Satisfying your Creative Energies


Arts and Crafts are all the rage today. Some patrons want to learn how to make crafts and express their artistic side. Others want to read about amazing artists and crafts people. And there are those patrons who want to curl up with a good book about their favorite hobby. Here’s an opportunity to learn and explore to the arts and crafts collections in your library.

This workshop combines Readers’ Advisory with reference. First we’ll we look at how-to-do-it books for the patron who wants to start a project. Then we’ll explore fiction and non-fiction on the same subjects. There are great whodunits and classic fiction novels as well as wonderful biographies and art books.


  • Learn basic reference tools and Internet sites that feature Arts & Crafts
  • Refresh Reference Interview skills to determine which tools and resources in these subject areas serve your patrons’ needs.
  • Explore novels and non-fiction about the arts and crafts – for all ages.
  • Check out websites on all these topics.

Audience: Any library staff providing reference assistance.

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Miriam Kahn, MLS – MBK CONSULTING Columbus, OH