for Museum and Library Service Finalist

Craft Supply Swap

Donations Accepted Starting April 19.
Have too many crafting supplies? Help declutter your craft room, and find some new supplies to love at this event! Donations for the craft swap will begin on Friday, April 19 and must be dropped off no later than Tuesday, April 23. Bring any donations to the Information Desk in bags or boxes. Please limit to 1-2 containers.

Those who donate supplies will be given a ticket for early admission to the swap.

  • 6:00-7:00pm —The first hour is limited to those who donated materials (must bring your ticket).
  • 7:00-8:00—The second hour will open up to everyone (limit 1 bag).
  • 8:30 unlimited supply pickup
  • Attendees will receive one bag to fill when they arrive.

Donation Guidelines:

  • All items should be clean and new or very gently used.
  • If items have been exposed to smoke or pet hair (such as fabric or yarn), they need to be labeled as such.
  • Please keep small items, like buttons and beads, or sets of items, like markers and pencils, bagged.
  • Small items be bundled into clear bags and grouped by size, style, theme or color. Items should also have an accompanying description when the original packaging is absent.
  • Small tools are welcome, but please avoid bringing expensive and/or large machinery such as sewing machines and die cutters. Tools should be in good working condition.
  • Fabric must be clean and dry. Please package smaller scraps into zip-top bags.
  • Papers (such as scrapbook papers or books) should be clean and free of water damage.

Suggested Donation Items:

Knitting needles, crochet hooks, fabric, buttons, trims, ribbons, clay, unopened paints, brushes, canvases, drawing supplies, jewelry-making tools and supplies, embroidery thread, beads, fancy hole punches, scrapbook paper, and yarn. If it hasn't been used but could be loved by another crafter, it’s a great donation.

The library has the right to refuse or recycle items.

Anything left behind after the craft swap will be donated to local service organizations or kept for library programming.

Please contact mhozik@ebpl.org if you have questions.