OLC and COSI Team Up for Summer Learning

photo of COSI Learning Lunchbox

COSI Learning Lunchbox for 2022.

UPDATE: The OLC will begin distributing the Learning Lunchboxes around the state the week of July 11. If your library system signed up to participate, you should have received an email with your assigned pick-up location and timeframe.

Resources for public libraries

The OLC is once again joining forces with the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) to help make science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) learning opportunities more accessible to children in your service area.

This year, your library can receive 100 FREE learning kits, called Learning Lunchboxes (COSI is doubling the distribution from last year).

The kits will have a dinosaur theme and include five days of learning content. Also, COSI will be creating a special toolkit for our members that will tie into the Summer Reading theme, “Oceans of Possibilities.”


The OLC hosted a webinar on May 16, 2022 with COSI about the program and how your library can participate. If you missed the live presentation, a recording is available below.

View an archived version of this webinar
[run time: 53 minutes]

Webinar Slide Deck (PDF, 101 pages)


Preparing for Learning Lunchbox Distribution 2022 (PDF)
OLC will start distributing the kits around the state the week of July 11. If your library system signed up to participate in the program, you will be sent an email with the scheduled pick-up location and timeframe.

COSI Dinosaur Toolkit (PDF)
Includes information about Ohio’s fossil fish, “The Dunk” (Dunkleosteus terrilli).

COSI and OLC Press Release (PDF)

COSI Connects website

Dinosaur kit video: