Tis’ the season at library’s wreath crafting event

From left, Librarian Chantel Yarroe, Dicen Freel, Rebecca Garcia, Kayla Freel and Librarian Tesse Benson pose with their hand-crafted wreaths at the Anza Valley Library’s Tis’ the Season Wreath Craft event, Saturday, Dec. 9. Chantel Yarrow photo

The Anza Valley Library hosted a special Holiday wreath crafting class Saturday, Dec. 9.

The Tis’ the Season Wreath Craft event attracted several artistic people to make special wreaths from the pages of used books. The attendees learned how to make a completely upcycled wreath, decorated with colorful glitter and bright Christmas ornaments.

Several paper folding and rolling techniques were demonstrated by Librarian Tesse Benson and that were used to produce works of art.

“Where else can you make a craft for free and find the perfect book, than at the library,” asked Librarian Chantel Yarrow.

An already assembled wreath was raffled off and won by Pam Thrapp.

“I had an amazing time at the library, relaxing during craft time in preparation for finals,” said Rebecca Garcia.

Kayla Freel, who helped her young son Dicen fold and roll the paper to make his own wreath, enjoyed the creativity of the event.

“It was a different and unique way to use old books that you no longer want and to turn them into a beautiful wreath. These are not your typical Christmas wreaths, which to me was the best part of it,” said Freel.

The Library is also hosting a Gently Used Book Sale, where previously read books may be purchased for a dime each or $1 per bag. All proceeds help fund all the library programs.

The Anza Valley Library has more special events planned. For more information, call (951) 763-4216 or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnzaLibrary.

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