Programming Boxes

Programming Boxes for Children and Teens

The collection of programming boxes for children includes over 60 boxes encompassing more than 40 different themes, serving the interests of children from ages one to eight.

There are also eight teen programming boxes available to help libraries supplement their teen programming.

Browse the box list for details and images of each box's contents.

Most of the crafts featured in the children's programming boxes can be made with some basic craft materials. Items to consider keeping in your craft cupboard include:

  • Papers - coloured construction paper, tissue paper, cardstock, etc.
  • Scissors
  • Glue - glue sticks, white glue, a glue gun
  • Colouring tools - crayons, paints, markers
  • Egg cartons
  • Paper rolls
  • Paper plates, paper cups
  • Pom-poms
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glitter or glitter glue
  • Feathers
  • Googly eyes
  • Scraps of felt, cloth, ribbon, etc.

Programming boxes are intended to assist public libraries in planning and delivering library programs. The boxes are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons may not request programming boxes.

Book items through Horizon - see the Advance Booking instructions.