Getting kids involved early in a passion for creativity and the arts can help them with their confidence and their identity. It also can help them to better express and cope with their feelings and learn about the world around them, according to The Whole Child, opens a new window.
Adults can also gain some of those same benefits as they journey down the creative path. Have you ever wanted to make a decorative candle, but weren’t sure where to start? Or have you wanted to get started on some do-it-yourself holiday decorations, opens a new window, and catch a little bit of that creative bug, opens a new window?
Options like these and many more are coming to Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) locations through the new Take and Make Kits, for every age group!
Every third Thursday of the month, each Library location, opens a new window will offer a different kit so you can get your creative juices rolling in a different direction. Kits are available for all ages, including adults! Supplies are limited, so make sure to pick yours up early.
Take and Make Kits were distributed for the first time at JCPL during this last holiday season in conjunction with the Virtual: Santa Live event. During that time, we handed out all available 2,000 kits, which shows how much you loved the idea.
In addition, other kits to help kids get creative were distributed during last year’s Raise a Reader campaign, and will also be available during this year’s Raise a Reader promotion in September. And leading up to the Isabel Allende Author Event on March 5, Chanchito Take & Make kits were a big hit!
Your demand for these Take and Make kits have increased the number of available kits, starting this month. Now, not only your kids can start getting creative, but so can you!