety of kits you can use at home to make learning fun.

S.T.E.M. kits, in general, give elementary students access to prepared activities, games, and materials that they might not encounter in a traditional classroom. Each kit provides information on a subject or theme through materials such as books and DVDs as well as hands-on activities and games that reinforce basic concepts. The purpose of the kits is to allow students to gain a better understanding of these concepts and the relevance of math, science, and the arts in their daily lives and their value in problem-solving.

Early Literacy Kits are designed for pre-readers, and focus on developing literacy skills through sharing concepts like words, rhymes, sounds, songs, and more. Early Literacy Kits were built on the 7 Days, 7 Ways to Read principles.

You must be an adult cardholder to request one of these items.


Want to check out the night sky or explore Florida wildlife? MPL has you covered.

You must be an adult cardholder to borrow these items.

Shows blue backpack, binoculars, birding book, and pamphlets.

Get out and enjoy the Florida outdoors with our outdoor exploration kit! Includes pamphlets and a book for identifying local birds, wildflowers, and butterflies; a pair of binoculars; and a sturdy backpack.

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Are you fascinated by the stars? The library has an Orion Starblast telescope you can BORROW and TAKE HOME to use (adult cardholders only). Lightweight telescope with instructions.

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