Kid's Take & Make Activity Kits

Announcing: Kid's Take & Make Activity Kits at WPL!

The Take and Make Acivity Kits include instructions and supplies.  Below are the kits and the suggested age ranges for each one.  Tutorial videos are available on our website's YouTube Channel in the Kid's Craft playlist:  http://bit.ly/WPLKidsCrafts
Ocean Animal Sun Catcher - all ages
Unicorn Paper Plate Craft - **all ages
Firefighter Craft - toddler-pre K
Kitty Kit - pre K & up
Flying Dragon - **K & up
Bubble Wand and bubble recipe - **K & up
Kid's DIY Catapult - grade 1 & up
Paper Spinner - grade 1 & up
Stick Harmonica - grade 1 & up
**Most of the kits can be done by all ages with help.  Please note that these kits contain small parts that may not be appropriate for unsupervised young children.
Kits are available upon request for curbside pick up or by browsing appointments (starting 10/5/20) while supplies last.  To request a Take & Make Kit, you can email the library at reference@wilbrahamlibrary.org or by calling 596-6141.  One kit per child per request/visit please.


Exciting news! YOU ARE NOW ABLE TO PLACE HOLDS, AGAIN, FOR LIBRARY MATERIALS

We will call you when the hold is filled to set up an appointment.

We will fill holds in the order we receive them. Please understand, due to high volume of holds, that it may take a few days to complete holds.

Thank you!

Kid's Grab Bags!!!

Let us make you life easier!!!

You choose the theme.  We fill a Grab Bag with six books, a DVD and some extra fun activities such as crafts, STEM activities and more!  Let us know how many kids will be sharing the bag.  Call or email the library to request one of the Grab Bags.  Only one bag per patron per checkout.  These Grab Bags are available for curbside Pickup.  EMAIL requests to :  reference@wilbrahamlibrary.org or call the front desk.
  
Available Grab Bag Themes:
Baby Book Bag - variety of board books
Princesses, Unicorns, Mermaids and Fairies, Oh My!
Dig Those Dinosaurs
Amazing Animals
Planes, Trains and Automobiles  -for the transportation reader
Under The Sea - ocean theme
Builder/Construction Bag - for building enthusiasts - NEW in October
Art Bag - for your burgeoning artist - NEW in October
Bedtime Bag - bedtime fun - NEW in October

Bookbag clipart bagpack, Bookbag bagpack Transparent FREE for ...
 
The Children's Department has compiled a list of suggested resources for all age children.  See the "We Recommend" drop down menu and click on "Children."   Here you will find some great on line sites for Story Times, crafts, STEM, music, academics and so much more!



STEM PROJECTs!!

Check out these apps.


Parents, are you looking for fun, educational, science based activities?  Check out the apps, websites, podcasts and shows below.

Have you heard of Scratch (ages 8-16) or Scratch Jr. (ages 5-7)?   These are apps where your child can program their own interactive stories, games and animations.  Get more information at:  https://scratch.mit.edu/about
 
 The nonprofit Code.Org has free computer science classes and activities for students from kindergarten through high school.
 
The Children's Museum of Houston's classroom-at-home activities and the "O Wow Moment of the Day" weekdays on Facebook live at 9:15 a.m. EST.   https://www.cmhouston.org/events/o-wow-moment-of-the-day

Visit The Children's Museum of Indianapolis website for many wonderful on-line activities:
https://www.childrensmuseum.org/.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York has virtual field trips including tours of outer space and their butterfly conservatory.  www.amnh.org

The Naturall History Museum of Los Angeles County has a new online exhibit "Spiky, Hairy, Shiny:  Insects of LA" or you can explore other incredible animal videos.  www.nhm.org

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum for all things related to space.   https://www.intrepidmuseum.org

Science Podcasts for Children:
Tumble
The Show About Science
Brains On!
Wow in the World, NPR

Science YouTube Channels for Children:
NASA Channel
TheDadLab (young kids)
Physics Girl (ages 8 and up)
SciShow Kids (aimed at younger children)
National Geographic's Cool Science Experiments