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Did you know you can use your library card to borrow lots of things besides books and movies?

Eco Explorer Backpacks

Check out one of these backpacks for kids, and explore our world!

Each themed kit includes books, games, activities, and tools to observe and measure nature.

Backpacks are available for pickup at the Malta Branch.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Bugs
  • Outer Space
  • Playing in Nature
  • Rocks, Minerals, & Fossils
  • Seasons
  • Trees
  • Weather
  • Wetlands

Lego Robotics Kits

Return of the ROBOTS!

The library’s four LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics kits can now be taken out on a 14 day loan from the Malta Branch for home use.

With a kit, you can build one of many different kinds of robots, following plans from LEGO or other sources, and then program your robot from a PC or tablet.

You can download the free programming software from LEGO onto your own device or borrow a Library PC with the software already installed.

LEGO’s software is drag-and-drop graphic programming suitable for the recommended 10+ age group. Other more advanced programming languages such as Python and RobotC can also be used.

EV3 extension kits are also available for building even more elaborate robots.

Pickups and returns must be scheduled in advance, and are only available at the Malta Branch.

For questions or to schedule a pickup, email us at

Museum Passes

Now Available!

Each Museum Pass provides free or discounted admission for multiple people, and can be checked out for 3 days by any adult with a library card in good standing (no overdue items and under $10 in charges).

The passes cannot be reserved ahead of time, but can be placed on hold by calling the library and asking to have the pass held at the desk for up to 3 days.

Available passes:

(or see available passes on Google maps)

These passes are funded by a grant from the Global Foundries Town of Malta Foundation.

Try It Kits

Check out a Try It Kit from Clark House, and try out new activity before you invest in your own supplies.

Try It Kits are geared toward adults and teens, but are also great for older children with supervision.

Currently Available:

  • Watercolor Painting

Coming Soon:

  • Stamp Carving & Printing
  • Garment Mending