Quilters (and Sewists): Don’t forget your library card!

Library Card

Did you know your library offers something for every part of your quilty life?

Pleasure reading: Check out crafty fiction by Marie Bostwick, Jennifer Chiaverini, Earline Fowler and others.
Quilty skill building: New books on quilting techniques you might want to try.
Keeping you company: Audiobooks to listen to while you stitch.
On the go: Magazines (and books) galore to download via the Libby app to read while you wait.
Social: Crafting and stitching groups that meet every week/month (or at least did prior to COVID).
Sharing: Libraries make an awesome space to display your work & collections. Ask a librarian for details.

For the quilter/sewist with a side hustle:
Access to SCORE, SBA and other small business workshops & seminars
Books, newspapers and magazines galore on entrepreneurship, business management and the like.
Free wi-fi and a place to work if you need it.
Meeting space for rent at reasonable rates.
The opportunity to market your biz by offering free classes, sponsoring an event or providing something the library needs (books, cushions, craft kits, etc.).

Tips from a professional librarian (ME!) to get the most out of your library card:
(1) Your library card is FREE. Make sure you sign up for one.
(2) Download the library’s app, the Libby app and whatever app the library uses for audiobooks.
(3) Book not at your local branch? Interlibrary loan is a free service that transfers books from another branch or library system for pick up at your local branch. Transit times vary and can take a couple of weeks (or more).