Kits to Go!

We have a variety of activity kits for you to take home and enjoy! Some of the kits below can be reserved and enjoyed at any time, and others are tied to a particular program (with a deadline to register and a limited number of kits available). Read on for details, and keep coming back to see which new Kits to Go we have to offer!


Be Creative Grab & Go Bundles

Did you know that we have many amazing books, DVDs and Great Courses DVDs that can help you to perfect many creative hobbies in the comfort of your home?

To help you start, we will be offering Knitting 101 and Sewing 101 Grab and Go bundles this fall. Each bundle will have a simple beginner knitting and/or sewing pattern, materials and tools to complete this pattern and a bookmark with the library resources that may help you to learn and do more.

Grab & Go Bundles will be ready for pick up at all three branches starting on December 1. Grab yours while supplies last!


Evening Artistry Supply Kit

Evening Artistry is going virtual! Evening Artistry will be live on YouTube on Monday, December 7 starting at 5:30 p.m. It will be recorded so that you can do the class later if you cannot make it to the Live version.

Our supply packages have all been claimed, but the supply list and printable template needed for this month's painting are available for you to download:

Bonus: Catch last month's Glue Gun Tree Tutorial here!

Contact pklein@rdpl.org for more information.


Arduino Kits

Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board.

You can borrow an Arduino Kit with your library card! Place and hold and sign one out today.

Technical Support for Arduino Kits: Red Deer College's Red Hot Science youth outreach program is pleased to partner with Red Deer Public Library in providing technical support with their Arduino kits. Submit your questions to programs@rdpl.org and we will help you trouble-shoot and come up with new and fun ways to use the kits.

Red Hot Science is a proud network member of Actua, and is thankful to provide this support through the CanCode funding program in partnership with the Government of Canada. 


*COMING SOON!* Book Roulette & Travel Memories Bags

No time for browsing? Take a chance on one of our Book Roulette or Travel Memories bags, filled with 5 books based on a theme. Check out the choices in our catalogue after December 1st, and place a hold on your favourite. 

Themes Available:

  1. I Didn’t See That Coming!

  2. And You Thought Your Family was Crazy

  3. Isn’t It Romantic?

  4. It’s a Mystery

  5. Travel Memories - India