POTTSTOWN PA – If you’re into creating crafts, but your supply of fresh materials and maybe your inspiration needs a little boost, consider giving some to get some. A craft supply swap that launched last year at the Pottstown Regional Public Library is returning this week, Monday through Friday (Sept. 24-28, 2018) at the library, 500 E. High St.
Interested crafters are being asked to look through their current stock of materials; choose those items that are clean and unused, but maybe unwanted or overabundant (yes, sometimes, you can have too much of a good thing!); and drop them off between Monday and Thursday during library hours in its children’s department, explains Youth Services Coordinator Lisa Kraljevich.
Donors will in turn receive an advance “shopping pass” that allows them to return to the library on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get a “first crack at the loot” others have brought in, Kraljevich added. To ensure all can benefit, there’s a two-bag limit to what can be taken away.
From 1-6 p.m., after the advance passes expire, any member of the public interested in taking remaining craft materials home can do so at no cost. Again, the two-bag limit applies. The exchange remains open Saturday (Sept. 29) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any items remaining then will be offered to area non-profits, or donated to Liberty Thrift Shop.
The event represents “a good way” for the library to help others acquire supplies, Kraljevich said, “and it’s fun!” It also was requested; last year’s participants thought the exchange worked well enough for the library to repeat. A bigger crowd is anticipated this year.
For more information, call the library at 610-970-6551 or send Kraljevich an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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