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Design-A-Plate Information

When is Design-A-Plate?

Our 38th annual Design-A-Plate workshop will be held on Saturday October 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room.


How does Design-A-Plate work?

Children and adults come to the library and draw on a special template using the provided markers. The templates are sent away to the Makit factory where they are made into a plate or bowl. The plate and bowls arrive back at the library and will be ready for pickup in mid-December.


What age is Design-A-Plate for?

Design-a-Plate is great for children of all ages and a fun measure of your child’s changes through the years. It’s fun for adults too!


What is the cost for Design-A-Plate?

This year, the cost is $6.00 per item for both plates and bowls. The amount covers the processing cost of each item. The $6.00 is a reduced rate since we place such a large order. We accept cash and checks made out to Brooks Memorial Library.


Do I need to register my child?

No. Just come to the library between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday October 12.


Can I bring in a picture I drew at home?

No. All drawings must be done on the special template provided at the workshop.


When will I get my plate or bowl?

Plates and bowls are expected to be available for pick up in the Children’s Room in early December. Since the plates and bowls are sent away to be process we cannot guarantee when they will arrive but past experience shows processing and shipping time is approximately one month.


Will you call me when my plate or bowl is ready?

No. You are welcome to call the Children’s Room at 254-5290 ext 1210 to check if the plates and bowls are ready for pick up but due to the large number of participants we do not call everyone when the plates and bowls arrive. If you haven’t picked up your plate or bowl after an extended period of time, you will receive one courtesy call to remind you.

Rhyme Time


Rhyme Time will continue through August 7.


Rhyme Time begins again on September 4!


Rhyme Time is held Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library and is designed for children ages 5 and under and their caregivers.

pdfRhyme Time Handout with songs, fingerplays and movement games.