Friday, August 07, 2020

We are excited to announce that the Makerspace will continue offering FREE activity kits through curbside pick up for the month of August. This service will be available at the Downtown Library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday while supplies last. These ready to go activities give patrons the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts projects at home. In each kit, you will find the instructions and materials to get started. Three kits will be available per household. Kits are designed for ages 13 and up.  Kits may contain small pieces, not recommended for children under 3. 

Follow these easy steps to get your own FREE kit!  

*If you are interested in receiving a kit you must register using the library calendar 

  1.  Register for a kit on our calendar here.  

  1. Staff will send you an email when your kits are ready to pick up.   

  1. Drive to the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, 100 S Center St, Arlington, TX 76010, and park in the designated curbside pick up parking lane.      

  1. Call (817) 459-6900 to let library staff know you are there to pick up your items. If you are picking up books or other items along with your kits, please let the staff know your complete list. We will ask for your Library card number so that your book can be checked out. Provide staff with the make, model, and color of your car.   

  1. Library staff will place your items on a designated table, then stand at the door of the building and watch while you pick up your items. Library staff will disinfect all items and surfaces after pick up.    

  1. Enjoy your kit!  

Every month our Maker Space team will be adding new kits. In August patrons can request the following kits:   

  • Pom Poms

  • Sun Catcher

  • Thank you card

We can’t wait to share these with you and see your masterpieces! Don’t forget to share your finished work with us for a chance to be featured on our social media. Send pictures of your completed projects to or share it with us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.   

If you have questions about this new service, please email our Maker Space staff at