Maker Kits

Over the past year, Saint Paul Public Library has been assembling kits that contain fun (and occasionally zany), hands-on activities for patrons! SPPL is dedicated to supporting the lifelong learning of our patrons, and these kits allow patrons to learn new skills and potentially discover new passions.

Each Maker Kit contains all the materials to do an activity - equipment, books, supplies, suggested activities, tips, and resources. The following kits are currently available:

Personal Archiving

Everything you need to preserve your old photos, negatives, film or slides in digital formats.

Stop Motion Animation

Make your own animated movies with poseable figures and a flexible camera. 


Do interviews on the go or record ambient sounds with this portable recorder.


Create a pattern and make your own wall hanging or other woven masterpieces with this loom and accessories, including yarn and twine.  

Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity

Make your kitty a star - or just have fun- with this camcorder and all the accessories for a mini-movie. Catnip toy included!


Tap into your inner diva and entertain friends with a karaoke kit, which includes a karaoke machine.

The Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity Kit is dedicated to the late Mavis Bro-Boudlali, a beloved SPPL staff member who created the concept. 

Spinning Kit

Spin your own yarn for knitting and crocheting. 

GoPro Kit

Document while you go, make and do with this wearable camera.