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Plaza Pick-Up: Tues-Fri 10:30-5:30, Mon & Sat 10:00-3:00 (Learn how it works)
Grab & Go Appointments: Available Tues-Fri 10:30-5:30 & Sat 10:00-3:00.

Call 631.725.0049 x0 to make a 20 minute appointment for browsing/printing/faxing or a 45 minute computer appointment. We look forward to providing more on-site services soon; in the meantime our online resources, e-books, remote programs, and reference services are still available. 

Take & Makes

Take & Make Kits

Introducing… activity kits! The library is happy to now provide activity kits that you can reserve and pick-up in addition to your books – Take ’em, and make ’em! We have a variety of kits for different ages and interests- and some even come with a live program you can attend to help you socialize and work on your project!

Jump to kits by age group: Adults, Teens, Children

How do they work?

If you see a kit you would like, call the library at (631)725-0049 or email us at holds@johnjermain.org to request it for Plaza Pick-Up. Once we have the kit ready to pick up (along with any books you may have on hold), we will give you a call and hold your items for up to one week. When you are ready to pick them up, simply call us right before you arrive at the library, or from our outdoor plaza, and we will place your items outside on the table for you in a bag. If you have bad cell phone reception, you can also just knock on the door and then step back, and a staff member will be right out to help you.

Kits can also be browsed during one of our 20 minute Grab & Go appointments.

Plaza Pick-Up Hours
Tuesday-Friday, 10:30 – 5:30 pm
Saturdays & Mondays, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Adult Kits

5 origami animals in patterned paper. A green jumping frog, tan lion, blue penguin, orange fox, and blue pigeon.

Animal Origami
Get a stack of colorful, patterned origami paper with a step-by-step instructions on how to create five origami animals: a fox, penguin, lion, pigeon, and jumping frog.

Cross Stitching Kit “Ma Petite Etoile”
Meaning “My Little Star” in French, this free DMC pattern is the perfect gift for new parents or your own little one. Get instructions, thread, and material for one pattern- all you need is your own needle (we recommend tapestry, size 27) and embroidery hoop, if you use one. We have limited availability of yellow/blue kits and pink/teal kits- please ask when calling for color availability.

Teen Kits

Lots of brightly colored craft supplies like scissors, yarn, beads, and jewels, strewn across an orange background..

Bad Art Kit
A freestyle craft for teens. Get a bag of random art supplies, and use supplies from your home, and make the “worst” piece of art you can imagine! This could be a sculpture, painting, mobile, etc. When you are finished, take a photo and send it to teens@johnjermain.org and we will post the photo on our Teen Instagram page @JJMLteens.

A woman begins to color a mandala coloring page with colored pencils.

Coloring Sheet Kit
Teens will get a packet of 10 coloring sheets with varying levels of intricacy, all you need is colored pencils!

three sea themed plastic sun catchers with paint containers.

Sea Life Sun Catchers
Tweens and Teens will get a kit with three sea life themed sun catchers, paint and string to hang them with. All you need is your own paint brush!

an orange colored in jack-o-lantern surrounded by Halloween motifs like bats, spiders, etc.

Spooky Coloring Sheet Kit
Teens will get a packet of 10 Halloween-themed coloring sheets with varying levels of intricacy, all you need is colored pencils!


Children’s Kits

A pile of colorful beads on a white wood background

Beaded Necklace Kit
Kids will get one beaded chain necklace and a handful of beads to create a necklace they can wear for the summer!

Five origami dinosaurs in brightly patterned paper.

Dinosaur Origami KitC
Create paper sculptures of five amazing dinosaurs! Kids will get a stack of colorful origami paper with a step-by-step list of projects they can use to help them create a paper masterpiece.

Kids origami figures such as horses, dogs, a different birds.

Origami Kit
Kids will get a stack of colorful origami paper with a step-by-step list of projects they can use to help them create a paper masterpiece.

A foam pumpkin cut out surrounded by glittery stickers in Halloween motifs.

Pumpkin Kit
Celebrate fall and the upcoming holidays by decorating your own pumpkin! Kids will get a foam pumpkin cut out and adhesive glitter stickers to decorate it with. We have limited supplies so please limit this kit to 1 per child.

Scratch Art Kit
Kids will get two rainbow magic scratch sheets and one wooden stylus. Reveal the bright colors and patterns beneath the matte coating with just a simple scratch!

A black duffle bag of the kit surrounded by equipment.

Sandsnap Activity Kit

  • Kids will get the chance to participate in a citizen science research project that is currently taking place at James Madison University, in the Geology and Environmental Science Department. Help them by taking photos of local beach sand sediments and sending it to their database using a phone or computer! Further information can be found in the instruction booklet inside the kit on how to upload your photos.
  • Have fun partaking in some of the sand activities that are provided for you using the equipment inside the kit. You will find the instructions of the activities in the instruction booklet.
  • We have a total of two kits that will be made available to check out for a three day loan period. You must call 631-725-0049 x0 to reserve this kit ahead of time or while you stop in for a grab and go appointment. Please note that the kits are large black bags and cannot be returned in our outdoor drop box. You must call ahead and drop off the kit during our plaza pick up hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:30-5:30 PM and Saturday and Monday 10:00-3:00 PM.