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June Adult Take & Make Craft Kits – A Bevy of Bookmarks

May 14th, 2024 · No Comments · Adult Take & Make Crafts, Art Room, City Library, Events, Main Branch

One of the questions that we are often asked at the Reference Desk is, “Do you have any bookmarks?” We often do have some on hand, usually paper bookmarks that advertise out services.

Would it surprise you to hear that a large number of people avidly collect vintage and antique bookmarks? Made from an assortment of materials, including paper, silk, silver, and plastic, these charming little collectibles range in value from $1 to $200+. Ever since books came into existence readers have needed to find a way to “save their place” whenever they had to take a break. Cheaters will fold down a page corner or leave the book open face down, but those are surefire ways to injure your books. Back in the day, the rarity of books made them almost invaluable, so readers (most often monks and the rich) had to find a safe way to mark their spot. 

For the month of June we present to you a variety of beautiful bookmarks for you to assemble and decorate. These kits are intended for adults and will contain a variety of different styles of bookmarks for you to create. Use the art supplies we provide or use your own that you might have at home. These kits will be available on Tuesday, June 11th, in the Library Rotunda while supplies last.

For more information, please contact Yvonne at [email protected] or call the Information Desk at 603-624-6550 ext. 7620.

Happy crafting!

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