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#LIBRARYMADE2016 focuses on programming and services in the library that encourage creation and making. We hope to tie-in STEAM initiatives as well as bridge the technical and intellectual divide through the use of our own maker equipment and programming in addition to resources provided by our community partners. The goal is for Suffolk Public Library to not only be an information gathering place but to also foster a learning-through-doing environment. We hope to inspire creation and making throughout the city of Suffolk through partnerships and public art projects.

Each month will focus on a different element of making. In January, Suffolk Public Library introduced Knitting and Crocheting Take & Make Kits.  Each kit contains a crochet hook or knitting needles, a project book, a beginner’s how-to DVD, and yarn. The kits have the same check-out period as other library materials: 3 weeks and up to 3 renewals. We also have a Master Pom-Pom maker on-staff who can help you make your very own Pom-Pom bookmark. We’ve also partnered with Suffolk Art Gallery to offer several art classes for both children and adults at North Suffolk Library.

In September, Suffolk Public Library introduced the new Cake Pan Collection. Your library card gives you access to a variety of specialty cake pans which you can check out for up to three weeks.

Throughout the year, Suffolk Public Library will explore different maker trends. Below is a complete list of monthly initiatives:

IMG_9618.JPG  January (Textiles)
  February (Crafting)
  March (Gaming)
  April (Upcycle)
  May (Tech)
  June (Photo/Video)
  July (Music)
  August (Carpentry)
  September (Food/Drink)
  October (Building/Engineering)
  November (Writing)
  December (Fine Arts)

View our calendar for upcoming #LibraryMade2016 programs.

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