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Get Crafty at Cobb County Library

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June 27, 2024

The Cobb County Public Library is more than just a place to borrow books—it's a vibrant hub for creativity and crafting! Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting out, our library offers a variety of resources and programs to help you unleash your inner artist.

Access to Craft Books and Magazines

One of the most obvious ways libraries support crafters is through their collections of craft books and magazines. These resources cover a wide array of topics, from knitting and crochet to woodworking and jewelry making. Borrowing books and magazines from the library allows crafters to explore new techniques and projects without the expense of purchasing these materials.

Adults: Crochet Impkins by Megan Lapp

Teens: Writing Fantastic Fiction by Jennifer Joline Anderson

Children: Making Art from Anything by Robin Johnson

Programs and Makerspaces

Many Cobb libraries offer programs on various types of crafts, providing valuable hands-on experience and personalized instruction from library staff to experienced crafters or artists. These programs are often free, making them accessible to everyone. Additionally, some libraries have dedicated makerspaces or areas equipped with tools and supplies, including sewing machines, 3D printers, musical instruments, recording studios and more. These spaces foster a creative environment and provide opportunities for collaboration and idea-sharing among crafters.

Online Resources and Digital Collections

In addition to physical materials, many libraries offer access to online resources and digital collections. These can include instructional videos, e-books, online classes, or digital magazines. Crafters can access these resources from home, making it convenient to learn and create at any time.

Find all databases and our digital collection.

Personalized Assistance and Research Help from Librarians

Librarians are skilled researchers who can help crafters find specific information, whether it’s locating a rare pattern, finding instructions for a particular technique, or discovering the history of a craft. This personalized assistance can save crafters time and provide valuable insights.