Homemade Holiday is a wildly successful program series that the Hopkins District and Dorr Township libraries have hosted for several years now. It’s an opportunity for patrons to get out and relax with friends while making their own gifts and decorations for the holidays. We’ve done projects such as linen gift bags, etched snowflake mirrors and glass-fused ornaments (view the finished products in the Photo Slideshow at right).
Because of its popularity, we’ve stretched the series from mid-October through the end of December, and now we host them twice a week rather than once. This year, we’re considering adding a pre-holiday-pampering-palooza for adult and teen women as a programming fundraiser.
Gift-giving becomes an art form at two small-town Michigan libraries.