Winter take-home projects for kids at Thomaston Public Library

Tue, 01/05/2021 - 5:15pm

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Thomaston Public Library
Thomaston  Maine
United States

THOMASTON — Thomaston Public Library is now offering take-home projects for kids, made possible by a grant from The Anonimo Foundation.

Each week, the Library will have two types of projects available for pick up during the library's open hours (Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) , while supplies last. One project is designed for younger children (approximately ages 3 to 7, to be done with an adult's help) and one is for older children (approximately ages 8 and up). 

Veteran 40 Days of Summer staffer Toby Mergendahl has had a blast putting together these projects, according to TPL, in a news release. For the first week of January, staff have a (flameless!) tea light snowman craft for younger kids and a party noisemaker craft for older kids.

Next week, staff have an ice melting experiment and a homemade play dough snowman project.

Future activities will include an experiment for kids to learn how polar bears stay warm, how to make fake snow, and more crafts, games, and science experiments.

Come by the library to pick up these free take-and-make kits. Kits will be available each week at least through January, and possibly beyond, according to the Library.

“Let us know what your family is interested in doing, or if you have any other questions or feedback for us by emailing library@thomastonmaine.gov,” said TPL.