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Take & Make Craft Kits

The Library has created craft kits for children to take and make at home. All Library locations have a limited number of craft kits available with each kit containing items to create a craft and an instruction sheet. Additional supplies may be required and will be noted on the instruction sheet.

Movement Monday activities, brought to you by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, are also included in our Take & Make Craft Kits for children.

Share your creations with us by tagging our social accounts @nolalibrary or email impact@nolalibrary.org.

Crafts change every two weeks.

Sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

Library e-Resources

  • e-Books for Kids – Tumblebooks
    Interactive electronic storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, language learning, puzzles, and games for kindergarten through sixth grades.

  • Kanopy Kids
    Offers enriching, educational, and entertaining content. Parental Controls are available to to make sure your kids are viewing age-appropriate content on Kanopy.

  • ABCmouse.com – Library Edition
    A global education initiative whose goal is to help children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in preK, kindergarten, and early elementary school. ABCMouse.com can only be accessed from within a Library location.

  • Britannica e-Books
    Hundreds of full-color and black-and-white non-fiction downloadable e-books for ages preschool to 18.

  • Britannica Library
    Provides online encyclopedias designed for children, teens, and adults consisting of articles, images, maps, and a complete dictionary and atlas.

  • HomeworkLouisiana
    Live Online Tutor, Skills Builder, Homework help and tutoring for kindergarten through basic college level, Writing Center, Career Center, and Adult Education Center.

Websites & Online Activities

Online Learning

  • Arcademics – All Subjects/Educational Games – Combines the excitement of video games with educational content to produce a high rate of learning through exciting, focused repetition that enables automaticity and fluency to be achieved quickly.

  • August House/Story Cove – English/Language Arts – The children’s book publisher August House’s YouTube Channel, full of animated folktales for kids.

  • Circle Round – Language Arts/English – A storytelling podcast for kids that comes with printable coloring sheets for each episode.

  • Common Sense Media – All Subjects – Comprehensive list of online events and activities being offered by authors, artists, and musicians, as well as many more online learning resources.

  • Khan Academy – STEM – Free online courses for kids in different subjects, mostly related to mathematics.

  • National Geographic Education – Science / Social Studies – A variety of resources from National Geographic, including activities and lessons. Use the filter tools to sort by age level and resource type.

  • The Nature Conservancy – STEM – Free virtual field trips to natural environments around the world with accompanying guide to extend learning.

  • Prodigy Game – Math – Free online math learning game.

  • Smithsonian Learning Lab – All Subjects – Free resources and activities for a variety of ages from the Smithsonian.

  • Starfall – Language Arts/Math – Free (and paid additional content) for preK- grade 3, reading and math.

  • VidCode – Coding – Drop in virtual coding club with sessions every Tuesday at 2pm.

Art, Writing, and Creativity

  • Coloring Pages – Free coloring pages for printing from Crayola.

  • Draw Everyday with JJK – Drawing lessons posted daily with author/illustrator Jared J. Krosoczka.

  • The Kennedy Center – Art/Creativity – Free arts-centered resources for in and out of school

  • Minnesota Children’s Museum – Art/Play – The Minnesota Children’s Museum provides open-ended activities that are easy to do at home and spark kids’ learning through play and creativity.

  • Museum Tours – Art – Tours museums around the world.

  • Scholastic.com Story Starters – English/Language Arts – Writing prompts for K – 6th grade students.

Movement

Take & Make Craft Kits FAQs

Do all locations have the same kit?
Yes.

How often will the crafts change?
Every two weeks.

How can I get a craft kit?
You can call any Library location to reserve a craft kit. Kits will be held for pick-up for 10 days.

Can I reserve a kit online through the Library catalog?
No, craft kits are not in the Library’s catalog, and they cannot be reserved online.

Can I get multiple craft kits on the same Library card account?
No, craft kits are limited to one per card.

Can I get another kit on the same card next time I visit any Library location?
Due to limited supplies, we ask that you keep to one kit per account.

Will the kit show up on my account as being checked out?
No, the kit will not show as being checked out. It is not a cataloged item.

Do the craft kits need to be returned or checked-in?
No, the craft kits are meant to be kept.