Crafting at the Library: Ribbon Bookmarks

Some of our branches will have ribbon bookmarks for patrons to make during the month of November. But if you don’t have time to make it at the library, you can try this easy craft out at home.

Supplies needed:
Paperclips (large works best)
Ribbon (⅜” wide or smaller)
Glue
Scissors
Ruler
Step 1: Cut a 5 inch piece of ribbon.

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Step 2: Lay the ribbon across the top of the paperclip, with the double clip at the bottom.

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Step 3: Wrap the right side of the ribbon around and under the right half of the paperclip and come back up through the inside of the paperclip, near the top.

Step 4: Repeat on the left side.

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Step 5: Pull both ends tight. Add a drop of glue to the back side of the ribbon. Trim the two ends of the ribbon at an angle to help prevent fraying. You can also seal the ends of the ribbon with a drop of glue.

Make more bookmarks!

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For more inspiration, check out these books:
The Complete Guide to Ribbon Crafts by Elaine Schmidt
Crafting with Buttons and Ribbons

Benefit Auction for Grow Nelson Library

To help raise funds for the Nelson Memorial Library expansion, the Grow Nelson Library community group is hosting a Benefit Auction on Sunday, November 3 from 3-5pm.Construction snapshot

A variety of items are up for grabs, including artwork, books, bed and breakfast packages, retreats, gift certificates, golf packages, and so much more at the Nelson Center in Lovingston.

Susan Huffman, Branch Manager at Nelson Memorial Library, said the auction will be a fun-filled afternoon with refreshments and music.

“Money from this auction will go towards Grow Nelson Library’s fundraising goal of $150,000 to secure a $100,000 Perry Foundation challenge grant,” she said.

“Each day, the excitement builds here at Nelson Memorial Library as they bring in a new truck or piece of equipment for our addition.”

“You can see the outline of the meeting rooms, the business center, computer lab, and new sitting spaces for patrons. We can hardly wait until we move in!” Susan said.

The Nelson Center is located at 8445 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, Virginia 22949.

For people unable to attend the Benefit Auction, donations are being accepted and can be made at http://www.grownelsonlibrary.org, dropped off at the Nelson Memorial Library, or by check to the Nelson Memorial Library Fund (Nelson Memorial Library, P O Box 321, Lovingston, Virginia 22949).

For more information, visit http://www.grownelsonlibrary.org.

Fall Book Sale at Gordon Ave Library

The annual Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is fast-approaching and there’s no shortage of exciting material for sale.libros006

From books to DVDs and puzzles to sheet music, don’t miss out on this massive event held at the Gordon Ave Library from November 2-10, 10am-7pm.

Friends of the Library members can attend the pre-sale on Friday, November 1 from 5-7pm to check out first-hand all the great bargains.

If you can’t make it November 1-8, visit on November 9 or 10 and get your books for half-price!

The Gordon Avenue Library is located at 1500 Gordon Avenue in Charlottesville.

For more information about the Fall Book Sale, visit http://www.jmrlfriends.org.