Pinterest Club makes gifts at Hulbert Public Library

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Mother’s Day presents don’t always have to be expensive, and the folks at the Hulbert Public Library know that.

Thursday, the library saw a number of people attend its Pinterest club, during which they made button bouquets for moms.

The club typically has one meeting a month, where they focus on a craft themed toward whatever holiday is around the corner.

“Therefore, that’s why we’re doing a Mother’s Day craft,” said Pam Davis, a Hulbert librarian.

The bouquets crafted Thursday were made out of jars, colored tissue paper, wire and buttons. Davis said the craft was suggested by one of the attendees, and locals donated buttons for the project.

“Ive never done this one before,” she said. “So, I just looked it up and they were so adorable. So I said OK, that’s what we’re going to do.”

There wasn’t a shortage of people at the class, and Davis said the registration list is typically full.

“We almost always have a full house,” she said. “All of the materials are provided for, and if a few extra people want to show up late, we will usually have enough material for everybody.”

Davis said the Pinterest group’s popularity has much to do with the library’s presence on social media.

“That’s been our biggest help,” she said. “Primarily, everybody that’s in this class comes because they saw my advertisement on Facebook with an example and picture. I posted that and within 10 minutes people were calling, because they know that it fills up fast. Social media – it just moves mountains.”

The library’s Pinterest club isn’t for a specific age. In fact, Davis said she had people in her class from ages 6 to 78. Usually, the minimum age is 11, but an exception was made this week because of the holiday.

Those hoping to jump into the Pinterest action right away will now have to wait. The club takes a break during the summer because of its reading program.

“The summer reading program is in June and July and we are totally booked for what we’re doing this year,” Davis said. “It gets wild and crazy in here. Sometimes there are up to 75 kids in the library for our programs.”

Once August arrives, the group will be back making the crafts and items found on the popular website.

The Pinterest club isn’t the only group meeting regularly at the Hulbert Library. There are also a Leggo club, an adult book club and a “clean team,” said Davis. The clean team is a class where people learn to make natural cleaning products. Those groups are also taking a break until the next school year begins.

For more information about the Hulbert Public Library and any of its programs, call 918-772-3383.