Updated: Aug 19, 2020
Introducing the Ridgewood Library’s online creative journal, Quaranzine. A community collection of work created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Quaranzine is a place to share and motivate all to learn a new hobby and showcase the talents of our community. In our inaugural issue, the Ridgewood Library staff shares their crafts, photography, and recipes.
We invite all ages to submit to our Quaranzine. If you would like to be featured in our next issue, please fill out our submission form by Friday, August 21.
Hot Air Balloon - Justin K., YA Librarian
Cardstock, string, and an embroidery hoop is all you need to be lifted into the clouds.
Click here for a hot air balloon template.
Fabric Face Masks - Elizabeth G., Library Assistant
Elizabeth made fabric masks for family, friends and Library staff.
Did you make your own masks during quarantine? Send us a picture of your creations.
Banana Bread - Susan E., Library Assistant
If you could find flour, Banana bread was a staple recipe during quarantine for many folks. The RB digital magazine, All Recipes, provided many delicious baking recipes to keep all ages busy.
Needlepoint Giraffe - Victoria H., ESL
"I love to needlepoint, and during quarantine I have found it to be a very relaxing and quiet way to spend some time each day. I make certain that I stitch a Christmas ornament for my grandchildren every year."
Macrame Plant Holder - Erica S., Library Assistant
DIY home projects were being completed during the quarantine. An easy way to spruce up a room is a macrame plant holder.
Easy instructions for a macrame plant holder can be found here.
American Redstart - Kerri W., Circulation Supervisor
“It was a sad time for bird watchers when parks shut down during the start of Spring migration. However, I was lucky to have a female and male American Redstart spend a week at my Condo complex. They are fast birds, and I was lucky when this little lady stopped and posed for me.”