Makerspace Kits & Other Activities

The Arpin Library is developing a Makerspace and Activity Area. Listed below are the kits, activities, games, and more that are available for patron checkout for 14 days. Checkout a kit or use it at the library. For more information or to report problems with any kit, please contact the library. Please note that fines and replacement fees will be charged for missing, damaged, or unusable kits.

Makerspace Kits

Makey Makey Kit

Description: an invention kit that allows you to control your computer through unusual ways, visit our Makey Makey Kit Resources page for more information, rules and guidelines, inspiration, and websites to use with the kit
Kit Includes: Makey Makey and materials you can use to get started
Recommended Age Use: for ages 8 and up with adult supervision

Mega Model T-Rex Kit

Description: build a cardboard 3-foot long t-rex model
Kit Includes: all needed pieces, as well as instructions and fact book
Recommended Age Use: for ages 7 and up with adult supervision

Simple Circuit Kit

Description: learn the basic science behind electric circuits, follow step-by-step instructions to create 10 projects that include a table fan, robot, and more
Kit Includes: instruction book, circuit parts and gadgets, and a few household items needed for some projects
Recommended Age Use: for ages 8 and up with adult supervision

Snap Circuit Kits 1 & 2

Description: snap circuits make learning electronics easy and fun, build exciting projects such as AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells, and more
Kit 1 Includes: 30 snap-together parts that allow for over 100 projects to be created
Kit 2 Includes: over 60 snap-together parts that allow for over 300 projects to be created
Recommended Age Use: for ages 8 and up with adult supervision

Spirograph Kit

Description: a drawing and art kit that creates geometric shapes and drawings
Kit Includes: paper, markers, and all the necessary pieces
Recommended Age Use: for ages 8 and up

Perler Bead Kit

Description: use colorful beads to form patterns and then fuse them together to create personalized art
Kit Includes: an abundance of colorful beads, bead boards, and ironing paper
Recommended Age Use: for ages 6 and up with adult supervision

Juggling Kit

Description: use this kit to master the art of juggling
Kit Includes: guidebook, juggling scarves and balls
Recommended Age Use: any age

Activities & More

Planet Puzzles 1 & 2

Description: giant floor puzzle of the solar system
Puzzle 1 Includes: 24 oversized puzzle pieces
Puzzle 2 Includes: 48 oversized puzzle pieces
Recommended Age Use: for ages 3 to 6 years

Kid's Garden

Description: 40 fun indoor and outdoor activities and games
Activity Includes: 40 activity and game cards and booklet that contains information on gardening tools, year-round plant care and garden safety

More Puzzles

The library also has 50+ puzzles for patrons to checkout. Puzzle piece counts begin at 500+ pieces. Visit the library or click here for the full listing of puzzles available. This is a large file, so please allow a moment for it to load.

Party & Board Games

Bring Your Own Book
Chinese Checkers
Coup Rebellion G54
Nyctophobia: Vampire Encounter
One Night Revolution
The Resistance
Spill & Spell

Activites & More Available In-library Use Only

  • code-a-pillar
  • legos
  • picasso tiles
  • nintendo switch
  • ...and more!