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Quaranzine, Issue #2

Welcome to Issue 2 of the Ridgewood Library's Quaranzine. This week you will be inspired to bake bread, transform recycled paper, and even try your hand at creative writing. Our younger audience has been happy to share their creations, like Willow (age 7), who was so excited to come back to the Library that she drew a picture of herself reading a book in the Children’s Department. She told us she had a big smile on her face underneath the mask.

We are now accepting submissions on a rolling basis. Use this form to submit or email kwallace@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Covid Baking - A.M.

“I made these dinner rolls, and they were the best dinner rolls I ever had! They were light, fluffy, delicious, and pretty easy to make. They took me 5 hours to make, but worth it!”


Birthday Fan - Tess G.

“I met this friend 35 years ago when she was teaching a class on Burgundy, France through the Ridgewood Adult Education Program. Each year when she visited her family in France she sent me a postcard. Having lived overseas I was always sending and receiving postcards. Such fun memorabilia and I save many.

For her birthday, I took a few postcards that she had sent and found some heart-shaped doilies in my pantry. Voila! I created a birthday fan for her. I gave it to her this week while social distancing in her garden and enjoying her daughter and new grandson visiting from DC. You blink your eyes and years fly by.”


Of Masks and Crowns (Pandemic Poetry) - Ralph Daloisio

How to Make Pasta in a Soup Can (Prose Story) - Elias R., Library Assistant

Download PDF • 38KB

Recycled Rose Book Art - Justin K., YA Librarian

Turn the old pages of a book into art. Make a paper rosette with these instructions:

Check out Ms. Justin’s video on how to make a paper rose.


Osprey DoorDash - Kerri W., Circulation Supervisor

“The end of August usually marks the start of Raptor Migration. My favorite place to watch Eagles, Hawks, and Falcons is the Alpine State Line Lookout. Soon you will see photographers and bird watchers counting all the different Raptors heading south.”



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