In 1994, the organization then known as the Craft & Hobby Association declared March to be National Craft Month. In 2017, the organization rebranded to the Association for Creative Industries, and just last year they merged with the International Art Materials Association. Despite the changes, National Craft Month is still going strong as a time for people to get creative with materials such as fabric and yarn…beads and jump rings…paper and paint…clay and glaze…or just plain found objects.
The adult, teen, and juvenile nonfiction areas at the Aurora Public Library District contain books on a variety of crafts from knitting to origami to pottery to rubber band looms, and everything in between. Throughout March 2022, a selection of craft books is on display in the upper level of the Aurora Public Library. You can also search our Online Catalog for the craft of your choice and place items on hold, stop in at either the Aurora Public Library or Dillsboro Public Library to browse the nonfiction sections (arts & crafts are in the 700s in the Dewey Decimal System), or request books we do not own through the Interlibrary Loan Form.
Here is a small sample of the craft books you can find at APLD:
Whether you’re learning a new skill or further developing an old one, we would love to see your crafts this month! You can submit pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org to be posted to our Facebook page, Aurora Public Library District.