There might not be much use for a 1994 Great Britain Time Table -- a thick, 1,600-page book listing all train schedules in England for the year. But for Danielle Pacin, reference and teen librarian at the Dundee Library, it's just what she needs for a constructive afternoon.
She used the book, and others like it, as potential wall art in a Book Art program for teens Monday. She demonstrated how to stencil a squirrel, heart and flower on to a chosen page and cut out the design, glue it to colorful card stock paper, and frame it for an artful wall hanging.
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"I like doing recycled crafts because most of the materials I already have," she said. "I don't have to go out and buy a bunch of things."
A few old maps and pamphlets, and dozens of colored pencils were available for those in attendance.
"Some kids aren't very sports-minded," said West Dundee resident Pat Crowe, who brought her granddaughter to the program. "So this kind of thing is nice for them."
Pacin will teach the craft class again at 3 p.m. July 8. She will host a "Design Your Own Book Bag" class at 2 p.m. July 14 at the library, 555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee. Call (847) 428-3661 to register.