Take & Make Kits

Many CADL branches offer a selection of free kits that include instructions and supplies to do a project or enjoy a storytime at home. Covering a variety of ages and interests, they are available to pick up while supplies last. Click on any branch name to see a list of what’s available this season.  Be sure to note dates and age ranges.  

Kits Available at All Branches

Beaded Suncatchers (All ages) 

Make a colorful suncatcher to hang up and enjoy all summer long. 

DATES: June 13 (then while supplies last) 

Water Walking Rainbow STEM Kit (Age 6 & up) 

Learn how water (and rainbows!) can move from one cup to another. 

DATES: July 11 (then while supplies last) 

Sea Turtle Art (All ages) 

Craft a sea turtle on a canvas using sand, pebbles and shells. 

DATES: Aug. 1 (Then while supplies last) 

 

 

 

 

 

A wide variety of kits for all ages are also available at specific branches:

Aurelius (517-628-3743)

Craft Kit (All ages)

Stop in during our open hours to pick up a craft kit to make at home.  New kits will be released every other Monday starting June 4.    

DATES: June 4 & 18; July 2 & 23; Aug. 6 & 20 (while supplies last)   

Dansville (517-623-6511)

Storytime to Go (Ages 2–6) 

Request a themed storytime kit that includes songs, activities, a simple craft and a list of titles appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers. A new theme will be released each week, then available during open hours while supplies last. Call the branch or include one in your order at MyTime. 

DATES: March 7–May 23 (while supplies last) 

Take & Play Board Game Kits (Age 5 & up)  

Play the world's most popular board games when you pick up a kit with rules, history, a DIY gameboard, and game pieces. A different classic game will be released each month. Call the branch or include one in your order at MyTime.   

DATES: March 28, April 25 & May 23 (then while supplies last) 

Haslett (517-339-2324)

Spice of the Month (Adults)  

Spice up your life with some seasonings that may be new to you! Pick up a small amount of a different spice each month, plus recipes and reading suggestions. Available starting the first Monday of each month. 

DATES: June 6, July 11 & Aug. 1  (then while supplies last) 

Mermaid Garden (Ages 6-12)  

Create your own magical Mermaid Garden at home. Pick up a kit to take home or join us to craft together on Wednesday, June 22 at 4 p.m.  

DATE: Thursday, June 23 (then while supplies)  

Frozen Waters (Ages 6-12)  

Explore the frozen ocean waters with this chilly craft at home. Pick up a kit to take home or join us to craft together on Wednesday, July 20 at 4 p.m.  

DATE: Thursday, July 21 (then while supplies last) 

Fresh Water Mussels 

Color and create your own freshwater mussel at home using paper plates and markers. Pick up a kit while supplies last or join our special guest from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. to learn about the Snuffbox Mussel and craft together. 

DATE: Thursday, Aug. 4 (then while supplies last)  

Beach Days (Ages 6-12)  

Create your own ocean animal with shells you could find along the beach. Pick up a kit to take home or join us to craft together on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m.  

DATE: Thursday, Aug. 4 (then while supplies last) 

Holt-Delhi (517-694-9351)

Teen Lit Kits (Ages 13-18) 

For teens with an active library card, request a themed bag that has crafts, activities and two books checked out to you. The books need to come back, but the rest is yours! Enjoy a different kit each month. Call 517-964-9351 to arrange a pickup. 

DATES:  

June 1: LGBTQIA+ (then while supplies last) 

July 1: Science Fiction (then while supplies last) 

Aug. 1: Friendships (then while supplies last) 

Father’s Day Take & Make Craft (All ages) 

DATES: June 5 (then while supplies last) 

Shark Awareness Day Take & Make Craft (All ages) 

DATES: June 30 (then while supplies last) 

Coloring Sheets 

Ask for coloring sheets to be added to your holds.  

DATES: June 1-Aug. 31 

Comic Creations  

Ask for blank comic book sheets to make your own comics. These will be added to your holds at pickup. 

DATES: June 1-Aug. 31 

Kids Take & Make Crafts (Ages up to 10) 

Fun to make crafts on request! Crafts will be themed with our Summer Reading Challenge: Oceans of Possibilities. Call 517-694-9351 to arrange a pickup or request a kit as an “other item to pick up” at MyTime. 

DATES: June 1-Aug. 31 (while supplies last) 

Teen Take & Make Crafts (Ages 10-18) 

For teens, get a free kit from CADL Holt-Delhi with supplies and instructions for a craft. We’ll have a different craft each month. Call 517-694-9351 to arrange a pickup or request one as an “other item to pick up” at MyTime. 

DATES: June 1-Aug. 31 (while supplies last) 

Downtown Lansing (517-367-6350), Foster (517-485-5185), and South Lansing (517-272-9840)

Take & Make Kits    

Looking for fun crafts and activities to do at home? Every week we will provide supplies and instructions for an activity or craft in a bag. Stop in or call your branch to reserve one.    

DATES: Mondays, June 6–Aug. 29 (while supplies last)  

Adult/Teen Take & Make (Age 13 & up)    

Looking for fun crafts and activities to do at home? We will provide supplies and instructions for an activity or craft in a bag. New projects released on the first Monday of the month. Stop in or call to reserve one.  

DATES: June 6, July 5 & Aug. 1 (then while supplies last) 

CADL Crate Junior (Ages 8–12)     

Each month kids can register for a themed box with books, snacks, and activities. Boxes are available for pick up the first week of the month. *Register at 517-272-9840.    

