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Resources for Makers

The Library has information and classes to help you learn skills and try new projects.

Resources for Makers

Free access to online tools, 24/7

Chilton's Library: ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

Creativebug: Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center: offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Home Improvement Reference Center: provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects, through a collection of comprehensive full-text content.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center: provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines

Creation Studio Programs

The Library offers programs for makers and DIY-ers of all ages.

Books and Magazines

The Library subscribes to magazines to support you in your art/craft/DIY endeavors:

  • American Craft
  • Art News
  • Artist’s Magazine
  • Ask
  • Bon Appétit
  • Cook's Illustrated
  • Digital Photographer
  • Do It Yourself
  • Family Handyman
  • Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting
  • HGTV Magazine
  • Horticulture
  • Interweave Knits
  • Make
  • Old House Journal
  • Popular Mechanics
  • Quilting Arts
  • Taunton’s Fine Woodworking

You can search the catalog for specific craft or diy subjects, such as knitting, painting (both fine art and house painting),  or woodworking.  If you prefer to browse the shelves, try these areas:

You’ll find applied sciences in the 600s, including electronics (621), auto repair (629), cooking (641), sewing (646), and home repair (690). The arts are in the 700s, including crafts (745), painting (750), and photography (770).

Of course, you can always ask Library staff to help you find books, videos, magazine articles or other sources for your crafting/DIY needs!