Loan Library

Loan Library
Agencies, schools, businesses, municipalities, etc. may request the use of any of the following items.
  • Active Parenting: Video based parent education program for parents of children between the ages of 2-12 years old (copyright 1993). Although this is outdated it could be utilized as a resource for ideas.
  • American Sport Education Program for Coaching Youth Sports: Course instruction guides, 4 videos members handbook. (Outdated but still a good resource)
  • Banana Splits: A school/parent support program for children of divorce.
  • Button Maker
  • Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags, backpacks, etc.
  • Communities that Care-Community Planning Kit: Manuals, slides, tapes to help a community develop a comprehensive risk-focused prevention response to adolescent problems.
  • Crime Prevention Puppets and Theater: Programs are appropriate for children grades k-5 and can be “performed” by junior or senior high students.
  • Faces in the Crowd: Curriculum and activities to promote cultural diversity and acceptance of others.
  • Facilitator’s Guide to New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS): Youth Portfolio: A guide to help young people “marry” education and employment, think ahead realistically and to include work in their plans. A portfolio gives young people their first real opportunity to seize control of their work future.
  • Karaoke Machine
  • Laminator
  • McGruff the Crime Dog: Costume available. The costume may be used to help promote any non profit, drug free crime prevention event that is sponsored by, or held in conjunction with a law enforcement agency or any other criminal justice agency. McGruff should always be accompanied by an appropriate law enforcement officer or crime prevention escort, except where it is utterly impractical (for example, on a float in a parade).
  • National Institute Youth Sports Administration Child Abuse and Sports: A comprehensive risk management program, includes a user guide and video (outdated but still a good resource).
  • National Youth Sports Coaches Association (1995): Course instruction guides, 4 videos members handbook. (outdated but still a good resource).
  • Natural Helpers: Curriculum and activities necessary in implementing Natural Helpers Peer Helper program in schools.
  • NYSOCFS Independent Living Skills Curriculum for Community Based Settings: Money management/employment, developing media awareness and skills for parenting, developing housing/home management and healthy living skills.
  • Start Something: (Developed by Target stores and Tiger Woods Foundation): Character education program for youth ages 8-17. Start Something helps to inspire and guide youth in the belief that they can act on their dreams, make a difference in their communities and realize their potential. Included are student guide books for 3 different grade levels/age groups. Level 1 (ages 8-10, grades 3-5), Level 2 (ages 11-14 grades 6-8), Level 3 (ages 15-17, grades 9-12) and a teacher’s guide.
  • Teen Leisure Scope and Kodak Slide Protector: Leisure Scope is an assessment tool utilizing photographic collages designed to identify youth’s areas of interest, emotional motivation in participating in a given program and the degree of need for high excitement programming. Useful in program development and getting to know kids.
  • Thinking for a Change: A best practice cognitive behavioral curriculum developed by Jack Bush, Ph.D., Barry Glick, Ph.D. and Julianna Taymans, Ph.D. The curriculum uses as its core a problem solving program embellished by both cognitive restructuring and social skills interventions. The initial 11 lessons introduce and emphasize the cognitive restructuring concepts while intertwining targeted critical social skills which support the cognitive restructuring process. Lessons 16-21 focus on problem solving skills, with appropriate social skills lessons to embellish the concept. Lesson 22, the final lesson, is an evaluation that the participants can use to evaluate themselves using the skills checklist.
  • Youth and Adult Leaders for Program Excellence (YALPE): A practical guide for program assessment and action planning developed by Cornell University. This tool provides an easy to use strategy for organizations to conduct a rigorous assessment of their programs and guides organizations through the process of using the results of the assessment for program planning and improvement. This program assessment can easily be used by adult/youth partnerships.
Books
Program Development
  • Kids Club by Linda G. Sisson (a school age program guide for Directors (1990)
  • Anti-Bias Curriculum, Tools for Empowering Young Children by Louise Dermon
  • The Best Self-Esteem Activities for the Elementary Grades by Terri Akin
  • Just Beyond the Classroom by Clifford E. Knapp
  • Working Together for Youth by Respecteen - a practical guide for individuals and groups
  • Community Programs to Promote Youth Development
Activities & Games
  • Art and Crafts Notebook
  • The Outrageous Outdoor Games Book by Bob Gregson
  • Binder full of arts / crafts ideas
  • Teaching Peace by Red Grammar (Teachers guide, song book and cassette tape
Youth Involvement
  • The kids Guide to social Action by Barbara A. Lewis
  • Training Student Organizers Curriculum (1990)
  • Youth Leadership in Action - A guide to cooperative games and group activities
  • Take More Action by Mark Kielburger, Craig Kielburger and Deepa Skankaran
Assets
  • What Kids need to Succeed by Peter L. Benson, Ph.D.
  • Get Things Going - 50 Asset Building Activities for workshops, presentations, and meetings by Search Institute;
  • Pass it on - ready to use handouts for asset builders by the Search Institute
Grants
  • The Foundations Centers Guide to Grant-seeking on the Web (2000 edition)
  • National Guide to Funding for Children Youth and Families (5th edition)