DATES: June 6, July 5 & Aug. 1 (then while supplies last) 

 

CADL Crate Teen (Age 12 & up)    

Each month teens can register for a themed box with books, snacks, and activities. Boxes are available for pick up the first week of the month. *Register at 517-272-9840.    

DATES: June 6, July 5 & Aug. 1  (then while supplies last) 

Leslie (517-589-9400)

Literacy Fun Kits (Ages 3-6)      

Each month pick up a new themed literacy fun pack that includes book lists, a literacy toy, and activity ideas appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers, while supplies last. Pick up a kit while you’re here, or reserve one by calling the library or adding it to your request at MyTime.      

DATES: June 1, July 1 & Aug 1 (while supplies last)  

Jellyfish Suncatcher Take & Make (Ages 6 & up)  

Celebrate National Marine Week and pick up a Kit to make a Jellyfish Suncatcher. Once it’s complete you can hang in a sunny window to enjoy all the colors. 

DATE: Available starting July 25 (while supplies last) 

Mason (517-676-9088)

Cowrie Shell Jewelry (Age 8 & up)    

Learn basic macrame knots by making simple jewelry with real shells.    
DATES: June 6 (then while supplies last)    

Cork Sailboats (Age 5 & up)    

Make an armada out of simple cork boats. Craft, customize and set sail for adventure!    
DATES: June 20 (then while supplies last)    

Pipe Cleaner Sea Creatures (Age 5 & up)    

Create an ocean of fuzzy friends with this easy and fun craft.    
DATES: June 27 (then while supplies last) 

Spiral Suncatchers (Age 8 & up)    

Helping save our oceans and fresh water supply by making a colorful suncatcher from a recycled plastic bottle.  

DATES: July 5 (then while supplies last)   

Sea Monster Puppets (Age 5 & up)    

Release the Kraken! Create a fearsome sea monster puppet using colorful supplies.    
DATES: July 18 (then while supplies last)    

Rocking Shark Craft (Age 5 & up)  

 This rocking shark craft is sure to bring a smile—kids can make a finny family while practicing with shapes.  
DATES: July 25 (then while supplies last)    

Paper Plate Turtles (Age 5 & up)    

This colorful tissue paper and paper plate turtle is the perfect craft to pair with turtle books.    
DATES: Aug. 8 (then while supplies last)  

Okemos (517-347-2021)

Craft Kits (Age 2 & up)   

Get a free craft kit with instructions and supplies. A new kit will be released each week, then available any time (while supplies last). Call the branch or include one in your order at MyTime.    

DATES: June 6-Aug. 22 (while supplies last) 

Stockbridge (517-851-7810)

Storytime-to-Go Kits (Ages up to 3)  

Can’t make it to Wednesday morning Movers & Readers? Pick up the book list and activities for your own home storytime.  

DATES: March 2–May 25 (while supplies last)  

Take & Play Board Game Kits (Ages 6 & up)  

Play the world’s most popular board games with CADL! Pick up a game kit with rules, history, a DIY gameboard and game pieces with a new game. Available starting the 1st Monday of the month.  

DATES: March 7, April 4 & May 2 (then while supplies last) 

STEAM Kits (Ages 8 & up)   

Stretch your science know-how with a different STEAM kit every month. Most materials are provided. Available starting the 2nd Monday of the month.  

DATES: March 21, April 18 & May 16 (then while supplies last) 

Craft Kits (Ages 8 & up)   

Be creative with a different craft project every month. Most materials are provided. Available starting the 3rd Monday of the month.  

DATES: March 14, April 11, May 16 (then while supplies last) 

Webberville (517-521-3643)

Clay Sea Monsters 

Make your own sea monster! This kit comes complete with air dry clay and a fun assortment of different materials to design your very own terror from the deep. 

DATES: June 1 (then while supplies last) 

Crystal Letters 

Did you know you can grow your own crystals? This kit contains everything to grow crystals in the shape of letters or symbols of your own design. 

DATES: July 1 (then while supplies last) 

Viking Boat Challenge 

This kit has everything you need to make your own Viking boat. Can you augment it with items around your house and make it the scourge of the seas? 

DATES: Aug. 1 (then while supplies last) 

Williamston (517-655-1191)

American Girl Doll Activity Packet featuring Felicity (Age 7 & up)  

Step back in time to English Colonial America and enjoy a packet of activities, historical information, reading suggestions, and other surprises. Call the library or add a kit to your order on MyTime.  

DATES: June 1 (then while supplies last)  

Ocean Treasure Hunt Kits (Ages 3 and up)  

Discover oceans of possibilities by following this treasure map! Stop by the Williamston Library each week to pick up a themed craft and a sticker to add to your Treasure Map. Can you collect all ten? Call the library or add a kit to your order on MyTime.  

DATES: June 5–Aug. 7 (then while supplies last)  

Craft Take & Make (Adults)  

Reserve a packet with a different craft each month. While supplies last. Call the library or add a kit to your order on MyTime.  

DATES: June 13-17, July 18-22 & Aug. 15-19 (while supplies last) 

Message in a Bottle Charm (Age 12 & up)  

Make your own miniature message in a bottle. Write a personalized message to pass along to a friend or make a keepsake for yourself. While supplies last. Call the library or add a kit to your order on MyTime.  

DATES: June 20 (then while supplies last 

*DIY Sun Print Art (Age 12 & up) 

Get out and soak up the sun while making artwork! This kit contains instructions and light-sensitive paper to make your own cyanotype print. Call the library or add a kit to your order on MyTime

DATES: May 22 (then while supplies last)