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Bi-Folkal Kits

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
  • Automobiles
  • Birthdays
  • County Fairs
  • The Depression
  • Fall
  • Farm Days
  • The Fashion
  • The Fifties (50's)
  • Fun & Games
  • Home
  • The Home Front
  • Music
  • 1924
  • Pets
  • School Days
  • Springtime
  • Summertime
  • Train Rides
  • Work Life

Or these Mini Bi-Folkal Kits are also available:

  • Aprons
  • Christmas
  • Food
  • Friends
  • Jewish Memories
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Valentine's Day
  • Songs of Love and Laughter

Questions? Call the Outreach department at (716) 434-6167 x12.