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Try-It Tray: Toilet Paper Roll Book Festival

Have you ever heard of an edible book festival? The library has hosted a few. You make a cake inspired by a favorite book. A few photos from past library festivals are shown here. Well, I’m no baker, but I do like crafts. I decided to take a common household recyclable—the toilet paper roll—and see […]

Scavenger Hunt: Characters

Scavenger Hunt @ Home: Book, Movie, and TV Characters Hello, library families! Are you searching for fun family activities to do at home, especially as the weather turns cooler and rainier this week? Try this fun indoor scavenger hunt! I’ve included prompts for talking, playing, and writing for various ages, just as I do in […]

Try-It Tray: Take-Away Game

This Try-It Tray is an easy, adaptable, fun game that’s perfect for kids of any age. Use those random knickknacks, tiny toys, or art supplies to create a new game! Play it to pass the time or keep score to select a victor, it’s completely up to you. Take-Away Game 1. Put 10 to 20 […]

Try-It Tray: Paper Towns

Are you running low on craft supplies? Worry not! This edition of our Try-It Tray uses only a few household art supplies and your imagination. Paper Towns This is an easy, open-ended activity that I think kids might really enjoy, because the idea came from my 11-year-old daughter Maddie! Supplies Paper Scissors Glue or tape […]

Try-It Tray: Cardboard Cats

We have a new Try-It Tray this week! Create your own clowder of Cardboard Cats using just cardboard, yarn, and your creativity. Snap a pic and send it to us – we love to see your imagination at work! Your picture may be featured right here, on our Kids website. Cardboard Cats This Try-It Tray […]

Try-It Tray: Story Cards

Looking for a fun activity to do with your kids? The Try-it Tray is a great place at the library for kids to try out crafts and games, and we are bringing those ideas online for you to try at home. We’d love to see your story cards and hear the stories you create, so […]