Perhaps you came to our Hook n’ Book program on July 7th, or you’ve seen the cool stuff you can do with crochet. Either way, here’s some great tips and resources to help you with the process!
Crocheting can be a great and creative way to relieve stress, make gifts, or improve your wardrobe! Check out our list of great crochet books:
A very popular style of crochet is called “Amigurumi,” a portmanteau (word mash-up) of the words for “Crochet/Knit” and “stuffed doll.” When you make an amigurumi, you make a stuffed doll or animal that tends to be very rounded, and very cute. You can learn how to do this in these books:
This cute and detailed book by Allison Hoffman helps you design your own crochet people by telling you how to make different face shapes, body types, hair and clothing. It’s a great resource for anyone new to amigurumi who really wants to get into making their own designs!
This colourful and adorable book teaches you how to make all kinds of animals in the most adorable way possible. Whether you just really want a new friend, or you want to make cute gifts, this book has some great ideas. Read carefully because Erin Clark phrases her patterns slightly differently than other authors.
Put your best face forward- it’s a Book Face Contest!
Show us your best book face- it’s easy! Get your phone, or camera and grab a book with a cover of a face, or hands, or anything you can build on. Make those book covers come to life!
Entering is a breeze! Send a digital file to Gillian – firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off a hard copy of your photo at the Children’s Information desk.
Winners will be announced July 13. There are great prizes to be won!
Today’s the day!
WPL’s Summer Reading Club
for Teens starts today!
Every two weeks from now until the end of the summer, a new reading challenge will be posted on the bulletin board in the Young Adult area for teens aged 12- 18 to enter.
Do you like to write fanfiction? Do you enjoy drawing? Do you dabble in photography? Challenge yourself this summer with our Summer Reading Club for Teens.
Challenges will include book spine poetry, fan art, fanfiction, and more! We’ll choose the topic or theme, and you’ll show us the art! Prizes will be awarded to the best entries.
This awesome program is free, and you don’t need to register.
Drop off your entries a the Teen Information Desk, or send it in an email to Gillian- email@example.com
Yo ho ho!
The Reading Crew needs volunteers!
WPL is looking for youth volunteers between the ages of 12 and 17 to help out with the Reading Crew Program. This is an interactive drop in program for kids aged 4-10 where they can practice their reading skills, share their book reports and play fun reading games.
If you can volunteer 2 or more hours a week throughout July and August, and enjoy interacting with young children, then fill out an application form- available at the Teen Information Desk in the library- by Monday, June 22. Successful applicants will be contacted by the children’s staff and invited to one of our orientation training sessions.
During orientation, volunteers will be asked to choose one or more of the daily drop in sessions and the weeks through July and August that best suits them.
The library gives community service credit to students who will be attending high school as of September 2015.
If you are 15 years or younger, your application must be signed by your parent/guardian.
Thursday, June 25 2-3 pm
Friday, June 26 2-3 pm
Tuesday, June 30 2-3 pm
Reading Crew Drop in Times- June 29- August 28