Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Lending Library

The PLAEA Lending Library has resources to help teachers serve students no matter the grade level or content area, in all sorts of formats.  Items such as:

  • Code-a-Pillar (#011931) and Lego Mindstorms (#004733) teach computer programming and computational thinking for kindergarteners and twelfth graders
  • Physical models allow students to explore the life cycle of a chicken (#005622) and learn what's actually in that bottle of soda (#011808)
  • Baby Think It Over (#422026) and Fatal Vision Simulator Glasses (#81992) give students a glimpse at real-life consequences

Of course, there are books, too!  You'll find:  

  • Iowa Children Choice Award books (#057881)
  • Fiction books for high schoolers like Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (#012599)
  • A kit to conduct an alphabet-themed storytime (#02448)
  • Five copies of Ijeoma Oluo's So You Want to Talk About Race (#012348)

And lots more. With its wide-ranging catalog of materials for students and teachers alike, Prairie Lakes AEA Lending Library has something for (almost) everyone.  

SNAP - online media catalog
Reservations for materials can be made anytime through the online media catalog, SNAP.  User name and password is required.  For log-on questions, please seek the assistance of your district’s Teacher-Librarian or contact the AEA Lending Library at 800-594-9494. Direct URL is


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