Share Your Take and Make Activities

During the pandemic, take and make activities for all ages have been very popular in libraries! They’re a great way to provide programming and fun enrichment activities while there’s no in-house programming possible.

As there are so many libraries in Colorado creating take and make activities, Kacee Eddinger of the Montrose Regional Library District had a great idea: let’s have a way to share these activities that libraries have created to avoid reinventing the wheel and make it easy to exchange ideas and promising practices.

To that end, here is a Google form for all interested to share any or all of your take and make activities with colleagues around the state:

Simply input as much of the info about each of your take and make activities as possible (photos are welcome but not required) to share the info with other library staff. (Please note: the general public will not have access to the info about your take and make activities; this is solely for sharing within the library community.)

Once responses start coming in, we’ll share the link to the resulting–and growing–database of Colorado take and make activities here and on various listservs!

Mug rug take and make activity from Englewood Public Library

In conjunction with this sharing effort, there will be meeting on Monday, Aug 31, from 2:00-3:00, all about take and make activities. Bring your favorite take and make activities for a show and tell–and your best tips for your colleagues, too! We’ll have a lively discussion about what works best for these activities, including how you’re promoting them.

Take and Make Activities Sharing Session
Mon, Aug 31, 2:00-3:00
Join Zoom Meeting
ID: 816 2440 1236
Passcode: 389238

We’ll share notes from that meeting right here. We hope to see your take and make activities via the meeting and/or database soon!

Beth Crist
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