Nothing can instill fear and panic in the heart of a parent as much as the idea of 10 straight days of the kids being home from school, especially after all of the snow and cold days they have taken this winter. But have no fear! The library is here to help with ideas of things to do to keep the kids busy and the “I’m bored”s to a minimum. Listed below are a few books available to keep the kids’ minds and hands active.

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Build Your Own Lego Knights Realm – Try something new with your Legos. This book shows you how to make everything medieval from castles with drawbridges to knights and dragons.

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LOOM Magic Creatures! – If you have all of the loom bracelets and necklaces that you need to complete your wardrobe or if you have a bazillion bands and a complete lack of interest in using them at your house, this is the book for you. It contains directions to make 25 animals and mythical beings. They can be added as charms to existing jewelry or displayed in all their own cuteness.

Minecraft Construction Handbook – This is an official guide to Minecraft construction that comes in handy for kids with parents like me who would have no idea where to start to help out. It includes building creative structures, theme parks, waterslides, pirate coves and animal cannons.

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The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook – Can you imagine a more fun way to entertain as well as feed your little super heroes? Which ever DC character is their favorite, there is a recipe for them.

Earth-Friendly Crafts for Kids – Recycling items is a fun way to create new crafts. Imagine choosing from 50 crafts in one book.


Zombie Catcher’s Handbook – Want to be the cool house on the block? This zombie book will help you achieve your goal. It has everything from separating zombie fact from fiction to basic survival during a zombie apocalypse to zombie weaponry. While it sounds cool, the real fun comes in making things like a zombie skin wound or weeping zombie goo.

Obviously there are too many books with fun, amazing, cute, disgusting, family-oriented or whatever you are looking for in an idea to list them all. If you have an idea or need an idea, stop by and chat with us at the Youth Services desk upstairs at the library.

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