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Eileen Spinelli
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Gear Up…Sports Equipment Coming to the LaSalle Public Library

In just a few weeks and just in time for spring, patrons will be able to check-out youth baseball, soccer, football, basketball and beanbag sports equipment from the Library or place them on hold through inter-library loan.   Made possible through a special offer by First Book and Target, staff assembled the equipment into kits with related non-fiction books to farther enrich the learning experience. 

See below for the list of kits!

Batter-Up Baseball Kit #1:   Enjoy hours of practice or fun with this kit!  Perfect for children six through nine, it includes an anti-tip weighted base with a flexible ball holder that adjusts from 20 inches to 32 inches, rubber foam-covered 27 inch baseball bat with foam ball, a foam baseball bat with ball that adjusts with a twist and lock motion from 21 inches to 27 inches in length and three baseball companion non-fiction books (Baseball by Madison Parker, Mo’ne Davis by Pete DiPrimio, and My First Book of Baseball by Beth Bugler)

Batter-Up Baseball Kit #2:  Learn the basics of baseball! Ideal for children ages seven through eight, this kit includes an anti-tip weighted base with a flexible ball holder that adjusts from 20 inches to 32 inches, rubber foam-covered 27 inch baseball bat with foam ball, a foam baseball bat with ball that adjusts with a twist and lock motion from 21 inches to 27 inches in length and three baseball companion non-fiction books (Baseball by Madison Parker, Mo’ne Davis by Pete DiPrimio, and My First Book of Baseball by Beth Bugler)

Baseball Beginnings Kit #3:  Even the youngest player can learn the game!  Perfect of children ages three through six, this kit includes a fold away batting tee that comes in an innovative case, one oversized lightweight baseball bat with two baseballs and two companion non-fiction books (Baseball by Madison Parker and My First Book of Baseball by Beth Bugler)

Anytime Soccer Kit #1:  Practice soccer anywhere...indoors, outdoors and everywhere in-between! This kit, ideal for children eight through twelve, includes two junior pop-up goals in a convenient courier-style carrying bag, two soccer balls (size 3-4), a skills ball (size 2),  four orange flexible practice cones and four companion non-fiction books (I Love Soccer by Ryan Nagelhout, Soccer Time! By Brendan Flynn, Soccer by Kay Robertson and The Inside Story of Soccer by Clive Gifford)

Soccer for Everyone Kit #2:  Wonderful for older children thirteen and up, this kit includes two youth goals, soccer balls (size 5), four orange flexible practice cones and two companion non-fiction books (Soccer by Kay Robertson and The Inside Story of Soccer by Clive Gifford)

Family Fun Beanbag Toss Kit:  Test your accuracy or challenge your family and friends!  This kit includes a six-hole bean bag foldable target and twenty-two bean bags in assorted colors.

Sports Beginnings Mini Basketball and Football Kit:  Perfect for helping young players learn their favorite sports! For ages three through six, this kit includes a mini football and basketball and four companion non-fiction books (Basketball by Allan Morey, Basketball Time! by Brendan Flynn, Football by Allan Morey and Football Time! by Brendan Flynn).