So many parents are looking for simple things to keep their kids entertained this summer now that there's so many restrictions with COVID-19. The New Hartford Public Library wanted to make it a little bit easier for parents, so they created something that could help.

The Grab & Go Bags are weekly crafts for kids. The bags can be picked up on either Tuesdays or Thursdays. You'll just need to let them know a pick-up time and how many of each craft you need based on how many children are in the house.

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They ended up dispensing all of the bags that they had made for the week of July 7th and 9th - but have more crafts available for the rest of the summer.

NHPL Grab & Go Bag Schedule

  • July 14 & 16 - Paper Plate Garden Craft, DIY Paper Spinner, Tiny Greenhouse Activity
  • July 21 & 23 - Fingerprint Bug Jar, Coffee Filter Parachute Toy, Friendship Bracelet
  • July 28 & 30 - Shark Craft, DIY Bead Necklace, Balloon Hover Game
  • August 4 & 6 - Caterpillar Craft, Sailing Pirate Ship Craft, Marshmallow Builds Activity
  • August 11 & 13 - Rainbow/Cloud Craft, Balloon Rocket Activity, Paper Helicopter Toy
  • August 18 & 20 - Play Flashlight Craft, Paper Cup Telephone Game, Exploding Stick Bomb
  • August 25 & 27 - Mini Paper Kite Craft, Rock Painting Activity, Flextangles

The New Hartford Public Library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am to 6:45 pm - and open Saturday from 10 am to 12:45 pm. If you're interested in getting the Grab & Go bags, you can schedule a time to get them and they'll drop them off to you curbside.