Spring break ideas

Looking for ideas to keep your kids engaged during spring break? We’ve arranged for some fun and interesting programs for kids of all ages that are particularly well suited for spring break.


Spring Break Tinker Studio
March 26-29
@Central Library, Children’s Library
Drop-in to create with clay on Tuesday and Thursday and cardboard on Wednesday and Friday. Plus, enjoy board games, toys and self-guided activities in the Children’s Library. Ideal for kids ages 3-12. 

Bug Bites! 
Wednesday, March 27, 4-5 p.m.
@Schlessman Family 
Bugs for dinner? This program reveals how common bug eating really is in our own lives and in other cultures around the world and includes an opportunity to meet live animals. If you dare—even taste-test a bug! 

Art Camp at Hadley ideaLAB
Tuesday, March 26, 12-3 p.m. Clay
Wednesday, March 27, 12-3 p.m. Fabric
Thursday, March 28, 12-3 p.m. Paper
Friday, March 29, 12-3 p.m. Paint
Get creative during spring break at the Hadley Branch Library ideaLAB. Each day, explore a new artistic medium and create fantastic art together. 


YouthBiz Presents: Startup—Think, Speak and Act like an Entrepreneur
YouthBiz and the Denver Public Library have collaborated to bring an entrepreneurial-focused program to the library. Instructors will provide 10-hours of engaging curriculum and activities that enable participants to think, speak and act like an entrepreneur. Students learn entrepreneurial skills for 21st Century learners, including critical thinking and reasoning, information literacy, collaboration, self-direction and invention. On the final day of camp, participants will take part in a “business pitch” competition. The winning team will receive a cash prize. This program is designed specifically for teens. Registration is required. 

Offered March 26-29 at the following locations:
Blair-Caldwell, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Woodbury, 12-4 p.m.

Open labs at ideaLAB
ideaLAB makerspaces are free community spaces to make things. The library’s ideaLABs help anyone make websites, videos, games, music and more. With sophisticated equipment and technical staff support, ideaLABs give free, unparalleled access to resources that would otherwise be out of reach. No library card is required. We currently have 5 ideaLABs located throughout the city. They include Hadley, Hampden, Montbello, Gonzales branch libraries and the SM Energy ideaLAB at the Central Library. Come explore during open hours at each lab:

Hadley ideaLAB open hours
Monday-Tuesday, 3-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, 3-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 12-5 p.m.

Hampden ideaLAB open hours
Tuesday & Wednesday, 4-7:30
Thursday & Friday, 1-5:30
Saturday, 1-4:30

Montbello ideaLAB open hours
Monday-Tuesday, 3-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, 1-5:30 p.m.

Gonzales ideaLAB open hours
Sunday, 1-4:30
Monday & Tuesday, 2:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday &Thursday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

SM Energy ideaLAB at Central Library

Monday & Tuesday, 3-8 p.m.
Wednesday, 3-6 p.m.
Thursday, 1-6 p.m.
Friday, 3-6 p.m.

Much, much more
But wait, there’s more! Take a deep-dive into all of our programs available for children, teens, adults and families. Visit the online event calendar or check out the March edition of Engage!



Written by ChrisH on March 18, 2019