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Arrowhead Library System: Toys to Make Together

Nov 19, 2023 07:09AM ● By Editor
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From Leah Ryan at Arrowhead Library System - November 19, 2023

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) will be providing Handmade Toy Take & Create Art Kits to member public libraries to distribute December 4-30. 

This art experience, created by 321 Art Studio, explores toy making for beginners. Take & Create Art Kits will include supplies to create these four unique toys: yarn doll, string/button spinner, swing and catch cup and craft stick catapult. Follow-along instructional videos for each toy will be shared in the kit and online.

“We are looking forward to offering the Toy Kit to our patrons,” said Melody Dane, ALS Mail-A-Book Coordinator. “These kits will be welcomed by all ages since the old fashioned, handmade toys will bring reminiscent pleasure to our senior citizens and a fun family activity to our youngsters.”

This program is geared towards those ages 6 and up, as younger kids may need assistance.  Please note, each location has a limited number of kits. 

“My youngest just turned six and I’m always looking for something to keep his hands busy, ” said Leah Ryan, ALS Legacy Program Specialist. “Making toys is a fun activity we can learn together! Best of all, everything we’ll need is available for free, at our local library.”

Kits will be distributed at the following public libraries and ALS outreach locations:

Aurora Public Library
Babbitt Public Library
Baudette Public Library
Bovey Public Library
Buhl Public Library
Calumet Public Library
Carlton Area Public Library
Chisholm Public Library
Cloquet Public Library
Coleraine Public Library
Cook Public Library
Duluth Public Library
Ely Public Library
Eveleth Public Library
Gilbert Public Library
Grand Marais Public Library
Grand Rapids Area Library
Hibbing Public Library
Hoyt Lakes Public Library
International Falls Public Library
Keewatin Public Library
Marble Public Library
Moose Lake Public Library
Mountain Iron Public Library
Silver Bay Public Library
Two Harbors Public Library
Virginia Public Library
Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile
Arrowhead Library System Mail-A-Book (*patrons must qualify for Mail-A-Book services, kit may be modified in order to deliver by mail)

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about ALS Legacy Events, visit or like us on Facebook at

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