Bi-Folkal Kits are
packaged programs designed to bring back memories and spark conversation
on a particular time or topic. They are designed for use with seniors
or intergenerational groups. A Bi-Folkal Kit could be used at a senior
center, nursing home, church, community center, or almost anywhere.
What is in a Bi-Folkal Kit?
- A Manual (for whomever is running the show)
- An Audio cassette with music, stories, or radio shows
- Booklets to provide discussion starters (in large type)
- Skits or jokes
- Things to touch
- Audio-visual materials slides and tape or VHS)
All of these materials come in a bag about the size of a bowling ball bag, with handles.
What you'll need for a full program:
CD player, cassette tape player, video player, slide projector, or video projector. We will be happy
to send along the equipment you need to use the kit (just ask when you
request the kit).
How to request a Bi-Folkal Kit:
If you are a Nioga member library, just call Karen Meritt at (716) 434-6167 ext. 12. Please
try to call at least three (3) days in advance.
If you are a community
group, senior center activity leader, or other community person, please
contact your local library for assistance. Not all Nioga libraries receive
deliveries from Nioga every day, so be certain to give your library
as much advance notice as possible.
List of Bi-Folkal Kit Titles
- African American Lives
- County Fairs
- The Depression
- Farm Days
- The Fashion
- The Fifties (50's)
- Fun & Games
- The Home Front
- School Days
- Train Rides
- Work Life
Or these Mini Bi-Folkal Kits are also available:
- Jewish Memories
- Labor Day
- Memorial Day
- Valentine's Day
- Songs of Love and Laughter
Questions? Call the Outreach department at (716) 434-6167 x12.