Library Blog

Children’s Art with Ms. Tracy

children's art

Are you looking for some inspiration? Get out your art supplies because it is time to be creative and expressive with art. When children draw, color, paint, or write, this expression of art is a language. Long before children can talk, they will use art to communicate how they feel and think. Art is a way a child… read more >>

Bullet Journaling

bullet journal page

Bullet Journaling is a fun and creative way to organize your life!  Your journal is uniquely yours, and you can style it anyway you like.  Here are some suggestions to get you started on your Bullet Journaling adventure. Health Benefits to Journaling: • Relaxes you. • Helps you clarify and organize your thoughts and feelings…. read more >>

Teen Craft and Hobbies

teen colorful paint on face

Spring is a great time to craft and work with a new hobby. Exercising your mind is a great way to stay active and creative while inside. The following list of eBooks are a way to keep reading this Spring. Created by Ms. Tracy, Austintown and Michael Kusalaba Librarian  Check out the following title that are available now on  Hoopla or visit our website at https://www.libraryvisit.org/ Don’t… read more >>

Glittery Mason Jar Snow Globe

mason jar craft

Hey, let’s make stuff! Get your creative juices flowing by making a snow globe out of a mason jar. Materials needed: A mason jar Water Pure glycerin Glitter Waterproof craft glue or epoxy Small, waterproof toys or figurines to put inside your globe Directions: 1.) Start by removing your Mason jar lid and decide where you’d like to place… read more >>

No-Sew Face Mask

face masks

Non-Medical Grade Mask If you are part of the effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 infection, you may need to wear a face mask when you leave your home. However, not all of us have access to masks or sewing machines to make our own, so here is a way to create… read more >>

Arts, Crafts, and Experiments for Kids

child painting

Are you looking for something fun to try at home?  Your local Librarians Jenni and Pam recommend these sites for creative, hands-on learning: Art Hub for Kids – Learn to draw with step by step with Rob, his wife, and kids.  Learn to draw characters ranging from Pokémon to Disney characters. Cooking with Kids – The Food Network offers simple… read more >>

Super Simple Sugar Scrub

body scrub

Craft programs are some of our favorite things to share with library users and our Adult Programming Specialist Kelly suggests the following DIY Body Scrub as something to try at home with materials that you might have lying around.  Feel free to share photos of your results on the Library’s Instagram or Facebook pages.  Search… read more >>

Stamped Candle Craft

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While you can’t come to the Library to do crafts with us in the building, we thought we might share some craft ideas with you to try with things you might already have at home.  Here’s our first super simple craft suggestion for you Stamped Candles Here’s what you’re going to need: Candles (3×6) Stamper… read more >>