Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What shoud we do with all these old magazines and periodicals?

Well, it's officially spring, and as such, many of us library folk have gotten the urge to do some spring cleaning...which, in library land, often means weeding. One collection that likely gets weeded quite frequently is magazines and periodicals. Some libraries may choose to sell old magazines and periodicals in their book sales, and others may opt to recycle or turf them. However, if you find yourself struggling with programming ideas for your library, you might want to read on before turfing all those magazines.

Crafting is often a large part of many library programs, but we're often left struggling for funds to pay for why not re-use our garbage? Today I came across a great little resource: 100+ Ways to Creatively Reuse Old Magazines. This page provides several links to different webpages offering a variety of unique ways to re-purpose old magazines, such as:


Picture Frames


And many, many more...

So get weeding those magazines and periodicals so you can create great, cheap crafts for your library's programs!

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