Explore Your Creative Side

As part of its mission to empower the community, Bullitt County Public Library provides hands-on opportunities that fuel creativity and foster a passion for learning, exploring, and self improvement. By engaging the imaginations of our patrons—from birth through adulthood—and by providing opportunities and tools that allow patrons to discover and nurture their creative interests, we aim to create an atmosphere where community members can find an enriched quality of life and easily connect with others with similar interests.

Spark your creativity with these recommeded monthly programs:

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  • Artsy Afternoons - Whether you enjoy making an awesomely creative DIY project or prefer the traditional style of acrylic painting, there will be something for every artist to enjoy as we dive into a different work of art at each session. Ages 5 and up.
  • Creative Play - Explore fun social activities designed to encourage children to engage with their peers, exert more independence, and use their imagination through cooperative learning, creating, and play.  Ages 3–5.
  • Makerspace - In August, join us to build happy little trees and make happy accidents as we paint along with Bob Ross. Ages 12–18.
  • Pinterest Wars - Test your inner crafter by battling through Pinterest Wars as we recreate popular Pinterest crafts with a twist. Ages 5–11.
  • Storytime - Early literacy through stories, songs, and a simple craft. Ages 3–5.
  • Storytime with Hoopla - Experience storytime like never before through a magical combination of children's books and technology. Plus, we'll have fun crafts and activities to reinforce stories and new concepts—just like at any other BCPL storytime! Ages 3–5.
  • Teen Lounge - Play on our gaming laptops, explore the world of virtual reality, create your own art projects, tinker with a variety of technology and engineering tools, get your game on with an assortment of board and card games, and share the experience with your friends. Ages 12–18.

Special Fall Events:

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  • Beginning Cross-Stitch - Enjoy hands-on instruction with local crafter Shelley Davis as you discover your new favorite hobby! Ages 12 & up.
  • Boo-tiful Wreath - Make Halloween boo-tiful this year as you create a delightful holiday wreath! Using strips of muslin, googly eyes, and other decorations, you'll create a custom wreath that will be all set to hang in as soon as you're ready to bust out your seasonal décor. Ages 12 & up.
  • Crochet for Beginners - Learn to crochet—including the basic stitches, buying materials, and pattern reading—in this four-part class for beginners. All materials will be provided. Ages 13 & up.
  • Grandparents' Day - Enjoy crafts, explore your family tree, capture special memories at our photo booth, and make an "adopt a grandparent" greeting greeting card that we'll distribute at a local senior facility. Children of all ages & their families.
  • Leathercraft 101 - Learn the unique and ancient art of leatherworking in a hands-on workshop with Steve of Tandy Leather. Ages 16 & up.
  • Llama Llama Red Pajama Party - Put on your favorite pjs (any color will do and grown-ups too!), bring your best bedtime buddy to cozy up with, and join us for an evening storytime and crafts celebrating Anna Dewdney’s beloved Llama Llama books! Ages 0–6 & their families.
  • Operation Observation - Join us for a fun outdoor experience where you'll use your craft skills to create our very own pollinator feeder and worm observatory. Ages 5 & up.
  • Paint Pour Art - Pour your way to a colorful, individual work of art! Whether you are a veteran artist or a painting beginner, this simple, abstract art technique is fun for all skill levels. Ages 16 & up.
  • Shark Weeks Activities - Every Wednesday in August, drop in between 5:00 and 7:00 PM to engage your imagination with family-friendly crafts and activities. All ages.
  • Starter Spa - Relax and unwind as you paint premade bath bombs and customize a lovely-smelling sugar scrub with various scents, colors, and sparkles from Waylee’s Boutique. Ages 16 & up.

And Check Out These Resources, Too!

  • Creativebug

    Find inspiration and instruction with video classes taught by recognized artists, crafters, designers, and makers! With over 1,000 delectable, quick classes and in-depth workshops, Creativebug is the perfect creative companion for those who like to mix imagination and step-by-step DIY instruction. Explore art, knitting, jewelry making, cooking, home décor, holiday crafts, projects for kids, and more.

  • Flipster

    Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that lets users browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines for free, courtesy of the library. Magazine categories include arts & crafts, business & money, entertainment, home & garden, science & technology, and so much more! Flipster offers convenient access and a user-friendly reading experience. Magazines can be read online with your computer, smartphone, or tablet or downloaded to your mobile device for offline access.

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    Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

    Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center has video tutorials, how-to articles, recipes, and more for just about any hobby or craft you can think of. Explore guitar playing, gaming, painting, baking, homebrewing, model train building, origami, cycling, skateboarding, camping, fishing, and many more activities with your Bullitt County Public Library card.

  • Lynda.com

    Lynda is a premier online learning resource offering tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy fit into a busy schedule. To get started, you just need your BCPL card number and PIN.