Take and Make Kits

Pick up a Take and Make Craft Bag from either library, watch the video, and then use the supplies to make your own craft.

Take and Make: Tissue Jar
Use chalk paint to create a unique canning jar tissue dispenser. A "bless you" vinyl decal is included.  Or, you may design your own decal in the Creative Space during Thursday morning drop-in time.   
Tuesday, May 10: Kits available from the downtown library only while supplies last
Monday, May 23, 6 p.m.: Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

STEAM: Catapult Adventures

What can you do with popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and half of a plastic egg? Create and launch your own catapult! This engaging hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering, and Math) activity will not only provide hours of fun, but also help students learn about force, accuracy, precision, and kinetic energy.

We're sorry the May bags are gone. (Materials for this activity will be available for children in kindergarten through fourth grade from the Downtown Children’s Room beginning Monday, May 2, while supplies last.)

Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.,
Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Creative Space Open Lab

Here's your chance to explore Willard's Creative Space. The area will be open for self-serve use or beginner orientations for the vinyl cutter, heat press, film scanner, and the recording booth. The creative services librarian will be available to help during this time.

Thursdays 9-11 a.m.,
May 5, 12, 19, and 26
Downtown Creative Space

Babytime

Early exposure to talking, singing, playing, reading, and writing are the building blocks of literacy. Children from birth through their second year are invited to enjoy finger-plays, nursery rhymes, rhythmic activities, books, and free play with their caregivers.

Thursdays, 10 a.m.,
May 5, 12, 19, and 26,
Downtown Programming Room

VIRTUAL Bonus Babytime
If you missed Thursday’s Babytime or just want some extra Babytime, enjoy the video premiere with Miss Chelsea leading nursery rhymes and rhythmic activities.
May 6, 13, 20, and 27,
Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Teen Take-home Kits for May: Simple Slime

Learn a quick and easy way to make some cool slime. Students in grades 5-12 may pick up a take-home kit with ingredients to make simple slime. Then watch with the how-to video to learn how.

Monday, May 2: Bags are available from the Downtown Children's Room while supplies last
Monday, May 2, 4 p.m.: Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Take and Make Kits

Pick up a Take and Make Craft Bag from either library, watch the video, and then use the supplies to make your own craft

Tissue Jar
Use chalk paint to create a unique canning jar tissue dispenser. A "bless you" vinyl decal is included.  Or, you may design your own decal in the Creative Space during Thursday morning drop-in time.   
Tuesday, May 10: Kits available from the downtown library only while supplies last
Monday, May 23, 6 p.m.: Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Bee Hotel
Help expand local bee habitats by making a bee hotel for your yard. Use recycled brown kraft paper and natural materials to make a cozy home where solitary bees and other insects may nest. Stop by during the Creative Space drop-in time and make colorful flower designs to decorate it.
Tuesday, May 24: Kits available from the downtown library only while supplies last
Monday, June 6, 6 p.m: Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Mechanic's Soap
Make your own soap to scrub off grease and grime from crafting or working outside. The sweet orange essential oil helps with oily residues, and the pumice works as an exfoliator.
Tuesday, June 7: Kits available from both libraries while supplies last
Monday, June 20, 6 p.m: Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Travel Jewelry Tin
Pick up a Take and Make Craft Bag from the downtown library, watch the video, and then use the supplies to make your own craft.
Convert a hinged tin into a practical, velvet-lined travel container for your jewelry.  It's a convenient way to store your rings and earrings so they don't get lost in your travel bag or purse.
Tuesday, June 21: Kits available from both libraries while supplies last
Tuesday, July 5, 6 p.m: Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Reading Journal
Enjoy the adult summer reading program and learn about setting up a reading journal that can be used throughout the year. You may record your books, set goals, or rate the ones you've read.   
Tuesday, July 5: Kits available from both libraries while supplies last
Monday, July 18: Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Summer Gnomes
Gnomes seem to be everywhere right now; make your own adorable summer gnome with a felt flower hat.
Tuesday, July 19: Kits available from both libraries while supplies last
Monday, Aug. 1, 6 p.m.: Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels