Care Kits

Care Kits are free kits that contain personal hygiene items like soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, masks, and hand sanitizers. We also have kits that include female-specific care items. To request a Care Kit, please visit us at the desk during our open hours, or call us at 315-682-6400 to set up a pickup time in the vestibule.

Craft Kits

Our librarians and staff are making craft kits at all age levels. Each kit contains the supplies you need for a fun project from home! Kits with instructions will also have video demonstrations on our YouTube Channel that show you how to create with your kit!

How do I get a kit?

Please register to pick up your craft kit! Once you have registered, please contact the library to set up a pickup time. Kits can be picked up as early as one week before the event begins, and will remain available as supplies last.

Holiday Craft Kit for All Ages

Starting Tuesday, December 1, patrons can register for a Wooden Gingerbread House Kit to build and decorate. The kit will include the wooded house structure and materials to decorate with, including pom poms, pipe cleaners and other crafty items. You’re welcome to use items from your kit and from around your house to decorate your house. Open to all ages.

Be sure to attend our Virtual Gingerbread House Display event on Saturday, December 12 at 1pm to show off your creation! Registering for this kit automatically registers you for the display event, so be sure to use your email when signing up! Since this event will take place via Zoom, we’ll need it to send you the Zoom link!

Kits for Adults

Take and Make Craft Kits for Adults (Ages 18+)

A new kit is available each month for pickup while supplies last. Please register and email Stephanie at slanger@manliuslibrary.org to arrange your Curbside Pickup time. December’s kit will be announced at a later date.

Check out our YouTube playlist of past Take and Make Craft Kits for Adults tutorials!

Kits for Teens & Tweens

Take and Make Kits for Teens & Tweens (Ages 10-18)

A new kit every week, and a new video every Thursday at 4 pm EDT! Registration for each kit begins one week before the video drop date and continues until kits are gone. All videos will be posted to the Teen Take & Make playlist on our YouTube channel.

Register on our event calendar (each artist should register separately), and then email Lorie to arrange a take and make kit for curbside pickup. You can follow along with the week’s video or use the included instructions to make something special!

Upcoming Kits:

November 19: Weave a coaster
December 3: Paint a Winter Scene
December 10: Make an Ornament
December 17: Create a Memory Jar

Check out our YouTube playlist for tutorials for past kits!

Kits for Children

Grab & Go Kits for Kids (Ages 0-12)

Grab & Go Kits for Kids have all of the supplies needed to create a fun project from home! Though each kit will have written instructions, Miss Windy will also demonstrate how to build your project on our YouTube Channel. Please register to reserve your kit! Once you have registered, please email Miss Windy wcardarelli@manliuslibrary.org or call 315-682-6400 to set up a time to pick up your kit. Kits can be picked up as early as one week before the event begins, and will remain available as supplies last.

Note: If you have multiple children, you must register each child individually, as each kit has supplies to complete one project. 
This week, we’ll prepare a special container to collect our Wishes and Thanks. Check out our YouTube playlist to watch the video!

Upcoming Kits:

November 28: Thumbprint Wreath
December 12: Wooden Gingerbread Houses
December 26: Shoelaces