Makerspace & Activity Kits

The Arpin Library is working on 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


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


Activites & More Available In-library Use Only

  • code-a-pillar
  • legos
  • picasso tiles
  • brain quest
  • ...and more!