Fun and Games for Library Lovers


Put a Carmel puzzle together

Running out of puzzles at home? Need something to keep your mind and eyes sharp?

Try out our Carmel puzzles at

Piece together Carmel postcards, beach views and pet portraits! 

Make your own Penguin Classics cover

Use the Penguin Classics cover generator to create you own Penguin Classic. Use a real classic book, or make up your own. Add your own images. Have fun! I did.

Make a BookFace image

BookFace: Incorporate yourself into a book cover. Or make a book cover double. Post it on Instagram. While you’re at it, check out the library’s Instagram page. Follow us!

Join a local library for a virtual craft project

Miss Mary at Pacific Grove Public Library is recording family friendly Virtual Crafternoons. She has 18 posted so far, with more coming every week.

Monterey County Free Libraries has Maker Mondays and Self-Care Sundays, among other YouTube programs.

Learn to talk like a pirate

Mango Languages offers lots of language learning opportunities, including learning to Talk Like A Pirate! Log in with your library card number. For those of you missing the Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival or the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, you can also learn to speak Shakespearean English.

Of course, you can also learn Spanish, French, German, and a host of other languages.

Turn your books into art

You can find some amazing examples of book art online. Here’s some beautiful projects from Provo City Library, and some really impressive ones from My Modern Met.

For some easier ideas and step-by-step instructions, check out the FeltMagnet blog post on book crafts.

Just don’t use a library book, please!