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Introducing Stay Sharp Kits

A Stay Sharp Kit about Ocean Life
Article Date
November 1, 2023

The St. Charles City-County Library now offers Stay Sharp kits free to cardholders. These kits are designed to be used by individuals and their families who are experiencing cognitive challenges related to brain injuries, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and other memory disorders. 

Each kit includes puzzles, card games, books, and other interactive activities that spark conversation and stimulate brain activity. They encourage conversation, multi-generational participation, and memory-making for friends, families, and neighbors. The kits are fully funded by the Library Foundation and Glenfield Memory Care.

“We are pleased to offer this new resource for the families of St. Charles County,” Director of Collection Services Carol Schrey said. “From the generous support of the Library Foundation and Glenfield Memory Care, we are able to offer an engaging kit for those experiencing memory and cognitive challenges.”

The kits cover a range of topics so that users can pick kits that are of interest to them. The kit topics include baseball, cats, discover the USA, dogs, garden, handyman, homemaker, ocean, on the road again, space, and Things that Fly: birds & butterflies.


Library cardholders can find the 55 kits at all branches, depending on availability. If there is a certain kit that a patron would like to receive, they can reserve it through the library’s catalog and pick it up at the branch they designate.