New Tween Program: D.I.Y. Zone

by Vicky on October 21, 2012

Rob, our teen librarian, and I decided to start a monthly after school program for tweens.  For our first workshop, we decided to try making altered books.

Unfortunately, Rob caught the yucky bug that I’m now recovering from, so he had to miss the fun.  But Jill, our branch manager, actually had several altered books in her personal collection, so she was glad to jump in and join in the creative deconstruction of books!

I photographed the amazing masks in the title graphic when a colleague and I visited the Santa Fe Public Library last year on a busman’s holiday, but I neglected to get the artist’s name.

For the workshop, we had two boxes of books that were being purged from the collection.  We put out an array of decorative papers, fabrics, trims, and colored markers, along with scissors and glue sticks, and then everyone just dove in!

I think we will definitely be offering this workshop again.

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