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Crafting on the Cheap

I love making things.

Paper Flower bouquets

I made many of these paper flowers using Lia Griffith’s tutorials.

Much of my free time is devoted to crafting: embroidering my mon (Japanese family crest) onto a tea towel, knitting my daughter's Halloween costume, cutting a garden out of paper.

And until the library opens its own Makerspace, I'm making do by turning my family room into my own defacto Makerspace (much to my husband's chagrin).

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Parenting Small Humans: There’s A Book for That

Stephanie Gelb, space librarian, reporting for duty.

Stephanie Gelb, space librarian, reporting for duty.

As DPPL's school liaison librarian, I have lots of tools to capture a child's attention. 

Outer space props, robots, a prize wheel, glow in the dark T-shirts and my blow-up astronaut costume all make getting the attention of a room full of children for fifteen minutes a piece of cake.

More difficult: corralling the attention of my own children.

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