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For immediate release Friday, March 31, 2017
Springville Road Library hosting Craft Fair on April 2 to benefit adult programming
What: Springville Road Regional Library Craft Fair
When: Sunday, April 2, 2-5:30 p.m.
Where: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. 1224 Old Springville Road, Birmingham, AL 35235
Birmingham, Ala.-Springville Road Regional Library is hosting its annual Craft Fair from 2-5:30 p.m. this Sunday, April 2, 2017, to raise money to offset adult programing costs. The program is organized by library staff in partnership with participants in the Coffee, Conversation and Crafts (CCC) program and other adult programs at the Springville Road Library.
Attendees will be able to buy handmade crafts, homemade treats, and other items donated for the library sale table. Donations will be accepted for a chance to win a framed Native American cross-stitched picture. Limited booth space is still available. Kelly Laney, adult librarian at the Springville Road Library, says the fair serves several purposes: It gives the crafters a chance to show off what they’ve learned, as well as to make a little money for themselves. Crafters who wish to contribute but not to have a booth, also donate both homemade crafts and 'white elephant' items for sale at the library table.
For more information, contact Kelly Laney at 205-226-4083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“All proceeds from those sales go to purchase crafting materials,” Laney said. “The fair gives program attendees an opportunity to visit with shoppers and talk about the many programs offered at the library. The ‘CCCers’ are great library advocates. Several of them volunteer to help or to lead programs. Anything that informs the community about library resources is a win in our books.”
The 2016 craft fair featured handmade quilts, crocheted and knitted blankets, hats, scarves, socks, afghans, baby items, toys, towels, embroidered items, painted and filled ornaments, pralines, cake, candy, and lemon squares, soaps, candles, and bath salts. Many crafters will be working on items as they man their tables.
“It’s been my experience that someone in the CCC group knows how to do just about any domestic art you can name, and they love to share their knowledge with new people,” Laney said. “It’s a great opportunity to see some of the older techniques in practice.”