Our hometown libraries offer a tsunami full of crafty resources, both online and in print, for learners of all ages. But on this Pathway eager explorers, between the ages of 0 to 12 (and their Summer Learning Coaches), will enjoy oodles of tinkering tasks on these hot summer days!
So pull down those learning swim caps - and let's get started with DIY for Kids!
Click Click Click! Photography for Kids by George Sullivan
This fun-filled, informative, and up-to-date guide to making great pictures with a digital camera will appeal to kids of all ages. Budding shutterbugs will find much to learn and explore between the pages of this colorful and wide-ranging introduction to the world of photography. This book covers everything from the difference between digital and film cameras to mastering action shots and taking pictures of one's favorite pets.
Contains seventeen projects concerning container gardening designed for children to do.
Make Your Own Toys by Rita Storey
Kids have been making their own toys for centuries. This exciting book includes step-by-step instructions for making all kinds of toys. Young readers will learn a number of new skills, such as papier-mache' and simple sewing. The helpful photographs accompanying each project make it easy to follow along.
The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola
Tommy knows he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He can't wait to get to school and have real art lessons. When Tommy gets to school and finds out that the art lessons are full of "rules", he is surprised and dismayed. How the wise art teacher finds a way to give Tommy the freedom to create and stay within the "rules" makes a wonderfully perceptive picture book about growing up and keeping one's individuality.
The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson
After twelve-year-old Annika, a foundling living in late nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, a woman claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.
Recyclo-gami: 40 Crafts to Make your Friends GREEN with Envy! by Laurie Goldrich Wolf
What can you make out of your old bits of paper, leftover pieces of yarn, or not-so-brand-new cartons and containers? Tweens and teens can start crafting using the easy to follow instructions and photographic directions the smart way. All crafts are made out of materials that many of us find just lying around the house or sitting on the curb waiting to be tossed in a landfill.
The LEGO Build-It Book, Volume 1: Amazing Vehicles by Nathanael Kuipers
BUILD 10 COOL MODELS! With just one collection of LEGO® bricks, you can build any of these 10 models—from the simple Go-Kart to the intricate Rescue Truck. Handy tips and advanced building techniques will inspire you to create your own amazing models for even more fun!
Our catalog can help!
Check the PLS online library calendar to find more DIY programs.
Use your library card to access DIY information from magazines, newspapers and professional journals.
Check out our new Pioneer Library System Connect app! With your library card number and 4-digit PIN you'll be able to:
- Search for Print & eBooks;
- Place holds on Print & eBooks;
- Retrieve eBooks that are ready for download;
- Using OverDrive® Read technology, open & read eBooks directly in the PLS Connect app;
- Renew Print & eBooks, that are eligible for renewal;
- Return eBooks before the expiration date;
- Easily get program & event information for your library.
As always, if you don’t see the resources for the particular goal you have in mind, your hometown librarian will be happy to help!