Regional Resource Kits - Duct Tape Craft Kit

Regional Resource Kits - Duct Tape Craft Kit

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Description: 
Wapiti Regional Library developed a set of programming kits which are loanable by the region's branch libraries. These kits give branch librarians quick & easy programming options. The Duct Tape Craft Kit is designed for use with kids and teens age 13+, and comes with supplies, instructions and examples of projects. The goal is to encourage students to use their creativity, as well as math and design skills for careful measurement and construction of their creations. Branch librarians within the region made use of the kit during the summer of 2017, with the assistance of the region's summer Programming Assistant. The kit is now in circulation and available for any branch to request.
Number of sessions: 
13
Length of program session: 
30-60 minutes
Presenter(s): 
Branch Librarians
Audience
Primary Audience: 
Middle School/Junior Secondary (Gr. 8-10 or aged 13-16)
Senior Secondary (Gr. 11-12 or aged 17-18)
Resources
Resources required (materials/supplies; food/refreshments, etc.): 
- Rubbermade tub for transportation to branches - 20 rolls of Duct Tape - 3 cutting mats (ruled) - Cutting board (3 small, 3 medium, 3 large) - 2 rotary cutters - 1 precision cutter - Resource binder for branch librarians including feedback forms, inventory list, introduction to the kit and suggestions for projects - 10 pointed youth scissors - 4 adult scissors - 4 stainless steel rulers - 1 hole punch - 1 measuring tape - A Kid's Guide to Awesome Duct Tape Projects by Nicole Smith - Duct Tape Animals by Carolyn Bernhardt - Sticky Fingers by Sophie Maletsky - Tape It & Make It by Richela F. Morgan - The Kids Guide to Duct Tape Projects by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
Funding (grants/foundations/corporations): 
Funded by the SK PLLO STEAM grant funds
Evaluation
What were the goals/objectives of your program?: 
1. Create a standardized set of programming kits based out of the Regional Office to increase uniformity among branch libraries' programming. 2. Increase number of STEAM programs occurring in branch libraries. 3. Encourage children and teens to develop a love of STEAM and literacy.
Feedback from Participants: 
"Great idea! The kids loved it." - Porcupine Plain Public Library
Highlights - what worked well?: 
Branch librarians were very enthusiastic about requesting the kit and said it made planning their programming easier. Participating children and teens were very enthusiastic about creating their projects, and most exhibited a great deal of creativity in taking the example projects and building upon them.
What would you change about this program?: 
Enforcing stricter attendance numbers and age of attending patrons will be necessary. Too many participants makes it unmanageable for the librarian managing the program, and there are too many sharp objects to have younger children participating.