The Peterborough Town Library and Erin Sweeney, of Lovely in the Home Press, announce a joint program–Curbside Crafts! Erin and the library have teamed up to offer craft kits for tweens, teens, and adults.
A table inside the library features a variety of free craft kits curated by Erin Sweeney and library books about those crafts. Currently, there are knitting, embroidery, origami, zine and collage supplies available.
Last spring during the pandemic lockdown Erin created craft kits from her extra art materials and put them on a table outside her house for people to pick up and participate in crafting activities. In addition to making and creating, people began donating materials too and the project grew.
The library routinely includes simple crafts through its storytime and more complex crafts at its holiday programming. Families indicated in a recent library survey they would enjoy the continuation of simple crafts and more detailed crafts. This collaboration will fulfill all those requests during these pandemic times. Erin says she ‘really, really, likes making kits.’ And the library really, really likes making them available to everyone.
Erin Sweeney received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her BFA in Sculpture from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Sweeney exhibits nationally and, additionally, is an instructor who teaches book arts workshops at her Lovely in the Home Press, throughout New England and across the Atlantic.
Folks may pick up craft kits in the library during browsing hours, M-F, 12pm-6pm.
Check out a book and a craft together and learn something new!