5130 Davenport Dr.
Lansing, MI 48917

Take It & Make It


DTDL offers free monthly Take It & Make It kits for kids and adults, available to pick up in the library or with
carside pickup.  We offer four types of kits, with activities appropriate for different ages and skill levels (5 & under, 5-8, 9-18, and 18+).  Kits may include arts & crafts, STEM, and/or literacy activities.  Each kit contains instructions and supplies for one or more projects.   

All kits are available at the library's Youth Desk - just drop by and let us know which kits you'd like.

If you would like to pick up kits with our carside pickup service, please fill out this form

October Kits 

Ages 5 & under: Paper Strip Pumpkin craft
Ages 5-8: Paper Plate Pirate Ship craft
Ages 9-18: Tie-Dye Cloth Mask project
Adult (18+): Color Meditation Daily Practice project
(Please note: All kits are available while supplies last and different activities may be substituted.) 

Each kit contains supplies for one person.  Please limit your request to one kit per person, per month.  If you enjoy your kit, please come back the following month to request a different kit.  New kits will be available on the first of each month. 

In need of art supplies?  Our Take It & Make It kits provide most of the supplies needed for each project, but may require you to have scissors, drawing supplies, and glue or tape.  If you are in need of these items, just let us know and we can provide your family with a free children’s art supplies kit.

A note to parents and caregivers: You know your child(ren) best. Feel free to pick the kit that you feel will be most appropriate for their skill level.  Adult supervision/participation is encouraged. 

Teen Lit Kits

Just for teens ages 13-18, each Teen Lit Kit has a theme and includes 1-2 library books and activities that go along with the theme, plus some extra fun stuff.  Books will be checked out to you and must be returned to the library but the rest is yours to keep!  Themes include: Mystery/Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Social Justice, and Graphic Novels/Manga. Teen Lit Kits can also be requested at the Youth Desk or for carside pickup.