6 Ways to Find Your Next Hobby with Your Library Card

DIY projects can be daunting when you don’t know where to start, but we have the solution! With your Addison Public Library card, you can find all kinds of tutorials and inspiration so that you can find a new hobby or become an expert in something you already love to do. Whether you're interested in crafting, auto repair, or home renovation, we've got something for you!

Watch Crafting Tutorials on CreativeBug

Want to do something crafty, but don’t know where to start? Now you can watch crafting classes from home and create at your own pace! We just partnered with CreativeBug, a site filled with over 1,000 award-winning craft video classes taught by experts and artists. Normally, you would need to pay a subscription fee to access their classes, but when you create an account with your Addison Public Library card, your subscription is free! You can teach yourself crafty skills like:

  • Drawing and watercolor painting
  • Baking and cake decorating
  • Lettering
  • Jewelry making
  • Sewing and quilting
  • Knitting and crochet

If you make something, snap a photo and tag us on social media; we’d love to see what you create! 

Find Expert Advice on Your Next Hobby

Crafting magazines are full of helpful articles, step-by-step instructions, and project ideas. With the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center you can find all things crafting, all in one place! You can explore hobbies like scrapbooking, beadwork, card making, and so much more.

Fix Up Your Home 

Have you ever wondered if you could handle your home improvement to-do list on your own? Learn how to remodel, redecorate, and maintain your home and garden with the full-text instructions and videos found in our Home Improvement Reference Center

Repair Your Car

Find up-to-date service and repair information on your car, including step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and photos, through our auto and engine repair resources.

Visit Our Creative Studio

Whether you want to digitize old photos, design a logo, 3D print something, record a podcast, edit a movie, sew a simple clutch, or create vinyl decorations, we can help! Visit our Creative Studio to explore all our equipment, or make an appointment for one-on-one help with your next DIY project.

Browse Digital Magazines

Skip the subscription; you can borrow our digital magazines from the comfort of home! RB Digital has crafting titles like Cloth Paper Scissors, Do It Yourself, HGTV, and Good Housekeeping that you can enjoy on your mobile device.