New Maker Kits Available

JMRL has added four more kits to the maker kit collection!

The squishy circuit kit uses conductive and insulating play dough to teach the basics of electrical circuits. Be inventive with this kit! 

A lap loom, yarn, and the book Little Loom Weaving: Quick and Clever Projects for Creating Adorable Stuff by Andreia Gomes will allow you to create wonderful projects. 

The bird watching kit has binoculars, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, and a pocket guide to Virginia birds, perfect for the beginning birder! 

The writer’s block kit will inspire you to write by using story cubes and the book Kicking In the Wall: A Year of Writing Exercises, Prompts, and Quotes to Help You Break Through Your Blocks and Reach Your Writing Goals. 

Place a hold for any of these kits here. You can also call the Central Reference Department at 434.979.7151 ext. 4 with any questions, or send them an email.

Maker Kits

JMRL is now circulating maker kits! What is a maker kit? Maker kits are comprised of materials and instructions and allow you to learn a new technology or a skill at your own pace and in your own place.

JMRL is adding 10 unique kits to a special maker kit collection to help you discover your creative or technological talents. The kits have all of the supplies that you need.

There are kits for beginning knitters, calligraphy, coloring, embroidery, Makey Makey, a spirograph kit, origami, 3Doodler, Ozobot, and snap circuits. Each kit comes with all of the supplies you need and detailed instructions. Some kits also include books with more detailed ideas for projects.

View slides with all of the kits here. The maker kits will be housed at the Central Library, but can be placed on hold and sent to any branch.

Check them out for up to three weeks and place them on hold here.