Stillwater Public Library Holds a Father's Day Cardboard Build Challenge for Families

Cardboard Arcade(STILLWATER, OKLA./ June 12, 2015) – On Sunday, June 21st, at 2:00 p.m., Stillwater Public Library invites Fathers and their families to get creative at the “Father’s Day Cardboard Arcade Challenge.”

“With this program, we really want to encourage kids and adults to get creative and play,” said Allen Jenkins, Reference Librarian. “We thought the classic father-child activity of building things together was the perfect way to do that, especially on Father’s Day.”

Modeled after “Caine’s Arcade,” a young boy from Los Angeles who made an arcade out of cardboard boxes, old toys, and tape, the “Cardboard Arcade Challenge” rallies participants to kindle their imaginations, and create interactive cardboard creations of their own.

After a short presentation and brainstorming session, the library will provide each family with cutting tools, tape, and cardboard to bring their creations to life. 

“For a kid, a cardboard box can be anything. A hideout, a race car, a time machine,” said Jenkins. “It’s a symbol of childlike wonder and creativity, so it’s the perfect build tool for this kind of thing.”

At the end, participants will play in the newly created arcade, voting on their favorite arcade creations with special tokens. The top three favorite games will win a prize.

The program is free and open to adults and their children ages 6 and up. Use of cutting implements will be required to cut the cardboard, so adult supervision is necessary. 

Space is limited, so participants must register at to reserve a spot in the program.

For more information about upcoming summer programs, contact the Stillwater Public Library by phone at (405) 372-3633 or by e-mail at, or visit the web site at

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).