Public Libraries and the Bookmobile add new books for hobbyists, tinkerers and anyone interested in “Do-It-Yourself” projects over the summer!

The Library System is pleased to announce an addition of over 900 new books on the subjects of ‘do-it-yourself’ projects, crafts, STEM activities for anyone interested in applying their ‘maker’ skills to create projects. These new books are available for check out at all public libraries and the Bookmobile as part of the Library Maker Toolbox initiative.  Funding for these acquisitions was made possible by a LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant.

  Code Your Own Games    Make FPGAs  Underwater Claymation

Here is a sampling of the titles that represent this new DIY collection:

  • Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Printmaking by Joan Marie Galat.
  • Modern Machine Embroidery: 11 Projects from Pickle Pie Designs with 26 Must-have Embroidery Motifs by Lisa Archer.
  • Make: FPGAs: Turning Software into Hardware with Eight Fun and Easy DIY Projects by David Romano
  • Code Your Own Games: 20 Games to Create with Scratch by Max Wainewright
  • Busting Boredom with Technology by Tyler Omoth.
  • Classic Whittling: Basic Techniques and Old-time Projects by Rick Wiebe.
  • Bead-Making Lab: 52 Explorations for Crafting Beads from Polymer Clay, Plastic, Paper, Stone, Wood, Fiber, and Wire by Heather Powers.
  • Build Your Own PC on a Budget: a DIY Guide for Hobbyists and Gamers by John Paul Mueller.
  • Easy Carpentry Projects for Children by Jerome E. Leavitt
  • Make: Bicycle projects by John Baichtal
  • Make: Wearable Electronics: Design, Prototype, and Wear Your Own Interactive Garments by Kate Hartman
  • The Art of Welding by William L. Galvery, Jr.
  • Underwater Claymation by Emily Reid.

Stop by your local public library or check availability of books in the catalog by visiting:

This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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