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Overwhelmed by Makerspaces?

KEVA planks are a natural fit for libraries because activities can be done in a few minutes (or a few hours) with no prep time. They store compactly, serve all grades, clean up quickly, and don't need to be restocked. You don't need to know anything about KEVA to lead KEVA activities. Just let our self directed challenges do the work.

If you have only one activity in your library, make it KEVA.

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From the KEVA Library Community

“We put KEVA Planks out for teens to build with while they waited their turn during a video game tournament at one of our libraries. After a few minutes all of the teens were building amazing structures with the planks and the video games were abandoned!”

— Richland Library Foundation, Irmo SC

“We need more!!! As part of our Makerspace items, we purchased a collection of KEVA planks and the kids just can’t get enough of them. We are developing Makerspaces in all of our locations as well as increasing STEM activities for our library customers. We’ve added 3D printers, Sphero Robots, Stop motion animation, and classes on game design, but time and time again, the kids and teens keep asking to use the KEVA Planks.”

— Karen, Digital Systems Specialist, Riverside public Library, CA

Activities for Libraries

3D Challenges

Use Brain Builders to train your library visitors in thinking 3D. Brain Builders have a 2D building challenge on one side and the solution on the other.

- Set them near your 3D printers or use them to warm up patrons for working in TinkerCAD
- Have a group work on 1 card at a time by projecting the image on a wall
- Leave slips of paper near the cards for visitors to draw their own challenges

Group Competitions

Leave out a new challenge each day or week. Invite builders to take pictures of their creation and submit them for a prize using an email or a social media hashtag.
Some ideas for challenges are building the tallest structure, widest structure with a single block as the base, largest bridge span, a scale model of your building or local/famous architecture. Invite your guests to submit challenge ideas!

Storybook Building

Read a book aloud and have guests build along. They can create the setting or any elements from the story, or act it out with imaginary characters.
Invite visitors to build a scene or setting from their most recent reading adventure.

Seasonal Activities

Mark the seasons with time-sensitive themed builds: snowflakes, jack-o-lanterns, leaves, flowers, summer amusement parks, treehouses, sports stadiums, restaurant week, local festivals.

We Can Put Your Library on the Map

We want every library, school, and child to experience the magic of KEVA Planks. We offer discounted prices on maple planks and educator KEVA Products to libraries, teachers, homeschoolers, afterschool leaders, camps, therapy centers, and a variety of other public-good focused programs. In order to access our discounted prices, we ask that you complete this form. After we have verified you're an educator, we'll give you access to our educator pricing and you can place orders online using a credit card, check, or purchase order.
We gladly accept Purchase Orders. You may email them to, or checkout online with the following steps: Add the items you wish to purchase to your cart. During checkout, select "Pay with Purchase Order" as your payment option. You may enter your PO number, if available. You will receive an invoice by email which can be paid up to 30 days after you receive your planks. Pay by check or securely online by credit card from your e-invoice. Questions about ordering? Email or call us at 540-421-3786.
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Have you seen our KEVA Resource Center? It has lesson plans, activities, and games that you can sort by grade, subject matter, student ability, program setting, and more. Our goal is to take care of the prep for you, so you can take a well-deserved rest before diving into student engagement. We're always adding to the resource library. Sign up for our email newsletter to get updates. We also love suggestions and feedback! Let us know what has worked well or poorly for you ( And if you create your own lesson plan, submit it to, just let us know how you'd like it to be attributed.

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