Book Spotlight: Recyclo-gami

Recyclo-gami by Laurie Goldrich Wolf

Want to make a Christmas gift for your loved one instead of buying one?  Check out this new craft book for some ideas!  This book has good ideas on how to make something out of nothing.   Wolf gives step-by-step instructions with pictures to guide you along your project.  Try a project from each chapter:  Accessorize with Style, Ingenious Jewelry, Spice Up the Kitchen, Bedazzle Your Bedroom and Games, Gifts and Great Ideas. 

Want more craft books for teens?  Check out our list!

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 for "New Energy for a New Era".  (Chase's Calendar of Events, 2011). 

To help celebrate Earth Day try one of these green acts today:

Plant a tree 
Brush your teeth without running water
Commit to recycling in your home
Donate your clothes
Eat locally grown food
Start a garden
Use reusable grocery bags
Use green cleaning products

For more ideas:
The Little Green Book: 365 Ways to Love the Planet
by Joe Provey & Owen Lockwood

Here are some books to help you turn trash into crafts!

The Big Green Book of Recycled Crafts
Eco Books:  Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin by Terry Taylor
Make It! by Jane Bull
Sneaky Green Uses for Everyday Things by Cy Tymony


For the complete list of "green" things to do please go to:

New Craft Book!

chic.jpg Chic Sweats:  22 Way to Transform and Restyle your Sweatshirts

This fun craft book has great ideas and photographs to inspire you.  The first chapter helps you get started with sections on the supplies and equipment you will need, measuring basics, marking, sewing sweatshirt fabric, selecting sweatshirts and body basics.  If you know how to sew and need some new fresh ideas check out this book!

Enjoy other arts and crafts?  Check out our Hobbies reading list.

Stuffed Creatures @ Rincon Valley

Yesterday 20 teens participated in the Stuffed Creatures event at the Rincon Valley library.  Some teens created ugly dolls, some created cute dolls and one boy created pacman!  It was a lot of fun!  Here are some of the finished stuffed creatures dolls made yesterday.









Did you know that the Rincon Valley library has a facebook page?!?  You can find these pictures on their facebook page too!

Hobbies Anyone?

Do you like to knit?  Crochet?  Draw?  Here are some teen-friendly craft books that will help you get started or bring new life to your hobby.
Ready made:  how to make (almost everything)  by:  Shoshana Berger
Strike a Pose  by:  Karen Birkemoe
Um, like***om:  a girl goddess’s guide to yoga  by Evan Cooper
Yoga for Teens by Thia Luby
Teens Cook Dessert by Megan Carle
Second-time cool:  the art of chopping up a sweater by Linden Ivarsson
The Hip Handbag Book by Sherri Haab
Manga for the Beginner by Christopher Hart
The Cute Book
Charmed Knits:  projects for fans of Harry Potter by Alison Hansel
Knitgrrl:  learn to knit with 15 fun and funky patterns by Shannon Okey
Get Hooked:  simple steps to crochet cool stuff by Kim Werker
Anticraft:  Knitting, beading, and stitching for the slightly sinister by Renee Rigdon
Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden
CosmaGIRL!  Make it yourself:  50 fun and funky projects
Sneaky green uses for everyday things by Cy Tymony
Chic Sweats:  22 Ways to Transform and Restyle Your Sweatshirts by Carmen Webber

Do you have a title to suggest?  Please let us know!

Stuck at Prom

The Duck Tape company holds a yearly competition where teens across the country make their prom outfits entirely out of duct tape for a cash scholarship of $3,000.   All the entries are online so you can view them.  Online voting started today and runs through July 2nd.  Check out to see the incredible outfits and vote for your favorite one.

This is just in time for Rincon Valley’s Duct Tape Mania program today at 3 p.m.  Come make a craft or two out of duct tape.  We have several colors of duct tape to complete your duct tape craft!  For more information call Tiffany @ 537-0162 ext. 5.