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November 1, 2017

Maker Projects by County Librarians Featured in New ALA Sourcebook

Kelsy Thompson - Email
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SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT — Two County Library Youth Services librarians have been published in a new sourcebook from the American Library Association (ALA) called "63 Ready-to-Use Maker Projects." In the book, Youth Services librarians Spring Lavallee and Heather Buhler teach maker projects such as creating do-it-yourself chain mail, hosting an upcycled fashion show and creating a woven communi-tree.

"As a library, we are the heart of the community in so many ways; through our collection, programming, and outreach, we strive every day to reach those ideals of engagement, representation, and inclusion. The communi-tree weaving gave us an opportunity to reach out to our patrons and create a lasting monument to the beauty, diversity, and creativity of our community and our place in it," Lavallee said. "It's a frozen moment experienced new again every time it's viewed with wonder and appreciation."

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About the American Library Association

Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. The mission of ALA is "to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all."



About Salt Lake County Library Services

Salt Lake County Library is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our community by inspiring imagination, satisfying curiosity and providing a great place for everyone to visit. You belong at the County Library and your interest to read, create, learn, play and connect is supported by our employees, programs, collection and online resources. Early and lifelong learning, as well as equal access for all, are at the forefront of all that we do.

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