Wearable Craft Summer Workshop for Teens Held @ The West Nyack Library

BY BARRY WARNER

Proudly wearing their wearable craft over-the-shoulder book bags are (left to right /front row) Hannah, Joshua and Brooke plus (left to right/rear row) Megan, Julianna, Jolie, Ciara and Isabella.
Proudly wearing their wearable craft over-the-shoulder book bags are (left to right /front row) Hannah, Joshua and Brooke plus (left to right/rear row) Megan, Julianna, Jolie, Ciara and Isabella.

Teens learned the art of “wearable crafts” recently at West Nyack Library as part of the state’s Summer Reading Program series. Teen library director Maureen Harris coached the youths as they cut, measured and wove their way to the creation of new, useful accessories that will last for years to come. One of their creations was an ‘over-the-shoulder’ book bag, which teens created using old tee shirts.

Eugenia Schatoff, director of the West Nyack Library, said that the Summer Reading Program provides a wonderful chance for all ages to participate in a statewide initiative to track reading, attend programs and use the library during the summer months. A goal of the Summer Reading program is to improve children’s and teen’s access to library materials which will encourage them to become lifelong library users.

Library books about wearable crafting include ‘Crafts to Make in the Summer’ by Kathy Ross and ‘Sewing with Felt’ by Buff McAllister.

For further information visit http://www.westnyacklibrary.org.