Nelson Memorial Library Expansion Update – January 2020

There are some BIG changes underway at the Nelson Memorial Library!

Grow Nelson Library is still taking donations in order to reach the $150,000 fundraising goal to obtain a $100,000 challenge grant from The Perry Foundation by June 1, 2020.

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has donated so far!

For more information on how to donate and to view pictures of this project, please visit grownelsonlibrary.org.

JMRL Food Drive: Food for Fines

Looking to give back this holiday season? Be a hunger hero!

Bring an item to the front desk of any JMRL location during business hours from November 4-16 and receive one dollar off overdue fines and late renewal fines for each donated item.

For a list of most needed items, visit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank website.

JMRL Food Drive 2019 Flyer

All donations will go to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, with the exception of donations made to Louisa County Library which will go to the Louisa County Resource Council.

Donation locations include the following libraries, Central, Crozet, Gordon Avenue, Greene County, Louisa County, Nelson Memorial, Northside, and Scottsville.

Accounts in collections and billed or damaged items are ineligible for this offer.

For more information, please visit www.jmrl.org or contact your local branch.

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