Summer Reading Suggestions: Hobbies & Crafts

If you are participating in the Adults Summer Reading Program or the Kids Summer Reading Program and you don’t know what to read next, here are some reading suggestions. The list is divided into downloadable books, large print books, and braille books. The books on these lists are intended for both children and adults.

Hobbies & Crafts


  1. Mulholland’s Book of Magic DB052956
  2. The Puzzlemaster Presents Two Hundred Mind-Bending Challenges: From NPR DB049284
  3. Kovels’ Know Your Collectibles DB032805
  4. Weaving a California Tradition: A Native American Basketmaker DB052667
  5. The World of the CB Radio DB028302
  6. At Your Leisure DB038903
  7. The Daring Book for Girls DB065760

Large Print

  1. Teach Yourself Chess LT010036
  2. Gnomes and Gardens LT007017
  3. Garden LT021921
  4. Sneaky Tricks to Fool Your Friends LT010573
  5. Karate LT029179
  6. A Manual for Macramé LT001077
  7. Music Lessons LT029180


  1. Sensational Knitted Socks BR017141
  2. Keeping Unusual Animals as Pets BR009536
  3. Making Wood Tables: Practical Projects for Every Room BR010618
  4. Kids Knitting BR011797
  5. Weekend Afghans BR016514
  6. The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions: More than Sixty-Five Wacky, Wild, and Crazy Concoctions BR012094
  7. Quick and Easy Home Repair BR006719

These lists are available for download on the NCLBPH website in a PDF format here.

The theme "Build a Better World" in multiple colors

It’s that time of year again. If you are a patron of NCLBPH and you haven’t registered for the 2017 Kids Summer Reading Program, you may register in the link provided below. Be sure to register before the closing date! Time to Build a Better World!!!

About nclbph

The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability. The library is located in Raleigh, but mails materials throughout the state. The NCLBPH is a state agency operated by the State Library of North Carolina as a part of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. It is also a part of the network of regional libraries operated by the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).
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