Discarded Magazines and Books Available on the Porch for Reading or Crafts

Starting Monday, and for the 2 week period during which children are out of school, we will be placing a modest selection of discarded magazines and discarded books on the porch as items for patrons to take home and keep for free. You can read them, craft with them–there are always many things you can do with reading material!

Links below show you a few ways you can get creative with discards. Please only take one or two per household, please observe good hygiene when touching the boxes, and shut the bins well when you’re done. We will also include some paper instructions inside for you to take with you to help with crafting ideas.

You can look at a book page folding tutorial here (these things are great for teaching and reinforcing measurement):

https://www.instructables.com/id/Folded-Book-Art-Best-most-clear-Tutorial-available/

Simplified Folded Book Art

How to Fold Book pages into Letters – Recycled Book Art Ideas

The pages themselves can be made into art if you consider kirigami and origami, here is a link to help:

https://www.origamiway.com/origami-animals.shtml

https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/best-book-pages-crafts

https://bookriot.com/2018/09/13/diy-crafts-with-old-books/

Even the covers of discarded library books can be made into purses or bags! And here are a couple links to ideas for those, too:

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-purseclutch-from-a-Book/

Turn an Old Book into a New Purse

You can also make book or magazine beads! Link below:

How to Make Paper Beads

Or do blackout poetry using someone else’s words! Here is a link to some examples:

http://www.nowsparkcreativity.com/2018/10/the-easy-guide-to-blackout-poetry.html

 

 

 

 

 

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