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« on: October 21, 2009 07:14:49 PM »

It's Friends of the Library Book Sale time here in central Texas, and my library loving, book loving crafty-buds, Louise and Donna, and I have taken yucky binders donated to the Friends earlier in the year that they were going to THROW OUT!, and turned them into Ephemera holders, to turn back into the Friends to re-sell them.


Start with this yucky, but very sturdy binder:


And decoupage the covers like this:






And this:









And add in some ziplock bags with STUFF Ephemera in them,



and maybe there will be crafty folks like us who will actually buy our beautiful ephemera holders to put their OWN stuff ephemera in, and thereby keep our beloved library running smoothly.

We also did Book Safes


and our Wonderful Cut/ Shaped books as usual (Can you make out the Alamo in the back?)


Now if ONLY I could figure a good use for those children's filmstrips! The sale doesn't actually start until Friday...I have PLENTY of time before then, right?
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009 07:40:26 PM »

What a great way to recycle those old binders! They're so pretty now!

I'd love to see what you do with those filmstrips!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009 08:23:44 PM »

Film strip lamp shades? I want to get some old film i have developed just to have the film strips...
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009 08:56:08 PM »

WOW!!!!  THIS ROCKS!  And I'm wisting!  And I'm so tempted to fly to Texas just for the sale.  As if book sales weren't dangerous enough.

GREAT JOB!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009 05:31:54 AM »

I totally want to go to your library!  Crafts AND books?  *Swoon*

Could you put some of the film strips in the ephemera books? I bet some crafty people could use them for projects.  Ooh!  Or maybe make some bookmarks out of them?  I bet you could laminate them.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009 06:01:43 AM »

I totally want to go to your library!  Crafts AND books?  *Swoon*

Could you put some of the film strips in the ephemera books? I bet some crafty people could use them for projects.  Ooh!  Or maybe make some bookmarks out of them?  I bet you could laminate them.

Come on down! I bet you'd love the weather this time of year!

Because we're volunteers with the Friends, we get to scrounge through the stuff that either wasn't good enough to make it to the sale, or DIDN'T sell at the last book sale. That's what started our "Last Chance Books: The Recycling Project of the New Braunfels Friends of the Library", which started as cut/shaped books and book purses and book bookshelves. We get donations all through the year, and have a sale only once a year, this Friday and Saturday at our town's civic center.

This is the biggest sale we've ever had, with more donations of all kinds from all over the county, and the library heavily "weeded" their collection to make more space.

This is a partial view of the 75,000+ volumes/items (you can't even see a quarter of the room)


This is only about 1/4 of the childrens section alone...SOOOO many picture books (but we crafty ones try to let the people who will actually READ the books get first shot)


The filmstrips in the ephemera books is a great idea! (but it's a little hard when you have the whole set together, filmstrip, booklet, and cassette narrative, to break it up for crafty purposes)
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2009 09:52:31 PM »

The film strips could be stitched onto lampshades- maybe night light sized ones for kids?
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2009 07:36:41 PM »

The film strips could be stitched onto lampshades- maybe night light sized ones for kids?


That is an EXCELLENT idea! There are a few very recognizable titles of children's books that are in this collection of filmstrips which would be perfect.
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009 08:11:04 AM »

What a great way to recycle those old binders! They're so pretty now!

I'd love to see what you do with those filmstrips!  Wink

I agree.. I love to take beaten up binders and cover them so I can use them for other things or give them to friends so they can use them as cookbooks. Big binders are perfect for keeping recipes in. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2011 07:09:08 AM »

I love library book sales, and I love the idea of taking books that would be tossed to make into something new so that the library can sell them.

Going to the local library today to find out about becoming a friend Smiley
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