Libraries have become creative "maker" spaces in the 21st century. A good example of this trend is the drop-in crafts program at the Centralia Timberland Library. People are invited to drop in any time on Saturday, January 30, during library open hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to create handmade postcards in time for Valentine's Day. The library will provide all supplies except postage stamps.
The "drop-in" structure of the program, said librarian Chris Chrzan, was created to allow people to find the time that best fits their busy schedules. The craft itself is also "family-friendly," designed for adults but welcoming children who want to join the fun.
Libraries as creative spaces? You bet. Come to the library to check out adult coloring books, attend crafts programs for all ages and get tips on writing and editing your own short fiction. Libraries are tremendous spaces for everyone to find and express their creativity.
All Timberland Regional Library programs are free and open to the public.
The Centralia Timberland Library is located at 110 S. Silver Street. For information, contact the library at 360-736-0183.