Story Bags and Trunks

Story Bags

A Story Bag is a collection of fiction and non-fiction books, and related materials that center on a theme. Most of the Story Bag books can also be found on our shelves. You can search for them by title in our Card Catalog.

Some puppets and other items may also be available for checkout separately. If you have questions please email our Youth Services Coordinator Kim King at or call 570-473-8201.

  • 1-2-3 Count
  • A-B-C
  • All About Me
  • Apples, Leaves and Pumpkins
  • At the Seashore
  • Books, Reading and Libraries
  • Camping/Outdoors
  • Cats:  Big and Small
  • Colors
  • Community Helpers
  • Desert
  • Dinosaurs  (2 levels)
  • Dogs
  • Dragons
  • Families
  • Farm Fun
  • Feathered Friends
  • Firefighters
  • Five Senses
  • Food Fun
  • Friends
  • Going Buggy
  • Great Dinosaur Hunters
  • Healthy Habits
  • In the Forest
  • In the Garden
  • Jungle
  • Kids Biz (Kids Business/Trade)
  • Kings, Queens and Castles
  • Money and Banking
  • Music
  • Numbers
  • Our Earth
  • Owls
  • Patriotism
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pets
  • Poetry
  • Punxsutawney Phil
  • Reptiles
  • Rivers and Ponds
  • Rocks, Gems, and Minerals
  • Seasons
  • Shapes
  • Sizes and Opposites
  • Space
  • Things that Go
  • Weather
  • Winter
  • Zoo
story bags
feathered friends bag
community helpers bag
castles bag

Story Trunks

and PA One Book Materials

From 2007-2018 traveling trunks were developed by museum educators to help expand upon the concepts in a years chosen book. Each trunk is filled with fun book-related puppets, games, and manipulatives for young children.

In addition, each trunk includes a guide for librarians and educators that encourage use of the trunk contents in activities that are aligned with Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards.

  • 2018 – My Cousin MoMo by Zachariah O’Hora
  • 2017 – Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer
  • 2016 – Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand
  • 2015 – Number One Sam by Greg Pazolli
  • 2014 – Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale
  • 2013 – The Bus for Usby Suzanne Bloom
  • 2012 – Stop Snoring Bernardby Zachariah OHora
  • 2011 – Whose Shoes? A Shoe for Every Job by Stephen R. Swinburne
  • 2010 – What a Treasure!by Jane and Will Hillenbrand
  • 2009 – If You Were a Penguinby Wendell and Florence Minor
  • 2008 – Up, Down, and Aroundby author Katherine Ayres and illustrator Nadine Bernard Westcott
  • 2007 – A Splendid Friend, Indeedby author and illustrator Suzanne Bloom 

Be sure to check out our collection of rubber stamps!

stripes bag
fun in the sun stamps
grad stamps
baby stamps