Bring home a fun new project! Sign up from our Library Calendar and pick up a kit at the Youth Services desk or through our Parking Lot Pickup service between July 11, 2022 - July 22, 2022


Toddler & PreK: Texture Collage

Use a variety of different materials to create a unique collage. Register for the July Toddler & PreK Take-and-Make Kit here.

Your Kit Contains:

  • 1 canvas
  • 1 cup of glue
  • 1 foam brush
  • 3 buttons
  • 5 feathers
  • 4 pompoms
  • 5 pieces of yarn
  • 2 foam pieces

You may also want scissors if you would like to cut the foam smaller.


1. Take all supplies out of bag. 

2. Gather any other supplies you may need, such as scissors or extra items to add to your collage! Examples of extra materials could be bits of paper towel, aluminum foil, or anything else that adds dimension to your artwork.

3. Apply glue with foam brush to canvas.

4. Arrange items on canvas, adding more glue as necessary.

5. Let dry.

6. Enjoy your texture collage!


 Extension Discussion Prompts

  • What does each of the items feel like? Can you describe how they are alike or different?
  • What else would you like to add to your collage? 
  • What color is each of the items? Are some of them the same?
  • What shapes do you see?
  • Can you tell me about your finished project? Did you have a plan?


Grade K - 8: Calligraphy Set

Use a real calligraphy brush and ink to try your hand at the artistry of Chinese characters. Inspired by our Book of the Summer, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

Register for the July Gr K-8 Take-and-Make Kit here.

Your kit contains:

  • 1 calligraphy brush
  • 1 small container of ink
  • pieces of rice paper
  • instruction sheet from Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

You can try writing Chinese characters, or create your own artwork with the supplies. Check out this video (created by VIPKid) to learn a little bit about the art of Chinese calligraphy and characters: 


Show us what you created! Send a picture of your work to


  Youth Services Librarian Demitra